It is hidden, we walked down to the castle. There were lovely white horses by the castle, very sweet. You walk a small road that is surrounded by cattle, sheep and horses.
The muddy walk down to this picture-perfect castle ruin was well worth it! Enjoyed the cows & blackberries along the way : ) The ruins themselves are actually fenced, but you can get very close & let your imagination run wild. Lovely views of the water too. If you love castle ruins, this place is for you!
A little muddy but how much fun is it to hike to a castle in ruins and snack on blackberries from the hedgerow on the way? Wear at least tennis shoes and go for it! The castle is magical with absolutely a great view. The cattle along the way love the company!
We decided to try to see the Clifden Castle during our recent visit to the Connemara region. I hadn’t read a recent Trip Advisor report that suggested that the castle was no longer open to the public [until afterwards]. My wife and I had to find the castle first, so it was kind of an adventure but we spotted it... More
We were looking for something off the beaten track to do one afternoon on our recent trip to Ireland. We were staying in Letterfrack at Rosleague Manor (a great place, by the way) and had a few hours to kill. We had heard of the castle and asked for directions at the tourist office in Clifden. We also asked if... More
This castle, the D'Arcy family castle, is located outside of Clifden with about a half a mile walk down to the water where the castle sits. The archway entrance to the walk down to the castle lies between two houses, and therein lies the problem. According to what I was told by one of the residents adjacent to the property,... More
See the castle, a remnant of the town's early beginning and founder. It's a nice walk by the sea. Unfortunately some have engraved their names onto the castle exterior which is really despicable and terribly short sighted. Imagine a majestic place treated this way. So please give this castle and the land and people around it respect and be a... More
Just when you think you've been fooled into thinking there is a castle here at all......you round the bend and there it is! Mixed messages from locals as to whether it is private property or not (my sister was stopped from going through twice!) but persevere and once you respect the 'off limit' areas you should be fine. I wouldn't... More
We enjoyed walking the dirt road to this castle. It was a beautiful setting, but we were disappointed that the castle itself was roped off so not much exploring could be done. It is worth the visit though, if you are in Clifden!
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