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Address: Kinvara, Ireland
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This tiny castle...tower house...was just the right size for my granddaughter's first castle. We began with a short narration and then enjoyed exploring on our own. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Barre, VT
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Barre, VT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This tiny castle...tower house...was just the right size for my granddaughter's first castle. We began with a short narration and then enjoyed exploring on our own. My granddaughter had lots of fun taking photos both inside and out. The rooftop view was wonderful. We saved a few Euros by ordering tickets online before leaving the states.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Dunguaire Castle - A Surprise along the way! The Dunguaire Castle was a pleasant surprise for our visit, a normal size castle, we have visited several of the large estates, but this reminded us of a normal Irish family castle! Excellent staff here, very helpful, and all the rooms were open for viewing including the roof where you can enjoy... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

But other than that..the castle wasn't that spectacular. Although the shop was nice. Visit upstairs and you'll meet the nicest fella making jewelry.

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Quiet Corner, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived late, on a whim, and the castle was just closing when we arrived. It was still really neat to see. I know there is a medieval banquet event available, so look for that. The parking was easy, and it was only a brief walk from the parking to the castle. It's very pretty and worth a look.

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orland park, il.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was special to us because it was our first castle after Dublin and we found it unexpectedly by just driving by. Although it is probably far down the list of "must visit" castles it was picturesque and I liked the way each floor was furnished in a different period with the top floor from the 1960's when it was... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A beautiful 16th Century tower house castle and bawn located right beside the road. The castle is available to hire for banquets etc. We didn't linger at the site for very long. Situated near the small village of Kinvarra is Dunguaire (Dún Guaire) Castle, also sometimes referred to as Dungory Castle. The name is thought to be a derrative of... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

On our last trip to Galway (2003), we went to the banquet and had a nice time, so I decided that now the kids are older they would enjoy going. And we all had a great time. The banquet hall is cozy, the food is decent (even the vegetarian option) and the entertainment is a nice introduction to some Irish... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We are castle tragics and have fell in love with the tower houses of Irelend. This one is set on a lake, amazining piccies can be had, you dont have to take the tour if its not your thing, just a walk around the outside of the walls and meander in side the wall will suffice, there is always the... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited Dunguaire Castle in May of this year. Beautiful setting and well preserved but the highlight was definitely the craft shop upstairs. Wonderful range of gifts including hand made jewellery which is made by Thom Brady who makes enamel jewellery and even lets you make your own piece there and then. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Although we were unable to enter the castle when we visited due to an ongoing ceremony at that time, we were able to walk around the grounds and take pictures of the outside. Dunguaire Castle is easily the most photogenic castle we experienced during our time in Ireland. Perhaps next time they'll let us inside.

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Additional Information about Dunguaire Castle

Address: Address: Kinvara, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Kinvara
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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