What would be Ireland without its emblematic and indescribably charmful castles? Whether preserved or ruined, they are all places of mystery and full of a strong historical background… Sieges, battles, coronations, turf wars, don’t wait any longer to discover what lies behind these old-weathered buildings. Click here to for further information!
Castles in Ireland
More than 3000 castles scattered throughout Ireland!
Castles occupy a very special place within Irish history… Great living historical testimonies, they convey numerous centuries of conflict with the Realm of England.
Whether preserved or ruined, they all have their own charm and history. Sieges, battles, victories, defeats…, events are countless and exciting! They will reveal you the medieval past of the country in all its glory, among the Anglo-Irish conflict, clans-rivalries and mighty battles for power…
There are no less than 800 castles throughout Ireland (including Northern Ireland). Most of them provide a free of charge access. Concerning the others, a specialist travel-guide will be pleased to show you the sites from every possible angle (for as little as 5 to 15€ maximum). Caution if you want to explore the inside, some castles are ruined and even dangerous. Don’t hesitate to ask before you enter!