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

Castles in Antrim County

Castles in Northern Ireland-Dunluce-Castle

Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, and its capital city is Belfast – which just happens to be located in Antrim! The Titanic was built in this port city, and it’s a hub of nightlife and history, but that’s just one part of this stunning county. It’s also home to the Causeway Coast, … Read more

Castles in Tipperary County

This landlocked county is considered to be the heart of Medieval Ireland, boasting more than 5,00 years of folklore, culture, and history. Dotting the picturesque green landscapes, you’ll find battlefields, remarkable historic buildings, and places where heroes were created. The low-lying hills and valleys make Tipperary a perfect place for hiking and biking without straining … Read more

Castles in Wexford County

Johnstown Castle - Castles in Wexford

The southeast corner of Ireland is where the Viking’s founded Ireland’s first major town, and that’s just a snapshot of County Wexford’s fascinating history. This ancient county not only boasts a rich history but dramatic and breath-taking landscapes – from rolling hills to windswept beaches, where you can take long romantic walks. Dotted with an … Read more

Castles in Kilkenny County

KIlkenny castles - best castles in Kilkenny

Both the city and county of Kilkenny are among the top places to visit in Ireland. The city centre is adorned with Norman architecture, and you’ll discover traditional Irish pubs, restaurants, and studios among the medieval alleyways that criss-cross between a castle and a cathedral. The county boasts centuries of religious history, quaint and cute … Read more

Castles in Leitrim

Parke's Castle near Leitrim

Ireland’s least populated county, Leitrim is the perfect way to get off the beaten track and discover an authentic and untamed side of the Emerald Isle. From the heartlands along the River Shannon to a very short part of the Wild Atlantic Way (one of the longest coastal routes in the world), there’s plenty to … Read more

Best Castles in Clare, Ireland

Best Castles in Ireland Knappogue-Castle

Well known and loved for its picturesque tower houses, rather than traditional stone castles, County Clare is awash with these fortified structures which date back to the 15th century. Learn the tales of the powerful clans who built these Medieval tower houses and called them home as you discover more about Ireland’s history. 10 Beautiful Castles to Visit … Read more

Best Castles near Cork

Often regarded as the heart of Ireland, Cork is an enchanting city, with its winding, narrow streets and artistic hipster scene, there is a real buzz about it; expect to find cosy corner pubs with a true sense of tradition, as well as enticing live-music and wholesome meals, as well as a welcoming and friendly … Read more