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A visceral experience of the past

If you're attracted to experiences that raise the hairs on your neck with weirdly intense feelings... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DrakeBaer
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Princeton, New Jersey
Off the beaten path - well worth finding and exploring

This castle was great to see and being right on the bay, you can get some good photos. Turning off... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Murray H
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1 week ago
“A visceral experience of the past”
2 weeks ago
“Off the beaten path - well worth finding and exploring ”
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| N of the R477 road between Ballyvaughan and Fanore, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're attracted to experiences that raise the hairs on your neck with weirdly intense feelings of connection to the past, this place is for you.

Thank DrakeBaer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This castle was great to see and being right on the bay, you can get some good photos. Turning off the road to Fanore, we drove our X-Trail down the narrow lane and parked at the gate into the castle. The drive itself is part...More

Thank Murray H
Reviewed 1 June 2018

We had this on our GPS and got to where it was supposed to be. It seemed we had to park at the road and walk down. But the trail we took ended at a graveyard. We could see the castle a ways beyond the...More

Thank QGJohn
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great place to visit, a bit off the beaten path. Not easy to find all the interesting parts without a guide.

Thank Christy S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Gleninagh is not a secret and for good reason. It is one of the better preserved Irish ruins on a large scale and set on 2 beautiful lakes. It is well designed to meet the tourist needs with some paved walks around the lower lake...More

2  Thank Chloe D
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This place is difficult to find as it's down a rough track on the north side of the R477 between Ballyvaughan and Fanore. You will think you have gone the wrong way but when you reach the end of the track it's obvious that you...More

1  Thank GuyRopeTrip
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I biked from Doolin to the Gleninaugh Castle. It was a beautiful ride along the coast road. Being Nov. most everything was closed, so I'd be sure to have water, snacks, or lunch. I did so I could take my time, and just enjoy. The...More

2  Thank Marthead
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Of all the castles I've seen in Ireland from two countrywide road trips, this is one of my favorites. It's in a stunning location, between The Burren and Galway Bay. This is one of the most beautiful spots in Ireland.

2  Thank NHjo
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was one of the coolest experiences we had in Ireland, and I'm so glad I got the suggestion to look for it before we went. You turn off of the road onto a one lane dirt road and think "hmm this can't be right"....More

2  Thank Michaels017
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

You know those times when you travel and you let the road take you without a destination in mind? This is how we discovered Gleninagh Castle and it's grounds. The castle is located north of the R477 road between Ballyvaughan and Fanore. We saw it...More

2  Thank ClaudiaDina
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