THERE ARE THE LEGENDS — chieftains, lady pirates, wailing banshees — that inhabit these structures. And then there are the castles themselves, some crumbling atmospherically, others polished and maintained as estates and hotels. However you choose to look at them, Ireland’s castles are simply extraordinary. Here are six of our favorites, along with tips on some awesome places to check out nearby when you visit.
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