Coolest Castles in Western and Central Ireland

The list below will focus on some of the most interesting Castles and old architecture in Western and Central Ireland. Some sites are castles, while others are abbeys and other religious sites. It is worth noting that, near some of these castles, are the beautiful cities of Galway, Limerick and Cork. Incorporating these castles and cities into your travel itinerary would allow you to get a more holistic view of Ireland, especially in combination with the more natural areas in this blog’s prior article.

  1. Blarney Castle (home of the Blarney stone)
  2. Kylemore Abbey
  3. Clonmacnoise
  4. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
  5. Dunguaire Castle
  6. Cahir Castle
  7. Belleek Castle and Museum
  8. Classiebawn Castle 
  9. Skellig Michael
  10. Rock of Cashel

Helpful sources:

  1. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g658662-Activities-c47-t6-Western_Ireland.html 
  2. https://www.daytours.ie/blog/7-irish-abbeys-and-monastic-sites 

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