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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  • We visited this castle during our tour in Ireland and it was a stunning surprise. Just half an hour drive from Galway, this small castle is perfectly preserved and contains detailed explanation of... 
    We visited this castle during our tour in Ireland and it was a stunning surprise. Just half an hour drive from Galway, this small castle is perfectly preserved and contains detailed explanation of...  more »
  • Well worth a quick stop on your way along the Wild Atlantic Way. The village is a good lunch stop anyway and the views across the bay to the castle are as "classic" as Eilean Donan in Scotland... 
    Well worth a quick stop on your way along the Wild Atlantic Way. The village is a good lunch stop anyway and the views across the bay to the castle are as "classic" as Eilean Donan in Scotland...  more »
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  • It was great to step back into history. Castle is well kept. And there's a legend if you walk around it counter clockwise, your wishes will come true Mind your steps behind the castle 😀
  • Well worth the visit. Romantic setting. Minutes walk from great food and music pubs - sailing and cuckoo festivals ... what more do you want?

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