Situated just a short distance from Oughterard Village.
Built beside and at some positions straddling a small river the Drimneen. A tower house and unique double bawn and bastions with dry harbour. There is a well known tale that there was once a trap door where unwelcome guests could be dropped in the river underneath.
In recent years the castles has been restored by the Office of Public Works
You have time to explore the famous home of the Benedictine sisters of Kylemore Abbey and Victoria walled gardens. The splendor 6 arces of gardens as divided by mountain streams. A little stroll from the Abbey you will see the neo-Gothic church, known as a ‘Cathedral in Miniature’
Owner Colleen was a student when Kylemore was well known internationally school for girls.
Taste the freshly baked scone,
Clifden & Sky Road
Our journeys takes us to the capital of Connemara via the beautiful sky road, (weather permitting) with view of Clifden Castle, and many islands dotted around the coast of Clifden. You will have time to explore the colourful town where you can enjoy pint with the locals.
Grace O’Malley / Ballinahinch
At the age of 15, Grace had married the heir of the Connemara O’Flaherty clan (family), they had 2 sons & daughter. Her husband Donal built a small castle on Ballynahinch lake. After Donal passing Grace became the head of the clan O’Flaherty. Grace was a well known as the Pirate Queen and she is steeped in history and legend, Her life was full of adventure Granuaile lived to a ripe old age.
2 Reasons you’ll Love Colleen Travel Tours:
- Passionate Guides
Our expert storytellers that exude the Irish hospitality – you will leave feeling like one of the family
- Immersive Stories
No Wikipedia facts here! Deep research plus innovative storytelling will help you trace the story of Connemara and her castles.