Dunguaire Castle is another structure overlooking the water on the western coast of the Emerald Isle. Part of County Galway's charm and the history of Connacht Province, Dunguaire Castle is just over two hours, by car, from the Dublin Airport.
Since it is due west until you hit the Atlantic, the drive is a simple one, taking you west along M6 until the R438 route that leads you south to Kinvarra and one of its biggest attractions, Dunguaire Castle.
This stunning 16th century tower house sits in a position overlooking the waters of the bay in County Galway.
Surrounded by thick stone walls, it is the castle's 75-foot tower that is its main architectural focal point.
Once lived in by the mayor of Galway, Dunguaire Castle became a hub for Irish literary icons in the 20th century.
Today, visitors can tour the castle ground for most of the year, and it is also used as an event space.
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