Dunguaire Castle

Kinvarra, Clare Ireland

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Closed Now
Opens Fri 10a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

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“The heart of the Celtic literary revival”

Dunguaire Castle () 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 tower and its defensive wall have been restored, and the grounds are open to tourists during the summer.

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Reviewed by
Nick Philpott

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  • 135 Helpful
June 19, 2014
Rated 4.0

Dunguaire Castle and its history lies at the heart of the Ireland’s literary revival in the early 20th century. It was built in 1520 by the O’Hynes clan on the picturesque shores of Galway Bay. This restored 16th century tower house sits on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay.

In the early 17th century the castle passed into the hands of the Martyn’s of Galway. Richard Martyn, Mayor of Galway lived here until 1642 and the Martyn’s of Tulira Castle, owned the castle until this century.

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Reviewed by
ChrisH3040

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September 29, 2018
Rated 4.0

Interesting place to stop. Car park USA bit a walk and easily missed. At €8 a bit over-priced but a nice leg stretching stop.

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Dunguaire Castle

Kinvarra
Clare
Ireland

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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