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Address: Kinvara, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 360 788
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New Hamburg, Ontario
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New Hamburg, Ontario
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for the evening Medieval Banquet and had a great experience. The food, entertainment and setting were good. The people we sat with made the experience great as it was a cross section of US and Irish natives. Unfortunately we did not arrive early enough to get to tour castle before it closed for banquet.

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Delmar, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Ireland in September/October, 2016 and while driving to Kinvara we stopped at this lovely castle. The castle was closed (despite being advertised as open during the hours and dates we were in Ireland?) but it was a lovely photo op nonetheless.

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Thank Edward2651
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a quick stop for photos and enjoyed seeing how well the castle has been kept up. It adds a medieval feel to the harbor area.

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Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was a surprise find on our drive from Galway into County Clare. It was really easy to get to and there's a small parking lot across the street from the castle, with a few minutes walk. We happened to visit the castle before a tour bus came and there were only a few other people there. It was a... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is not your Castle of Old that housed a large royal family with all of the required necessaries. It is relatively small and provides a more intimate look into life in the mid 1500 and 1600s. We came for the evening Mediaeval Banquet and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food was good, and if it truly represents Mediaeval... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stopped at this castle on our way to the Cliffs of Moher. Nice for a few nice pictures. The castle gates were not open so we only saw the outside. Be careful as you walk around it; the paths are very slippery. Parking is a challenge.

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New Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I were on a Self Drive tour of Ireland, going to Doolin when we stopped by this castle. There is a small, free parking area right off the road and a few minute walk to the castle. This castle is not a large one, but looks just like you would expect when you imagine castles in Ireland.... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were heading to Galway and Kinvara was more or less on the way. A good opportunity to get some pics of the Dunguaire Castle. It's easy to spot and parking is right across the street (free). There are also some nice thatched houses at the parking lot, worth a pic or two. We didn't have time to go inside... More 

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