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Drimnagh Castle

Closes in 6 min: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Nice place for short stroll and quick look around

It is bigger than you expect. Not possible to get inside, but there is nice park around and castle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pietrix79
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Dublin, Ireland
AMAZING tour, great tour guide

Visited with my friend and had an amazing time. Very cute castle with such rich history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is bigger than you expect. Not possible to get inside, but there is nice park around and castle looks really great. It is hidden well behind school grounds, but you can get there by car (parking in front). Free of charge to see the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my friend and had an amazing time. Very cute castle with such rich history - DEFINITELY worth paying the โ‚ฌ5 for a tour. We had a man named Brian and he was absolutely incredible - very knowledgeable about all aspects of the castleโ€™s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Not much left of the Original Castle. It is certainly not the place of war and defense it once was. However, there was a very nice exhibit of modern art there in September 2018, which was worth to visit.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Drimnagh C, Public Relations Manager at Drimnagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Quite a lot of the original castle and dwellings have been kept and preserved. The castle was abandoned for over 30 years and was almost demolished. We are grateful that we still have it. Also after being a fortress of defense...More

Reviewed September 26, 2018

The great hall and gardens are fantastic. The castle is very historic and you can feel the history and ghosts as you walk through. The gardens are beautiful. Good for a wedding in the garden if the weather is clear. Move inside if the rains...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Drimnagh C, Public Relations Manager at Drimnagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind words ๐Ÿฐ

Reviewed September 12, 2018

I can't recommend this enough. VERY cheap - in fact, a little too cheap if they want to continue restorations!!! Fantastic tour guide - passionate and knowledgeable about the restoration project and history of the castle. We turned up out of the blue and he...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gail P
Drimnagh C, Public Relations Manager at Drimnagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks! We really appreciate your wonderful review and are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us. ๐Ÿฐ

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Even though it's a small castle, it's incredibly worth to see it for the absolutely incredible restoration work done, and the lovely tour guides!! The people working in there love the castle's history, that can be said for sure. It's only 20 mins away from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Drimnagh C, Public Relations Manager at Drimnagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much. We really value your words and agree.. We love our castle ๐Ÿฐ

Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Directly related to a good mates ancestors in Tasmania, Australia. I couldn't wait to check out what was left of his family history. The guide was incredibly passionate and had an extensive amount of knowledge of both my mates family history and also the areas...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Drimnagh C, Public Relations Manager at Drimnagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words and review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour of Drimnagh Castle ๐Ÿฐ

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem and an oasis of peace. We had a very enthusiastic and informative guide who made the tour very enjoyable. There is lots to see here including a beautiful garden. Great value for money and I would highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Susan M
Drimnagh C, Public Relations Manager at Drimnagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words ๐Ÿ‘ We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour of Drimnagh Castle ๐Ÿฐ

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We had the best tour with outlr guide. You can tell that she has a love for the castle and is excited to share it with visitors. We didn't want to leave! There are all kinds of quirky staircases that you get to to explore...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Drimnagh C, Tour Guide at Drimnagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank-you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and show you around our wonderful castle ๐Ÿฐ See you again one day if you're back in the Emerald Isle. (Denise) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Reviewed August 7, 2018

Very historical, beautiful castle, you will like the garden too! Inside of garden, there are historical museum that is free to see it. Real Irish history you would like to see, must go!!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Drimnagh C, Tour Guide at Drimnagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words ๐Ÿ‘

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Jessica L
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.
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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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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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Drimnagh Castle (3 Replies)
I looked at a number of websites titled Drimnagh Castle &amp; it seems as though it is a school. 1. Is there a Drimnagh Castle &amp; if so is it open to the public? 2. How does one find out if the castle is open without actually going?
February 21, 2012|
Response fromwrappido|
My sons attended Drimnagh Castle the castle itself is sityated in between the Primary and Secondary school and behind the monastery. The Castle is the only castle in Europe with a working moat fed by underground rivers 3 and is open to the public.It is been fully restored to its former glory and is one of the castles used in the BBC series the Tudors .If you send me a pm with your email address I will send you pictures and find out the actual opening times for you.
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There's lots of good pub grub to be had all over town. Half your budget should suffice. Where are you staying?
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