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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
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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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Do not try to visit at weekends

Drimnagh castle is a Norman castle in South Dublin and it is the only moated castle remaining in Ireland. Although the website claims that the restoration work of the castle was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Budapest, Hungary

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Budapest, Hungary
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26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drimnagh castle is a Norman castle in South Dublin and it is the only moated castle remaining in Ireland. Although the website claims that the restoration work of the castle was completed in 1996, there is still a lot going on in the castle, although fortunately it is now open to the public on weekdays from 9 to 4. Nowadays... More 

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Toronto
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually don't write reviews for attractions (I believe this is only my second) but I had to make an exception for this place. I'm obsessed with castles so naturally I couldn't visit Ireland without checking one out. We first read about this place on here but were surprised to arrive and learn they didn't get much tourist traffic. It... More 

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Thank nixgirl
Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After I decided to explore the area around my new home, I saw a tag for a castle on google maps and decided to go in that direction...it was a cloudy Thursday morning and there was no one else at the castle but me and the groundskeeper. After asking, if I can have a look around, the nice man kindly... More 

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Thank Mojca J
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Just out for a local walk when we stumbled across the Castle. Great review of its colourful history and fascinating architecture from our guide Chris. Only example of an Irish castle with a flooded moat! Go and have a look!

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Thank WeezerB1977
Rome, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I suggest to visit the castle . It is very well preserved . I thank the gardener who showed us around the castle and told us many interesting things about the place with professionalism and kindness. It is wonderful to find people who love their work and are so proud to be able to see us tourists the castle, it... More 

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Thank Valeria C
Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This castle dating back to 1212 is a forgotten gem in Dublin. It is an original Norman castle complete with the only moat left in Ireland. It is in a great refurbished state of repair and a must see if you want to see a castle that protected the boundaries of the Pale. A real castle that was still in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Nice old castle with beautiful gardens, I recommend it as a must to see if you like history, castles and old buildings.

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Lancs
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

A nice place to spend a couple of hours looking at all the old featurs. It has a lot of history, again take your camera and get some record of what you see. I suggest you take the guided tour to get the most out of it as you get told all about the history.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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56 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Visited Drimnagh Castle on a whim and found it very interesting and beautiful. The garden is very well tended and beautiful. I toured the castle and was quite impressed with how it has held up and with the restorations done on it. It's set back from the main road a bit and took a bus ride to get there, so... More 

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New York City, New York
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Interesting castle and so close to the city center. Enjoyed wandering around the grounds and the lovely garden. How awesome to have this history still standing in the middle of the city. If history is your thing, you'll enjoy this tour.

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