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Drimnagh Castle

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Address: Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 450 2530
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Drimnagh Caste is Ireland's only moated castle. Set in the suburb of...

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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Interesting castle and moat

A lesser-known castle and small grounds, worth a trip as it's quite inexpensive and quiet (only a handful on the tour). It might be particularly good if you've seen Trim Castle as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lesser-known castle and small grounds, worth a trip as it's quite inexpensive and quiet (only a handful on the tour). It might be particularly good if you've seen Trim Castle as it shares a lot of details, but on a much smaller scale! The hall in particular has been very nicely restored. Some of the upper rooms are not... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were wanting to visit an authentic medieval castle while in Ireland, and this was the greatest find! For only €4.50 per person, we got a personal guided tour for our family. The staff were super friendly and had some great information to share. It is only like twenty minutes from the center of Dublin, and when walking up to... More 

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Grisignano di Zocco, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like the previous review, we arrived early and also received a private tour from Brian. He provided a very interesting and knowledgable tour and history of the castle (as well as Irish history) and even gave us a tour of the garden with a mini botany lesson of all the plants they grow. Small but very nice Norman castle and,... More 

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Elmsford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the castle right as they opened and received a private tour from Brian, who insisted that he was "just the gardener". Well, "Brian, just the gardener" gave an excellent tour of the castle, gardens and grounds that well exceeded our expectations! He gave a fascinating and extensive history the castle--well worth the small 4 euro... More 

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This was a lovely little place, the person who gave us the tour was very friendly, helpful and down to earth. The castle itself was beautiful and we got a nice picture of how people had used it over the years. It has a moat, to strole around with plenty of ducks. There are stunning gardens, which to my 5... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see in Dublin and it seems most people have never even heard of it . A 12th century Norman Castle in excellent restored condition just south of city center and you feel like you are a million miles away once on the grounds . For me this was a history lesson as it was built by... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Beautifully curated art exhibition and installation arranged by students and. Art teachers of Drimnagh Castle Secondary School. A wonderful setting for it. Gardens looked great.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Visited the Drimnagh Castle on Monday while a friend an I were exploring Dublin. It was within walking distance from the Kylemore Tram station and definitely worth a visit! The castle is in great condition considering it's age and history. The garden is absolutely beautiful as well. Our tour guide was Brain - who is actually the gardener on the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This was a long-threatened visit which I completed recently and I feel I was let into a secret. It's not run by the Office of Public Works so it doesn't get a high profile. It's a labour of love in its long,long restoration run by people who obviously love it. It's an unusual castle in an unexpected place, behind Drimnagh... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to wait for a tour guide to arrive, as he may be gone to the grocery store, even if the castle is open.

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