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Glenquin Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Glenquin, Co. Limerick, Ireland

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About Glenquin Castle

Glenquin Castle is a tower house and National Monument located in County Limerick, Ireland.This castle was a fortified dwelling, for the protection against raids and invaders, more correctly described as a Tower House. It is one of the finest tower houses to survive from the 16th century and is open to the public during the summer months.


Attractions Near Glenquin Castle

Castle Desmond
Castle Desmond8.05km from Glenquin Castle

Desmond Castle in Kinsale dates from around 1500. It is a classic urban tower house, consisting of a three-storey keep with storehouses to the rear. It served as a prison in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Its restored medieval features include and oak musicians' gallery and a limestone hooded fireplace.

Springfield Castle
Springfield Castle10.86km from Glenquin Castle

Springfield Castle, Broadford, is situated in the west part of County Limerick, Ireland, close to the town of Newcastlewest. The castle is a group of buildings around a courtyard, comprising two stone keeps, or towers; one 15th-century, one 18th-century, a range of workshops and stables and the modernised remains of an 18th-century servants' wing.

Glin Castle
Glin Castle24.27km from Glenquin Castle

Glin Castle is a unique & historical property offering wonderful comfort within breath-taking surroundings. It is the ancestral home of the Knights of Glin and still the family home of the FitzGeralds. The original ruined Glin Castle, besieged in 1601, lies nearby in the village of Glin.

Desmond Castle
Desmond Castle25.67km from Glenquin Castle

Desmond Castle in Kinsale dates from around 1500. It is a classic urban tower house, consisting of a three-storey keep with storehouses to the rear.It served as a prison in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Because it usually held French inmates, as well as Spaniards, Portuguese, Dutch and Americans, it became known locally as the French Prison and carries that name to this day.

Listowel Castle
Listowel Castle26.65km from Glenquin Castle

Listowel Castle, located near the town of Listowel, County Kerry in Ireland, was built in the 15th century. It was the last bastion against Queen Elizabeth I in the First Desmond Rebellion, and was the last fortress of the Geraldines to be subdued. The castle is a noted example of Anglo-Norman architecture in County Kerry, and has been the subject of several restoration projects. It is now protected as a national monument, and is open to the public for tours on a daily basis.

Lartigue Monorail and Museum
Lartigue Monorail and Museum27.03km from Glenquin Castle

The Lartigue Monorail system was developed by the French engineer Charles Lartigue. line 17 km long was built in 1895 between Feurs and Panissières, in the French département of Loire. However the Lartigue system as built was not truly a monorail, since it was necessary to add two further rails, one on each side, lower down the A frames.

Where is Glenquin Castle

Discover More Attractions in Limerick, Where Glenquin Castle Is Located

Limerick
Limerick
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County Limerick is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Munster, and is also part of the Mid-West Region.Limerick city is boisterously urban in contrast and has enough historic and cultural attractions for a day's diversion. About 15km south of the city are the haunting archaeological sites around Lough Gur, while about the same distance southwest of the city is the cute thatched village of Adare.

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