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Drimnagh Castle

Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
353-1-450-2530
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Ranked #67 of 283 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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Fountain Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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Dublin
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46 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Dublin
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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
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12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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