This restored 16th century tower house sits on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay.

Dunguaire Castle and its history lies at the heart of Ireland’s literary revival in the early 20th century. It was built in 1520 by the O’Hynes clan on the picturesque shores of Galway Bay.

In 1924, the castle was bought and repaired by Oliver St. John Gogarty, the famous surgeon and literary figure. It became the venue for meetings of literary revivalists such as W.B. Yeats, his patron Lady Gregory, George Bernard Shaw, Edward Martin and J.M. Synge. The castle gives an insight into the lifestyle of the people who lived from 1520 to modern times.

From April to October you can experience the banqueting style of the medieval era at the renowned castle banquet. Savour a goblet of mead in the inner quarter while mingling with the Ladies of the Castle.

In the tradition of the medieval ‘King Guaire’ enjoy a delicious four course dinner with fine wines, stories and excerpts selected to lift the soul and lighten the heart.

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Highlights
  • Its history lies at the heart of Ireland’s literary revival in the early 20th century
  • It was built in 1520
  • Venue for meetings of literary revivalists such as W.B. Yeats, his patron Lady Gregory, George Bernard Shaw, Edward Martin and J.M. Synge
  • Castle Banquets
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Open Daily April to October

April to October: Daily 10:00–17:00


Dunguaire Castle banquet: 17:30 & 20:45h (reservations necessary)
Last admission: 16:30

Prices

Admission Prices 2018

Adult: €7.20
Senior (aged 65+): €5.50
Child (aged 5-16): €4.95
Child (aged 0-5): FREE
Family (2 adults + 2 children): €21.50
Family (2 adults & up to 6 children): €32.50

Useful Information

PARKING: Free parking for coaches and cars

Getting There

Located on the N67, near Kinvara

Map Location: 53.142210, -8.926083
Contact Dunguaire Castle

Kinvara, Co. Galway, Ireland


Eircode: H91 W654
T: +353 (0)61 360 788
E: reservations@shannonheritage.com
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