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Dungarvan Castle

Castle Street, Dungarvan, Ireland
+353 58 48144
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Picturesque location but not much of a castle

It's nice to see and good location but it's nothing to travel for. There are bigger and better... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Höpö L
via mobile
4 day trip

Free entry , great history A lovely museum. And courtyard spotless clean so well kept really... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
laurel12375
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County Dublin, Ireland
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Castle Street, Dungarvan, Ireland
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"well worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"free attraction"
in 3 reviews
"restoration work"
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"front desk"
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"free state"
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"military barracks"
in 3 reviews
"free entry"
in 4 reviews
"lovely place"
in 3 reviews
"staff were very helpful"
in 2 reviews
"office of public works"
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"steeped in history"
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"art exhibition"
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"round tower"
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"historical sites"
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"interesting visit"
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"half an hour"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice to see and good location but it's nothing to travel for. There are bigger and better castles close by. It can give you some image of the olden days but it's just but much.

Thank Höpö L
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Free entry , great history A lovely museum. And courtyard spotless clean so well kept really enjoyed the video , a lovely lady working on the day so friendly.

Thank laurel12375
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The castle is very small. There is a 9 minutes audiovisual presentation, which is well made. You can then walk upstairs, one room holds an art exhibition - watercolours by a local artist, of the castle, which we found lovely. Other rooms explain and depict...More

Thank Michal M
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Entry is currently free, which is always an attraction for an OPW site. The lady on the front desk was very helpful and informative. We had the castle to ourselves the whole visit, the highlight was going up the tower reading all about the history....More

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Great choice for all the family, this castle is steeped in history and very well restored. A credit to the office of public works

Thank Orla C
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We had a short overnight stay around Dungarvan and went to the city for lunch and dinner (both perfect!). Meanwhile we were strolling around the city stopping by Dungarvan castle. The staff is very kind and helpful and the place is for free. It's an...More

Thank Matthias H
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

An Angloe-Norman Castle built in 1740, lived in up to 1986 by many different genre of soldiers. Do look first at the video, which gives a quick history. TOM and MARY were so friendly and helpful, yet knew their history! Very interesting place and small...More

Thank Christy_Luv2
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were delighted to find Dungarven Castle still open although it was almost 5pm. The staff were very helpful and put on the audio-visual show specially for us to introduce us to the castle's history. If you like to visit historical sites for about an...More

Thank rozs991
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

The oldest part of the castle dates from about 1200, but from the 18th century on it was used mostly as a barracks by the British Army rather than for defense, altho there were a couple battles fought here during the Independence wars in the...More

Thank Quasimama
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The team welcomed us nicely and we had the introductory show to tell us more about the history of the place. The part busted, the tower, was well preserved, would have loved to visit the castle though which was locked for works. Easy parking for...More

Thank M C
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carladja
6 August 2016|
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Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Depends on the experience. Having a meal,ask for the bill when you are ready to go otherwise you could be waiting a long time. At a bar,you get billed as soon as you get your drinks. Hope this helps.
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Helen D
11 April 2015|
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Response from martha6262014 | Reviewed this property |
Ranges from pub fare to the Tannery, a well known, high end restaurant. Lots of options in the town and near the castle.
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Helen D
11 April 2015|
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Response from Helen D |
Not been there yet ,next tuesday will let you know after that..Past visits tell that most longstandinding bussinesses in dungarvan are family run..
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