Trip Planner: Europe / Ireland / Western Ireland / Province of Connacht / County Galway / Oughterard / Aughnanure Castle
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.
Aughnanure Castle Reviews
It’s years since I visited the castle so I was delighted to see how the finished interiors looked like !! We got to the top with a room on every level.. the staff friendly I had a 6 year old boy and h... more »
Chateau représentatif des Irish Towers mais seuls les murs subsistent, l'intérieur est assez petit et non meublé. Néanmoins bons panneaux explicatifs. C'est un site du patrimoine national, géré par l'... more »A representative castle of the Irish Towers but only the walls remain, the interior is quite small and unfurnished. Nevertheless good explanatory panels. It is a national heritage site, managed by THE organization OPW, so they accept the Heritage Card, very economical if you make a big tour in Ireland.
Fun place to visit! Climbing the tower house is well worth the view. Very friendly and informative staff.
A well maintained and beautiful keep. The tour guides were very well informed and took the time to answer any questions you might have. Bathrooms on site were well maintained. Entry prices were inexpensive and a value. Definitely worth the stop.
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