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Menlo Castle / Blake's Castle

Menlo Castle, Galway, Ireland
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Incredible!!!

My mom and I caught the bus from Galway and got off as close as we could to the castle then had to... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Ceiledh M
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Failed Attempt

My friend and I recently attempted to visit the ruins of Menlo Castle. We decided to take public... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Briseida C
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  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
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Menlo Castle, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

My mom and I caught the bus from Galway and got off as close as we could to the castle then had to walk 30 or so minutes. It was great afternoon of fun!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

My friend and I recently attempted to visit the ruins of Menlo Castle. We decided to take public transportation there and upon arriving we realized that we were on the opposite side of the river. There was no boat or ferry to take us across...More

Thank Briseida C
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

The ruins are worth the stroll. We were dropped off at the stone entrance and then you hike down the dirt road to a locked fence. Climb over it and continue til you see the ruins. Beautiful spot and fun to climb through the ruins....More

3  Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I visited the castle with my two young adult kids. We took a taxi from our lodgings in downtown Galway and walked back. (Part of the walk back included a stretch of roadway with no sidewalk or shoulder, so we definitely exercised caution.) When you...More

2  Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I wanted to visit this place, but I was staying at Corrib Village and didn't have a car or bike. Would have been an hour walking on the edge of mildly busy streets - probably would not have been worth it. Only a 20 minute...More

Thank Riley C
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

There are no signs showing you the directions, I think I put Parklane in the GPS which got us pretty close. When we reached the gate it was locked. Quite disappointing.

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

This was strictly a challenge to find & to get a photo. The adventure here was in accomplishing it. It is really not too different from hundreds of other square tower castles, scattered along the countryside and is not very noteworthy other than the challenge...More

1  Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We did a Corrib Princess cruise and went past this castle. It is not exactly open to the public but we saw several people fishing and a couple having a picnic on the grounds. I wish we had been able to explore the remains but...More

1  Thank Tricia824
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I love old castles, especially where you can get inside. Menlo castle is a beautiful old building in ruins on the river. It is tricky to get to but thanks to reading reviews here I found my way easily. My version of directions is park...More

1  Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

This particular castle is steeped in local history. Long associated with Galway and the Blake Family, Menlough Castle was the home of Sir Valentine Blake the 14th Baronet, his wife and their daughter Miss Eleanor Blake. In July 1910 a fire broke out that ended...More

2  Thank Damian120
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Rhiannonlk
8 March 2016|
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Response from ErlingDenmark | Reviewed this property |
Guess you already have visited, but you get in from Menlo Park. There is an old entrance wiith a tower - thats where you drive in
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cjblake1977
21 October 2015|
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Response from ErlingDenmark | Reviewed this property |
Old question . but anyway - if you are still interested.... search turtlebunberry history blake (would have shown link but trip advisor dont allow) The Blake family of Galway descend from Sir Richard Caddell, a swarthy and... More
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