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Address: Castleview Lough Gara | Gurteen, Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61202
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Neat place off the beaten path

This place is likely off the beaten path for most, but as it fit into our drive from Galway to Donegal, we figured why not?! The place is marked with signage and you take a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
Steve G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This place is likely off the beaten path for most, but as it fit into our drive from Galway to Donegal, we figured why not?! The place is marked with signage and you take a narrow one lane driveway past some farmhouses to a small parking area. There is a sign about unauthorized access and whatnot, something we've seen here... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

In all my travels through Erin (I visited 12 times so far) I include some searches for that pagan figure called Sheela Na Gig. Not only is it an intreging artefact but in doing so it gives direction to my planning. When I found information about one that was lying here amongst the rubble on the ground I had to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

My Mom was an O'Gara whose family was from Glencolumbcille Donegal Ireland. It is said that their ancestors came from Sligo in the mid 1700's. The grounds were facinating to us. I had my family with me, my husband, both my daughters and my son in law and grandson. We had a delightful time just looking over the land and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

The ancient castle of the Gara's looms up out of the fields as you round a bend in the road; it is almost unexpected, like somebody dropped it here from outer space. The castle is so out-of-scale with the small fields that is surprises you, even though you know it is there. The ruin is not well kept. Cattle graze... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2006

My mother is a Gara and visited the castle in 1973. I visited in 1995. It is a ruin, surrounded by livestock fields, overlooking a graveyard offering eternal rest for many O'Garas and Garas, with a distant view of Lough Gara. The spot is peaceful and verdant, the ruin heaves from the ground, and when I was there, a clutch... More 

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