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Ireland offers huge numbers of castles open to the public along with a variety of castles available for holiday rental


Irish castles open to the public


Ireland offers huge numbers of castles that date back many hundreds of years. Discover a selection of popular castles open to the public.

Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork is a castle that dates back to 1852. It offers visitors information and exhibitions about the history of the earth and man's exploration of outer-space.
The 600 year old Blarney Castle situated in County Cork offers visitors a variety of both indoor and outdoor attractions including the famous Blarney Stone that folklore says it 'grants the gift of the gab to all that kiss it'.
Doonagore Castle is a 16th century sandstone tower house set on Doolin Point near the town of Lahinch in Ireland. It famously witnessed the sinking of a Spanish Armada ship in 1588.
The 12th century Kilkenny Castle is a Victorian style castle set in extensive parkland that was once home to the Butler family. Visitors can explore its library, drawing room and long gallery. Enjoy a snack in the castle's tearoom.
Ross Castle set on the edge of Lough Leane is a a 15th century tower. The castle is a famous attraction in Killarney. Guided tours are available during the summer season.

Holiday rental castles in Ireland


For those looking to take a holiday in Ireland and accommodate up to 10 people, Ballinrobe Castle in County Mayo is the perfect choice as a vacation castle.

In County Clare, the 15th century castle Corofin Castle offers holiday accommodation for up to 12 people. It offers original features throughout with spectacular Irish countryside views. The castle's accommodation is set over 6 floors.

Bedroom in castle

Bedroom in castle

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Castle gardens

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Staircase in castle

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Bedroom in castle

Bedroom in castle

Bedroom in castle

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Living room in castle

Suit of armour in castle

Suit of armour in castle

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Bedroom in castle

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Bathroom in castle

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Bedroom in castlr

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Bedroom in castle

Kitchen in castle

Kitchen in castle

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Note: This article may contain or reflect personal opinions and cannot be considered contractual.
Full property details and booking terms and conditions are available on the relevant property page(s).
Entry fees, opening hours and other information is correct as of publishing, March 2018.


   

Holiday castles in Ireland

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