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Charleville Castle

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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Whiskey Distillery Excursion
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Whiskey Distillery Excursion

Spend a day sampling some of the finest whisky on this distillery tour! <br><br>Drive to the Hidden Heartlands of Ireland and to the river Shannon. Travelling into the centre of Ireland, your first stop will be to Kilbeggan Distillery for a guided tour. Kilbeggan Distillery produces Lockes Whiskey which has been on this site for a few centuries and boasts old machinery and traditions as you see the whiskey making process in full. <br><br>Your route takes you a little further west to Lough Ree and a nice pub lunch in the sleepy little village of Glasson. After lunch, you will be brought into the historical town of Athlone where you can drop into Ireland's and possibly the oldest working pub in the world, 'Sean's Bar'. Sean's Bar now boasts its own whiskey and you will learn a little about Lough Ree and its connection to the origins of whiskey making. Passing by Athlone Castle and the River Shannon, you will finish up enjoying a tour at the Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery.
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Grace B wrote a review Mar 2020
Dublin, Ireland14 contributions3 helpful votes
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We were away for the weekend staying nearby and came across the castle from a Google search and so lucky we did. We arrive at 2pm and a lovely volunteer at the door named Roman (from France) welcomed us in for a tour (there is a donation to be made as its a voluntary run project) to note they do not have a card machine and we only had credit cards no cash so we drove down to the town to get an ATM and were back for the 3pm tour. The castle is beautiful and its history and stories provided by Roman were so interesting and captivating. The rooms within the castle were just out of this world. Thoroughly enjoyed and will definetly be back. Well done Roman for delivering such a great and informative tour for us. Thank you
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from enerX, Volunteer at Charleville Castle
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you from all the volunteers and thank you Romain... the card machine is fixed - most sorry about that
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Din B wrote a review Mar 2020
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One of the most beautiful castles in Ireland! Tour was provided by two volunteer french girls! We visited almost all rooms, was very interesting! Highly recommended for visit!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from enerX, Volunteer at Charleville Castle
Responded 5 Mar 2020
From all the volunteers at Charleville Castle - Thank you - safe route I hope the French Guides were live volunteers not "floating" residents???
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Keristy & Skylar wrote a review Mar 2020
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My partner and I made an unexpected stop to Charleville castle, rang the doorbell hoping to see inside and these two lovely ladies let us in and gave us a guided tour throughout the castle. We had many laughs and heard very many tales about the history of the family and the rooms that were available to the public. They had great knowledge about the history of the surrounding areas as well which we greatly appreciated! Sam and Nadine were so warm and welcoming to us to the point where we felt as though we were speaking to our friends not just a "regular tour guide with no emotion" both myself and my partner would absolutely recommend going to visit this magical place! Prior to going to Charleville Castle we visited another location, the staff there had no idea about the history but Sam and Nadine did. They told us stories of not just the one they worked at but others I would go back just to pick their brains more!!! Thank you so much ladies for all your work and obvious love of where you are.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DudleyS21, Volunteer at Charleville Castle
Responded 4 Mar 2020
What a smashing review.... Sam and Nadine ... you were migty lucky It would be great if all visitors could be so lucky But I guess that is the mystery of the castle - when to come? How to be so lucky... Safe travels
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Fred Byrne wrote a review Feb 2020
County Carlow, Ireland45 contributions10 helpful votes
Fantastic Experience. Well worth a a visit if your in the area. Our guide (Santiago) from Argentina was probably the best & most passionate guide I've ever had. Full of knowledge & stories relating to the castle & surrounding areas. Loved it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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CRRG_Dublin wrote a review Jan 2020
Dublin, Ireland120 contributions48 helpful votes
Hard to get a reply when trying to book our visit by e-mail and phone. But worth the trip and a fascinating castle. Our tour guide, Santiago (from Argentina!!) was brilliant - funny, entertaining, lively but also had a great knowlegde about the castle and Tullamore. Well worth the visit!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from enerX, Volunteer at Charleville Castle
Responded 27 Jan 2020
To CRRG_Dublin You guys are simply brilliant. and you overcame all the tests of actually getting a phone to ring in this big heap of a castle when a volunteers just happened to be passing --- 5 stars Thank you Santiage will be chuffed - it is great that you found it worthwhile and really good that you told other people .... let's keep the People's Castle ALIVE - Safe Travels
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