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Glinsk near Williamstown County Galway Ireland
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Glinsk   ~   Williamstown
 
 
Glinsk is situated on the north eastern corner of County Galway.

Located in the valley of the River Suck, the area consists mainly of limestone and there are also large areas of raised bogland.

The Suck Valley Way walking trail passes through the parish. Lakes connected with the River Suck provide an ideal resource for the coarse angler.

Glinsk Medieval Walking Festival County Galway
   
Between 22nd June and 12th July. Towns and villages in East Galway will come alive with guided walks and tours, dramatisations, music, poetry, exhibitions, clan reunions, traditional games and dancing during this series of events. The communities involved are Glinsk, Creggs, Ahascragh, Kilconnell, Aughrim, Lawrencetown, Clonfert, Eyrecourt. Meelick, Tiernascragh and Portumna.
 
The events celebrate the 400th anniversary of the historic march of the famous Irish chieftain, O'Sullivan Beara. He led his followers from Beara in West Cork to Breifne in Leitrim in 1603. This route passed through the many towns and villages of East Galway who are now celebrating this historic march with a variety of historic, cultural and fun events. The events are being co-ordinated by "Galway Greenways", a group of volunteers from the 11 Galway communities, and form part of a national series of events being run by 65 communities along the route. The route taken by O'Sullivan Beara is currently being developed into a long distance walking, cycling, heritage and clans route, known as the "Beara Breifne Greenway".
  
Glinsk Castle County Galway Glinsk Castle, reputed to be the last castle built in this country, stands as an impressive reminder of the architectural skills and styles of the Norman era, while nearby Ballinakill Abbey holds the remains of the earliest Gothic church in Connacht.

This Castle was the principal residence of Mac David Burke, lord of Clonconway. It was built in the mid 17th century on the site of an earlier Castle.
 
 
 

 

 
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