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Dunguaire Castle

Dunguaire Castle

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Sitting on an outcrop jutting into Galway Bay, the 16th-century Dunguaire Castle appears like a fairy-tale vision to drivers traversing the coastal road, prompting many to pull over and reach for a camera. The site housed prominent local clans for centuries before famous Irish surgeon, poet, and playwright Oliver St. John Gogarty bought it in 1924. He then turned it into a hangout for Ireland’s literary elite, including Lady Gregory, W.B. Yeats, Seán O'Casey, and George Bernard Shaw. Today, most travelers admire the castle from afar, though some do venture inside.

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Skip the Line: Dunguaire Castle Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Dunguaire Castle Admission Ticket

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Discover one of County Galway’s highlight attractions when you visit the 16th-century Dunguaire Castle. Renowned both as a scenic historical landmark and for its literary heritage—the castle hosted visiting writers the likes of W.B. Yeats and George Bernard Shaw—the waterside Dunguaire Castle is popular among both history buffs and literary types. Save yourself any trouble by securing your admission in advance, and once inside explore at your leisure.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$8.88
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Skip the Line: Dunguaire Castle Medieval Banquet Ticket

Skip the Line: Dunguaire Castle Medieval Banquet Ticket

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Experience a four-course feast in a castle with this evening banquet on the shores of Galway Bay. Learn about Irish culture through music and storytelling as you relax over a multi-course meal with wine. The banquet includes live entertainment and a brief lesson on the history of the castle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.95
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Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip, Including Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Cave, and Doolin from Galway

Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip, Including Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Cave, and Doolin from Galway

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Explore Ireland’s beautiful Burren region and discover top natural landmarks including the Cliffs of Moher with ease on this day tour from Galway. Travel through the Burren’s rugged landscapes with your guide and discover local attractions such as the 16th-century Dunguaire Castle and Aillwee Cave. Explore walking trails on top of the mighty Cliffs of Moher at your leisure and enjoy panoramic views over the coastal scenery. Watch the skies for sightings of native birdlife, then stop in Doolin on route back to Galway.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Dunguaire Castle can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Dunguaire Castle tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Dunguaire Castle costs USD 8.88. Guided Dunguaire Castle tours start around USD 8.88 per person. See all 3 Dunguaire Castle tickets and tours on Viator.