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Dunguaire Castle

Celebrated as one of the most picturesque of Ireland’s many castles, the majestic Dunguaire Castle is perched atop a grassy promontory off the coast off Kinvarra in Western Ireland. A four-story medieval fortress, built by the O’Hynes clan back in 1520, the castle’s spectacular setting – jutting out from the bay and encircled with water – has made it one of Ireland’s most photographed castles, despite having little history to boast of. In fact, the castle never saw battle and had a somewhat meager legacy until it was bought by 20th century writer, Oliver St. John Gogarty, and became an important meeting spot for Irish literati like W. B. Yates, George Bernard Shaw and Sean O’Casey.

A popular day trip from Galway or Ballyvaughan (around a 30 minute drive away each), Dunguaire Castle is most famous for its atmospheric medieval banquets, organized by the same team behind those held at the equally popular Bunratty Castle. Explore the castle’s 75-foot tower and restored defensive walls by day, then head to the candlelit banquet hall for an evening of old age festivities fueled by goblets of mead, a hearty menu of ancient recipes, Celtic harp music and a team of waitresses in medieval gowns.

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Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 130 Reviews

Leave Galway and head to the incredible Cliffs of Moher that sit on Europe’s most westerly tip! Traveling south by luxury coach, pass quaint coastal towns and ...  Read more

Location: Galway, Ireland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.23

Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip Including Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Cave and Doolin from Galway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

On your journey South to the Cliffs of Moher, listen to your expert driver/guide share the history of the Burren region, an area of exposed limestone terrain, ...  Read more

Location: Galway, Ireland
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.23

Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City from Dublin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 136 Reviews

Take a day trip from Dublin to Ireland’s remote and rugged west coast to see the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Galway City. Travel along part of the Wild ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.47

4-Day Tour of South Western Ireland from Dublin

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Enjoy a full and comprehensive tour of the very best that the beautiful south western region of Ireland has to offer, as you visit Connemara, Galway, the world ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $337.95

Cliffs of Moher, King John's Castle and the Burren Tour From Dublin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Spend an unforgettable day travelling from Dublin to the west of Ireland to visit the word famous Cliffs of Moher, King John's Castle and the Burren, stop for ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.40

Cliffs of Moher Tour from Dublin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Take in Ireland with a 14-hour trip to one of its most famed destinations. Explore the countryside starting at 7am with stops along the way to take in other ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.61

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