Cliffs Of Moher Day Tours
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Dunguaire Castle

Usually one of our first stops on any Cliffs Of Moher day tour is the pretty village of Kinvara to visit Dunguaire Castle which is arguably the most photographed defensive towerhouse/castle in Ireland. It is located on the shores of Galway Bay which is a large part of the Wild Atlantic Way and was built in 1520. It has 4 floors in total and the name stems from the “Dun of King Guaire”, the legendary king of Connacht who died in 662AD and it is built on a Ring Fort.

Dunguaire Castle

These towerhouses/castles were built in Ireland between 1450 and 1650 a quiet period in Irish history. The fashion of towerhouses came from Continental Europe where similar buildings can be found in France, Germany and Northern Italy.

Restoration of Dunguaire Castle

It had a few owners Richard Martyn was one in the 17th Century, he was one of the Tribes of Galway.  In 1924 was bought by Oliver St John Gogarty, he restored and held very import meetings in it on the retrival of the Irish Language.

Later Years at Dunguaire Castle

In 1954 was purchased by Lady Christobel Ampthill who live hear for 12 years,  Open to visitors in 1966 by Shannon Heritage who now own it.

Visiting Dunguaire Castle

  • Opens 10am in the morning 7 days week April to October
  • Admission is €8, there is a small shop which sells Irish souvenirs
  • Always use the carpark located on the main road which is a 5 minute walk from the Castle
  • During the summer they the hold Medieval Banquets where the entertainment is amazing, Harp playing, poetry and singing is just some of the music during your meal.
  • They also give you a glass of Mead, the drink of the 4 High Kings in Ireland in the middle ages, which was introduced by the monks

Other Things To Do on Cliffs of Moher Day Tour

Visit Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone dolmen is one of the most photographed megalithic monument in Ireland. If you’re taking one of our day tours to the Cliffs of Moher then you should ask your driver about a visit to this mystical monument.

Explore the Ailwee Caves

Located in the heart of the Burren In Co. Clare. It is easily accessible from both Galway and Shannon. Located in the Burren’s terraced mountainside, has one of the most beautiful views of Galway Bay. It is a must for all who find themselves in the Burren.

See what our other guests liked to do in The Burren!

Don’t think twice – use this service!

Traveled to Ireland with my 27 year old son. Was worried about navigating my way to the Cliffs from Galway. So pleased I used Fergus. You get more than a stress free ride. You see more than you would on your own and hear the best stories. Our driver Fergus was a top shelf guy and six hours with him went by like a five minute walk. Thanks Fergus!!


Amazing Experience

My daughter and I traveled with Fergus for two days, from our base in Galway on private tours of Connemarra and the Cliffs of Moher/the Burren. Those two days were the highlight of our trip to Ireland! Fergus was a fantastic driver, very professional but also so charming, warm and friendly. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and made sure we saw the well known highlights as well as many hidden treasures.


Great Service!

We used this service from Shannon to the Cliffs of Moher. We had a wonderful driver/guide, knowledgeable and friendly. He took us to the the most picturesque sites. He was a very knowledgeable guide, very friendly and easy to be with. He even brought our daughter a booklet about her namesake,Tara, and treated us to a tour by one of the park guides. I would highly recommend their service.


Contact Us Regarding Things You Would Like To Do In The Burren

+353 87 3533460

12 Rockhill Avenue, Salthill, Galway H91 VPY9