Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara

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  • This castle claims to be the most photographed of Ireland. It overlooks a lake. We could not make the visit but it allows you to enter the courtyard of the Castle and walked on out.
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  • Beautiful Castle by the sea, next to the village of Kinvara. It is a small castle, surrounded by water at high tide, with good views over Galway Bay. The price of the tour is expensive, poer transports you to another time. Kilometres is the poet yachts summer house, transformed in tourist hostel. It is also next to the sea.
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  • The peculiarity of the small Dunguaire Castle Kinvara is definitely the location: isolated on the shores of the Ocean (or rather, the small Cove). Not always open-closed between October and April--is still in walking distance to visit us from outside. Venue for banquets, weddings and receptions.
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  • Castle itself it's much smaller than expected so we did not pay to go in. Had a walk around it and it's a scenic site. Freezing cold despite it was almost end of April, not surprising as it's facing the great Atlantic, so we didn't stay long. Free parking was available across the road.
  • Spectacular view from the roof of this 16th century fortified castle. Well worth a visit, much larger inside than you would expect. Could do with a proper guided tour although I'd still recommend visiting
  • Extremely scenic location. Great place to immerse yourself into the beauty and history of this part of Ireland. Worth stopping and exploring!
  • I visited the castle at 3pm in February.. It was closed! They make a big fuss about it on every tour leaflet in hostels and hotels in Dublin and Galway, seems like it's a must visit and like it'll be flocking with tourists. In all fairness it looked very pretty from outside, and do stop and see it if it's on your way, but unless you're sure it's going to be open don't make my same mistake to make a diversion just to see it, it's not worth the trouble.
  • They closed just before we got there for some maintenance. We walked around the outside of it. Pretty castle.

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