Dunguaire Castle

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  • Address: Kinvarra, Co. Galway, Ireland
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +353-61711200
  • Ticket Price: 46 EUR
  • Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site, Performance

What would you do if you had a big old castle lying about the place? Turn it into dinner theatre, of course. You didn’t expect this in your list of things to do in Galway did you? In summer, the grounds of this tower house are thrown open to tourists to have a quick look-see, but that’s not when the real fun goes down. No that’s in the evening Medieval Banquet, when minstrels and bards and actors will regale you with tale and song. And wine, of course. Most of the works are by artists whom I’ve mentioned below. The lighting, seating and the atmosphere in general is very intimate; you really get close to the performance. The staff and actors are super accommodating and friendly towards the guests. If you have a problem, they’ll do their level best into making sure it goes away. Journeying back to the 16th century is fun here.

The O’Hynes clan built the place, but its popularity really took off in the 1920s when surgeon and writer Oliver St. John Gogarty brought it; it became a meeting place for some great minds that includedW.B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Edward Martin and J.M. Synge.

You should definitely consider on visiting the iconic Dunguaire Castle during your Galway trip. The castle is humongous and is truly an architectural marvel. The stunning landscapes and overall old world charm will surely take you back in 16th century and will add to the overall experience. In order to explore the castle, the best way is to buy Dunguaire Castle tickets from the ticket counter itself. In order to get a guided information about the history of this castle, you can also opt for the Dunguaire Castle tours. By booking the Dunguaire Castle tour tickets, you can get enlightened with the history of the bygone era.

Dunguaire Castle Travel Tips

  • Reservation is a must.
  • Book early, the banquet sells out fast.

Entrance Ticket Details For Dunguaire Castle

  • Ticket details are for the banquet.
  • EUR 22 for 6 to 9 year olds and EUR 33 for 9 to 12.

Dunguaire Castle Hours

  • The hours given are not for the Medieval Banquet, that begins twice, 05:30 pm to 07:45 pm and 08:45 am to 11:00 pm.

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  • Dunguaire Castle Address: Kinvarra, Co. Galway, Ireland
  • Dunguaire Castle Contact Number: +353-61711200
  • Dunguaire Castle Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Dunguaire Castle Price: 46 EUR
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  • 27.61% of people who visit Galway include Dunguaire Castle in their plan

  • 48.36% of people start their Dunguaire Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Dunguaire Castle

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

93.63% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dunguaire Castle

People normally club together Quiet Man Bridge and Galway Atlantaquaria while planning their visit to Dunguaire Castle.

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