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Called Granualile's castle, this is worth stopping at and photographing, but not really spending a lot of time at. You can envision several levels of activity in it, but the wood beams and floors have rotted away, so like most castles, it leaves a lot...More
Do your due diligence and read about Grace O'Malley before you go. Perhaps visit the ruined castle of her family, Aughnanure, as you drive through Galway on your way to Achill (although she was supposedly born out on one of the islands). Marvel at the...More
I'd heard a lot about the Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley, so I had to check out her castle tower. It's not far from the main road and worth the detour. It's a calming location, very quiet, off the beaten path. I saw some people fishing...More
I always loved Grace O'Malley's stories and so it came as a nice surprise to find her tower as part of the wild atlantic coast drive. No entrance fee, can be seen any day, any time, no matter what the weather. Beautiful to look at...More
The castle was the one-time home of the O'Malley family. The most famous of whom was Grace o'Malley, the pirate Queen who faced up to Elizabeth I to have her sons and brother released from an English nobleman who had taken them captive.
This castle is simply beautiful. My boys love the fact that you can go into it. It is really well-maintained and looks fabulous for a 500 year old ruin.
There is a stile to allow pedestrian access. If one wishes to, one can park at...More