A Student of History

February 22, 2007

Irish Castles

Filed under: Ireland — John Maass @ 8:05 pm

CNN’s travel section has a nice piece on visiting Irish castles.  Since I am a Hibernophile, I include the link.

The image of majestic stone castles rising from rolling green fields is a romantic one, a fantasy held by many travelers who dream of Ireland.

But that image is a reality all over the island nation — where castles offer such differing charms and features that visitors can tailor castle stays to their own whims and preferences. Luxury accommodation, resident ghosts, medieval banquets and horseback riding — all of these can be found amid the smattering of Irish castles. And regardless of each castle’s location, striking views and sightseeing opportunities are never far away.

My favorite: Kilkenny (below).


  1. Thanks for sharing the castle picture.
    As a hobby, I love doing Power Point presentations of turistic places and forward them to my friends. I love Ireland, place where I learn the english language, and would like to know which site should I visit in order to get pictures of such beautiful country
    I thank you in advance for your kind answer.

    Comment by Laura Sofía arredondo — November 17, 2007 @ 5:00 am | Reply

  2. Thank you for this picture, I really needed an amazing picture of a castle and this is it!!!!!!!

    Comment by Samantha Copling — April 8, 2010 @ 9:38 am | Reply

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