Knappogue Castle and Walled Gardens
Don’t miss this truly magnificent medieval castle in the unspoiled and idyllic landscape of Quin, Co. Clare.
Knappogue Castle, built in 1467 by Sean McNamara, son of Sioda (who built Bunratty Castle) has a long and varied history. In 1571 the castle became seat of the MacNamara Clan, Earls of West Clancullen.
In 1641 it was occupied by Oliver Cromwell’s troops but later returned to the MacNamara family who sold it to the Scots in 1800.