8 castles in Ireland you should know

When We suggest you take a trip to see some of the most emblematic castles in Ireland We not only propose you to discover the history and architecture of the so-called Emerald Island. It is also a proposal to discover the famous Irish landscapes, since the great attraction of its fortresses, regardless of their age or their state of conservation, is to see how they are located in simply beautiful places. Don’t you believe it? Well, check it out in the following list with the 8 ireland castles what you should know

The most incredible castles in Ireland

1. Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle – inalex

In the same place in the Cork area where this 15th century fortress stands, there were two other previous castles. The place is simply amazing, since its interior is completely empty.

Well empty, no. There is the mythical Blarney Stone. A stone that you will necessarily have to kiss on your visit to Ireland, since in this way you will receive the gift of eloquence.

2. Enniskillen Castle

Enniskillen Castle – Helioscribe

This imposing castle was the residence of the powerful Maguire, masters and lords for centuries of this region in the northwest of the country. Although, nowadays no one lives here anymore.

Instead, inside you can visit two museums: the Royal Fusiliers of Inniskilling, and the Fermanagh County Museum. And above all, you can contemplate a most inspiring landscape.

3. Malahide Castle

Malhide Castle – Rob Wilson

You will find this castle very close to Dublin. The Talbots lived here from the year 1185 and until… 1973. Therefore, you can imagine that it is very different from its origins, which is not an impediment to consider it the oldest medieval castle in Ireland.

Also It is one of the enchanted castles in the countrysince they say that it is inhabited by no less than 5 ghosts, among them the mischievous Puck.

4. Trim Castle

Trim Castle by Nicola Pulham

In County Meath is this very cinematographic fortress, which with the magic of celluloid se moved to medieval Scotland from the movie brave heart.

No wonder Mel Gibson will be captivated by the photogenic nature of this 12th-century Anglo-Norman fortress. a castle in which Its incredible Torre del Homenaje draws your attention, of 20 faces.

5. Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle – Georgi Djajarov

The romantic image of a castle in ruins can be provided by Dunluce Castle, high on a cliff. Few remains remain, and there is also little exact data on this fortress in northern Ireland. Although many think that construction began around the year 1,200.

And if it is impressive in its current state, you would have to imagine it when it was at full capacity.

6. Bunratty Castle

Bunratty Castle – Patryk Kosmider

Very different is the state of this castle in County Clare. Bunratty Castle has not only stood since it was built way back in 1425. Even in what you see here, you can book your stay to celebrate a banquet with medieval dances and menus. Without a doubt, a unique and unforgettable activity.


“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, enchantment and adventure. There is no limit to the adventures we can have as long as we look for them with our eyes wide open.”

– Khawaharial Nehru –

7. Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle – Patryk Kosmider

One of Ireland’s castles most visited is east of county Kilkenny. And it is for two reasons, because of its extraordinary state of conservation, and also because its interior offers us a most peculiar visit through rooms with historical decoration, among which are several works owned by the National Gallery of Art of Ireland.

8. Dunsany Castle

Dunsany Castle – Liseykina

Speaking of Trim Castle, we have already mentioned County Meath. Well, there is also this architectural jewel with more than 800 years old.

A long history in which its occupants have always been the lords of Dunsany, that is, the Plunkett family. Which have the honor of being the family that lives in the longest inhabited home in Ireland.

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