Feartagar Castle, County Galway

A gentle summer wind
kissed the waking stone
slipped among the ruins
whispered over bone.

It gathered then the echoes
that hid amidst the trees
and took them to the sky
to dance above the leas.
— Claire Loader

Feartagar Castle is a beautifully preserved tower house nestled within the trees of the old Castlegrove Estate, just outside of Tuam. If you catch it on a good day, it feels like the sun slides right across the fields just to light up the main entrance and bath it in gold.

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