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Charleville Castle

Tullamore, Ireland
+353 57 932 3040
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Castle watching

Park just inside the gates and go for a long walk thru the grounds, in spring the grounds are awash... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
geoff m
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Haunted and charming old house

I tried to visit this house several times, but it was closed. Finally this year I was happy to get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
K_Shtatnova
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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Charleville castle is a building which has been rescued from near ruin by volunteers and a voluntary organisation - it has been described as Irelands leading historical architect, Francis Johston's masterpiece. It is maintained authentic and unchanged and we rotate volunteers to mind it 24 hours a day 365 days a year - but also to keep it open to the public. it is famous for its ghosts stories and unique architecture - but it is not a state-funded project and depends entirely on volunteers and supporters - so many people, thousands, have expressed their love of the building and support - we hope you will get a real feeling of what it is to keep a castle like this alive when you visit - see you here!
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  • Average7%
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  • Terrible3%
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Tullamore, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Park just inside the gates and go for a long walk thru the grounds, in spring the grounds are awash with Bluebells, in summer the massive trees ( see the 1000 year old Oak) offer a shaded walk, The Castle does tours , its a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried to visit this house several times, but it was closed. Finally this year I was happy to get inside. House was opened for public, guide (they are all volontiers) was excellent. She told a lot of interesting about house and owners. House itself...More

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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi K Thank you so much for your support and encouragement We all appreciate it very much Glad you enjoyed it and got in finally

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit. Long walk up a hill with amazing trees & scenery, and apparently one of the oldest trees in Ireland. Staff are literally so helpful & friendly. The castle is really rundown & in desperate need of an injection of...More

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Dudley S, Volunteer-in-charge at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks from all the Volunteers

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a wonderful morning here taking a tour of the castle and strolling the beautiful surrounding woodlands. This is a stately old castle which volunteers are lovingly restoring and maintaining. The care and attention they devote is obvious thoughout. Visitors will not be disappointed. We...More

Thank Patricia M
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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

On behalf of all the volunteers, and those who created this masterpiece, we thank you for your kind thoughts and support. Now this is your castle too. Thank you for volunteering once again.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Another hidden place on our travels around the world me and my husband have been to some places in our 35 years together but this starstruck us to amazement , touring Ireland also gives us chance to look into hereditary belongings, great place

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Dudley S, Volunteer-in-charge at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

We, the volunteers, are so delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Your comments are both kind and thoughtful - we will work harder now to save this place for the people - Thank you

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

My friend and I showed up a bit late (half hour before close-Sorry!!!) and Bonnie was so patient and showed us around even though we should not have come so late. The Charleville Castle is being run and renovated by volunteers, and it’s so great...More

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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi, I did not have the pleasure of meeting you when you visited but I'm so overwhelmed by the generosity and astuteness of you comment that I felt, on behalf of all the volunteers and friends of Charleville Castle, that I must reach out the...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

It's a gorgeous gothic castle with a supernatural charm. Our guide Samantha was terrific she knows so much about the castle and one can see that she is passionate about its history. She could answer the even the silliest question. We had a lovely time...More

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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Many thanks for your very positive contribution - it helps a low - safe journeys

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

All our dreams were made possible on this day. The room was amazing. Full off energy full off history full off love and joy. I could not have asked for a more romantic setting. Friends and family were overcome by the room and the castle....More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Worked on a film here and it was a great location. In good enough shape and perfect for filming/photo shoots. Staff were great and educated on it history. Bring a coat though its colder in the castle then it is outside.

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Dudley S, other at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thanks - I am really glad you enjoyed it

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We found the castle via Tripadvisor and just the loved the personal tour outside of opening time by a very sweet, kind and good storyteller from Argentina. The castle is a fantastic piece of Irish/English history and we hope that the owners will be able...More

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Dudley S, Volunteer at Charleville Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

You are very kind - and we, volunteers, thank you Volunteer -n Charge

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hazelpauline
18 February 2018|
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Response from Enda W | Reviewed this property |
google the site and call the number on the site. size of group is no issue if they are available.
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Markpendergast
23 January 2018|
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Response from Gizmo123456789 | Reviewed this property |
Only just saw your question sorry for delay,it is not possible to stay overnight
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Patricia P
6 March 2017|
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Response from Dudley S | Property representative |
Hi Yes we are open all year by prior appointment, including November 11 to 15. You can make arrangements by email which you can find on our website. Please remember we are a an organisation made up by volunteers so advance... More
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