Ireland`s countryside is dotted with castles that range from romantic castles and towers that are in ruins to stately `chieftain castles` and Irish castle hotels. They are all filled with character and history. Many of these castles are medieval, dating from the 11th to the 15th century; they were built as fortified homes for chieftains or Anglo Norman settlers and designed for defense. Then there are also the castles built during the flamboyant Georgian era and the neo-Gothic revival of the Victorian age.
Dublin - County Clare Area: 2 hrs. 35 mins. approx.
County Clare - Galway: 1 hr. approx.
Galway - Dublin: 2 hrs. 30 mins. approx.
Dublin - County Cork Area: 3 hrs. approx.
County Cork Area - County Kerry Area: 1 hr. 15 mins. approx.
County Kerry Area - County Clare Area: 1 hr. 50 mins. approx.
County Clare Area - Dublin: 2 hrs. 30 mins. approx.
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