The ancient beauty of Drimnagh Castle makes the place a popular venue for tourist visits as well as event bookings. It has the distinction of being Ireland’s only castle still with an intact moat, nestled as it is between wooded outcrops in western Dublin. Partial restorations of the structure took place from the 1970s to the 1990s, somewhat restoring Drimnagh to its old glory, with the Great Hall in particular faithfully restored to how it was ages ago.
As well as being a popular venue for weddings and other functions, visitors curious about the castle and its grounds are admitted by the thousands each year. The sculpted gardens, surrounding natural beauty, and air of ancient majesty capture the admiration of many who head there. As one might imagine, many stories historic and romantic, true and semi-mythical, have sprung up around Drimnagh Castle over the many centuries it has stood, with several entertainingly retold to visitors. The castle admits visitors at 4 euros each on weekdays from 9am to 4pm, while on Fridays it is open from 9am to 1pm.
|Monastery, Drimnagh Castle, Long Mile Road, Dublin 12, D12 V025, Ireland.
|+353 1 450 2530