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Address: Kinvara, Ireland
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Nice to visit if you're passing by

It's a lovely piece of history and worth visiting if you're passing by. You can take some nice photos nearby. At the time we visit it was loved but they sometimes serve a banquet.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandra M
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Dayton
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Before we left for Ireland this was one little castle I wanted to see. We payed meager admission to roam the rooms and walk the Wall Walk and read about the history of this little castle from the 15th century. We were there during low tide and the boats in the harbor were on their sides! We assume when the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Giving this historic site 3 stars is probably a little mean. It was a stop off point on the way to a tour of the Cliffs of Moher so all we got to do was traipse around with lots of other tourists taking photos. I'm sure without the crowds and with with some more information, it would be more interesting.

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Thank Ann T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely piece of history and worth visiting if you're passing by. You can take some nice photos nearby. At the time we visit it was loved but they sometimes serve a banquet.

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Thank Sandra M
Trinidad
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the title suggests, it is simply a beautiful little castle, but that's just about it. While the castle does not offer much to see, other than its beautiful architecture, it is full of history which may of be of interest to some. Also, it is situated in Kinvara village, Ireland, which offers loads of interesting shops and decent eateries.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is again not worth a special trip to the place, but if you are visiting west coast, you can drop here and have a look. Most of the historic places in Ireland are in runis, some of them recreated. Worth spending sometime if you like to explore History.

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Thank parveend
New Hamburg, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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 13 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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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Thank Eugene J
Delmar, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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