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Ireland

 

Ireland Destinations Travel Guide

 

 

 

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Language: Irish, English

Currency: Euro

Calling code: +353

 

 

 

Travel Destinations in Ireland

 

Dublin

 

     

 

Carlow County (Ireland)

Ballymoon Castle

 

Ballymoon Castle are fairly well preserved ruins of the medieval castle in the Carlow County.

Brownshill Dolmen

 
Brownshill Dolmen is presumably a tomb of the ancient chieftain who was burried here several thousands years ago.
Carlow Castle

 

Medieval Carlow Castle located in the Carlow County is a National Monument of Ireland.

Huntington Castle aka Clonegal

 

Huntington Castle was constructed in 1625 by Laurence Esmonde, later Baron Esmonde as a 'plantation castle' or in other words for the defenses of the plantations in the region.

Wicklow Mountains

 

Wicklow Mountains or Sléibhte Chill Mhantáin cover 3000 km2 (1158 mi2) in the Counties of Wicklow, Dublin, Carlow, Wexford.

     

 

Cavan County (Ireland)

Cabra Castle

 

The name of Cabra Castle is given to two castles. One is medieval and lies in ruins. The other one is more recent and today is converted to luxurious hotel.

     

 

Clare County (Ireland)

Ballinalacken Castle

 

Magnificent Ballinalacken Castle is located in the Southeastern part of Ireland in Clare County.

Bunratty Castle

 

Bunratty Castle was constructed in 1425 by MacNamara family. Although the first motte and bailey castle was constructed here in 1270 by Robert De Muscegros.

Burren National Park

 

Burren National Park covers only small portion of unusual Irish landscape.

Caherconnell Stone Fort

 

Caherconnell Stone Fort is a well preserved round ancient Celtic fortification that was constructed around 500 AD.

Carrigaholt Castle

 

Carrigaholt Castle is a military fortification constructed at the entrance of the Moyarta River.

Cliffs of Moher

 

Impressive Cliffs to Moher is one of the signature places in all of Ireland.

Craggaunowen Castle

 

Craggaunowen Castle is a fortified tower house overlooking Craggaunowen open air archeological museum.

Doonagore Castle

 

Doonagore Castle ia a privately owned round 16th-century tower house with a walled enclosure.

Dromoland Castle

 

Dromoland Castle is a 19th century castle that was turned into a luxury hotel with a golf course.

Knappogue Castle

 

Knappogue Castle is a medieval castle in County Clare in Ireland. It was constructed in 1467 by Sean MacNamara.

Leamaneh Castle

 

Leamaneh Castle is a well preserved medieval tower house in Clare County in Ireland. It was constructed in 1467 by Sean MacNamara.

 

 

Cork County (Ireland)

Bantry House

 

Magnificent Bantry House or Blackrock as it was originally known was constructed in the 18th century.

Barryscourt Castle

 

Barryscourt Castle that is located in the southern Ireland stands on strategic location that was inhabited for several thousand years.

Belvelly Castle

 

Belvelly Castle is a traditional Irish tower house situated near a village of Belvelly, next to Great Island bridge in Cork County in Ireland.

Blackrock Castle

 

Blackrock Castle constructed by Queen Elizabeth I to defend against pirates is now changed for scientific purposes.

Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle is located in the South Ireland in the Cork County, not far from the town of Cork.
Carriganass Castle

 

Carriganass Castle was constructed in 1540 by Dermot O'Sullivan to protect eastern borders of the O'Sullivan Clan.

Castle Donovan

 

Castle Donovan is a medieval Irish tower house in a valley near Drimoleague in Ireland.

Drombeg Stone Circle

 

Drombeg Stone Circle or Druid's Altar is an ancient megalithic structure situated 2.4 km (1.5 miles) East of Glandore, County Cork.

Dunasead Castle

 

Dunasead Castle is a fortified house in the town of Baltimore in the Western Cork County.

Dunboy Castle

 

Dunboy Castle is situated on Beara Peninsula in Cork County in South Western Ireland. It was constructed 1602 by O'Sullivan Bere.

Kanturk Castle

 

Irish name of Kanturk Castle of Ceann Toirc or Boar's head is also a symbol that is visible in the emblem of the citadel.

 

 

Donegal County (Ireland)

Doe Castle

 

Doe Castle is situated in a town of Creeslough in Donegal County in Ireland. It was constructed in the 16th century.

Donegal Castle

 

Donegal Castle or O'Donnells Castle is situated in a town of Donegal in the Donegal County in Northwest Ireland.

Glenveagh Castle

 

Glenveagh Castle is located in County Donegal in Ireland. It was constructed in 1870- 73 by John George Adair.

Glenveagh National Park

 
Glenveagh National Park is a second largest nature reserve located in Donegal County of Ireland.
Greencastle

 

Greencastle is a medieval military citadel located on a hill near a town of Greencastle, Inishowen Peninsula. It was constructed in 1305.

     

 

Dublin County (Ireland)

Ardgillan Castle

 

Ardgillan Castle is a pseudo medieval residence in Balbriggan, Fingal County of Ireland.

Ashtown Castle

 
Ashtown Castle is a traditional Irish tower house located in Phoenix Park in Dublin, Irish capital. It was constructed in the 1430's.
Clontarf Castle

 

Clontarf Castle is a fairly new structure located in Castle Ave, Clontarf in the outskirts of the Dublin, Irish capital.

Drimnagh Castle

 

Drimnagh Castle is a medieval citadel in Drimnagh on the outskirts of the Irish capital of Dublin.

Howth Castle

 

Howth Castle is a medieval complex situated in Howth, Fingal County in Ireland. Howth Castle was constructed in 14th century.

Malahide Castle

 

Malahide Castle is situated 9 mi (14 km) North of Irish capital of Dublin in a village of Malahide in a Dublin County.

Monkstown Castle

 

Monkstown Castle is situated in a Monkstown in a Dublin County in Ireland. This medieval citadel was constructed in 12th and 13th century.

 

 

Galway County (Ireland)

Aran Islands

 

Aran Islands is a group of islands that are situated on the Western side of Ireland in the County Galway.

Aughnanure Castle

 

Aughnanure Castle is a medieval tower house that was constructed in the 16th century by a powerful O'Flaherty clan.

Connemara National Park

 

Connemara National Park is a nature reserve situated in Galway County in Ireland. It covers an area of 2,957 ha.

Dunguaire Castle

 

Dunguaire Castle is a traditional tower house situated on the shores of the Galway Bay in Galway County. Dunguaire Castle was constructed in 1520.

Fiddaun Castle

 

Fiddaun Castle is an Irish tower house in a town of Tubber County Galway in Ireland. Fiddaun Castle was constructed in mid-16th century.

Kylemore Abbey

 

Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine monastery was constructed in 1920 on the grounds of the former Kylemore Castle.

Oranmore Castle

 

Oranmore Castle is a medieval tower house in a town of Oranmore in Galway County in Ireland.

Portumna Castle

 

Portumna Castle is located at the shore of Lough (lake) Derg where River Shannon flows into the lake. Portumna Castle was constructed in 1610- 1618.

Thoor Ballylee

 

Thoor Ballylee is a Norman tower house in a town of Gort in County Galway. It was erected in 13th century by de Burgo.

     

 

Kerry County (Ireland)

Ardfert Cathedral

 

Ardfert Cathedral is a medieval castle in a Kerry County. It was found in the 6th century by Saint Brendan the Navigator.

Ballycarbery Castle

 
Ballycarbery Castle is a medieval castle situated 3 km (2 mi) West from Cahersiveen in a Kerry County in Ireland.
Carrigafoyle Castle

 

Carrigafoyle Castle is a medieval tower house surrounded by the wall in a County Kerry in Ireland.

Dunbeg Promontory Fort

 

Dunbeg Promontory Fort is abandoned fortification in Ireland from the Iron Age period.

Killarney National Park

 

Killarney National Park is a nature reserve near Killarney, Kerry County. Killarney National Park covers an area of 102.89 sq km.

Lakes of Killarney

 

Magnificent lakes of Killarney are located in a County Kerry in Ireland.

Listowel Castle

 

Listowel Castle is located in Kerry County in Ireland. This impressive Listowel Castle house was constructed in the 15th century.

Mount Brandon

 

Picturesque Mount Brandon is one most famous mountains in Ireland that was climbed by Saint Brandon.

Ross Castle

 

Ross Castle is a medieval castle that is found within borders of Killarney National Park. Ross Castle was erected in late 15th century by O'Donoghue clan.

     

 

Kildare County (Ireland)

Barberstown Castle

 

Barberstown Castle is a medieval tower house in Straffan, County Kildare in Ireland. Barberstown Castle was erected in 1288.

Castletown House

 

Castletown House was build in 1722 by William Conolly, the Speaker of the Irish House of Commons.

Kilkea Castle

 

Kilkea Castle is a medieval castle in a village of Kilkea, 5 km (3 mi) Northwest of Castledermot in Kildare County.

 

 

Kilkenny County (Ireland)

Burnchurch Castle

 

Burnchurch Castle is a medieval Norman tower house situated in County Kilkenny in Ireland.

Dunmore Cave

 

Dunmore Cave is not largest or longest cave in Ireland, but it long has been associated with dark and gruesome history of Ireland.

Foulksrath Castle

 

Foulksrath Castle stands near a town of Jenkinstown and considered to be haunted by the locals.

Jerpoint Abbey

 

Jerpoint Abbey in County Kilkenny was build in 1180 on the site of the earlier Benedictine monastery build there by King of Soraige- Domnal MacGillpatraic.

Kilkenny Castle

 

Kilkenny Castle is a medieval residence that was erected in 1195 by William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke.

Shankill Castle

 

Shankill Castle is a medieval citadel located in Paulstown, County Kilkenny in Ireland.

   

 

Limerick County (Ireland)

King John's Castle

 

King John's Castle is a massive medieval fortress on the banks of river Shannon in a city of Limerick, Limerick County.

Castle Oliver

 

Castle Oliver is a magnificent chateau in the south County Limerick. It was erected in 1658 by Captain Robert Oliver.

Springfield Castle

 

Springfield Castle stands near Newcastlewest. Springfield Castle was constructed and remodeled between 15th and 18th century.

 

 

Loath County (Ireland)

Castle Roche

 

Castle Roche is a medieval fortress that stands on a hill Northwest of Dundalk in County Louth in Ireland.

     

 

Mayo County (Ireland)

Ashford Castle

 

Ashford Castle is a beatiful medieval castle that experience several renovations during its history and now is converted to hotel.

Ballycroy National Park

 

Ballycroy National Park is a nature reserve in County Mayo in Ireland. Ballycroy National Park covers an area of 11,779 ha.

Croagh Patrick

 
Croagh Patrick is named after Saint Patrick who expelled a demon Corra from the lands who was worshipped here by the local pagan tribes.

Rockfleet Castle

 
Rockfleet Castle is a tower house near a town of Newport, County Mayo. Rockfleet Castle was erected in the 16th century.

 

Meath County (Ireland)

Dunsany Castle

 

Dunsany Castle is a medieval citadel in Dunsany, County Meath. Dunsany Castle was erected in 1180 by Hugh de Lacy.

Hill of Tara

 
Pictureque Hill of Tara is an archaeological complex in a Meath County in Ireland.
Newgrange

 

Archeological studies date the ancient structure of Newgrange to the Neolithic period to 3200 BC.

Trim Castle

 

Trim Castle is situated in a town of Trim in Meath County. It was erected in 11th century by Hugh de Lacy.

 

Offaly County (Ireland)

Birr Castle

 

Birr Castle is a residence situated in Birr, County Offaly. It was constructed in 17th century by Sir Laurence Parsons.

Clonony Castle

 

Clonony Castle is a medieval fortress that stands on R357 regional road in County Offaly. It was erected in the 16th century.

Kinnitty Castle

 

Kinnitty Castle was constructed on the grounds of the destroyed St. Finnian's monastery those monks still haunt its grounds.

Leap Castle

 

Medieval Leap Castle located in the Offaly County is considered one of the most haunted places in Ireland.

 

Roscommon County (Ireland)

Donamon Castle

 

Medieval Donamon Castle is located in Roscommon County of Ireland. Donamon Castle was constructed in 1154.

Roscommon Castle

 

Roscommon Castle is a medieval castle in a town of Roscommon in Roscommon County. It was constructed in 1269 by Robert de Ufford.

   

 

Sligo County (Ireland)

Ballymote Castle

 

Ballymote Castle is situated on the outskirts of Ballymote in County Sligo. Ballymote Castle was constructed in 14th century.

Markree Castle

 

Markree Castle is a former military citadel near town of Collooney in County Sligo. Markree Castle was constructed in 14th century.

Parke's Castle

 

Parke's Castle stand on the banks of Lough Gill. Parke's Castle was constructed in 1610 by Roger Parke.

 

 

Tipperary County (Ireland)

Athassel Priory

 

Athassel Priory is an Augustine monastery those ruins can be found 8 km (5 mi) West of Coshel.

Ardfinnan Castle

 

Ardfinnan Castle in South Tipperary County was originally constructed in 1186 to defend the river crossing in the town.

Cahir Castle

 

Cahir Castle stands on Castle street in County Tipperary. It was erected in 1142 by Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond.

Holy Cross Abbey

 

Holy Cross Abbey is a former Cistercian monastery situated near Thurles in a County Tipperary of Ireland.

Ormonde Castle

 

Ormonde Castle is a medieval residence that stands near Castle Park, County Tipperary. It was erected in 15th century.

Powerscourt Estate

 

Powerscourt Estate is a magnificent residence in Enniskerry, County Wicklow. It was constructed in 1731- 41.

Rock of Cashel

 

Medieval Rock of Cashel is one of the popular and most visited monasteries in Ireland.

 

 

Waterford County (Ireland)

Lismore Castle

 

Lismore Castle is a former monastery that changed hands several times with new owners adding something new to the site.

     

 

Westford County (Ireland)

  Tullynally Castle

 

Tullynally Castle also known as Pakenham Hall Castle is situated 2 km (1.5 mi) from Castlepollard in County Westmeath of Ireland.

Tyrrellspass Castle

 

Tyrrellspass Castle situated in a town of Tyrrellspass was constructed in 1411 by the Tyrrell clan.

 

 

Counties of Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

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