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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  • This is very worth it. The castle is incredibly preservedand had the main tower interior restored just enough to give you the understanding of how the different floors were used. Staff is very friendl...  more »
  • I may be a bit bias because this is a "family castle" the Fierce O'Flaherty's!! It was pretty cool, we went a bit before it was supposed to close and walked around the grounds. Got some amazing photos...  more »
  • We tried to visit the Castle but unfortunately in winter closed, we could also see it out and realize the good conservation of the same. It is worth making a stop for a visit, only the outside is already very nice and we were lucky to see it alone given the season. We did some very good photos. the next time visit inside.
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  • Lovely site that is well preserved and presented. The parking lot is down a little walk, but the walk is scenic and beautiful! Loved my visits here.
  • We did this with a tour so was all paid in advance, €5 or €3 student card! Very grounds and beautiful views along the way
  • Nicely kept grounds and structures with informative placards posted throughout explaining life at Aughnanure.
  • Interesting castle 🏰. Not huge but good explanations about the life before Henri VIII tried to reign over Ireland 🇮🇪
  • Brilliant castle, very well restored and great for kids.

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