Castle Hotels Near Dublin

If there’s one thing Ireland has a lot of, it’s castles. Many date back to the earliest medieval days – some in ruins, and some have been restored to their original glory. Of these restored castles, not all are simply tourist attractions – some have been established as some of the country’s finest hotels. Much … Read more

Airbnb Castle Stays in Ireland

With rich culture and history, friendly and welcoming people, and legendary nightlife, the picture-perfect Emerald Isle is a stunning place for a vacation. However, when it comes to where to stay in Ireland, look outside of hotels and hostels in cities like Dublin and Cork – you can find something way more interesting! There are … Read more

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Ireland

Best Castles in Ireland Bunratty-Castle

Nestled away in Bunratty Village in Ireland’s County Clare, Bunratty Castle and the nearby Folk Park are absolute treasures and are both major tourist attractions for the area. With an expansive, vast, and layered history dating back to the year 970 were an early Viking trading camp stood in its place, Bunratty Castle is absolutely … Read more

Castles in Kerry County

Dromore-Castle in Kerry

Located in the southwest corner of Ireland, County Kerry is one of the most evocative regions of the Emerald Isle. The county encapsulates everything that Ireland is known for into a smaller and more accessible area. It boasts outstanding nature, whether you want to hike along the Wild Atlantic Way or trek and bike through … Read more

Castles in Carlow County

Huntington Castle Carlow

Part of the Ancient East, Carlow mixes natural beauty with rich history. Its buildings reach far further back than its monasteries, medieval castles, and county houses. The prehistoric dolmen at Browne’s Hill is the largest in Europe! Carlow is the second-smallest county in Ireland, so it’s possible to see a lot of the beautiful landscapes … Read more

Castles in Donegal County

Donegal Castle

This county on the north coast of Ireland is blessed with rugged beauty. It has some of the country’s most beautiful beaches and picturesque scenery – it’s arguably the prettiest part of the Wild Atlantic Way. It was even named as the coolest destination in the world by National Geographic in 2017! Cool and beautiful … Read more

Best Castles in Mayo

Rockfleet Castle in county Mayo

According to the Irish Times, Westport in County Mayo is the best place to live in Ireland. A favourite of the Irish and foreign tourists alike, it certainly has a lot to offer. Visit its blue flag beaches to swim, sunbathe, and even surf, or head inland to enjoy the natural beauty of rolling green … Read more

Best Castles in Waterford County

Waterford Castle

Waterford City – known as Port Láirge in Gaelic – is the oldest city in Ireland. It dates back to the Viking times and celebrated its 1100th anniversary in 2014. The city also boasts beautifully preserved Georgian architecture and medieval avenues, but there are still nods to that Viking history, too. Travel out of the … Read more