Picturesque Dunguaire Castle is situated on the shores of Galway Bay. The castle takes its name from the ancient fort of Guaire, King of Connaught, who died in 662 AD. The castle was built in 1520 and was first occupied by Guaire’s descendants, the O’Hynes.
Today the restored castle gives an insight into the lifestyle of the people who lived there from 1520 to modern times.
Medieval Banquets are held in the castle from the end of April through to October (reservations necessary ). This is an enchanting evening with delicious food, wine and entertainment. The superb entertainment provided by the Castle entertainer's features extracts from the great Irish literary writers such as Synge, Yeats and Gogarty.
While you enjoy fine food and wine, Dunguaire’s Castle entertainers will inspire you with the profound and the humourous!
The recently launched Shannon Heritage Annual Membership card offers free admission for one year from the date of purchase to Shannon Heritage day visitor attractions and many other benefits.
Attractions included are Dunguaire Castle, Co. Galway, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Craggaunowen, Knappogue Castle and Walled Garden and the Brian Boru Heritage Centre in Co. Clare and King John’s Castle in Limerick City. The card is also valid for all of the Shannon Heritage special events except for Fossetts Circus and the Santa Claus event at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.
Book now for the Santa Claus event at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (December 2nd – 23rd ). On-line reservations are now open at www.shannonheritage.com or tel: 061 360788
Dunguaire Castle is open daily Mid April – September 10.00 – 17.00 : last admission 16.30 (Opening times may be subject to change ).
Dunguaire Castle Banquet: April – Oct 17.30 & 20.45 (reservations necessary )
For further information on these and any other upcoming events visit www.shannonheritage.com or contact 061 360788.