Fury the Dog

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As with many other historic buildings a number of local legends have grown up around the castle. One recounts that a child fell from one of the upper windows. An Irish wolf hound raced over, broke the child's fall and saved the child. A marker stone now rests on the site. The bones of the dog, called Fury according to a marker stone erected at the time of his death in April 1797, have been found during excavations in 1997 and are now on display within Portumna castle itself.

 
Address Portumna (Galway)
Parish(es) Portumna (Galway)
Category (ies) Heritage/Culture Tourist Attraction