Dungarvan Castle

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MarieNoel2014
Dublin, Ireland92 contributions
Jun 2022
There is a very interesting small Garda museum here as part of the castle was formerly a Garda barracks
Written 19 June 2022
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Chelsea A
Columbus, OH174 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Unfortunately we were only able to see the outside walls of the castle at present. The stroll around them and through the town was a nice stretch of the legs, but would not detour just to see this right now
Written 29 April 2022
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AndyAquila
Lyme Regis, UK491 contributions
Aug 2021
Very interesting history with some curious aspects! It wasn't open to go inside but simply wandering around the grounds gave you a feeling of what I must have been like over the time it has been used for a range of activities. Worth a stop! The town and harbour walk together with the lovely gardens make a visit well worthwhile.
Written 13 September 2021
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,425 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
I feel bad for giving this beautiful Norman Castle only three stars but due to Covid you see, you can currently only visit a small part. The castle builds are not open and you cannot climb the walls for the time being. All you can do is wander the grounds and that is well worth doing. Its free to enter anyway, at least it is at the moment as it is under the auspices of the OPW.
Fantastic, helpful and knowledgeable staff are on hand with information and a self-guide sheet and it's a marvellous Norman structure steeped on history got got back to King John.
But in all honestly, I'll have to cone back to see it properly when this horrible pandemic is behind us. I've a feeling ill be giving it more than 3 stars next time!
Written 29 June 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland17,093 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Super old castle with a memorial wall to those men and women who died in World War 1. Castle in great condition . Recommended.
Written 24 June 2021
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Aug 2020
Not a big castle, but still quite nice. Part of the walls are almost hidden by the restaurants on the harbour. If you want to visit inside, do not make it too late, as at 5.30 was already closed.
Written 6 August 2020
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Shelly B
2 contributions
Jul 2020
Really can’t call this a castle it’s a bit sad really could be made a bit more interesting. Dungarvan is a beautiful town though
Written 26 July 2020
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Master Planner
Washington, MO128 contributions
Jun 2019
The locale at water's edge of Dungarvan and Colligan River outlet makes it a picturesque setting. The hosts inside were friendly and helpful. Not a big place, so a short visit will suffice. You are in the middle of town, so just a block or two away are eateries, shops, and cycle rentals for the Waterford Greenway of which Dungravan is an anchor point in the SW, with Wateford the other anchor in the NE.
Written 11 November 2019
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Tarry11
Bishop Auckland, UK9,573 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
The previous times I have visited Dungarvan the castle has been closed so in September decided to finally pay a visit. It is free entry but you need to get a ticket. Very interesting. There was a school party there but whilst we where inside they where outside so it worked out fine
Written 12 October 2019
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HowlnBubba
Key Largo, FL1,449 contributions
Sep 2019
Dungarvan/King John’s Norman Castle is a national monument, with a photogenic exterior, and nice river/harbor views. Unfortunately, our tour didn't give us enough time in Dungarvan to tour the castle's interior. The castle was an Anglo-Norman fortification strategically placed to defend the mouth of the River Colligan. The 12th century polygon shell keep is the oldest part. Inside is an 18th century barracks, which now holds displays. It was a Garda station until 1987. It then fell into disrepair until it was restored by the Irish government. Given such an interesting history, we wish we could have gone inside.
It's free!
Written 1 October 2019
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