Well-preserved example of an Irish tower house.

Aughnanure Castle lies in picturesque surroundings close to the shores of Lough Corrib. The castle is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house and was built ca 1500 by the O’Flahertys. Visitors will find the remains of a banqueting hall, a watch tower, an unusual double bawn, bastions and a dry harbour.

  • See the remains of a banqueting hall and a watch tower
  • Unusual double bawn and bastions and a dry harbour

Opening Times:
2 March – 12 November 2023

Daily 09:30 – 17:00

Last admission 16:15

Note: Check website for updates before travelling



Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Useful Information

ACCESSIBILITY: Restricted access to castle grounds for visitors with disabilities.

Exhibition, toilets, car / coach park

Getting There

3.5km from Oughterard off N59 – Oughterard to Galway road

Map Location: 53.418783, -9.275752
Contact Aughnanure Castle

Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland

Eircode: H91 PX20
T: +353 (0)91 552 214
W: heritageireland.ievisitplaces-to-visitaughnanure-castle
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