Newtown Castle rises proudly above the heart of County Clare, Munster Province. Situated on the west coast of Ireland, it takes nearly three hours to reach it by car from the Dublin Airport. However, that time behind the wheel is richly rewarded!
Prepare for a car journey that takes you across Central Ireland on the M4, the M6 and then several smaller roads that ultimately lead you to the N67 and the entrance to the castle.
The 16th century tower house known as Newtown Castle is located just outside the village of Ballyvaughan in County Clare.
Unlike most Irish tower houses from this time period, Newtown Castle has an unusual square pyramid base as well as a round tower.
Of more than 3,000 tower houses in the country, only 30 are round.
This incredibly unique design has made it an architectural attraction, and it has become a part of the Burren College of Art’s campus.
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