Kildamhnait Castle is a classic tower house. It was strategically located as a sentinel over the Sound protecting Achill against attacks from Blacksod Bay to the North and from Clew Bay to the South.
A Tale from Mayo
The tale "Old Animal Charms and Cures” is an extract from the book "Tales from the West of Ireland" by Sean Henry. The folk histories in this book differ from other tales because some of them are based on actual historical events.
Kilkelly is named after St. Ceallach who was buried here in or around the 6th century. Local places of interest include the beautiful Urlaur Abbeyr on the shore of Urlaur Lake and some passage forts in Culmore.