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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  • Yes it’s nice to look at from the outside but actually not much inside and was done within fifteen minutes of looking around. Definitely stop to take a picture but if heading elsewhere then just keep....  more »
  • This is my second time coming here and I have enjoyed it both times. I do not think a 'skip the line' ticket is necessary. Its very accessible and doesn't take long to tour the whole grounds. It is...  more »
  • 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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