Enniscorthy Castle
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09:30 - 17:00
Monday
09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
Friday
09:30 - 17:00
Saturday
12:00 - 17:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
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Enniscorthy Castle, in the heart of Enniscorthy town, was originally built in the 13th century, and has been ‘home’ to Norman knights, English armies, Irish rebels and prisoners, and local merchant families. Why not visit our dungeon to see the rare medieval wall art –The Halberdier or our battlements at the top of the castle to marvel at the amazing views of Vinegar Hill Battlefield, Enniscorthy town, and the sights. We explore the development of the Castle and town from its earliest Norman origins, with a special focus on the Castle as a family home. Visitors can also view the ‘Enniscorthy Industries ‘exhibition on the ground floor from the early 1600’s onward when Enniscorthy began to grow and prosper as a market town,our exhibition to renowned Irish furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray.
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Slaneyside
Wexford17 contributions
Aug 2022
A lot of the exhibits seemed to be missing on the day we visited. Eileen Gray's furniture display virtually non-existent. Lots of empty space. Some exhibits in a sad state - the penny-farthing bicycle looked quite rusty - a display of Lett's beer mats had strips of card (?) across them partially obscuring the images (like some sellers do on eBay).

We had to hang about for forty minutes to be allowed on to the roof with a guide - in reality the only reason that I wanted to show my visitors the castle in the first place. So, while the staff were friendly there's little to hold the visitor here and it represents poor value for money.
Written 16 August 2022
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GeraldineM53
Dublin, Ireland182 contributions
Aug 2022
Really enjoyed this visit to a "family castle" great insight to what living in a castle must have been like . View from the roof was stunning. Guide (Derek?) was excellent.
suggest some additional seating for older visitors during the visit as lot of standing involved.
Written 11 August 2022
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Dianne B
Chilliwack, Canada100 contributions
Jun 2022
The four of us ended up with a staff member taking us onto the roof of the castle for amazing and beautiful views. Inside were room settings of times gone bye, displays of artifacts, history of the people that once lived in the castle and the surrounding area.
Well worth the visit to this pretty town.
Written 9 July 2022
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P_Stibbons
County Wexford, Ireland116 contributions
May 2022
It's been a few years since we last went, and the exhibit is much improved and well worth a visit. Now (until 29th July 2022) there is an exhibition showcasing folkloric customs especially from County Wexford, with numerous artefacts and clear labelling and explanatory text, and QR codes take you deeper into the back story if you're interested. The exhibition alone is worth the visit.
The castle itself unfortunately no longer has much to do with the structure built by the famous William Marshal in the 13th century, and since it was used as a posh urban residence into the later 20th century, there is not much left of the medieval feel. But the exhibits are now more focused and well presented, with much local history. While I would not have recommended it four years ago, it's now well worth a visit.
Written 14 May 2022
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Philomena M
36 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
It wasnt great,a bit boring.Not much information.We didnt think it was worth going too.We wouldn't recommend going
Written 18 April 2022
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blaa_in_exile
Clonmel, Ireland118 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Visited here with my family today and I must admit it was better than I expected.
Great value at just €12 for a family ticket.
Written 28 October 2021
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freshokeeffe
Dublin, Ireland121 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Enjoyed our time going around the castle learning lots about it history. We even got to go up on the the roof and there where some great views from there of enniscorthy town and vinegar hill . Not at all expensive well worth checking out.
Written 3 October 2021
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Aidan E
4 contributions
Aug 2021
Enniscorthy Castle may not be the most talked about attraction in Wexford, but it's well worth a visit. The staff were so engaged and informative and were only too happy to answer questions and explain bits and pieces about the castle and surrounding area. The collections are a bit of a mixed bag but it's a lovely building and it doesn't take long to visit.
Written 23 August 2021
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Jacqueline Rita Skinner
237 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Myself and my husband visited Enniscorthy Castle recently and loved our visit and found the talk about the history of the castle very interesting.
Written 18 August 2021
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Feemar5
Ireland225 contributions
Jun 2021
The castle has a good location and I know because of Covid some services may have been restricted. The reception staff were friendly but there did not seem to be any guided tours - you were left to wander around yourself and I felt the admission fee of €9 for students and seniors was a little steep as there was very little to see and we got no information on the history of the place.
Written 18 June 2021
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Good Afternoon and many thanks for visiting Enniscorthy Castle last week and taking the time to write a review also. Just to follow up we are delighted to be re-opened again since May 10th and very happy to welcome visitors from near and far. We do not have guided tours at present which is following the Covid guidelines, however every visitor is offered a single use self-guided map to make their way from reception including the dungeon throughout the castle and finally given access to the roof-top to enjoy panoramic views of Enniscorthy town and the Vinegar Hill Battllesite ,weather permitting. During the visit visitors can also spend sometime on the first and second floors enjoying four different Audio-Visual films including the award winning Brooklyn film and our very own Eileen Gray . Visitors can also sit outside on our recently installed benches and enjoy a tea/coffee snack/ice-creams from our reception area. Our very informed staff are always eager to answer any questions that our visitors may have and are continually called upon to do just that. If you find yourself in our historic town in the future please do come visit again and enjoy a complimentary visit to see our our lovely castle has to offer when we will be delighted to give you any history background to the castle or equally our sister site the National 1798 Rebellion Centre which is only 8 minutes walk from the castle. Just to clarify the prices for Enniscorthy Castle are as follows Adults €6 Seniors/Students €5 Family Ticket €12 (2 + 3 ch.under 16) Children €4 All prices listed below. See link http://enniscorthycastle.ie/plan-my-visit/admission-prices Regards, Moira O Gorman. The Manager.
Written 21 June 2021
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