Connemara and County Mayo Sights



Clifden Castle

Clifden Castle Review

Clifden Castle was built in 1815 by John D'Arcy, the town's founder, and High Sheriff of Galway, who wished to establish a center of law and order in what he saw as the lawless wilderness of Connemara. Before the founding of Clifden, the interior of Connemara was largely uninhabited, with most of its population clinging to the seashore. A 2-km (1-mile) walk along the beach road through the grounds of the now ruined Clifden Castle is the best way to explore the seashore.

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  • Location: Clifden
Updated: 02-04-2013

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