Kildavnet Castle

Kildavnet Castle, Achill Island: Hours, Address, Kildavnet Castle Reviews: 4/5

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seanCarlow_ireland
Leighlinbridge, Ireland118 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
A lovely white area. The castle is in good repair and a nice church ruins and graveyard near by. Ideal area to walk or cycle
Written 3 January 2022
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Anna M
Dublin, Ireland134 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Ruin of a tower, located just next to a road. Nice view of it's not too foggy. It is definitely worth visiting after reading at least a bit about Grainne
Written 9 June 2021
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Mark
Sligo, Ireland162 contributions
Jul 2020
A nice little stop along the Atlantic Drive, will be of interest to kids worth stopping at. Information baords a little further on past the castle at the pier.
Written 29 July 2020
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saeb38
Greystones, Ireland1,542 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Was on the wild Atlantic way and passed and stopped. The information was good in the car park. The castle itself is normal but worth a stop.
Written 11 October 2019
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HowlnBubba
Key Largo, FL1,449 contributions
Sep 2019
Grace O'Malley's Castle is, like many Irish castle's is a stronghold tower house. Grace O'Malley, the "Pirate Queen" used this as one of her strongolds on the water, and it is now a national monument. Just seeing this kind of defensible residence, built c.1429 with elevated entry, gives you a whole new perspective on castles. It served its purpose for a couple of centuries, and still stands as a testament to Medieval construction - when 20th century structures are often found to be deficient in less than 100 years!
Written 26 September 2019
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Jan s
Traralgon, Australia3,722 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We were driving right by the 'castle' so it was an easy opportunity to stop and take a photo and read the info board nearby about the pirate queen of the area was very interesting. With a ruin around every corner in Ireland, it was just another one of them.
Written 15 May 2019
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Kathleen V
Portland, Oregon170 contributions
Apr 2019 • Business
Achill Island is beautiful and yet a haunting place of times gone by. Specifically, Slievemore Village where we see the remains of several houses abandoned during the Great Famine. Take the time to really feel the place. Also enjoyed visiting Grace O'Malley's castle and soaking in the various landscapes. We were all glad we had a bus driver and that we weren't at the wheel. Wild roads! . Great lunch stop in Keel at the Beehive Craft & Coffee Shop. Try any of their desserts!!!
Written 18 April 2019
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sgphoto
Grand Junction, CO460 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Called Granualile's castle, this is worth stopping at and photographing, but not really spending a lot of time at. You can envision several levels of activity in it, but the wood beams and floors have rotted away, so like most castles, it leaves a lot to the imagination.
Written 15 September 2018
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Clark H
Olney, UK103 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Cool little “castle” more like a turret. Has some nice history boards just down the road, talking about the pirate queen. Lovely drive. Worth a visit.
Written 19 June 2018
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mcconnellboys
Lexington, KY148 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Do your due diligence and read about Grace O'Malley before you go. Perhaps visit the ruined castle of her family, Aughnanure, as you drive through Galway on your way to Achill (although she was supposedly born out on one of the islands). Marvel at the strong women of history who have, by hook or by crook, made their way in the world in all generations.... Grace O'Malley (I like her Gaelic name better, and am told many young girls carry it even today: Grainne') - a pirate queen who had the audacity to visit with Queen Elizabeth to make a request and spoke with her in Latin.... Veni, vedi, vici....
Written 7 October 2017
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