24. The Chair of Tuam

The Chair of Tuam
Michael Waldron
The Chair of Tuam
Michael Waldron

Here the remains of a turret from the bawn wall of the ‘Wonderful Castle’ and possible site of the prehistoric burial mound opposite O’Toole’s Supervalu can be seen. A 1500BC Bronze Age urn was found by workmen near this site in 1875.[1] On important occasions the Chair was used to give imprimatur including the Royal Charter of King James I in 1613 when the town was laid out in its present format with four streets merging at Market

[1] J.A. Claffey, Irish historic towns atlas no. 20, (Dublin, 2009), p1.

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