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Fascinating!

We ended up with a private tour as they were running a bit late. Definitely worth the wait, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark E
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A must visit

We just visited this fantastic looking castle and had a absolutely brilliant tour all thanks to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pokki C
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Charleville castle is a building which has been rescued from near ruin by volunteers and a voluntary organisation - it has been described as Irelands leading historical architect, Francis Johston's masterpiece. It is maintained authentic and...more
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Tullamore, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ended up with a private tour as they were running a bit late. Definitely worth the wait, the people that didn't wait around really missed out! The castle is being refurbished by all volunteers and the effort they've put into it is amazing. So...More

Thank Mark E
DudleyS21, Volunteer-in-Charge at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much from the volunteers at Charleville Castle. Delighted you were willing to wait and then enjoy it so much. This time of year the focus is on the roof and winter prep. Joseph is smashing for holding the fort and making sure...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just visited this fantastic looking castle and had a absolutely brilliant tour all thanks to the tour guide Joseph, he really makes the castle come alive with his enthusiasm and passion for the castle, his knowledge of the castle is second to none and...More

Thank Pokki C
DudleyS21, Volunteer-in-Charge at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks from the volunteers and well done Joseph. Thank you and safe journet

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the castle in time for a tour along with a second couple but after waiting for 20 mins and ringing the bell and phoning the number no one turned up. It was a shame as we were looking forward to seeing the...More

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DudleyS21, Volunteer-in-charge at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So sorry to hear - We are wondering what happened. people are always on duty here. can you help us please to pinpoint the time and date so that we can find out what happened. Again, as volunteers, we try our best be keep this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entertaining and unique tour with our guide Joseph. Would absolutely recommend anyone to visit for the guided tour. The castle is astonishing. Our group loved it!More

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DudleyS21, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Delighted that you enjoyed. Seosamh is a great storyteller isn't he? Many thanks for going to the trouble of providing feedback but also such positive feedback - it makes the work of the volunteers so much more rewarding. Safe journey# keep in touch Greetings from...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter, grandson and I visited Charleville today. It was a fascinating tour with a very unusual-in a good way-guide. Seosamh was very informative and his passion for the history of the house is infectious. He encourages his party to ask questions and we had...More

Thank Sharon c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got to visit the castle and were thrilled with the experience. Joseph was a terrific tour guide and was very engaging. He was even asked to leave for a second to meet Louis, a local wild bird he had rescued that came to greet...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Joseph Jordan gave us a great your of the castle, a must if you are in the Midlands of Ireland!It is all run by volunteersMore

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Dudley S, Volunteer-in-Charge at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey thanks a mill for your generous feedback. Joseph (or in Irish Seosamh (Show-Suv) as we call him) is a lovely chap - just graduated medicine but has a big urge to contribute more to the universe. We're all proud of him - so thanks...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Have been to two nights in the castle with spook troop tours. I can't give them enough credit. Both nights were incredible. The stories and history of the castle is amazing. Gillian and the gang make you feel at home. Highly recommended:)

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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Hi Its great to get your positive feedback - thank you so much - and from all here thank you Gillian

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Attended a psychic advancement night at Charleville castle, Gillian and the volunteers at Spook Troop Tours made it a great experience that provided everyone there with a good and interactive way of getting involved and learning to advance there abilities. I would highly recommend attending...More

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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Wonderful - Gillian is great - and it all helps save the castle - a big big thanks

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Attended a psychic advaement night at Charleville castle which was organised by Gillian who founded Spook Troop Tours and was absolutely brilliant have visited the castle many times on normal tours and for other events and was never disappointed. The volunteers of the castle do...More

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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

This is mighty. Great to hear you enjoyed it and that it runs so well - thank you and thank you Gillan and crew

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hazelpauline
18 February 2018|
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Response from Enda W | Reviewed this property |
google the site and call the number on the site. size of group is no issue if they are available.
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Markpendergast
22 January 2018|
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Response from Gizmo123456789 | Reviewed this property |
Only just saw your question sorry for delay,it is not possible to stay overnight
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Patricia P
5 March 2017|
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Response from DudleyS21 | Property representative |
Hi Yes we are open all year by prior appointment, including November 11 to 15. You can make arrangements by email which you can find on our website. Please remember we are a an organisation made up by volunteers so advance... More
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