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Kinvarra & Dunguaire Castle

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A CHARMING TOWN WITH LITERARY TIES

Kinvarra is a town set against the beautiful backdrop of the Galway Bay. Once a busy port, it is now a quaint fishing village. It is an ideal setting to experience the relaxed rural pace of life.

As you walk through town, don’t miss the biggest thatch roof in Ireland at the Merriman Hotel!

One of the highlights of visiting Kinvarra is the nearby Dunguaire Castle. Set along the bay, just north of Kinvarra, you can visit this 16th-century tower house.

Dunguaire was bought and repaired in the early 20th century by Oliver St John Gogarty. Gogarty was a famous surgeon and literary figure of his time. Many literary revivalists, a movement of Irish literature, met here, including W.B. Yeats.

Today, the restored castle offers a window into the past. Learn about the castle’s history and residents, from humble beginnings in the 16th century all the way to modern times.

Entrance fee required to visit the castle.

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