Aughnanure Castle:  A 16th Century Tower House With a Fascinating Irish History!

To enjoy the beauty and history of Aughnanure Castle, head right past the city of Galway in Western Ireland. The castle is found in County Galway, in the province of Connacht.

Aughnanure Castle.

Aughnanure Castle is almost directly due west of Dublin Airport, which makes getting there by car incredibly simple Hop on the M6 right after you leave the airport, and stay on it until you see signs for the N6 right outside of Galway, which takes you north and right to Aughnanure Castle.

Things to Know About Aughnanure Castle

If you visit the tiny town of Oughterard in County Galway, you won't want to miss a tour of Aughnanure Castle.

This castle is technically a tower house, which were designed to be a protected fortress home for the upper class in Galway.

Built in the 16th century by the O'Flaherty family, the castle can still be toured to this day.

Enter the ruins and look for the enormous banqueting hall, or try to climb to the top of the watch tower, which was a key feature of the Irish tower houses. 

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