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We were driving right by the 'castle' so it was an easy opportunity to stop and take a photo and read the info board nearby about the pirate queen of the area was very interesting. With a ruin around every corner in Ireland, it was...More
Achill Island is beautiful and yet a haunting place of times gone by. Specifically, Slievemore Village where we see the remains of several houses abandoned during the Great Famine. Take the time to really feel the place. Also enjoyed visiting Grace O'Malley's castle and soaking...More
Called Granualile's castle, this is worth stopping at and photographing, but not really spending a lot of time at. You can envision several levels of activity in it, but the wood beams and floors have rotted away, so like most castles, it leaves a lot...More
Do your due diligence and read about Grace O'Malley before you go. Perhaps visit the ruined castle of her family, Aughnanure, as you drive through Galway on your way to Achill (although she was supposedly born out on one of the islands). Marvel at the...More
I'd heard a lot about the Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley, so I had to check out her castle tower. It's not far from the main road and worth the detour. It's a calming location, very quiet, off the beaten path. I saw some people fishing...More
I always loved Grace O'Malley's stories and so it came as a nice surprise to find her tower as part of the wild atlantic coast drive. No entrance fee, can be seen any day, any time, no matter what the weather. Beautiful to look at...More
The castle was the one-time home of the O'Malley family. The most famous of whom was Grace o'Malley, the pirate Queen who faced up to Elizabeth I to have her sons and brother released from an English nobleman who had taken them captive.