Dunguaire Castle

dunguaire castle

As part of Shannon Heritage, Dunguaire Castle is a must-see when visiting the West of Ireland. It was brought back to life in 1924 during the time of the great Celtic revival in Irish literature. This exceptional location was used as a meeting place for some of the histories most revered literary revivalists such as W.B. Yeats, his patron Lady Gregory, George Bernard Shaw, Edward Martin and J.M. Synge.

The restoration was complete in 1954 and today the castle allows visitors the opportunity to see what life was like in the years running from 1520. Guests can avail of a very unique experience between the months of April and October, where Dunguaire Castel hosts banquets where you can enjoy fabulous entertainment and locally sourced food.

Dunguaire Castle is located 30 minutes from The Claregalway Hotel and we highly recommend a visit to this wonderful piece of history while staying at our 3* Galway hotel. When staying with us, guests can experience the coastal route to Dunguaire via the Wild Atlantic Way and take in the spectacular sights and locations along the journey.

Our hotel is the ideal base for history enthusiasts as we are located in such a rich and historic county, you are never too far from a destination where you can learn and explore the heritage and many stories of ancient and modern Galway.

The team here at The Claregalway Hotel are more than happy to assist you in planning your itinerary, making sure you are getting the best possible experience while staying in luxury accommodation. Once your day of exploring is done, all guests receive complimentary access to our Leisure centre where you can unwind and reminisce on your adventures. Follow on from that with a delicious 3-course meal in our Bia & Co restaurant where our expert team are waiting to cook you up a meal to remember. Who needs a banquet when you can dine at your leisure with great company and great food.

Tickets for this attraction can be bought online and they do recommend advance booking as they are quite busy throughout the open season.



  • Location

    Kinvarra, Co. Galway
  • Distance

    30 mins by Car
  • Attraction

  • Cost

    Adults from €7.20


Book your stay today and explore this and many more wonderful local attractions near The Claregalway Hotel.