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Aughnanure Castle, Oughterard

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Castle Historic Site
Hear great stories in an intimate atmosphere at Aughnanure Castle. The 16th-century fortress was originally built and owned by a famous lord family, the O'Flahertys, until it was captured by the region's president. The family eventually regained its ancestral home, only to lose it again. Today it is a state-run facility. At the entrance you'll receive an informational brochure to help you on your self-guided tour. Look for the plaques throughout the castle to discover interesting facts and stories about its old inhabitants. You won't be overrun with crowds in this secluded attraction. Take a look at our Oughterard itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Aughnanure Castle and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Having visited Galway before, we were excited to find this beautiful castle just off a main road. The grounds are peaceful and serene. The castle keep is very well restored and you are able to check o...  more »
  • A wonderful choice for anyone who appreciates history. Quite happy to stroll about on my own or with my family and take pictures of the restored defences and tower house. The Bailey within the walls o...  more »
  • Set back off the beaten path, interesting Irish castle. Illustrations give the highlights of the history, tower use and clan relationships. Small parking area.  more »
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  • Beautiful well maintained OPW historical site to visit. Excellent example of a traditional Irish tower house. Free parking, €5 per adult and €3 student rate. Small guide booklet just €0.50. Toilets on-site too.
  • Lovely Heritage Keep is very good condition. Excellent for kids as there is lots of open ground.
  • A really beautiful castle and a nice site. Partially reconstrusted and tidy. Surprisingly many information panels offer a quite deep insight to the history of the place. Toilets at the site.
  • Nice fortress ruin. My wife and I were here in April 2016. Great time of the year - less tourist.
  • This was a beautiful stop on our trip. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and funny.