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Drimnagh Castle

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Address: Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 1 450 2530
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Ancient Ireland. Drimnagh Castle.

Nestling among the modern buildings is this jewel from a bygone time.I visited on a beautiful sunny day.The gardener was cutting hay(yep ,cutting hay)in a nearby meadow,but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nestling among the modern buildings is this jewel from a bygone time.I visited on a beautiful sunny day.The gardener was cutting hay(yep ,cutting hay)in a nearby meadow,but stopped to inquire if we needed any help. Proceeded to give us a history lesson and transported us back in time.Great little tour of this gem and really worth a visit.Get there by... More 

Thank RamblinJack12
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful and unexpected jewel. The tour was very good and the guide was nice he gave us a lot of information about the history of the castle. Also a cosy garden. I recommend to visit for sure.

1 Thank Maria G
Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The castle is ancient and beautiful! There is a real moat. Alex the guide, was so kind and cultured... he told us a lot of stories about Drimnagh castle! Very interesting. The guided tour is only 4.5 euros. Worth it!

3 Thank aledolly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The castle is undergoing restoration so you have to use your imagination more than at other historical sites in Ireland. But the staff are very friendly and accommodating. But if you've just come from Kilkenny or Blarney Castle then be prepared to adjust your expectations.

2 Thank Vijante-gigante
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

An easy bus ride from the Dublin center and the stop is right at the end of the street. The castle is a bit hidden behind schools but only a 2 minute walk from the stop. Check the opening times before you go, as it was only open till 1 pm on the day we went. Brian, the gardener, gave... More 

2 Thank Karen G
Portadown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We spent a very enjoyable hour at Drimnagh Castle this morning. Our guide, Charlie, was very welcoming and informative and all the staff on duty took the time to have a bit of craic with us as we passed through the castle and grounds. A lot of effort has been spent on restoring the castle and it is well worth... More 

3 Thank Glebehill
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

not clear where the entrance is. it seemed it was closed. i thought it would be great and big after knowing that this was ireland's only castle with moat. but nothing much. there is nothing to see in the castles of ireland

2 Thank Nisha K
Castleknock, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Hidden behind a pair of schools on, this hidden gem has been used as a location for the Tudors TV series - masquerading as the Tower of London. Guided tour gave great history of the building & the amazing work that went into the restoration.

4 Thank Liza R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Interesting place, restored and run by locals (used for filming Tudors series). Cozy place tucked away in an odd location. Definitely worth a visit if you aren't going to make it outside of the Dublin area as it is far more historic than Dublin castle and the current restorations are as good as any of the national sites, as far... More 

2 Thank mtnClimb
New York
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The only CASTLE still be bee surrounded by a moat, Only a short bus ride from city center. Walk across the drawbridge into another world. Michael my guide was extremely knowledgable not only about the Castle but the incredibly beautiful 17th century formal gardens. A incredible experience of a long ago time - a beautiful relaxing visit. Well worth the... More 

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