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Trim Castle

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Completed around 1220, the Irish Parliament met there several times in the 15th century. It was also used as a mint for the country's currency. In modern times, "Braveheart" was filmed in Trim Castle.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place, but not much left. Not a complete ruin. It has a nice path around in the fields, nice evening stroll. Trim has a few things to offer, a quiet little town.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This castle has an interesting story and the guide managed to tell it all in a very enthusiastic way with a bit of humour along the way. I've been there twice and both times the guides were really good. The keep is also well worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are picnic benches outside, plenty of open space, not expensive to get in and guided tours for a slightly higher price.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Missed the tour to the top was disappointed by this would have liked to have seen the top. Also an audio tour would have been nice. Lucky to get to see a balloon taking off same day

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

Recently visited the castle following a wedding at Trim Castle hotel.I has never been here before and I was amazed by its sheer size.Beauitfully built and still in amazing good shape.Well worth a visit to such an important places in our history and with an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit with a tour of the Keep. Our tour guide was wonderful! (I wish I could remember his name.) We learned a lot about the history of the castle, Ireland, and many interesting fun facts which brought it all to life in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Even though this beautiful castle was closed... So much more then a castle. Moat. Abbey. Steeple. Rolling hills. Tons of hiking room!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Very interesting. My partner and I just wandered the castle ourselves, exploring its grounds. We found it very cool, considering how old this place is and you can still look around and touch it without being kept behind a barrier 100ft. The day we visited...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This castle is a must if you have family and friends visiting from abroad. The cost of the tour is reasonable and the guilds a wealth of knowledge.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

We've been to Ireland twice, and both times we visited Trim Castle. My fiance is a medieval history buff and this castle ticks all the boxes for him! The castle itself is amazing to see. We took the guided tour on both visits and thoroughly...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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979Ellen
August 13, 2018|
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Response from DEIRDREBERREBIE | Reviewed this property |
There is a Gaeltacht area not far from there close to Athboy. Ráth Chairn was founded in 1935 when families moved to area from Connemara, it’s grown a lot since then! Enjoy your visit. Slainte!
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About 16kms
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May 14, 2018|
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Response from Ceallachain | Reviewed this property |
Here's some information Bus Stop Departs Busáras. (Main bus station) Other locations : Picks up Phibsboro, Mater Hospital Picks up Phibsboro, St. Peters Church Drops off Trim Dublin Rd Knightsbrook Drops off Trim... More
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Jan P
Ireland in 15 days (12 Replies)
My husband and myself are coming to Ireland mid June 2017 for 15 days. I hope to have 2 days in Dublin and we will pick up a rental car. Then drive to Cork for 2 nights, then to Kerry for 2 nights and Dingle for 1 night, Then we plan to go the Clare for 1 night and then up to Galway for 2 nights and then to Donegal for 2 nights and Belfast for 2 nights and then Trim Castle Meath for 1 night and then fly out of Dublin. Any suggestions about places not to be missed while we are there
October 08, 2016|
Response fromoma14|
Jan you might get some responses if you put your plans in a simpler to read format.... day 1&2 Dublin day 3&4 Cork.................etc.
Psych4Travel
Fort Worth, Texas
N. Ireland Touring (4 Replies)
Hi all, Putting together a July itinerary and have a few questions on our N. Ireland part. Arrive DUB on Saturday morning. Tour Dublin. P/U car Sunday morning from airport. Drive to Belfast. Overnight in Belfast. Monday - Belfast to Derry with stops at Giants causeway, Dunluce, possibly rope bridge. Overnight in Derry (will be continuing down to Sligo the next day). A few questions: I would like to stop at Newgrange and it makes sense to do that on the way to Belfast. How...More
April 25, 2012|
Response fromBobby W|
That sounds fine as taxi tours run quite late in july but i would book ahead as it is a Sunday.For Newgrange/ Trim details i would post on Co Meath Forum.
biogirl
Ontario
backpacking for 7 days (5 Replies)
Hello everyone I will be heading to Europe in a few week for a 3 month backpacking journey. This will be my second trip, but first time in Ireland, so I was hoping for some feedback on my itinerary. Just so you know I will be a female traveling alone, and I am in my early 20s. I am more of an adventure seeker, I love the outdoors and would much prefer seeing historical sights and natural beauties than museums. I also tend to do more than most people in a day - which is why I'm sure some...More
June 10, 2007|
Response fromirish_eyes1000|
Do the hop on hop off bus tour in Dublin. If you are short on time you will get a good quick overview of the city and will see a few places that might interest you to visit. You should visit Trinity College and the Book of Kells exhibition there, the old library is very impressive. Also it is much nicer to stroll around Grafton Street and St. Stephens Green Park as opposed to O'Connell Street and Parnell Square. Parnell Square isn't that interesting, although there is the Garden of...More