The castles of Ireland are an part of Irish history and an important cultural legacy.
Castles, castles everywhere! If you’ve ever been to Ireland you’ll understand why I say this. Ireland truly boasts no shortage of castles.
Ireland – Home to Thousands of Castles
In fact, Ireland is home to thousands of castles, dotted around the country from north to south, and from east to west.
There is one glitch however. You won’t be able to enjoy a luxurious sojourn in many of these castles. You see, many lie in ruins, stony sentinels from the past, and proud reminders of days gone by.
But don’t despair, not all our ancient castles and keeps lie abandoned in their ivy-covered charm. Some magnificent castles have been converted into hotels, and others have been restored and opened to the public for viewing.
And so, I thought I would share an infographic sent to me by the good folk at the Ocean Sands Hotel in Sligo.
Their detailed research has resulted in this very useful summary of Ireland’s best preserved and most loved castles, that are just waiting to be explored.
Visiting Ireland’s Castles
And so, whether you enjoy clambering over windswept ruins on brooding hills, or relaxing in the luxury of a restored architectural masterpiece, I know there’s a castle in Ireland that will simply take your breath away.
Or perhaps you prefer a ghostly adventure. You can check out my round up of Ireland’s haunted castles here.
I hope today’s post will help you find the perfect Irish castle for you.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
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