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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The green castle | Abandoned Menlo Castle, Ireland

The green castle | Abandoned Menlo Castle, Ireland — Menlo Castle is located just outside Galway, Ireland, on the banks of the Corrib River, whose abandonment remains a mystery.It is a picturesque landmark of the area, visible from the passage of the river, although nature has fully understood it to the point where it is lost in the landscape.


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When human leave their interruption in nature, then the nature gives them a new birth accordingly. The 16th century castle was home to the Blake family of English nobles who lived there from 1569 up until a fire destroyed it in 1910. In this fire tragedy Blake’s lost his daughter, Eleanor, whose body was never found.

Today, the vegetation covers with the green vines climbing the stone walls, showing how long it has been abandoned.

The only building that is not covered by nature is the ruins of a small stone hut, which is just before you reach the castle.

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Source - Atlas Obscura

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