Ballybunion Castle, Ireland – Be Lost in Time

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The Ballybunion Castle is located west of Listowel which is just eight miles away, in Ireland. It is one of the most popular visiting destinations on the western coast of Ireland. Ballybunion Castle was constructed on a high point just above the cliffs. These cliffs extend downward from both directions from this castle offering panoramic views of the White Strand shore. Since the 14th century when it was built, the castle has experienced and seen many battles and harsh weather conditions. Time has taken away its sea walls that protected it but could not take away its elegance and charm that still persists.

WALKWAY UP THE BALLYBUNION CASTLE
WALKWAY UP THE BALLYBUNION CASTLE
CLOSER VIEW OF THE BALLYBUNION CASTLE
CLOSER VIEW OF THE BALLYBUNION CASTLE
THE BEACH OF THE BALLYBUNION CASTLE IRELAND
THE BEACH OF THE BALLYBUNION CASTLE IRELAND
BALLYBUNION CASTLE IN IRELAND
BALLYBUNION CASTLE IN IRELAND
BALLYBUNION CASTLE WITH THE VIEW OF THE SEA
BALLYBUNION CASTLE WITH THE VIEW OF THE SEA
ON TOP OF THE HILL IS THE BALLYBUNION CASTLE
ON TOP OF THE HILL IS THE BALLYBUNION CASTLE

How to Reach

The Ballybunion castle can be reached when you travel approximately eight miles from Listowel in the west direction. The town of Ballybunion falls under the County Kerry, Ireland.

Highlights of the Castle

  • The Castle was built by the Geraldines.
  • Ballybunion castle was built in 14th Century.
  • Ballybunion castle stands today on the Castle Green spot of a coastal fort of “Clann Conaire.”
  • The castle was acquired by the Bonyon family in the year 1582.
  • In the year 1612 the castle and its land was granted to Thomas Fitzmaurice.
  • From 1923 the castle was under the Office of Public Works before it was destroyed during the Desmond Wars.
  • Today the only remains of the castle is a single wall.
  • There are two golf courses, the famous Ballybunion Golf Club in its grounds.

Nearby Attractions

  • Ardfert Cathedral Ruins – 21.6 km
  • Ardfert Franciscan Friary – 21.2 km
  • Abbeydorney /Kyrie Eleison Abbey, Cistercian – 17.6 km
  • Blennerville Windmill – 28.7 km
  • Listowel Castle – 14.6 km
  • Carrigafoyle Castle Ruins – 14.3 km
  • Carrigaholt Castle Ruins – 9.9 km
  • Fenit Castle Ruins – 27.2 km
  • Glin Castle Hotel and Gardens – 26.8 km
  • Doonmore Castle Ruins within 27.1 km
  • Kilcredaun Head Lighthouse – 7.9 km
  • Lislaughlin / Lislaughtin Franciscan Friary / Abbey – 14.9 km
  • Loop Head Lighthouse – 18 km
  • The Lartigue Monorailway, Listowel – 14.6 km
  • Rattoo Round Tower and Church Ruins – 7.9 km
  • Tarbert Island Lighthouse – 23.1 km
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