Drimnagh Castle

Drimnagh Castle, Dublin: Hours, Address, Drimnagh Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Drimnagh Castle
4.5
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 12:00
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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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kenandpamelanoonan
Dublin, Ireland53 contributions
Family
Excellent tour by Elaine our guide. Didn't realise this hidden gem existed behind the school. Beautiful gardens and the castle is very well kept. I would highly recommend
Written 22 June 2022
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Tina
Frisco, TX1 contribution
Friends
This was by far one of the highlights of my trip to Ireland! Elaine was an amazing tour guide! Very highly recommend!! I will definitely visit again.
Written 17 June 2022
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WaterfordGuy
Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland87 contributions
Couples
We very much enjoyed our tour of Drimnagh Castle on Monday, 28th February 2022. The castle itself is beautifully restored. Our tour guide was very friendly and had an in depth knowledge of the castle. His personal connection to the castle and the local area really enhanced this tour.
Written 2 March 2022
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JustEilidh
Ede, The Netherlands20 contributions
The castle is hidden away between industry and as you are going there it might seem like you wont find it. The castle has opening hours but as we arrived the door was closed. We rang and luckily could get a tour but would recommend to see if you can book in advance!
The tour itself it lovely and the guide we had was very knowledgeable about the history of Ireland and the castle. He was very helpful and friendly!
Written 28 February 2022
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Anne E
Canada11 contributions
I had a wonderful tour of Drimnagh Castle in Dublin. The castle was built by the Normans in the 13th century, and is remarkably intact. It is the only remaining moated castle in Ireland. It has a battlement tower, restored great hall, and lovely parterre gardens. My tour guide, Denise, was a well-informed and witty guide with great stories about the building and the people who lived there. Some of the stories are not for the faint of heart, and I don't just mean the ghost! Highly recommended.
Written 30 November 2021
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Jennifer G
Seattle, WA17 contributions
Solo
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.
Written 4 March 2020
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TheIndieTripper
Dublin, Ireland95 contributions
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,
Written 2 March 2020
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Elaine
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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!
Written 16 February 2020
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Glenn Ellen
St. Petersburg, FL130 contributions
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.
Written 12 February 2020
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Estee Auret Olivier
10 contributions
Friends
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.
Written 14 January 2020
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Drimnagh Castle is open:
  • Mon - Thu 09:00 - 16:00
  • Fri - Fri 09:00 - 12:00