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Address: Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 450 2530
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Drimnagh Caste is Ireland's only moated castle. Set in the suburb of...
Drimnagh Caste is Ireland's only moated castle. Set in the suburb of Drimnagh in South Dublin, we are an authentic medieval castle with over 700 years of history. We have been the setting for many films, TV shows and historic events.
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A hidden gem in Drimnagh!

I just spent a wonderful afternoon visiting Drimnagh Castle in Drimnagh, Dublin 12 with my 10 year old daughter. Living locally i have often wondered about Drimnagh castle but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I just spent a wonderful afternoon visiting Drimnagh Castle in Drimnagh, Dublin 12 with my 10 year old daughter. Living locally i have often wondered about Drimnagh castle but never had the time to visit until today and boy am i glad i did. It is an absolute hidden gem!!! The castle is hidden from the main long-mile-road and is... More 

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Litchfield, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Drimnagh Castle is the last castle in Ireland that still has a moat. For a small fee, the guide will give you the tour and explain the history of the castle. Nice to see the castle in it's current condition. Great Hall and rest of the castle is well worth seeing. If going there from Dublin, take the 151 bus.... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This tour was part of an organized trip I did with a tour group to Ireland. I found the Castle well kept and the tour very interesting and informative. I liked doing the tour in a small group, it is easier to hear the guide talk and he was very keen to answer any questions asked.

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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Drimnagh castle is the most unassuming tourist attraction I have ever visited. The restoration work that has gone into it is amazing. The guides that show you around are informative and have as much time with you as you want. The garden is wonderful and the gardeners knowledgeable. I can highly recommend a trip to see it but nearly don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It`s nice restored castle with well informed tour guide, even my young lad haven`t been bored ;) You can take some nice photos over there. The only thing is that you can`t see the castle from the main road and it`s hard to get there - there is only one little sign (and castle itself is in the back of... More 

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ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Beautifully restored castle, very well informed tour guide. A must see for tourists and local s alike.

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Purcell, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I'm a little partial to Drimnagh Castle as this was my 23rd great-grandfather's castle, Alanus De Berneval. My sister and I traveled from Oklahoma to see the home place :-) It was everything we hoped it would be and more. I definitely recommend visiting the castle as it is so beautiful and the tour was very informative. I loved every... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Nice little sights of Dublin, worth to visit but not a long time program. Opening hours are short as most of the sights in Ireland.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I found the tour of the castle interesting as i live in the area but i think anybody would be interested to see this castle which is just as you imagine a real castle to be inside and out, it even has a full working moat.! Well worth a visit.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We enjoyed the experience. It was a good overview of a renovated castle.It wasn't among the favorite of our Dublin experiences, but it was OK

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