Doonagore Castle:  A Funny Name - And an Important Purpose!

Head to the Western shores of Ireland to find Doonagore Castle, which is a truly iconic landmark in County Clare within the Province of Munster. Unsurprisingly, since it served as a navigational pier, the castle is just on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.


Doonagore Castle


If you're heading there straight from Dublin Airport, set aside about three hours and take the M7 to Limerick before turning north and following the N18 to Doonagore.  

Things to Know About Doonagore Castle

Just above the town of Doolin in County Clare is Doonagore Castle. When it was built in the 16th century, its primary purpose was as a navigational aid for boats arriving at the Doolin Pier.

To achieve this aim, the castle had one tall tower as well as an enclosure surrounding the property.

While the castle has traded hands several times over the past 400 years, it has been a private residence since the 1970s, when it received a major refurbishment by the current owner.

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