Aughnanure Castle, Oughterard

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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. Before you visit Oughterard, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Very interesting castle. Well restored with lots of helpful information. Very clean and reasonably priced. Not crowded so you could take your time.  more »
  • We were provided some background by our tour guide, but the guide at the castle really provided a good background in the how and why of how castles were built. It really gave us the knowledge that...  more »
  • The day we landed in Ireland, we bought a Heritage Ireland card from the OPW (Office of Public Works.) The card allows holders to visit government historical sites for free or much lower costs. We.....  more »
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  • Fun place to visit! Climbing the tower house is well worth the view. Very friendly and informative staff.
  • A well maintained and beautiful keep. The tour guides were very well informed and took the time to answer any questions you might have. Bathrooms on site were well maintained. Entry prices were inexpensive and a value. Definitely worth the stop.
  • Beautiful grounds, informative reading throughout the castle. The admissions attendant offered my mother with limited mobility a binder with photos and details. Super helpful!
  • Really neat castle. One can see it in less than an hour without rushing. There weren't the tours that I had read about. One was going on while we were there, but I think there wasn't going to be another. It was also a Sunday so o that might be why. Picturesque and the people were friendly. A bargain.
  • One of the most well preserved tower houses in the region if not Ireland. Very little foot traffic, good place to bring food to eat in lawn as well. Very worth the small fee to go in town, great info inside, and great quick walk around grounds. Location is great - two rivers (also why there’s a tower house here - and ties it all together. Well documented history of local O’Flaherty history.
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