O'Brien's Castle
O'Brien's Castle
4.5
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles99 reviews
Excellent
49
Very good
39
Average
7
Poor
3
Terrible
1

Colleen O
Ballarat, Australia45 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
I should say the actual island was good. You get a ferry over, we chose to ride electric bikes for 45 euros each.
We went with Aran Ferries. When the bus turned up an hour late it caused a rip effect causing us to lose roughly £600’ s in lost bookings as we missed our train and the bus was full. From hotels, trains and the ferry to Holyhead. I was supposed to get a call back from a manager and I am still waiting.
Written 23 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

nick w
London, UK1,297 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
There are far better ruined castle in Ireland. However, the location enjoys a commanding view over the harbour and village so is worth visiting for that reason alone on a nice day.

There is no entry fee.
Written 16 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

The Shannon Estuary Way Retreat
Ennis, Ireland12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
A lovely walk to the castle , beautiful views and a lovely spot for a rest break to take in all the views of the cliffs and more
Written 13 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rafe Wood
Perth, Australia292 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Worth the quick visit and walk from the docks! Some great views of the town and island. Just be careful climbing up the castle in the wind and be sure to have strong footing.
Written 19 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Philomena
Ireland116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Beautiful experience. The view from the castle was amazing. So nice to sit and relax. We were sorry we didn't bring picnic as weather was gorgeous.
Written 17 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gary O
Hartford, Connecticut, United States22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
One of many O’Brien castles near Galway Bay, the one on Inisheer is crumbling but central to the island. Built on the highest point on Inisheer, the hike up is steep but the views are stunning. From the tourists who were climbing up the walls and posing to the busker who was playing guitar, the range of experiences are many.
Written 24 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jean
Virginia Beach, VA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
As others have said these ruins are not huge, but the views of the island and the ocean with the castle in the foreground, absolutely beautiful. I took some of my favorite pictures of my whole Ireland trip here.
Written 6 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kpgc
Winnipeg, Canada499 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We decided to walk up to the castle ruins and were rewarded with some great views of the Island. The castle ruins themselves are not large or really impressive, but they are on a great vantage point to see everything. Take the time to make the trek. It’s definitely worth the effort
Written 25 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Samiya7
Deerfield Beach, FL1,209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Ireland is full of castles in ruins and we saw a lot of them. We took a ferry to Inis Sheer and this is one of the very few things to see on the island so we went to see it. This castle is not particularly large or exciting. I would not make a special trip to the island to see this but if you find yourself on Inis Sheer, then by all means go and see this castle. It is a walk up the hill. We hired a horse and buggy and the driver left us at the bottom of the hill to climb up and visit this castle.
Written 25 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

CodyDC
Washington DC, DC6,768 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
The castle ruins itself are just ok, but what makes this place special is the views of the island's landscape and coastline. Perfect for panoramic mode for your phone's camera. What was also nice was a musician playing Irish music which was perfect for video mode as a soundtrack while capturing the landscape of the island.
Written 19 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 82
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

O'Brien's Castle, Inisheer

All things to do in Inisheer
RestaurantsFlightsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars