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Rockfleet Castle
Rockfleet Castle

Rockfleet Castle or Carraigahowley Castle (Carraig-an-Cabhlaigh), is a tower house near Newport in County Mayo, Ireland. It was built in the mid 16th century, and is most famously associated with Grace O'Malley, the pirate queen and chieftain of the clan O’Malley[1][2]. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1944 × 2592 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1944 × 2592 pixel, file size: 3. ... Clononey castle in Co. ... Old bridge in Newport, County Mayo WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference M989937 Statistics Province: Connacht County: Elevation: 14 m Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   527  1,636 Newport (Irish: ) is a small town in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Castlebar Code: MO Area: 5,397 km² Population (2006) 123,648 Website: www. ... The meeting of Grace OMalley and Queen Elizabeth I Gráinne Ní Mháille (c. ...

Rockfleet Castle has 4 floors and is over 18 metres in hight. It is open to the public in the summer months. It is situated by the sea. Boats for fishing trips and for Clare Island depart from the nearby pier. Clare Island is magnificent mountainous island guarding the entrance to Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. ...

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  • Photographs of Rockfleet Castle


  1. ^ Rockfleet Castle. Available: http://www.irelandseye.com/aarticles/travel/attractions/castles/Mayo/rockfleet.shtm Accessed: 20th May, 2007
  2. ^ Grace O'Malley (includes photos of Rockfleet Castle). Available: http://www.rencentral.com/oct_nov_vol1/graceomalley.shtml Accessed: 20th May, 2007

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