Loughrea Medieval Town
14 Sep 2015

We recently had our first meeting regarding the conservation, management and implementation plan for Loughrea Medieval Town. We had a very informative walk around the town in the pouring rain, where members of the Loughrea Medieval Committee gave helpful insights into the town in the past and present.

 

Not only was Loughrea once the capital of Anglo Norman Galway, the only functional medieval moat in the country has been preserved and the town enjoys a wonderful lakeside setting along with an expansive deer park that remains walled to this day.

This initiative is to be built on the success of the recent medieval town event at which there were 15,000 in attendance out of a population of 5,000! See this link for more detail http://loughreamedievalfestival.com