Southwest Ireland is home to Carrigafoyle
Castle, which is located in County Kerry and Munster Province. Although
Carrigafoyle Castle is in ruin, you can drive there easily and enjoy the
structure as well as the views over the water.
Plan for the drive from Dublin Airport to take about three hours, with the journey winding primarily along the M7 until you hop on the N69 around Limerick and take it straight to the town of Tralee, home to Carrigafoyle Castle.
The ruins of Carrigafoyle Castle, located in Ballylongford in the heart of County Kerry, is a monument with incredible historic significance.
Constructed using limestone bricks, the castle was erected in the 15th century as a way to oversee local shipping routes.
At the end of the 16th century, a siege on the castle occurred, destroying parts of the structure.
While the castle was never restored, the ruins can be toured to this day.
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