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Drimnagh Castle

Drimnagh Castle, south Dublin, was built c1240 and occupied until 1954, making it one of the oldest continually-inhabited castles in Ireland. It is the only Irish castle still surrounded by a flooded moat and is a fine example of an old Norman feudal fortress. Tours allow you to explore the authentically restored Great Hall with its 17th century fireplace, the Medieval undercroft, the tall battlement tower, lookout posts and more. The Castle is full of mystery and stories of he Barnewall family and has been a filming location for the Tudors TV program and films. To visit feels like travelling back in time.

A popular feature of Drimnagh Castle is the beautiful garden – designed in a formal 17th century symmetrical layout to supply herbs and medicinal plants to the household. Sometimes you can buy Drimnagh Castle Honey produced on site in limited quantities.
Drimnagh Castle Christian Brothers School is located next to the site of the castle.

Tours are offered to the public Mondays - Thursdays and Friday mornings.
Drimnagh Castle is also available for weddings, exhibitions, theater performances or private functions on weekends.

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