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Address: Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 450 2530
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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I found the tour of the castle interesting as i live in the area but i think anybody would be interested to see this castle which is just as you imagine a real castle to be inside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I found the tour of the castle interesting as i live in the area but i think anybody would be interested to see this castle which is just as you imagine a real castle to be inside and out, it even has a full working moat.! Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We enjoyed the experience. It was a good overview of a renovated castle.It wasn't among the favorite of our Dublin experiences, but it was OK

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Pointe Claire, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

There is very good history about Dublin and the people that the castle once held within its walls. But there was no one to help answer questions about the castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My friend and I visited Drimnagh Castle today. Despite living in Ireland for the past 8 years, I had never heard of this particular castle. We loved the experience. Anne was exceptionally passionate re the history of the castle and answered our questions professionally and demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the castles itself, the gardens and the area itself. Her... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I had heard about this castle from many online reviews and decided it was on the top of my list to see when I visited Ireland. It was definitely worth it. The staff (Will and Anne) were so helpful, kind and informative and basically spent the entire afternoon giving myself and my family basically a private tour of both the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Drimnagh Castle was a highlight of my visit to Dublin. The castle has been restored with oak woodwork being done to recreate the vaulted ceiling and mezzanine level where minstrels would have played. Because of this it's a much better castle to visit because you can feel how the room was like and walk up through all four storeys. Willy... More 

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Thank you for the review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Drimnagh Castle. Every review is appreciated. Thanks Andrew More 

South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

11th century castle being restored-stone mason school on the grounds-a water filled moat-well tended garden-and enthusiatic caretakers. Hard to find but a joy for our grandchildren to see our family crest. Our first visit in Dublin made our heritage trip very real for our family of 8.

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Naas, Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I recently visited Drimnagh Castle on a bit of a nostalgia kick as I went to school in the nearby school. The castle is small, but the restoration is very good. We got a tour which was very informative and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 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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Additional Information about Drimnagh Castle

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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