Situated near the town of Kinvara, approximately 20 miles south of Galway city, Dunguaire Castle can be found. The castle was built in 1520 by the O’Hynes clan on the purported site of the original stronghold of the legendary King of Connacht-Guaire Aidhne. In the 1920′s it was purchased by Oliver St. John Gogarty and became a meeting place of the literary greats of the day such as WB Yeats and his patron Lady Gregory, George Bernard Shaw and JM Synge. Now it is the venue for Medieval Banquets. On Friday April 24th at 5:30 pm we all have reservations to attend a banquet here! Originally, we were told that they would not be open on that Friday-it will still be quite early in the tourist season-but when they heard that there were 20 of us wishing to attend, they agreed to open for business! It looks like we’ll have the place to ourselves! The banquet consists of a four course dinner served with wine followed by entertainment with literary selections and song. Yes, its a bit touristy but should be great fun! The cost is 56 euro ($75 per person).
Keep an eye on updates here. We are working on finalizing plans for a private coach tour of the Burren / Cliffs of Moher for Friday April 24th during the day. We are also organizing the rehearsal dinner taking place on Saturday April 25th. More details to follow soon!