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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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The castle visit and tour were excellent. A very friendly tour guide gave us an interesting and entertaining tour and held the interest of our two children. Considering the state... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Simon D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The castle visit and tour were excellent. A very friendly tour guide gave us an interesting and entertaining tour and held the interest of our two children. Considering the state of the castle in the 1990s the restoration work done is of a high standard. The fact that this has been done as a private enterprise without public funding makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

This castle was beautiful and authentic. Skip Dublin castle and go to this instead! You can actually go inside and see the original undercroft and old rooms. The flooded moat was also great. The tour guides are amazing too, ours had an extensive knowledge about the history of the castle, the families who used it, and much more. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We found this castle here on trip advisor and were so glad we did. if you're looking to be herded like cattle through a cookie cutter tour, this is probally not the place for you. Our taxi driver who lived in Dublin his whole life couldn't believe that this place existed!! a absolute hidden gem. Our tour guide was so... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

One of last castles in Ireland wirh working moat. Had tour wirh willie who was very knowledgeable and able to tell us more than we had imagined about castle. Castle not heated unless fireplace is lit. Several movies used as venue. Beautiful garden at back wirh botanist which we unfortunately did not meet as her day off is tues. Classes... More 

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DrimnaghCastle, Manager at Drimnagh Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Drimnagh Castle. Willie is one of our longest serving guides and is both knowledgeable and entertaining as a guide. Thanks Andrew More 

Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

With a full running moat and fully restored castle and gardens its well worth visiting. You see so many things you miss on a castle ruin any where else.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Hidden gem restored to authentic feel of medieval decor...very knowledgeable guide and great walk around herbal garden, the castle interior and exterior..this was time well spent and not only for history buffs:)

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Eugene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A friend and I came across this castle online randomly while searching for places the hit show "The Tudors" was filmed. Also, we love castles and all that is medieval. We went to the other "castles" in Dublin but were disappointed. Then we arrived here.... This quaint little castle is absolutely beautiful and romantic! We were warmly greeted and given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I am a traveling student and my friend and I decided to pass a few days in Dublin. We found this castle online quite by accident and decided to stop by. First of all, the castle itself is historically appealing in its authenticity unlike the other castles I viewed in Dublin. Secondly, and most importantly, the staff are unique in... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great restored castle with plenty to see. The guide knew a load of information about the castles history and was fun to listen to. At the end of our tour we ended up just chatting with our guides for a short while and advised on some nice additional locations around the country to visit if we had time. Our favorite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Lovely tour in association with Drimnagh Heritage week. Absolutely beautiful structure dating from the mid 1500s, the only castle with a moat in Ireland still in existence. There is a CB school attached to the site.

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Additional Information about Drimnagh Castle

Address: Address: Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 450 2530
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 4

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