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Dunsandle Castle and Woods

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Address: Kiltullagh, Athenry, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: 091 867651
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Dunsandle castle

As part of Heritage Week this castle & woods are open to the public for free so we went to check it out. It was a great experience & well worth a visit. Its wonderful that it has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2012
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Delafield, Wisconsin, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Jjst for everyones information, This castle is closed until 2014. The website states it will open after December 2013.

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4 Thank Lisa C
Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

As part of Heritage Week this castle & woods are open to the public for free so we went to check it out. It was a great experience & well worth a visit. Its wonderful that it has been restored & a lovley german girl showed us around. Thank you to the family that own this castle - its an... More 

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3 Thank c-porter333
Galway, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I visited there on a day when they were having the most amazing medieval festival that was so carefully put together by the organisers. The atmosphere around the castle with puppet shows from Yourman Puppets and Sword fighting displays from Eireannedge just two of the many many people there - swept everyone back in time the sounds of the clashing... More 

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Galway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Owner passionate about what he does. Very interesting insight into medieval Ireland .. elements of very nice restoration work interior

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1 Thank GMMGalway
Galway, Ireland
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Unless you go via the new motor way its a difficult place to find. Recent years Santa comes here. Its a fine castle and deserves to be saved. Great views from the top

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2 Thank kellys69
florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

Our visit to Dunsandle Castle was a very interesting and exciting visit back to a time in Ireland's history when these Anglo Norman castles were houses for the land owners. My husband and I, and another couple, were staying in Galway for two nights and wanted to learn about the numerous stone structures we saw which dot the landscape. Our... More 

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13 Thank FLStarfish
Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2009

We're just home from visiting Santa at Dunsandle Castle and it was a great experience. We had three kids - 14, 9 & 7 - and they all agreed that it was brilliant. We were met by name in the carpark, and led on a lit-up forest trail under the stars to the castle where Mrs. Claus was waiting for... More 

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Galway Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

Restored over a ten year period, under the direction of renowned architect, David Newman Johnson, Dunsandle Castle is a little known treasure that is waiting to be discovered. From the minute I wound my way through the ancient woodland I knew that I was in for something entirely special and unique. My fourteen year son, initially a reluctant companion, followed... More 

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