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Carrigaholt Castle

Address: Ireland
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Ranked #41 of 71 Attractions in County Clare
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Owner description: The impressive castle was built in the 15th-century by a prominent local family.
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Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A group of us went dolphin watching yesterday with Geoff and we had a fabulous time. We were thrilled to see lots of dolphins. I was very impressed by the whole experience, in particular by the team's passion for conservation and their genuine interest in making sure that we all had a most enjoyable trip. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Best day ever , if your visiting clare you must visit carrigaholt and take a trip with Geoff, His skills and knowledge is most interesting , the boat is spotless and well maintained, most enjoyable trip and will certainly go again if I am ever back in clare .

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We did the dolphin watch trip last week - a first for the 2 adults, 2 kids in our group. the trip was very enjoyable, and the captains commentary was interesting. We appreciated the the advance warning about choppy water - made it much easier for those of us prone to motion sickness. Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon for all of us,... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Thanks Geoff for a most interesting trip. Good skills on the navigation we managed to get 2 dolphins go right under the boat and breach right in front of us! We'd recommend this trip, great for families and couples alike. Takes approx 3-4 hours and takes in various wildlife and natural coastal rock formations, getting very, very close. Take a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

An absolute "must do" if you're in the Loop Head area. Swim aside Fungi, this trip has multiple Dolphins, from babies to whole families, all in the breath taking surrounds of the Shannon Estuary between Counties Kerry and Clare. The boat itself is superb with execellent viewing facilities and is staffed by a friendly and knowledgeable crew. To have the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We've been out on the dolphin watch boat twice and have really enjoyed it both times. Highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

Carrigaholt, 10 kilometres from Kilkee Town, is a small quiet village with a few pubs that offer really good sea food. The Castle itself stands just off the pier, dated from 1480 it is a great photo opportunity, you cant enter it, but it is in a beautiful surrounding, down a quiet lane, no traffic, no queues, just the sea... More

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2008

We stopped off at Carrigaholt after visiting Loop Head Lighthouse and Peninsula. If you like old castles, then you'll probably like this Tower House, built ca. 1480, by the McMahon clan. Note that you can only walk around the exterior of the building; there is a locked gate at the entrance, behind which is a board giving some information about... More

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