Menlo Castle
Collection:Connacht Tribune
Description:A photograph of the ruin of Menlo Castle. The castle was built in 1569, and was the main home of the Blake family, one of the tribes of Galway, until it tragically burned down in 1910 in the great fire that reduced it to ruins. The only child of Lord Valentine Blake, his daughter Eleanor, died in the fire. The castle is on the banks of the River Corrib, and there are a few trees growing near it.