Castles in County Galway

Below is a list of the top 10 castles to be found in county Galway. There are loads of castles but these are some of our favourites:

Ardamullivan Castle
near Derry, County Galway
Ardamullivan Castle is situated on a rocky outcrop surrounded by trees, about 5 miles south of Gort The castle is a is a restored six storey tower house. Part of the original defensive wall remains. Read more >

Athenry Castle
near Athenry and Kingsland, County Galway
The castle is situated in the centre of the town of Athenry, 15 miles east of Galway in the west of Ireland. Athenry castle consists of a three-storey keep surrounded by a defensive curtain wall with two round towers. The keep was originally two... Read more >

Aughanure Castle
near Lough Corrib, County Galway
Aughanure Castle is situated 2 miles from the village of Oughterard, on the banks of the Drimneed River close to the shores of Lough Corrib. The Aughanure Castle site comprises of a well preserved tower house and circular watchtower with its stone... Read more >

Ballynahinch Castle
Connemara Mountains, County Galway
Ballynahinch Castle is 41 miles west of Galway between Roundstone and Recess. It is set in 450 acres of private woodland overlooking the Twelve Bens mountain range and the river Ballynahinch. The appearance is more that of a crenellated Victorian... Read more >

Dunguaire Castle
near Kinvara, County Galway
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Fiddaun Castle
Tubber, County Galway
Fiddaun Castle is a tower house situated between Lough Doo and Lough Aslaun, near the village of Tubber, about five miles south west of Gort. The most notable feature of this rectangular tower house is the remarkably well preserved inner bawn wall.... Read more >

Glinsk Castle
Glinsk, County Galway
Glinsk Castle is situated in the River Suck valley about 4 miles south east of Ballymoe and 4 miles north west of Creggs village in County Galway. The Castle is rectangular in plan with two square towers projecting from the southern side. It has... Read more >

Oliver Cromwell's Fort
Inishbofin, County Galway
Oliver Cromwell's Fort is located on Inishbofin Island about 5 miles off the Connemara coast in County Galway, Ireland. The fort is a star-shaped fort perched on a rocky headland on Inishbofin Island, a relatively small island about 5.5 km long and... Read more >

Portumna Castle
near Port Omna and Caher, County Galway
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Tyrone House
near Kilcolgan, County Galway
Tyrone House stands on an outcrop by the sea, about two miles from Kilcolgan village in Ireland�s County Galway. The structure is now a roofless and windowless ruin, made of blue-cut limestone, and stands three storeys high. Wild ivy covers its... Read more >