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Clifden, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Build in the 19th Century and inhabited until the 20th, this is actually in pretty good condition when compared to much older castles that are steeped in history. So while the castle doesn't have a super interesting history, it does look nice and the trees...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank riglerrr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty but ruined castle. Easy to find from the turreted entrance visible from sky road about 5/10 mins drive from Clifden. People leave their cars just off the road near the entrance. It’s around 20 mins walk down to it , with beautiful views ....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 6, 2019

We are Dorsey's, which is the anglicized surname of D'Arcy. John D'Arcy built this castle in the 19th Century, before the famine. What's left is just stunning. It is a little bit of a walk down a winding lane to get to the castle, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Steven D
Reviewed January 18, 2019

My daughter and I walked there from our hotel. Even with it in ruins it was beautiful. We got beautiful photos. Well worth going to.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cathyb312
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Bit hard to find Castle, there is no sign !! We past castle and manage spot from the road I turn back . Need more signs!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank agnieszkam735
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Must walk to it. An old castle with no roof. Interesting history. Can see it from Sky Rd drive. No tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PSimms
Reviewed October 13, 2018

It took a while to locate, but we found the wall and arch that has a dirt path that leads to the ruins. After a short walk on the pather, we drove further up the road and saw it from that vantage point.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patty J
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We were staying at the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel just up the street from here and they recommended this walk. We got a bit turned around as we were going to take the "hike" part of the walk and ended up walking among the cows on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnneV87
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We drove to the entrance of the path that leads to Clifden Castle and walked (in the rain) from there, but it was an interesting castle. It was a little more modern than some of the others we had seen, but still interesting to look...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank katieb35
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We were driving the sky road and spotted the castle. It’s not signposted but found it ok. It’s a lovely old ruin a 18th century castle in the gothic style. Worth a half wander but there is no information about it at the site so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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February 10, 2019|
Response from cockneywarrior | Reviewed this property |
Hi from parking at the side of the road it’s about 15 to 20 mins walk on gravel and mud. The views are worth it but it can be quite muddy
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Gannyr | Reviewed this property |
At the top of the road down to the castle
January 9, 2018|
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Response from Linerguy | Reviewed this property |
There's not much of a car park; basically it's just a triangular patch that you pull into.