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Galway Castle By Terrence Fogarty

By Terrence Fogarty

Galway Castle by Terrence Fogarty

Built in 1124, by the King of Connacht, Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair, known as Caislen Dún Gaillimhe ('the Castle of Fort Galway'). The castle was destroyed in 1132 by Cormac Mac Carthaig, King of Munster and in 1149 by Toirdelbhach mac Diarmaida Ua Briain, King of Munster. The full extent of Dún Gaillimhe's trade, and its classification as a 'town', is uncertain. Much later local tradition describecd it as "a small community, composed of a few families of fishermen and merchants", but this may be reading history backwards. A very few clues suggest that contacts ere broadly similar to later times. Wine was imported into pre-Norman Ireland, with war of Bristol origin, dating 1175 to 1250, found in Galway surin archaeological excavations. If such trade existed, then later merchants built upon preexisting networks." However, referring to Mac Carthaig's attack of 1132, Mac Carthaigh's Book states he "demolished the castle ... plundered and burned the town." Richard de Burgh, Lord of Connaught captured the castle in 1232 and rebuilt it along Norman lines. It was destroyed at least twice between then and 1249 by Irish attacks. is last mentioned in 1282 when trade in the town generated enough income "to repair Galway castle."

Galway Castle by Terrence Fogarty is available for sale as a signed and numbered limited edition print with a 20 x 21 image size at $75 unframed. Order yours today. All artwork is professionally boxed and fully insured, guaranteed to arrive in mint condition.

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Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Print 20 x 21 Image Size 500 $75.00

Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Artist Proof Print 20 x 21 Image Size 100 $125.00

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