Aughnanure Castle

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Built by the O'Flahertys c. 1500, Aughnanure Castle lies in picturesque surroundings close to the shores of Lough Corrib. In 1546 the O'Flaherty's motto "Fortune favours the strong" and the powerful Mayo O'Malleys Motto "Powerful by land and by sea", were joined in the marriage of Donal an Chogaidh O'Flaherty and Grainuaile/Grace O'Malley. Standing on what is virtually a rocky island, the castle is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. In addition, visitors will find the remains of a banqueting hall, a watch tower, an unusual double bawn and bastions and a dry harbour.

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3.5km from Oughterard off N59 - Oughterard to Galway road.

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Opening times (9 April - 2 October):
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Address: Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland
Phone: +353 91 552214.
Email: aughnanurecastle@opw.ie
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