Clifden Castle:  These Amazing Ruins Hold Secrets to the Magical History of Ireland

Head to County Galway in Connacht Province in order to see the beauty of Clifden Castle for yourself. Located right on the coast in Western Ireland, Clifden Castle is directly across the entire island from Dublin Airport. 

Clifden Castle

Thankfully, that just makes the drive a straight shot heading west and following the M4, the M6 and eventually the N59 that leads to Clifden Castle.

Things to Know About Clifden Castle

Built in John D'Arcy in the 18th century, Clifden Castle is a beautiful manor house located in Ireland's County Galway.

Although it was the region's most prestigious home for decades, by 1894 the manor hour was abandoned.

Tenants occupied the home, and today it is nothing more than a beautiful collection of ruins.

Since Clifden Castle is only accessible on foot, rather than by car, the ruins are free from crowds and a truly wonderful sight to behold.

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