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Hackett Castle, Co. Galway

Hackett Castle, Co. Galway

The ruins of 13th century tower house stand at the foot of the famed Knockma.

It was built by the Hacketts, a Norman family who established themselves along the east side of Lough Corrib, having driven the O' Flahertys across the lake to Connemara.

The Kirwans, one of the tribes of Galway settled there in the 15th century.