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An amazing 13th century castle on the Wild Atlantic Way. Built by the Normans in 1215, it is located in the heart of the historical fishing village of Baltimore, West Cork.

Throughout the ages the Castle has a long history of interesting owners and occupiers including the original Norman settler Sleynie, the local O'Driscoll clan and the infamous Fineen the Rover, the Spanish Crown, Cromwellian forces as well as many others.

The castle is open to visitors and holds a fascinating exhibition on Baltimore's turbulent past and it's brutal relationship with pirates. There's also a café in the castle grounds.

Adults €5, children under 12 free.

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