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Dunguaire Castle Tours and Activities

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Sitting on an outcrop jutting into Galway Bay, the 16th-century Dunguaire Castle appears like a fairy-tale vision to drivers traversing the coastal road, prompting many to pull over and reach for a camera. The site housed prominent local clans for centuries before famous Irish surgeon, poet, and playwright Oliver St. John Gogarty bought it in 1924. He then turned it into a hangout for Ireland’s literary elite, including Lady Gregory, W.B. Yeats, Seán O'Casey, and George Bernard Shaw. Today, most travelers admire the castle from afar, though some do venture inside.

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Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip, Including Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Cave, and Doolin from Galway

Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip, Including Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Cave, and Doolin from Galway

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Explore Ireland’s beautiful Burren region and discover top natural landmarks including the Cliffs of Moher with ease on this day tour from Galway. Travel through the Burren’s rugged landscapes with your guide and discover local attractions such as the 16th-century Dunguaire Castle and Aillwee Cave. Explore walking trails on top of the mighty Cliffs of Moher at your leisure and enjoy panoramic views over the coastal scenery. Watch the skies for sightings of native birdlife, then stop in Doolin on route back to Galway.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway

Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway

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Marvel at the natural majesty of the UNESCO-listed Cliffs of Moher on a full-day trip to one of Ireland’s most popular attractions from Galway. Accompanied by a professional guide, travel south by luxury coach and pass through quaint fishing villages like Doolin and Kinvara. Admire the ancient fortress of Dunguaire Castle; immerse yourself in the Burren, a limestone landscape reminiscent of the moon’s surface; and then spend a leisurely two hours walking the trails surrounding the colossal Cliffs of Moher.
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  • 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City from Dublin
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Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City from Dublin

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin in favor of the rugged coastal splendor of the Cliff’s of Moher and Galway City on an enriching full-day excursion from the Irish capital. From the comfort of a luxury coach, admire stunning Irish countryside and travel along the Wild Atlantic Way to the incredible 700-foot high Cliffs of Moher. Browse intriguing exhibitions in the visitor center; marvel at the lunar limestone landscape of Burren, renowned for its rare flowers; and absorb the cosmopolitan charm of Galway City during some leisurely free time.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.65
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Skip the Line: Dunguaire Castle Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Dunguaire Castle Admission Ticket

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Discover one of County Galway’s highlight attractions when you visit the 16th-century Dunguaire Castle. Renowned both as a scenic historical landmark and for its literary heritage—the castle hosted visiting writers the likes of W.B. Yeats and George Bernard Shaw—the waterside Dunguaire Castle is popular among both history buffs and literary types. Save yourself any trouble by securing your admission in advance, and once inside explore at your leisure.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line: Dunguaire Castle Medieval Banquet Ticket

Skip the Line: Dunguaire Castle Medieval Banquet Ticket

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Experience a four-course feast in a castle with this evening banquet on the shores of Galway Bay. Learn about Irish culture through music and storytelling as you relax over a multi-course meal with wine. The banquet includes live entertainment and a brief lesson on the history of the castle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher including Cliffs of Moher cruise.

From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher including Cliffs of Moher cruise.

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Visit the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher in one day on this full-day tour from Galway. Travel along the Wild Atlantic Way with your guide, through pretty villages including Ballindereen, Clarenbridge and Kilcolgan. Take the ferry from the fishing village of Doolin to Inisheer Island and enjoy free time at your leisure. Then, pass beneath the mighty Cliffs of Moher on the return ferry back to Doolin. Soak up spectacular views from atop the Cliffs of Moher, then take in the Burren and Lisdoonvarna on route back to Galway.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Cruise

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This Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher cruise will take you to beautiful areas of Ireland that can only be reached by boat. Your guide will tell you about the history of the villages you encounter and point out highlights such as one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches. This tour gives you the freedom to explore independently, hire a bike, or grab some lunch. A highlight is the views from the top of the Cliffs of Moher.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Cliffs of Moher Cruise from Doolin

Cliffs of Moher Cruise from Doolin

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The mighty Cliffs of Moher are even more impressive from the water and this cruise from Doolin offers incredible views. Set sail along the Atlantic coast, marvel at the scenery along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, and look out for puffins and other seabirds as you cruise beneath the towering UNESCO World Heritage-listed cliffs.
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  • 50 minutes
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Galway to Cong Full Day Tour

Galway to Cong Full Day Tour

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Spend the day exploring the tiny Irish village of Cong, best known as the filming location of John Wayne’s The Quiet Man, on a full-day guided tour from Galway. On this tour, you’ll visit the Ashford Castle, the Royal Abbey of Cong, the Pigeon Hole Cave, and enjoy a history cruise on Lough Corrib. This fully guided coach tour packs in more sights than you could see in a day exploring on your own and includes all admission tickets and guide fees so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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From Galway: Guided tour of Connemara and Connemara National Park.

From Galway: Guided tour of Connemara and Connemara National Park.

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Embark on a thrilling road trip along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way on this full-day tour from Galway. Discover the natural wonders of Galway Bay and Connemara as you leave the tourist trail behind and journey along the coast. Admire views of Rosmuc, Derrygimlagh Bog and the Twelve Bens Mountains; visit the former residence of political leader Padraic Pearse; and stop for morning tea in Roundstone (not included). Finally, look out for wild Connemara ponies as you hike through Connemara National Park or pay a visit to the magnificent 19th-century Kylemore Abbey.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cliffs Of Moher Tour from Galway including Doolin Village

Cliffs Of Moher Tour from Galway including Doolin Village

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Enhance your experience of Ireland’s spectacular Cliffs of Moher on a full-day excursion from Galway. With a professional guide, travel to the quaint village of Doolin to enjoy chowder, chocolate and the colorful architecture of the enclave. Continue to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, 200-meter (700-foot) mounds that tower over the crashing Atlantic Sea, and spend some relaxed free time absorbing panoramic vistas. Return to Galway via the Wild Atlantic Way and gaze at scenes of outstanding natural beauty as you travel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway

Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway

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Discover top attractions including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey on this day trip to Connemara from Galway. Travel to Connemara as your guide sheds light on the region’s rich heritage and spectacular natural scenery. Take in fine views over the Twelve Pins mountain range and enjoy free time to explore Leenane Village at your leisure. Visit attractive landmarks such as Killary Fjord and Kylemore Abbey, and gain insight into Ireland’s heritage. Stop in the Irish-speaking village of Spiddal and perhaps try chatting to the locals, then head back to Galway.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Dunguaire Castle tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Dunguaire Castle can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Dunguaire Castle 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Dunguaire Castle costs USD 8.30. Guided Dunguaire Castle tours start around USD 8.30 per person.
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