Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara

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  • On the road from Kinvara Galway port we made a stop to have a look at Dunguaire Castle good location on water
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  • We were enroute to the Cliffs of Moher and decided to make a quick detour to check out this castle. It was earlier in the morning so the gate wasn't open but we had the chance to walk around and view ...  more »
  • Dunguaire Castle is a restored 16th-century tower house on the southeastern shore of Galway Bay near Kinvara. Open daily for tours/visiting that give you a sense of castle life. They also have banquet...  more »
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  • Small castle that can be rented for events and functions, consisting of a twee story tower and a court yard. They have a gorgeous dining room where the former owners used to entertain; you feel like you are back in the old times. Entrance fee required (€6). They have a souvenir shop and a crafts shop. Free parking on a parking lot close to the castle with CCTV cameras.
  • Much more fun than I was expecting. I'm not one for music or story telling but the Irish have a way of doing both, and it's actually entertaining. Food could have been better but it was good enough and hey, how often do you get to eat in a castle?
  • Stopped here on the way to Ailwee caves. Dunguaire is another of the many old castle built around 1568. The smell of limestone will remind you of what life used to be around this era. The view at the top is fantastic and the furniture was well preserved.
  • Pretty cool castle. Small but has a lot of history. The banquet dinner is pretty unique with short skits and poetry. Recommend it for something different.
  • It is a nice little castle on the lagoon. I wouldn't suggest to go there on purpose but if you are passing by it's worth to stop few minutes!

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