24. The Chair of Tuam
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. 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
 J.A. Claffey, Irish historic towns atlas no. 20, (Dublin, 2009), p1.