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A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 12 beautiful castles to choose from in Munster. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 12 castles in Munster

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    Blarney Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Admission costs 18 € (2018) for adults, but it definitely worth it .. Ireland with its mild climate pure

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    Minard Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    The ruins of Minard Castle stand in ruins on a beautiful bay with a sandy beach. If that is not a perfect photo motif! Listen to the waves rolling onto …

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    Ross Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Ross Castle is a 15th-century fortress. A boat trip on nearby Lough Leane, the largest of the three lakes in Killarney, is a great way to explore the surrounding area.

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    Timoleague Abbey

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Timoleague is a tiny village on the south coast of Ireland. As you enter the town, you will immediately spot the impressive abbey. It is party destroyed, but somehow that …

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    Blackrock Castle Observatory

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Blackrock castle observatory: bco.ie
    Blackrock castle cafe: castlecafe.ie
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackrock_Castle

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    King John's Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Located on the small island of Kings Island, in the middle of Limerick. The island is formed by the rivers Shannon and Abbey.
    The castle was commissioned by King John …

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    Ballinalacken Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    On the web from Ballyvaughan to Doolin hides in a side street a highlight that you can quickly overlook: Ballinalacken Castle. At the entrance of the "Ballinalacken Castle Hotel" you …

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    Ballycarbery Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Ballycarbery Castle is a castle 3 kilometres (2 mi) from Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland . The castle is high on a grass hill facing the sea and is a short …

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    Although Dromore Castle appears to have been built on the instructions of Denis Mahony, his father John Mahony had made the decision to build a large home earlier in the …

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    Killelton Church

    Hiking Highlight

    A nice ruined Medieval church dating back to the 9th/10th Century AD.

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    You walk relaxed on a meadow path through the green landscape that is so typical for Ireland. The Garfinny River flows nearby and you can let your gaze wander over …

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    Dysert O'Dea Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Home of the Clare Archaeology Museum. Also the starting point of a 5km archaeological trail to 25 different sites of note. Website: dysertcastle.com
    Hours: Open daily - 10.00 - 18.00hrs, 1st May to September 30th
    Admission: €7

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