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Renvyle Castle, a 13th / 14th century tower house, is said to have been started by a member of the Joyce Clan. Legend has it that there was a wedding taking place of one of the Joyce's, when it was interrupted by a rival family, the O'Flaherty's, and the guests were massacred all but one that escaped to give the recount of the attack, the castle then being taken over by the O'Flaherty's. Renvyle Castle Connenara County Galway
  
Renvyle Castle on the northern shore of Connemara faces the Atlantic. It was an O'Flaherty castle, passing into the hands of the Blakes for a time.

In and around 1546 Donal O'Flaherty married Grace O'Malley (Granuaile) the famous sea queen, and they were said to have lived at Renvyle Castle, when she was not at sea. Legend has it, Granuaile partly demolished the Castle by a shot from a cannon at sea. Grainuaile is now buried in a castle in Louisburgh, just across the water from Renvyle Peninsula.
 
 

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