Enniscorthy Castle

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Enniscorthy Castle

Enniscorthy Castle
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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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blaa_in_exile
Clonmel, Ireland118 contributions
Interesting
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, Ireland116 contributions
Great views
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
3 contributions
Great staff make it worth a visit
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
228 contributions
Enniscorthy Castle
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
Ireland213 contributions
Overpriced
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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Megan G
Ireland11 contributions
Connected to 1798 National rebellion centre
Jun 2021 • Friends
If you go to one you can get a discount at the other!
Both were lovely places to visit, very educational and we learned lots about the history of Enniscorthy! 😊
Staff were lovely too!!
Written 14 June 2021
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Good Afternoon Megan , Many thanks for your lovely comments following your visit to Enniscorthy Castle and yes indeed visitors can buy a 'Saver Ticket' at either site to save those euros. No Booking required as both sites spacious and have a one way system for visitors to navigate around same.
Written 22 June 2021
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Edvard
3 contributions
An interesting part of history
Nov 2020
The castle has a perfect location in the centre of the old town Enniscorthy. Tour guide was very kind.
Written 17 November 2020
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Spilt M
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
History tour
Nov 2019
Very pleasant and knowledgeable staff, Great collection in museum of Irish rebellion history. i am sold
Written 27 October 2020
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pauline s
County Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
friendly staff
Sep 2020
no guide because of the virus but enjoyed our visit,a lady showed us up to the roof even though it was closed to the public because there was only 4 people
Written 22 September 2020
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brittanyandainemc
Dundalk, Ireland31 contributions
Going back in time..
Sep 2020
Going by the reviews and the leaflet we picked up in our Hotel, we knew the castle would be one of our stops while in Enniscorthy. The man who sold us our tickets was very informative, and helpful and explained a bit about the castle and the dungeon etc. The castle is amazing, it immurses you in the cultural and the families there before you. Our favourite part was the 2nd floor ( hopefully that is right) where the Brooklyn exhibition is on, and the old shop and sitting room is set up. It was simply amazing. Thank you, we really enjoyed it.
The admission price also, 6 euros an adult is so well worth the money.
Written 12 September 2020
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Enniscorthy Castle is open:
  • Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00