Aughnanure Castle is located on the N59 road, just 3 km from Oughterard town. It was built in the 16th century as a stronghold of the O’Flaherty clan. It lies in picturesque countryside surroundings and is close to the shores of Lough Corrib. The Castle is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. Visitors will find the remains of a banqueting hall, a watch tower, bastions and a dry harbour. Guided tours are available.