Ranked #5 of 8 attractions in New Ross
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Duncannon Fort is a star shaped fortress on an important promontory in Waterford Harbour. It was built in 1588 in the...
Duncannon Fort is a star shaped fortress on an important promontory in Waterford Harbour. It was built in 1588 in the expectation of an attack on the area by the Spanish Armada. The Fort is surrounded by a 30 ft high dry moat and has one of the oldest lighthouses of its kind in Ireland. All the major buildings in the Fort surround a parade ground. A walk around the outer ramparts afford spectacular views across the estuary to Co. Waterford and down to Hook Head. Located at a lower level than the moat is the croppy boy cell. After the 1798 rebellion, prisoners were detained here pending transfer to Geneva Barracks for trial and sentencing. In April 2013 we opened a new museum World at War with a D.Day room and *Ireland's only Great War Trench Experience* Enjoy a Coffee in our Officer's Cafe, Craft Shop and various retail outlets. Well worth a visit.