Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way - National Geographic Travel Daily Photo
March 7, 2014. Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. Photograph by Kevin Galvin, Alamy. A stone cottage stands sentinel on the coast of Achill Island in County Mayo, Ireland. Mayo's rugged coastline is part of the Wild Atlantic Way scenic route, which covers 1,491 miles of Ireland's untamed western coast and is among our travel editors' picks for the Best Spring Trips of 2014.
"Aghalard Castle is a ruined tower castle south of Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland. Built in c.1490 by the descendants of the McDonnells of Knocknacloy who had become Gallóglaigh to the Burkes of Mayo. The castle was captured in 1596 by Edward Brabazon, 1st Baron Ardee, Ulick Burke, 3rd Earl of Clanricarde and James Riabhach Darcy, however it was evacuated shortly afterwards upon hearing of the approach of Hugh Roe Ó Donnell." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aghalard_Castle