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Charleville Castle

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Address: Tullamore, Ireland
Phone Number:
057 9323040
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Charleville castle is a building which has been rescued from near ruin by...

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 unchanged and we rotate volunteers to mind it 24 hours a day 365 days a year - but also to keep it open to the public. it is famous for its ghosts stories and unique architecture - but it is not a state-funded project and depends entirely on volunteers and supporters - so many people, thousands, have expressed their love of the building and support - we hope you will get a real feeling of what it is to keep a castle like this alive when you visit - see you here!

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Haunted Trip!!

We were lucky enough to be able to participate in a spooky night in Charleville Castle along with other people that attended on the night. It was absolutely brilliant. We were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tracey C
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County Westmeath, Ireland
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County Westmeath, Ireland
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were lucky enough to be able to participate in a spooky night in Charleville Castle along with other people that attended on the night. It was absolutely brilliant. We were given a tour a the start and then as the night progressed and we made our way into each of the rooms we were told about the stories of... More 

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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and support - see you back here then ! More 

Seal Beach, California
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad that my husband and I visited this castle! We stopped in Tullamore on the way from Dublin to Galway to go to the distillery. I had read about this castle and thought it would be something we would enjoy. What I loved most about this tour is how personal it was. We were there in July... More 

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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for helping our work by taking the time to alert others - we very much appreciate your support and look forward to your return More 

Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I was in Tullamore, so I had to visit its castle. I visited in the winter, so the place was not open for business. There was a sign on the door letting visitors know about the reduced hours during the winter months. The sign did invite visitors to enjoy the exterior views, and listed a time when they would be... More 

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Ratoath, Meath
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Tour guide was very interesting and the castle is amazing. The history of the castle is stunning and the architecture a must see.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This Gothic-style castle located in County Offaly, is currently closed but has a glorious facade that is worth a look in itself, the castle is set deep in the forest grounds, plenty of walking to be had and a nice drive in, definitely worth a look, awesome piccies to be had.

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Madagascar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

3rd time visiting, just can't get enough of this castle. Nice to see the slow but certain progress of restoration and upkeep. Visiting times are shortened for the winter because of lack of tourists, but still they manage to keep it open! Big cheers to the Castle ant their volunteers!

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Came here with friends for wedding photos to be taken. Great spot, beautiful castle and fantastic photos.

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Killarney, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Walked into Charleville Castle from the Tullamore town side. The walk, through wooded land was very pleasant. There were quite a few walking and running that evening. Disappointed that the castle itself was inaccessable. Looks like a fine building, but in need of repair and upkeep.

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Arklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Pop by Charleville Castle and do the guided tour, the place is amazing and well worth a visit. The tour guides really know their stuff and every time I visit I learn something new about the castle. It's got an amazing history.

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Thanks you so much More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was one of our last stops before coming home and it was well worth it. It is a bit creepy but WELL worth the tour. There are so many secret passages and storage spots and some good ghost stories, too. I would highly recommend stopping and taking the tour.

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Charleville C, volunteers at Charleville Castle, responded to this review

thanks so much for the support More 

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