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Dunguaire Castle

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Address: Kinvara, Ireland
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+353 61 360 788
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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We were returning to our Ennis base when we stumbled upon. Free car park 2oo yards away, free to walk around I think. Impressive views, small turret, can walk around, village just... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Walthamstow London
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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Reviewed today NEW

Walking distance from Kinvara, or you could take your car and park a short distance away at the castle carpark. It was closed when we were there but they hold banquets there in season.

Thank PatOcarson
Walthamstow London
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were returning to our Ennis base when we stumbled upon. Free car park 2oo yards away, free to walk around I think. Impressive views, small turret, can walk around, village just along coast nice pub Pier Head, food looked good.

Thank Stevee17
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Free parking about 300m down the road, between €4-6 entry to the castle, interesting displays, superb view from the roof, whole visit took about 45 mins and would recommend.

Thank j w
County Galway, Ireland
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in the area for many years, I finally visited this most photographed castle! Compact but with lots of interest and spectacular views, it is well worth a visit. Probably best avoided if a busload of tourists has just arrived and are all struggling up (and down) the spiral, stone staircase! Take a walk around the grounds and let... More 

Thank corribryan
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301 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice example of an castle/tower house. Well worth the time to explore and take some pictures. Seeing these beautiful buildings never got old for me, and this is a fine example.

Thank Dan L
United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful castle. Shame we couldn't go inside. Really popular with tourist. Buses and buses kept coming.! Worth visiting.

Thank Ally D
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle sits on a small piece of land jutting out into the waterway. The view was pretty but the castle is not open during the off season.

Thank Corey S
Youngtown, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dunguaire Castle.was an actual residence of Christobel Lady Amptill until 1973. She was active in the same circles as W.B. Yeats, his patron Lady Gregory, George Bernard Shaw, Edward Martin and J.M. Synge, famous Irish writers associated with this area. The castle today is open to the public to tour and viewing a room set up with actual furniture from... More 

Thank Rick T
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Six euro admission . Located on the side of a road . Car park located hundred meters away . Would be nice half hour stop if in the area

Thank andyclutt
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This castle has a great little history to it and is a fun spot if you're driving between Galway and the Cliffs of Moher. The restrooms are great (which is a main reason we stopped) but I really loved the climb through the tower. On our way back from the Cliffs or Moher we stopped again just to see the... More 

Thank crazypretty

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