Dungaire Castle, Kinvara

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Dunguaire Castle (Irish: Dún Guaire) is a 16th-century tower house on the southeastern shore of Galway Bay in County Galway, Ireland, near Kinvara (also spelled Kinvarra). The name derives from the Dun of King Guaire, the legendary king of Connacht. The castle's 75-foot (23 m) tower and its defensive wall have been restored, and the grounds are open to tourists during the summer.


The castle's slates are from an old school in Kinvara.
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  • Enjoyed walking the grounds and visiting this beautiful place in Kinvara, Ireland. It’s just so much fun to imagine the lives of the people who lived here hundreds of years ago. Just so magical!!!  more »
  • If you find yourself travelling the Wild Atlantic in Co.Galway, you are sure to come across Dungaire Castle, it's well worth stopping to visit, you can walk around the castle, go inside, and if you...  more »
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  • Small fortified structure with a good degree of preservation. Good for some suggestive photos on the bay in front of it. The internal museum is quite expensive considering that the visit cloud be very short. Better if visited in the early morning or late afternoon when the tide is higb
  • Nice castle to visit. It's set up to look a bit like it may have in the 1800s. Really well done. The tour is €7.20 per adult if purchased online, but €8 if purchased in person. There's also two gift shops on site.
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