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Great tour

Our tour guide Joseph was very personable and you could tell he loved the castle. The castle was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brandi R
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Albany, Georgia
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Great tour!

We had today a great tour trough the castle.. All the rooms we could visit are stunning and you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lukas M
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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

Our tour guide Joseph was very personable and you could tell he loved the castle. The castle was beautiful. We parked at the end of the lane and walked along the path in the woods back to the castle which I recommend.

Thank Brandi R
DudleyS21, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

On behalf of Joseph and all the volunteers - I thank you for the positive encouragement - it means a lot - now this is your castle too - safe travels

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had today a great tour trough the castle.. All the rooms we could visit are stunning and you should really try to visit it.

Thank Lukas M
DudleyS21, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are most grateful for your support and proud of our volunteer guides and this fine heap - the great Charleville Castle - a true lady with a new lease of life THANK YOU

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on our trip to Dublin from the Cliffs of Moher. The two of us joined one other couple in a tour with Joseph. You can tell he enjoys giving tours and storytelling. He was great! It’s a beautiful building with an interesting...More

Thank Miranda C
DudleyS21, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Delighted you enjoyed Joe's (Seosamh) passion and stories. Thank you for your supportive words - it helps to keep us working to protect this fine edifice - Charleville Castle ... doomed to ruin but saved by volunteers from across the Globe THANK YOU

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in history and finding a location that is not known to most, this is the place

Thank seshi1951
DudleyS21, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Seshi Many thanks and safe journey THANK YOU

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank irene m
DudleyS21, Volunteer-in-charge at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 8 September 2018 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

Thank Niamh O
DudleyS21, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

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 29 August 2018

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 28 August 2018 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

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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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