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Drimnagh Castle

Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
+353 1 450 2530
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Drainage Castle

Probably the best €5 you can spend in Dublin. A brilliant restoration of the castle and gardens... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fergus B
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Hidden Gem

For 5 euros we got a great tour. We were the only ones there and the guide was very friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Erik C
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Drimnagh Caste is Ireland's only moated castle. Set in the suburb of Drimnagh in South Dublin, we are an authentic medieval castle with over 700 years of history. We have been the setting for many films, TV shows and historic events.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“private tour” (11 reviews)
“city centre” (5 reviews)
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Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
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+353 1 450 2530
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Probably the best €5 you can spend in Dublin. A brilliant restoration of the castle and gardens. The tour guide ( Denise?) was a mine of information on the history of the castle and the restoration project. Would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Fergus B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For 5 euros we got a great tour. We were the only ones there and the guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and informative. It's a really cool little tucked away location. Definitely worth the bus ride out from the city center.

Thank Erik C
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Absolutely loved this little castle and gardens. If you want to see what it might have been like living in fourteen and fifteenth century Ireland, make sure to visit Drimnaugh Castle. Its recent renovation reignited life into the original structures giving us a glimpse into...More

3  Thank skels0
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

My wife and I took the Number 123 Bus from ChristChurch directly to the Drimnagh Castle (You will need to tell the Driver your destination). The bus stop is across the street from the Long Mile Inn. The Castle entrance is down the Main Street...More

4  Thank Dr. Chuck Bauer
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

My trip to this little gem didn't start off well with Taxis and Uber but I am greatful I did not give up even though I was slightly rushed. Everything I read was true although I did not find I had to lower my expectations...More

2  Thank Wendy M
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

We held a party here and we had a fantastic day. Its a beautiful little castle inside and out, with a lovely courtyard and garden...it even has a moat! The staff were so helpful & nice. This is a great location for an outdoor or...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Nestling among the modern buildings is this jewel from a bygone time.I visited on a beautiful sunny day.The gardener was cutting hay(yep ,cutting hay)in a nearby meadow,but stopped to inquire if we needed any help. Proceeded to give us a history lesson and transported us...More

Thank Philip C
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful and unexpected jewel. The tour was very good and the guide was nice he gave us a lot of information about the history of the castle. Also a cosy garden. I recommend to visit for sure.

1  Thank Maria G
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The castle is ancient and beautiful! There is a real moat. Alex the guide, was so kind and cultured... he told us a lot of stories about Drimnagh castle! Very interesting. The guided tour is only 4.5 euros. Worth it!

3  Thank aledolly
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

The castle is undergoing restoration so you have to use your imagination more than at other historical sites in Ireland. But the staff are very friendly and accommodating. But if you've just come from Kilkenny or Blarney Castle then be prepared to adjust your expectations.

2  Thank Viajante-gigante
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Rachel K
3 December 2016|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we paid after the tour. I think it was about 4.50 euros per person. They do have a website and you can get more detailed info there.
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R X
5 November 2016|
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Response from Liza R | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is free off street parking available. If for any reason you cannot access the parking (if the gate is closed) you can park in the nearby Aldi supermarket carpark.
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Kim M
9 September 2015|
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Response from BeaEva2013 | Reviewed this property |
I agree that taking a bus is much easier and the bus stop is in front of the castle.
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