Photographer's Note

The Blake family were of British extraction, said to be descended from one of the Knights of the round table. They arrived in Ireland with Strongbow, and became a powerful family in the area, with several important seats. These included Menlo, Ardfry, Ballyglunin, Castlegrove and several others. The family became another of the Tribes of Galway, and are still well represented in the area.

Photo is showing other side view of Menlo Castle, which was built in 1569, and was the main home of the Blake family, until it tragically burned down in 1910.

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