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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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