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Charleville Castle

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Tullamore, Ireland
+353 57 932 3040
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Amazing

Another hidden place on our travels around the world me and my husband have been to some places in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ryanmike7
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Hidden gem must see

My friend and I showed up a bit late (half hour before close-Sorry!!!) and Bonnie was so patient... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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!
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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“gothic style” (3 reviews)
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Tullamore, Ireland
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+353 57 932 3040
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I showed up a bit late (half hour before close-Sorry!!!) and Bonnie was so patient and showed us around even though we should not have come so late. The Charleville Castle is being run and renovated by volunteers, and it’s so great...More

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

Hi, I did not have the pleasure of meeting you when you visited but I'm so overwhelmed by the generosity and astuteness of you comment that I felt, on behalf of all the volunteers and friends of Charleville Castle, that I must reach out the...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

It's a gorgeous gothic castle with a supernatural charm. Our guide Samantha was terrific she knows so much about the castle and one can see that she is passionate about its history. She could answer the even the silliest question. We had a lovely time...More

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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Many thanks for your very positive contribution - it helps a low - safe journeys

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

All our dreams were made possible on this day. The room was amazing. Full off energy full off history full off love and joy. I could not have asked for a more romantic setting. Friends and family were overcome by the room and the castle....More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Worked on a film here and it was a great location. In good enough shape and perfect for filming/photo shoots. Staff were great and educated on it history. Bring a coat though its colder in the castle then it is outside.

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Dudley S, other at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thanks - I am really glad you enjoyed it

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We found the castle via Tripadvisor and just the loved the personal tour outside of opening time by a very sweet, kind and good storyteller from Argentina. The castle is a fantastic piece of Irish/English history and we hope that the owners will be able...More

Thank MIchaelChristensen
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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

You are very kind - and we, volunteers, thank you Volunteer -n Charge

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A few really beautiful walks leading to the castle. There is a real sense of tge mystical and history here all at once. You can call for a guided tour by the conservation group there.

Thank Enda W
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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017
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Thanks enjoy

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

A group of 6 of us visited for the morning, castle itself is interesting to look at, the stories and tales that go along with it is what makes it worth while.

1  Thank discoadelaide
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

my family and i were staying close to this castle last july and tried to visit , but a concert was on and we couldnt get in. note to self, must visit next time we are in the area. So we are at the gates...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Had my wedding pictures here and it was fab. I haven't got my official wedding pictures yet but from what our photographer showed us, they are going to be stunning. Got some lovely pictures of all the guys on the stair case. Almost regal feel...More

1  Thank louisemerrell1986
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Dudley S, volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Delighted for you and thanks Dudley

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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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