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Drimnagh Castle

Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
+353 1 450 2530
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The restoration project should be supported so much more. The moat should also be looked after... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret M
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We were lucky because even though we'd just missed a tour starting they arranged for one just for... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
DanHuckle81
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
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+353 1 450 2530
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"private tour"
in 11 reviews
"hordes of tourists"
in 2 reviews
"worth the bus ride"
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"city centre"
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"history lesson"
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"great tour"
in 4 reviews
"moat"
in 36 reviews
"restoration"
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"restored"
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"century"
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"parterre"
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"ireland"
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"tallaght"
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"intact"
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"tower"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restoration project should be supported so much more. The moat should also be looked after especially for the resident ducks. The castle is smaller than the likes of Blarney or Kilkenny but that doesn't take from it. Would love to see the herbs in...More

Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky because even though we'd just missed a tour starting they arranged for one just for us to save us waiting around. Richard (I think) was really informative and a good laugh. The castle is pretty tucked away but well worth an hour...More

1  Thank DanHuckle81
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

In the multiple castles we visited while we were in Dublin this is by far my favorite castle. We payed to do the tour and our tour guide Denise was amazing. She took the time to explain everything and answer any questions. It was very...More

Thank Brian P
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Probably the best €5 you can spend in Dublin. A brilliant restoration of the castle and gardens. The tour guide ( Denise?) was a mine of information on the history of the castle and the restoration project. Would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Fergus B
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

For 5 euros we got a great tour. We were the only ones there and the guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and informative. It's a really cool little tucked away location. Definitely worth the bus ride out from the city center.

Thank Erik C
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Absolutely loved this little castle and gardens. If you want to see what it might have been like living in fourteen and fifteenth century Ireland, make sure to visit Drimnaugh Castle. Its recent renovation reignited life into the original structures giving us a glimpse into...More

3  Thank skels0
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

My wife and I took the Number 123 Bus from ChristChurch directly to the Drimnagh Castle (You will need to tell the Driver your destination). The bus stop is across the street from the Long Mile Inn. The Castle entrance is down the Main Street...More

4  Thank Dr. Chuck Bauer
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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

My trip to this little gem didn't start off well with Taxis and Uber but I am greatful I did not give up even though I was slightly rushed. Everything I read was true although I did not find I had to lower my expectations...More

2  Thank Wendy M
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Reviewed June 13, 2017

We held a party here and we had a fantastic day. Its a beautiful little castle inside and out, with a lovely courtyard and garden...it even has a moat! The staff were so helpful & nice. This is a great location for an outdoor or...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Nestling among the modern buildings is this jewel from a bygone time.I visited on a beautiful sunny day.The gardener was cutting hay(yep ,cutting hay)in a nearby meadow,but stopped to inquire if we needed any help. Proceeded to give us a history lesson and transported us...More

Thank Philip C
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Rachel K
December 2, 2016|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we paid after the tour. I think it was about 4.50 euros per person. They do have a website and you can get more detailed info there.
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R X
November 5, 2016|
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Response from Liza R | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is free off street parking available. If for any reason you cannot access the parking (if the gate is closed) you can park in the nearby Aldi supermarket carpark.
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Kim M
September 8, 2015|
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Response from BeaEva2013 | Reviewed this property |
I agree that taking a bus is much easier and the bus stop is in front of the castle.
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