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 (fort) 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. One of the options for visitors (for an extra fee) is a banquet, with a four course meal and entertainment; it is offered from April to October.
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  • Driving along the road and we saw this castle, car park across the street and reasonable entry fee of about €8, castle is small and not what I would call a major tourist attraction, there are three... 
    Driving along the road and we saw this castle, car park across the street and reasonable entry fee of about €8, castle is small and not what I would call a major tourist attraction, there are three...  more »
  • I can only speak for myself when I say that it was impossible to not enjoy walking through this castle/tower house. As an American I can appreciate the history, the age, and the beauty of these tower....  more
    I can only speak for myself when I say that it was impossible to not enjoy walking through this castle/tower house. As an American I can appreciate the history, the age, and the beauty of these tower....  more »
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  • Small but very charming castle, especially during a high tide! Very well restored with furnished rooms and a small souvenir shop. 8 euros entrance fee. The spiralling staircase takes you to different floors as well as all the way to the roof that offers great views of the surroundings. Restroom on site! Definitely a place to visit! (there is a free parking lot ~2min walking distance).
  • Great Castle. If you're coming from Galway/anywhere North, you need to go past it to park (the lot is on the left side of the road). Very interesting castle in great shape. Admission is only $8/person Definitely worth it. Best part was getting all the way up to the top and walking around the tower.

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