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Dunguaire Castle

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A gorgeous castle in Galway Bay

Dunguaire Castle is a 16th century 75 foot tower house located on the shore of Galway Bay near Kivarra, open to vistors during the summer. The castle has gained popularity after appearing in Gums in the Heather, a 1969 Disney film as well as the film North Sea Jack, which showed teh castle as the home of the main character. Both the tower and the defensive wall have been restored to its original states for you to feel the history and beauty of the site. In case you are wondering about the castle’s name, it derives from the Dun of King Guaire, the king of Connacht.



Opening hours

10:00 - 16:30, daily

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