Ballinamore Bridge, Co. Galway. Ireland


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History of Castle ffrench

Castle ffrench, is now a 'Grade A' listed Georgian House
- An elegant ashlar-faced house with three storeys over a basement, built in 1779 by Sir Charles ffrench, the then Mayor of Galway.

The wild boar feature outside the front entrance
Castle ffrench is steeped in history because it was built as a replacement for a previous castle on a different site which itself replaced a castle.

Grade A listed Georgian house in Ireland
Castle ffrench House was the ancestral home of the ffrench family, one of the 14 tribes of Galway. It was built circa 1779 by the then mayor of Galway, Sir Charles ffrench and has associations with many historical persons including Daniel O'Connell. The main property which is Ashlar-faced stands three storeys.
Elaborate plasterwork ceilings

The décor is typical Co. Galway stately home style with elaborate plasterwork flowers, trophies, Irish emblems, delicate naturalistic foliage and birds whilst all the doors and shutters are examples of period joinery.
The white lady, who is a friendly ghost, is believed to be the daughter of one of the early ffrenchs' whom it was said had been locked in the Old Tower, which is situated close by until a suitable suitor was found. It was said to have affected her and the occasional person has reported seeing her walking the corridors at night.
Fine plasterwork throughout the building

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