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Drimnagh Castle

Address: Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-450-2530
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Ranked #114 of 603 things to do in Dublin
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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English first
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My friend and I visited Drimnagh castle and we were very impressed both with the tour guide and the castle itself. Our tour guide, Andrew, was very friendly and really took an interest in making conversation and giving us an excellent tour of the castle, midieval life, and Irish culture in general. I defintely recommend this little gem to anyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My friend and I went on a tour here just a few days ago. We loved it! All of the men working there are very friendly and wonderful to converse with. Our tour guide Andrew was excellent, he filled us in not only about the history of the castle but also the history of the Irish people during the time... More 

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Esperance, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is such an underrated attraction! If you find yourself with a strange obsession with medieval castles like I do, this is exactly what you're looking for. While small, it's what you want when you're looking for an intact, romantic, adventurous, whimsical castle. I've been to Kilkenny Castle, Ardgillan, the Rock of Cashel... Most are remodeled and as such, have... More 

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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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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