When we were a child, we dreamed about the land of castles, dragons, warriors, and legends. Then, we grew up to face the real world that makes our dream gone. The land of dream named Ireland where the fabulous castles were located is the place which bring our dream become true once again.
First of all, Blarney Castle, the highlight of this island, is established at the south of Ireland. To kiss the Blarney Stone and to get the gift of the gab are the legends here. There is a tradition to climb the stairs to reach to that stone. The most beautiful thing of this castle which covering more than 60 acres is the blossom gardens. This castle was built by Chieftain Cormac MacCarthy, 600 years ago.
Ashford Castle, the 800 years old building, is at the west of Ireland Fairytale Castle in Country Galway. It was being dominated by the Guinness family. Although a long time passed, it was being kept in the same condition. Today, it’s the five stars hotel where you can spend your night like a royalty. The illustrious celebrities’ wedding was set in the gold interior and freshly manicured lawns as well.
Bun-Ratty, stood at the Folk Park, is another wonderful building which used to be a trading camp in 970 AD. It is seven miles away from the Airport of Shannon. You can travel to the castle easily. In fact, the original one was destroyed in a war between English Kings and Irish Chieftains. nevertheless, this is the best place for festivities. One of the traditions is that women are dressed in feudal gowns and enjoy the party which served pork, potato soup, mulled mead, goblets and bread. Moreover, you can relax and enjoy the ambiance at the same time on the bench with your lovely family or friends
The last one, Doe Castle, located at the west north of Ireland in Country Donegal, is the best architecture style in the Ireland. It was surrounded by the water from three side. It is being walled in the water and was built on a peninsula with irrigation canal into the rock of the land side. The most fabulous scene is from the Cartwright Cree slough which is ten miles away from the Dunfanaghy village.