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Castles in Ireland with kids

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Castles in Ireland with kids

Hello,

We are planning a family vacation in Ireland this summer with four adults and four kids (ages 5-9, well behaved). We would love to spend at least one night in an authentic castle (REAL castle feel that the kids would appreciate).

We are open to almost any location, but are definitely going to be in the west (Co Galway, Co Mayo) at some point so Ballyhanich and Ashmore caught our eye.

Any recommendations on Ballyhanich vs. Ashmore? Or, any other strong recommendations of other castles where you can spend the night?

Thanks very much!

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1. Re: Castles in Ireland with kids

Markree castle Collooney Co Sligo , as authentic as it gets , and very reasonable . Check it out on the net.

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2. Re: Castles in Ireland with kids

Never stayed at Ashmore so can't comment.

On the other hand, Ballynahinch is quite stunning.

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3. Re: Castles in Ireland with kids

A friend's son stayed At Ballynahinch on his honeymoon and loved it

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4. Re: Castles in Ireland with kids

This is a duplicate post.... There are answers on both threads.

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5. Re: Castles in Ireland with kids

Yes, Markree Castle in Sligo would fit the bill. Also lots for the kids to do in the area - surfing, Eagles Flying, take them to the top of Knocknarea to see where Queen Maeve is buried.....the list is endless.

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6. Re: Castles in Ireland with kids

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7. Re: Castles in Ireland with kids

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8. Re: Castles in Ireland with kids

@op. just wondering why too? I noticed you did it with some of your other posts.....what is the reason for adding a full stop ...... Des that mean you don't want any more suggestions, or is it to bump up your query? Curious!

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