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Drimnagh Castle

Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
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Ranked #95 of 263 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
94 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011 via mobile

8 yrs ago we had our wedding reception here. It is a unique place in Dublin, different from the usual hotel wedding location. However they definitley do not use the place to it's full potential. The staff aren't great to be honest. This place could be a great tourist attraction/ venue if properly run.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2010

~ ~ Drimnagh Castle is situated, appropriately enough, in the village of Drimnagh just off the “Long Mile Road”, the main road west out of Dublin. In fact, Drimnagh isn’t really a village these days, being only about three miles or so from the City Centre, and is now more just a part of the city itself. ~ ~ The... More

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Dublin, Ireland
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

I've passed Drimnagh Castle nearly a zillion times but surprisingly I had never bothered to pay it a visit, so after it had been recommended a few times recently on The Dublin Forum, my husband and I decided to get on our bikes, and cycle over on Sunday the 8th of August, as it was a nice sunny day. According... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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189 reviews 189 reviews
96 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009

I was doing a marathon castle day and had spent the day going from one castle to the next. I spent 25 euros to get to and from this castle that was CLOSED!!! they state that they are open on Wed. Sat. Sun 12-5...WRONG. I got there around 4:20 on Wed.7/1 and they were closed! the taxi driver was very... More

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