Aughnanure Castle

Aughnanure Castle

Contact Details


Co. Galway,
H91 PX20

Tel. No: +353 (91) 552 214
Fax No: +353 (91) 557 244


Latitude 53.419712 Longitude -9.274392

Opening Hours


Climbing and walking along the walls of Aughnanure Castle is extremely dangerous and is strictly prohibited.

27th February - 21st October
Daily  09.30 - 18.00
Last admission 17:15

22nd October - 4th November

Daily 09.30-17.00

Last admission 16.15

5th November- 15 th November

Daily 09.30 - 16.00
Last Admission 15:15


Admission Fees

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Card Payment Facility


Exhibition, toilets, car / coach park

Restaurant/Tearooms: None

Card payment facility




Following Government guidelines this site is closed until further notice.

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.

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

Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 (1) 836 6111

Guided Tours:
Maximum number: 20
Duration: 45 minutes

Leaflet/Guide book:  English, Irish, French, German.

Seasonal Events:  Please check in advance using contact details listed above.

Photography / Video allowed: Yes, but permit required for commercial purposes.

Additional Information: Restricted access to castle grounds for visitors with disabilities.