Gallarus Castle ~ Caisleán Ghallarais

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Gallarus Castle ~ Caisleán Ghallarais

Gallarus Castle was built by the FitzGeralds and is probably 15th century in date. It is one of the few surviving castles on the Dingle peninsula. It is a four-storey tower with a vaulted ceiling on the fourth floor; none of its battlements remain. Conservation works have been undertaken at the castle in recent years and the interior is fully accessible. The tower was accessed originally on the 1st floor and there was a two storey defensive structure to the front, now gone but evidence of it can be seen on the external wall. Restricted access for visitors with disabiltiies. No car parking at site. OPW guides on site during season

  • Address: Gallarus, Baille na nGall, Co. Kerry
  • Telephone: +353 64 6632402
  • Nearest Town or Village: Ballyferriter / Baile an Fheirtéaraigh

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