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“sky road” (38 reviews)
“nice walk” (13 reviews)
Clifden, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

On our last day in Ireland on our honeymoon, we decided we wanted to find some kind of old, magical-feeling historical attraction; some kind of thing that would sum up our trip perfectly. This location is barely advertised (be aware!), and we almost would have...More

6  Thank Mikel H
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The walk isn't too long (maybe 20 min) from the gate along sky road, but it can be muddy and shaky. Many loose rocks kept our feet wobbling and almost tripped several times, but we were wearing very casual shoes. Also, it can get extremely...More

3  Thank Coveru
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The castle can only be accessed by foot and is a 15 minute walk down a rocky path (see picture) so you will need good shoes. You can park your car off the sky road near to the archway entrance (see picture) I would not...More

3  Thank LeeE4
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Walk is very easy along a mostly flat path (nothing like attempting to climb Croagh Patrick) and the castle is fun to look around. Gorgeous sea views as well. We were there in October and the weather was gorgeou, only one other group of tourists...More

1  Thank Morank
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The castle itself isn't much to look at once you've made the trek there. It's empty, derelict and even a bit dangerous. A more impressive sight from afar. The path to the castle from the road takes maybe 20 minutes or more and can fill...More

3  Thank Brian L
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Because there is no signage and the road looks more like private property, we were not sure what to expect. Once the castle came into view we knew we were in for a treat. Most of the time, we were the only visitors there and...More

1  Thank kathleenskrick
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I read about this castle on TA and just had to find it. We drove out the Sky Road from Clifden and almost missed it because I don't think there are any signs. But when you see what looks like a castle entrance on the...More

2  Thank Michaels017
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Even though it was drizzling, the short hike to the castle was well worth it. You can see the water and farmlands along the way. The path is a bit rocky but it wasn't too bad. The castle ruins were beautiful and it's a good...More

2  Thank Sati76
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The pathway to the castle is not so good for anyone not too good on their feet, there are now a lot of stones all along the pathway, which is great as it is no longer muddy underfoot (until almost at the end) so it...More

1  Thank valtango
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were on the Sky Loop road & took a lovely short walk to the castle. There were delicious blackberries on the walk & beautiful songbirds to enjoy their calls. The castle has some remaining decorative facades. Well worth the walk

1  Thank rjdelisle
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16 April 2017|
Response from LaureVinet |
Yes or course. No problem. We have went with a dog, with lead. There are som cows and sheeps but behind fields.
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16 April 2017|
Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Depending on which route you take, the dog might need help with the gates or a style or two, but otherwise it shouldn't be a problem.
13 April 2017|
Response from LaureVinet |
You CAN park on front on the castle entrance. There is a little park but no well indicated. On front on thé feodal entrance.
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