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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. 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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  • I was so glad we stopped here during our recent visit to this area. What a beautiful old building and very lovingly maintained. You get a real sense of history here. Worth the small admission price to...  more »
  • my wife and I castle hunt every time we go to Ireland Aughnanure castle was top notch the inside was as it was when build fireplace was beautiful grounds well kept helpful at ticket counter all in all...  more »
  • This particular castle (fortified house) is a bit out there - you go down a narrow one car lane and cross a stream along the way. I needed my GPS - but it was worth it. The walk up takes you around a ...  more »
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  • Beautifully restored tower with lots of information. Very easy to imagine how life was in the past. My kids loved climbing the tower and seeing all the different rooms. Well worth a visit
  • Nice Castle. Could be tidied up a bit inside and the signage was repetitive, the same 2 or 3 repeated throughout the place.
  • I went there 3 years ago but my dad is a decedent from the O'Flahertys. it was so amazing for my family and I to go through Aughnanure. For em the best part was seeing how much is still left and where my dad comes from. Also I'm from California and the oldest thing here is really Sutters Fort from the 1840's. I highly recommend going here especially if you know your a descendant from the O'Flahertys.
  • Surprisingly informative inside. Only €4(?) to get in. Nice place to spend a short visit.
  • great place to visit if your in the area