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Charleville Castle

Tullamore, Ireland
+353 57 932 3040
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Spook troop tours

Have been to two nights in the castle with spook troop tours. I can't give them enough credit. Both... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura D
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Spook Troop Tours Amazing experience

Attended a psychic advancement night at Charleville castle, Gillian and the volunteers at Spook... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GiuseppeTIM
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Dublin, Ireland
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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 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!
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Tullamore, Ireland
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+353 57 932 3040
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank GiuseppeTIM
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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

3  Thank Carlo M
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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been on paranormal investigations, spirtual evenings and psychic advancement nights with Gillian and crew over the years and I cannot praise them enough. So professional, great laugh, awesome stories and always willing to help and answer questions! Already looking forward to the next one!

1  Thank Jamman1701
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A restoration-in-process of a beautifully-designed storybook castle. Don't miss this if you are in the Irish Midlands.More

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

On behalf of all the Volunteers we thank you. By making your encouraging coments you have made a great contribution to the ongoing struggle to preserve Charleville Castle and keep it authentic while sharing it with the public - It is part of our heritage,...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Park just inside the gates and go for a long walk thru the grounds, in spring the grounds are awash with Bluebells, in summer the massive trees ( see the 1000 year old Oak) offer a shaded walk, The Castle does tours , its a...More

5  Thank geoff m
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

I tried to visit this house several times, but it was closed. Finally this year I was happy to get inside. House was opened for public, guide (they are all volontiers) was excellent. She told a lot of interesting about house and owners. House itself...More

2  Thank K_Shtatnova
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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi K Thank you so much for your support and encouragement We all appreciate it very much Glad you enjoyed it and got in finally

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit. Long walk up a hill with amazing trees & scenery, and apparently one of the oldest trees in Ireland. Staff are literally so helpful & friendly. The castle is really rundown & in desperate need of an injection of...More

1  Thank PennyWalters
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Dudley S, Volunteer-in-charge at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Many thanks from all the Volunteers

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Spent a wonderful morning here taking a tour of the castle and strolling the beautiful surrounding woodlands. This is a stately old castle which volunteers are lovingly restoring and maintaining. The care and attention they devote is obvious thoughout. Visitors will not be disappointed. We...More

1  Thank Patricia M
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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

On behalf of all the volunteers, and those who created this masterpiece, we thank you for your kind thoughts and support. Now this is your castle too. Thank you for volunteering once again.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Another hidden place on our travels around the world me and my husband have been to some places in our 35 years together but this starstruck us to amazement , touring Ireland also gives us chance to look into hereditary belongings, great place

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Dudley S, Volunteer-in-charge at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

We, the volunteers, are so delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Your comments are both kind and thoughtful - we will work harder now to save this place for the people - Thank you

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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 Dudley S | 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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