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A visceral experience of the past

If you're attracted to experiences that raise the hairs on your neck with weirdly intense feelings... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Princeton, New Jersey
Off the beaten path - well worth finding and exploring

This castle was great to see and being right on the bay, you can get some good photos. Turning off... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Brisbane, Australia
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| N of the R477 road between Ballyvaughan and Fanore, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

If you're attracted to experiences that raise the hairs on your neck with weirdly intense feelings of connection to the past, this place is for you.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank DrakeBaer
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This castle was great to see and being right on the bay, you can get some good photos. Turning off the road to Fanore, we drove our X-Trail down the narrow lane and parked at the gate into the castle. The drive itself is part...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

We had this on our GPS and got to where it was supposed to be. It seemed we had to park at the road and walk down. But the trail we took ended at a graveyard. We could see the castle a ways beyond the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Great place to visit, a bit off the beaten path. Not easy to find all the interesting parts without a guide.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Christy S
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Gleninagh is not a secret and for good reason. It is one of the better preserved Irish ruins on a large scale and set on 2 beautiful lakes. It is well designed to meet the tourist needs with some paved walks around the lower lake...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Chloe D
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

This place is difficult to find as it's down a rough track on the north side of the R477 between Ballyvaughan and Fanore. You will think you have gone the wrong way but when you reach the end of the track it's obvious that you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank GuyRopeTrip
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

I biked from Doolin to the Gleninaugh Castle. It was a beautiful ride along the coast road. Being Nov. most everything was closed, so I'd be sure to have water, snacks, or lunch. I did so I could take my time, and just enjoy. The...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Marthead
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Of all the castles I've seen in Ireland from two countrywide road trips, this is one of my favorites. It's in a stunning location, between The Burren and Galway Bay. This is one of the most beautiful spots in Ireland.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank NHjo
Reviewed September 14, 2016

This was one of the coolest experiences we had in Ireland, and I'm so glad I got the suggestion to look for it before we went. You turn off of the road onto a one lane dirt road and think "hmm this can't be right"....More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Michaels017
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

You know those times when you travel and you let the road take you without a destination in mind? This is how we discovered Gleninagh Castle and it's grounds. The castle is located north of the R477 road between Ballyvaughan and Fanore. We saw it...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank ClaudiaDina
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