The castle of Ballyhannon, also known in later times as Castlefergus, most likely from its proximity to the River Fergus, is a late fifteenth century towerhouse of untypical internal design within the context of the Co. Clare group of towerhouses. The castle stands in the townland of Castlefergus close to Latoon Creek, which itself feeds into the River Fergus. Ballyhannon townlands (both north and south) lie to the north east of the castle. The older spelling, Ballyhannan, is retained in these townland names. The townland name can be translated as O'Hannan's(1) or O'Hannon's home. Although there are many substantial families of Hannon in Munster and Connaught, the name seldom appears in the annals of mediaeval Ireland.
Medieval dining room with alcoves and arches - originally where the horses were kept and fed.
Fully equipped kitchen (all mod. cons discreetly incorporated).
Large sitting-room with minstrel's gallery & inglenook fireplace
3 double bedrooms with antique 4-poster beds
1 twin bedroom with cushioned deep-window alcove (5 feet)
2 bathrooms (lavatory, sink and bath-with-shower in both) and a downstairs lavatory near kitchen/dining area
Roof-top viewing platform with panoramic views of nearby Knappogue Castle and Dromoland Castle, the Shannon Estuary and surrounding farmland (must be experienced!)
And it wouldn't be complete without..a DUNGEON!!!!!!!!!