From some of the world's most famous castles (Blarney Castle in County Cork) to an island monastery dating back to the 6th century (Skellig Michael in County Kerry), the South West of Ireland is home to a wide variety of ancient structures. These structures have not only stood the test of time they have gone on to represent the very essence of Ireland to people all across the globe.
On this page we invite you to have a look at South West Ireland's most well known Castles and Ancient Settlements.
Here's our selection of the most popular castles in South West Ireland.
Ancient sites, settlements and monuments in South West Ireland.