Ireland’s top 8 castles and why they are not to be missed

Did you know there are more than 30,000 castles and castle ruins in Ireland?

Some date back to the 11th century.  That’s a lot of history.  The problem is, it’s difficult to decide which ones you should visit when you have limited time.

To help you decide, the Ocean Sands Hotel in County Sligo, Ireland, has sent us this beautiful infographic, “The Must-see Castles in Ireland.”

Now the only problem you’ll have is wanting to see them all!

Castles of Ireland infographic from the Ocean Sands Hotel in Sligo.

Castles of Ireland infographic courtesy of The Ocean Sands Hotel in Co. Sligo, Ireland.

Which Irish castles have you visited? Can you add any to this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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About Melody Moser

Melody Moser is a Travel Expert & Travel Writer specializing in Europe, river cruises and romantic travel. Based in southern New Jersey, she spends her time traveling the world, writing about it, and helping others fulfill their travel dreams.