15 picturesque Irish castles

The ancient fortified homes of kings, Irish castles are medieval and brooding structures overlooking large green expanses, lakes and hills.  These imperious monuments were once centres of power but are now frequented by tourists attracted by the picturesque views and medieval architecture.  The former magnificence of these regal homes has been restored in some cases and are well worth the visit.  Here is a photo collection of some well known Irish Castles.

Belfast Castle and gardens, Belfast, Ireland
Belfast Castle and gardens, Belfast, Ireland

 

Malahide Castle, Dublin
Malahide Castle, Dublin

 

Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Castle

 

Ross Castle, Killarney
Ross Castle, Killarney

 

Newton Castle
Newton Castle

 

Dunguaire castle
Dunguaire castle

 

Kylemore Abbey castle
Kylemore Abbey castle

 

Malahide Castle in Dublin, Ireland
Malahide Castle in Dublin, Ireland

 

Doonagore castle
Doonagore castle

 

Carrickfergus Castle, Northern Ireland
Carrickfergus Castle, Northern Ireland

 

Adare castle
Adare castle

 

Dunluce Castle, Antrim
Dunluce Castle, Antrim

 

Blackrock Castle on the banks of the river in Cork city, Ireland
Blackrock Castle on the banks of the river in Cork city, Ireland

 

Medieval Ashford castle and gardens
Medieval Ashford castle and gardens

 

Irish Castles

 

 

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