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Maynooth Castle

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
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As usual the OPW have done a great job and it is well worth getting the story of the Geraldine’s in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeniferodinnell
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We enjoyed a very interesting tour of the castle with Moira. The tour lasted about an hour, it was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Yvonne K
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Maynooth Castle is a mid to late 12th Century Norman castle with a history that is both intriguing and exciting. The stronghold of the Fitzgerald family, the castle has stood on this site in the centre of Maynooth for over 8 centuries. Today...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Main Street | Parsons street, Maynooth, Ireland
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+353 1 628 6744
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All reviews fitzgerald family guided tour steeped in history free admission worth a visit excellent exhibition great tour interesting facts heritage week scale model main street self guided open to the public medieval ireland knowledgeable staff on display couple of hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As usual the OPW have done a great job and it is well worth getting the story of the Geraldine’s in Maynooth

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jeniferodinnell
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very interesting tour of the castle with Moira. The tour lasted about an hour, it was very informative, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Yvonne K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just love this about Ireland: everywhere we went, there was some kind of a castle, either renovated or in ruins. On our last night in Ireland, staying at a Maynooth hotel for it's convenience to the airport, we just laughed when we saw there...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Julie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

What remains if the castle is very imoressive. There are panels that explain the historical evolution of the castle. The staff is very knowledgeable can offer guidance about the purposes of the differents parts of the castle.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Miguel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is in the heart of Maynooth at the junction of the Main Street. The ruins are impressive and substantial and are enclosed in pleasant grounds. An interesting place for a short visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moira provided an excellent history tour. She was knowledgeable and friendly. As I am not from Ireland, she recognized that I may need more information on the history of the country in order to appreciate the story of the Maynooth Castle. It would be helpful...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Learn about the Norman invasion of Ireland and the foundation of the Norman castle and settlement in maynooth and what remains of the ease I eat settlement today eg the tower of the church or Ireland - self guided and mini exhibition but also guided...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank pupumann0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle was a small stop, some beautiful castle grounds! You’re able to go into the remains of the castle, where there’s a little museum of some of the history and interesting facts.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank GalwayGirl181
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in the neighborhood and have the chance to explore here, it is so worth it! So much history in one location! I had a lovely time exploring the grounds and taking in the sheer size of the remaining Castle pieces. Inside the exhibit,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Journiemernie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great history and great setting. Moira, one of the hosts, was extremely welcoming and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: July 2019
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