Tragedy at Menlo Castle: Galway, Co Galway


Menlo Castle - Photo by Paddy

Menlo Castle, a once magnificent home of the Blake family was built in 1569 on the banks of the River Corrib.

In 1910, Menlo Castle was gutted by fire trapping two servants & Miss Ellen, the invalided daughter of the Baronet & Lady Blake. The two servants were forced to jump from the roof of the castle, one dying instantly, the other taken in agony to hospital. The body of Miss Ellen Blake was never found.

Written by Paddy P

In 2011, Paddy won the competition of a lifetime… a month-long trip to Ireland courtesy of Tourism Ireland New Zealand. Since taking the trip in March 2012, she has been entertaining and informing readers through her blog that covers the places she visited. Paddy’s Tips | Website

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