Aughnanure Castle, Oughterard

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Hear great stories in an intimate atmosphere at Aughnanure Castle. The 16th-century fortress was originally built and owned by a famous lord family, the O'Flahertys, until it was captured by the region's president. The family eventually regained its ancestral home, only to lose it again. Today it is a state-run facility. At the entrance you'll receive an informational brochure to help you on your self-guided tour. Look for the plaques throughout the castle to discover interesting facts and stories about its old inhabitants. You won't be overrun with crowds in this secluded attraction. Before you visit Oughterard, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • This beautiful little castle is fairly small.and a lot has been destroyed, but there is good historical information and the staff answered our many questions about life in the 1500s  more »
  • In love with old stones, ruins that still speak to us, go ahead. Walk down the ramparts along the River before arriving at the entrance fee. A dive into history.
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  • It's the ruins of a castle of which you can visit a tower (3 floors), some guard towers and the banqueting area (the ruins, you have imagine what was there then). You pay 5 euros to enter. It is ok, not bad, but nothing particularly special.
  • I know castles, and this is a great out of the way castle. Well worth the effort to see it. Cross my heart. 😊
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