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Sweet little castle ruin

Sweet little castle to visit when you drive the Coastal Road. Slightly spoilt by the fencing around... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018

Not really much to see. Nice area around it for a picnic or just to sit. Not very good information... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Athlone, Ireland
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25 Nov 2018
“Sweet little castle ruin”
28 Aug 2018
A fifteenth century castle built on the remains of a much earlier site. Following the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in Ireland in 1169, the district in which Fethard is situated was granted to a knight named Harvey de Montmorency. He, in turn...more
Fethard Town Centre, Fethard On Sea, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove around trying to find Fethard castle and were extremely disappointed when we did find it. It is surrounded by some rather ugly looking fencing so photos would be a waste of time, and you cannot really see anything as you cannot get very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Sweet little castle to visit when you drive the Coastal Road. Slightly spoilt by the fencing around it. Not well sign posted.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nicolettep701
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Not really much to see. Nice area around it for a picnic or just to sit. Not very good information available there. A bit disappointed.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fitzzyma
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This is a ruin of a Norman Motte and Bailey type structure. Not much to see. Not really well maintained and the blurb about it was indecipherable behind perspex that was coated in green algae/moss. Time for a clean up!!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank BMRCIreland
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Part of the trio being Tintern Abbey , Hook Lighthouse and here Fethard Castle .. interesting but worth a glance .. the village is nice and thats about all you can say

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank terryleigh
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Not really worth a trip. Ok to stop if your driving through the Hook Head for a few pictures. Nice lawn area for picnics

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank IrishTravelBugLuv
Reviewed 9 February 2018

The castle is a very nice feature which adds a lot of charm to the Fethard village, however, there is not too much to see there. It is protected with a fence and you can't come close to it. You can have a nice (very...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank PaulinaP394
Reviewed 4 January 2018

worth a stop if your passing for a photo, not much beyond that. Fethard has a lovely beach and scenic route

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank db45sb
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this castle on our way home from Hook Lighthouse, and decided to stop. There is a green metal fence that goes around it, but has been broken into around back, so you could get in if you wanted to. We just took...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank vylagurl
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The remnants of Fethard Castle were charming. Though a traditional castle existed on the site in the 12th century, a more 'fortified posh house' was built in the 15th century. This was once occupied by the Loftus family (big name in these parts, they then...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank JnVSydney
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