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Drimnagh Castle

Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
353-1-450-2530
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Ranked #99 of 279 attractions in Dublin
Type: Castles
Traveler Description: Drimnagh Castle is of norman origins dating back to the 13th century and was one of the oldest continually inhabited castles up until the 1950's when... more »
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St. Albert Alberta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Our family visited Drimnagh Castle recently. This visit turned out to be one of the most interesting and enjoyable events of our week long stay in Dublin. We took the bus (77a) and found the castle a short walk from the end of Drimnagh road - right behind the Drimnagh Castle secondary school. we were greeted enthusiastically by the volunteers... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A bit challenging to find. Look for the sign for Drimnagh Castle on the left before the Drimnagh Castle School entrance. A small castle, expanded over the ensuing centuries. An honest restoration. Our guide, Andrew, was a joy, enthusiastic about the structure. Restoration gives you an excellent impression of life in medieval Ireland. Well worth a visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Have to admit that the castle is small (expected something more majestic), and maybe because of that, there were no other visitors to this interesting place. Willy showed us around and explained the history of the place and the people who previously resided here. Learnt quite a few things about medieval period. Restoration is on-going but nothing major. The garden... More

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Dublin
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40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I have been living in Dublin for over 40 years and only recently, quite accidentally, became aware of this castle. Visitors generally want to see Dublin Castle - which is no longer a castle in the accepted sense, it now being more grand state apartments – but I believe that visitors should consider putting this little gem on their list... More

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Charming historical building which is well worth a visit. Being lovingly restored, excellent work being done there. Willy, our guide, was wonderful and very informative. We really enjoyed our visit today. A true hidden gem.

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Drimnagh Castle is a really beautiful restored Norman Castle. Our guide Willy was brilliant at showing us around and was really passionate about the castle and Irish history in general. We were the only two people to visit the place for the whole day and this is such a shame that no one is making any effort to market this... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We had an interesting guided tour of this restored Norman Castle. The only castle with a flooded moat in Ireland. Water from the local Bluebell river feeds the moat. When you look out of the tower window you can see the formal herb garden. If you want a guided tour please phone before to find out the times. A really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Beautiful place to visit and had some very interesting history. The gardens were beautifully maintained. Staff were very friendly and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Had a tour.in drimnagh castle and was surprised at the amount of history hidden there well worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Drimnagh Castle was, until 1954 one of the oldest continually inhabited Castles in Ireland, and is an outstanding example of an old feudal stronghold. It is the only Irish castle still to be surrounded by a flooded moat, a very picturesque feature, described in 1780 as a "very deep ditch of water supplied from the Green Hills". It is now... More

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