The Bunowen Castle

Le Bunowen castle - Pascal - cc
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Adresse Location:
Connemara, (County Galway)

Bunowen Castle is an Irish castle, located near Bunowen More, in Connemara. Its ruins are beautiful, and offer a breathtaking view of the surroundings, the Irish nature and the ocean, which is nearby.

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A castle that once belonged to the O’Flahertys

Bunowen Castle - Alan Morrison - cc

Bunowen Castle – Alan Morrisoncc

Bunowen Castle is believed to date from the 12th or 13th century, and was built in an Anglo-Norman style by the O’Flahertys.

Now in a poor state of repair, it has been deserted since the 19th century, and has recently been bought back for private ownership.

Nevertheless, the castle is very appreciated for its exceptional geographical situation, which allows it to be next to the ocean and the wild nature of Connemara: a luxury that is not given to all the castles in Ireland! Plunged into silence, the castle still has most of its fortifications, as well as its defensive towers.

You will be able to discover (from afar) the finesse of its architecture, as well as its inner courtyard, and its surrounding walls. A castle with a crazy charm, which would be carrying many legends! According to the neighboring villages, Bunowen Castle is rumored to be haunted!

The Bunowen Castle
Practical information

Address Address:
near Bunowen More

Coordonnées GPSGPS:
53.416554, -10.110939
Opening hoursOpening hours:
  • private property

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