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Address: Kinvara, Ireland
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A Restored "tower house" type castle.

Dunguaire Castle.was an actual residence of Christobel Lady Amptill until 1973. She was active in the same circles as W.B. Yeats, his patron Lady Gregory, George Bernard Shaw... read more

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Youngtown, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dunguaire Castle.was an actual residence of Christobel Lady Amptill until 1973. She was active in the same circles as W.B. Yeats, his patron Lady Gregory, George Bernard Shaw, Edward Martin and J.M. Synge, famous Irish writers associated with this area. The castle today is open to the public to tour and viewing a room set up with actual furniture from... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Six euro admission . Located on the side of a road . Car park located hundred meters away . Would be nice half hour stop if in the area

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This castle has a great little history to it and is a fun spot if you're driving between Galway and the Cliffs of Moher. The restrooms are great (which is a main reason we stopped) but I really loved the climb through the tower. On our way back from the Cliffs or Moher we stopped again just to see the... More 

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Dayton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Before we left for Ireland this was one little castle I wanted to see. We payed meager admission to roam the rooms and walk the Wall Walk and read about the history of this little castle from the 15th century. We were there during low tide and the boats in the harbor were on their sides! We assume when the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Giving this historic site 3 stars is probably a little mean. It was a stop off point on the way to a tour of the Cliffs of Moher so all we got to do was traipse around with lots of other tourists taking photos. I'm sure without the crowds and with with some more information, it would be more interesting.

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Thank Ann T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely piece of history and worth visiting if you're passing by. You can take some nice photos nearby. At the time we visit it was loved but they sometimes serve a banquet.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

As the title suggests, it is simply a beautiful little castle, but that's just about it. While the castle does not offer much to see, other than its beautiful architecture, it is full of history which may of be of interest to some. Also, it is situated in Kinvara village, Ireland, which offers loads of interesting shops and decent eateries.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is again not worth a special trip to the place, but if you are visiting west coast, you can drop here and have a look. Most of the historic places in Ireland are in runis, some of them recreated. Worth spending sometime if you like to explore History.

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New Hamburg, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Dungaire Castle is not the biggest castle in Ireland, but its beautifully sited, in Kinvara village, right on Galway Bay, with terrific views. It's worth a visit – and unlike some such places, even the craft sales area is worthwhile, with lovely, original pieces. Also, Dungaire has a medieval feast that is fun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Dunguaire Castle is open for tours. It was very interesting as the different floors were decorated for different periods that it had been occupied. There was a host that gave you basic info and then you could explore on your own. Great views across to Kinvara from the top of the castle.

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