Grainne’s Tower – Killdavnet Castle: Achill Island, Co Mayo


Grainne's Castle - Photo by Corey Taratuta

Grainne’s Castle – Photo by Corey Taratuta

Kildavnet Castle is a simple, 15th century tower located near Dooega on Achill Island. It’s most famous owner was Grainne Mhaol, or Grace O’Malley, the Irish pirate queen.

Situated on a picturesque coastline near a small village, and just down the road from the stunning Keem Bay and Ashleam, this strong structure is literally RIGHT on the water. It is easy to see that it was a very defensible and important location.

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Written by Christy Nicholas

Christy Nicholas

Christy is an artist, accountant and traveler with a love for Ireland and hopes to move there someday. A variety of her artwork and travel reports are available at www.greendragonartist.com. Christy’s Tips | Website

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