Heritage Ireland

Castles

22 sites listed below

Ireland’s castles are proud defenders of our history. If walls could speak these castles would tell of thrilling adventures, brave battles, daring sieges and cunning exploits. They would tell tales of clans and families, noble lords, formidable ladies and some unwelcome occupiers - all part of the tapestry of Ireland’s story.

Explore the magnificent keeps, donjons and towers that made these castles the ultimate symbols of political power in their time. Take the view from the proud battlements and try find hidden murder holes and secret rooms.

Let our expert guides tell the stories of these architectural masterpieces and their fearsome inhabitants.

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