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    Castle Birr, County Offaly. This area has been the site of a castle since 1170, however, the addition of the Leviathan of Parsonstown in 1845 is what makes this site a must visit for science lovers.

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    Kinnitty Castle, County Offaly. This castle has been a home, a training college, burnt down by the IRA, but since 1994 has been a hotel.

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    Malahide Caste, County Dublin. The oldest parts of this castle date back to the 12th century. It was home to the Talbot family for 791 years, however now it is a spot for tourists.

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    Ferns Castle, County Wexford. Only half of this massive castle remains from the original castle from the 13th Century.

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    Glenveagh Castle, County Donegal. Glenveagh was once a vacation spot for celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin and Greta Garbo. Today it is a breathtaking national park.

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    Unlike modern homes, castle still retain most of their charm when in disrepair. Albeit not a true castle, but the Watch Tower Ruins at Slieve League in Bunglass still are a sight to be held.

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    Bunratty Castle, County Clare. The castle was built in 1425 by the MacNamara clan and today is a massive open air museum that is a wildly popular tourist attraction.

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    King John's Castle, County Limerick. This castle dates back to 1210 and sits next to the River Shannon. In 1900 the remains of a viking settlement were found on the site. Today it is an interactive museum.

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    Castle Kilcoe, County Cork. Built around 1450 by Dermod MacCarthy and then renovated and restored in the late 1990's by actor Jeremy Irons to become his family home.

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    Blarney Castle, County Cork. Arguably the most well known castle in Ireland. It is here where tourists can kiss the 'Blarney Stone' which will grant them the 'gift of gab'.

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