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Drimnagh Castle

Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
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Ranked #58 of 218 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A small group of us travelled to Dublin for the UCF/Penn State football game at the end of August. In researching things to see, we stumbled upon the Drimnagh Castle. We were intrigued to visit a castle with the only working mote in Ireland. Although it took us about a half hour via bus from the city center to get... More 

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Parma, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This place was just a short bus ride from downtown Dublin and was a very cool experience. I don't think they get a ton of tourists because we got there and walked into the castle and finally found a room full of old countrymen just hanging out eating breakfast. I think we took them by surprise but they were very... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was one of my favorite tours and we did a lot of tours while in Ireland! Our guide was very entertaining while giving us tons of information. The castle and gardens are so beautiful! There were only two other people on the tour so it was like having a private tour. If you get the chance you should definitely... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Drimnagh Castle is a hidden gem, located on the grounds of a private school in the Dublin suburbs. It took me and my wife 20 minutes to find it, after the 20 minute bus ride out to Drimnagh. It was well worth the hunt though. Willie, one of the curators, was amazing guide, and gave the two of us a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was told if we ever get to Ireland we had to try and find time to visit Drimnagh castle, and this quiet unassuming hidden castle is indeed worth the visit, granted it is not well advertised and their face book page could do with some updating, but that is beside the point, We have traveled around Ireland visiting many... More 

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san jose
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I thought this was one of the more authentic historic experiences in Ireland. The guide walked us through a brief history of why the castle was built and what's happened since. We talked about what it was like to live in such a castle, what the Normans did for hygiene and entertainment and so forth. And because the castle is... More 

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St. Albert Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
55 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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