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Drimnagh Castle

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Excellent visit. The castle is brilliantly restored and parts of it are really well preserved. It... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2019
Kildare, Ireland
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Thanks Brian!

Well as you saw from the previous post from my sister, we loved the quaint tour from Brian. While... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2019
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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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Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
+353 1 450 2530
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Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

Excellent visit. The castle is brilliantly restored and parts of it are really well preserved. It is definitely worth a visit, make time to visit this hidden gem for sure! The Castle is very impressive and the gardens are perfect for strolling around and snapping...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

Well as you saw from the previous post from my sister, we loved the quaint tour from Brian. While professional he kept it relaxed. From the history of the castle to the playground he gets to play in everyday, he didnt leave anything out. Thanks...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

It was my sister and my last day in Ireland and I hadn't visited a castle. Saw lots but no actual tour of one. I found drinmagh castle with a quick search and what a great find! We arrived 10 minutes late for the regular...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank karen091974
Reviewed April 14, 2019

13c castle. 15c gatehouse. Some jacobean features. All surrounded by a full moat. Surrounded by peaceful gardens. Tucked behind school grounds. Imaginatively restored roof and hall. Great guided tours at low cost (cash only). Well worth seeking out.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paulnaessens66
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

You can see the castle, we saw 3 ducks on the moat. There are some steps up to 2 different doors but don't think they open. There is a courtyard, toilets, a bench and through an archway there is a nice garden with hedges, flowers,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Angie C
Reviewed March 24, 2019

This was hands down our favorite site to see while in Ireland. What an amazing stop this was! Our guide Denise was spectacular. She made our tour so special and gave us SO much information about the castles history. She is a great photographer too...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Toni Y
Reviewed March 13, 2019

12 o Clock tour today.13/03. Two women thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We would totally recommend a trip. So much history involved. An interesting treasure. The gardens were amazing. Different.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Anita R
Reviewed March 10, 2019

This is a marvellous attraction. Hosted by John who engagingly over more than an hour gave an excellent overview of its history and more recent conservation and restoration. Just one of its wonderful aspects is the flooded moat surrounding it, the only one of its...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank permia
Reviewed January 29, 2019

We visited the castle on a cold day but had a warm welcome from the tour guide Denise.The history of the castle is long and varied. However the more recent story of the restoration is equally fascinating. This was topped off by a tour of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 385maureen
Reviewed January 16, 2019

A beautifully restored Medieval castle with a moat and botanical gardens. We walked round with one other couple, and were very impressed by the guide's knowledge and passion for his work. You can hire out the castle for events at a very reasonable rate, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Taylor M
December 31, 2018|
Response from Marguerite a | Reviewed this property |
We had to climb up some narrow, somewhat winding stairs. There was no other obvious entry but we did not ask.
September 29, 2018|
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Response from Margaret M | Reviewed this property |
Well you learn something new everyday..I had not heard of Uber before. I drove there myself. It is a short tour around the castle. It's lovely but I think getting the Luas or a bus would be cheaper.
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.