Castles

  • Front Door: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    The front facade was built in Gothic Revival style and features dramatic turrets. The pointed archway is a hallmark of this architectural style.   See the Image

  • Interior Door: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    Apart from the great hall, all rooms in the castle have pitch pine floors, which were imported form the U.S. The interiors of this historical landmark boast defining characteristics of Gothic…   See the Image

  • 8 Incredible Irish Castles

    Published 03/13/14 in Places
    Doe Castle in Ireland

    On Monday, March 17, people around the world will embrace Irish culture for St. Patrick’s Day. Naturally, our friends at DIY Network’s Made + Remade are already making Irish soda bread and curing…   Read the Blog

  • Rock of Cashel in Ireland

    Published 03/13/14 in Places
    Rock of Cashel in Ireland

    Also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick's Rock, the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary is said to be the site of the king of Munster's conversion by St. Patrick in the 5th century A.D. The…   See the Image

  • Dunguaire Castle in Ireland

    Ireland’s lush, green countryside is dotted with imposing castles dating back to the Middle Ages. Take a tour of eight famous Irish fortresses, plus get tips for seeing them in person from Travel…   See the Gallery

  • Ross Castle in Ireland

    Published 03/12/14 in Places
    Ross Castle in Ireland

    Ross Castle in County Kerry was built in 1536 by local ruling clan the O'Donoghues; today, it’s run as a bed and breakfast. Paranormal believers say the spirit of an English lord’s daughter haunts…   See the Image

  • Dunguaire Castle in Ireland

    Published 03/12/14 in Places
    Dunguaire Castle in Ireland

    Travel Channel Facebook fan Anna L. submitted this stunning photo of Dunguaire Castle in County Galway. The 16th-century tower house sits on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay, and the…   See the Image

  • Doe Castle in Ireland

    Published 03/12/14 in Places
    Doe Castle in Ireland

    Built in the 16th century, Doe Castle in County Donegal is surrounded by water on three sides, creating the illusion of a floating fortress. Its high outer walls and four major defense towers…   See the Image

  • Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

    Published 03/12/14 in Places
    Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

    Soaring 700 feet at its highest point, the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare offer amazing views of the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. At the highest point sits O'Brien's Tower, a…   See the Image

  • Cahir Castle in Ireland

    Published 03/12/14 in Places
    Cahir Castle in Ireland

    Once the stronghold of the Butler family (former Irish nobility), Cahir Castle in County Tipperary is one of Ireland’s largest, best-preserved medieval fortresses. The keep, tower and defense…   See the Image