Ballyvaghan Travel Guide

  • Dirk takes a photo of me taking a photo.
    Dirk takes a photo of me taking a photo.
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  • view along the way (photo Dirk)
    view along the way (photo Dirk)
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  • Dunguaire Castle (photo Dirk)
    Dunguaire Castle (photo Dirk)
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    by Alain_Smeets Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Dunguaire Castle was built by the Hynes Clan in 1520, and is situated on the shores of Galway Bay. The Castle takes it name from the nearby ancient fort of Guaire, King of Connaught who died in 662 AD. In the 17th century the castle passed to Richard Martyn, Mayor of Galway. The castle is situated just outside the village of Kinvara on the shores of Galway Bay.

    You can also have a mediaeval banquet at this castle, a banquet described as delightful dining with good wine, dramatic entertainment, with extracts from the literary works of Synge, Yeats and Gogarty chosen to lighten the heart and acted out by artists perfectly moulding themselves into their parts. Twice nightly, May-Sept subject too demand at 5.45pm and 8.45pm.

    Dunguaire Castle (photo Dirk)

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    by leics Updated Feb 17, 2006

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    .............wonderful views, massive waves, bleak and desolate in winter. Imagine what a struggle for survival it was in the past, and be grateful.

    Try to avoid following a coach!

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    • Family Travel

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    by Alain_Smeets Written Oct 11, 2003

    When you drive over Irelands roads, you have to keep your eyes open, first off all because they drive on the wrong side of the road, second all the roads are so small and third and the most important reason is that Irelands scenery is amazing, you have a great coastline and around each corner you can find a ruin, some from the famine, some from old monasteries or abbeys, abandoned or destroyed.

    An old monastery

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