It's great to see that you're planning on visiting this fall, and there are loads of castles and historical places to explore while you're here. :)Bunratty Castle
is open in October, and you can visit the castle and folk park, as well as attend a medieval banquet
! What other castles did you have in mind?
Since you'll be in Dublin, you can visit Dublin Castle
, and many of the other historical buildings
in the county. In Galway there is of course the famous Kylemore Abbey
, among others
. When you're in Kinsale I definitely recommend a trip to Charles Fort
, and of course Kilkenny Castle
These are just a few options, and you can find even more ideas and suggestions in this suggested castles itinerary
. Since you are interested in history, I think you might also like Ireland's Ancient East
, which is filled with ancient tombs and Vikings.
You'll find that there are many museums on the Emerald Isle as well, from the Galway City Museum to the Little Museum of Dublin. You can find some favourites here
. Most will be open all year round, but times and days may differ, so make sure to check their websites before you plan your trip.
I hope this was helpful, and feel free to give me a shout if you have any questions! :)