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Drimnagh Castle

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Drimnagh Castle

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Jennifer G wrote a review Mar 2020
Seattle, Washington17 contributions10 helpful votes
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I was greeted by the king of the castle, well actually he was the maintenance man, but he was sitting in a throne when I arrived. I found the tour, lead by John, very interesting. John presented different perspectives of architectural history and processes of restoring this historical structure. The tour was about an hour. I took the bus from county centre in Dublin and took a short walk to the castle.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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TheIndieTripper wrote a review Mar 2020
Dublin, Ireland98 contributions45 helpful votes
What a wonderful place! Drimnagh Castle is Ireland's ONLY moated castle which still has its surrounding water defences intact. I found that amazing. Dating back to the 13th century, the original occupants were Norman knights. The wooden drawbridge is no longer there but was replaced with a stone bridge in 1780. Its history is a fascinating one and it's been used in a number of films. It's well worth doing a tour of the castle which only costs €6. You will get to see the the Great Hall, the Undercroft with its sinister 'Murder Hole', the wonderful chandelier which came from the movie Excalibur, the Medieval toileting area and in particular the secret passageway (no pics allowed here...) I really enjoyed my tour with Elaine who I had all to myself (it was off-peak) to ply with questions, and she really seemed to have a passion for the site. The gardens are gorgeous ( free to enter but donations are gratefully accepted) and she recommended that I come back again in Summer when everything is in full bloom. i'll definitely do that. It's only a few kilometres from the city centre so if you're interested in medieval history or old houses, then this is definitely the experience for you. No hoards of tourists either so it really is a brilliant little find,
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Elaine wrote a review Feb 2020
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I never realised there was a castle in Drimnagh until very recently. I visited the castle a few days ago and being off season, it was just me so I had my own private tour guide, who was excellent, John is his name. It's a small castle but has a lot of history and it's well worth a visit. It's Ireland's only moated castle. Definitely recommend checking it out!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Glenn Ellen wrote a review Feb 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida136 contributions43 helpful votes
I was pleasantly surprised that the Castle was still in use for seasonal functions. This wonderful castle is a quick view with a beautiful moat and garden area for beautiful picture options.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Estee Auret Olivier wrote a review Jan 2020
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The riany weather added to the ambiance! Really is a beautiful castle. The tour guide was friendly and gave a lot of information. Had a great time.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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