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Dungarvan Castle

Category: Families, Rainy Day, Culture, Sightseeing, Free

Type: Castles, Historic Homes & Sites, Visitor Centres, General Attractions

Dungarvan
Co Waterford
Tel: +353 58 48144

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

Restored barracks with informative exhibition on the history of the castle.

Dungarvan Castle

Dungarvan Castle (also known as King John's Castle) was built by the Normans in the 12th century and strengthened by King John of Robin Hood fame in the early 1200's. The Castle consists of a polygonal shell keep with an enclosing curtain wall, a corner tower and a gate tower and controlled the important ferry crossing over the Colligan River and strengthened Normal control of the turbulent countryside.

Inside the curtain wall is a two storey military barracks, which dates from the first half of the 18th century. The barracks is now restored and houses an informative exhibition on the history of the castle.

Opening Time:

Open daily 24th May - 26th September 10am-6pm. Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Admission Charge:

Free
Dungarvan Castle - Dungarvan County Waterford Ireland
Dungarvan Castle - Dungarvan County Waterford Ireland
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At eastern end of Davitt's Quay/Castle Street

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