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. Plan a Oughterard trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Only the bottom level is open due to Covid restrictions. Site was compleet free of charge to enter (for August or all of 2021, I'm unsure.) Guides are friendly and eager to share info, got my... 
    Only the bottom level is open due to Covid restrictions. Site was compleet free of charge to enter (for August or all of 2021, I'm unsure.) Guides are friendly and eager to share info, got my...  more »
  • This is a great place to visit. The OPW member, called Giles, is a mine of information and it's fascinating to see all the history of the castle 
    This is a great place to visit. The OPW member, called Giles, is a mine of information and it's fascinating to see all the history of the castle  more »
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  • Very nice stop and wonderful walk by the river. Lots of history here. There is a walking path between the castle and a local farm. Great views on both sides.
  • Cool tower house built in the 1500s. Very informative staff on hand. Free in 2021! There is a paper guide that you can have to walk around with, unfortunately you can't go into the upper floors because of covid. Still worth a visit.

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