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Enniscorthy Castle

Enniscorthy Castle

Southeast Ireland | County Wexford

Enniscorthy Castle in its present shape dates back to late 16th century but the first Anglo-Norman fortress on this site was built by knight Raymond le Gros in 12th century. That earlier structure was recorded as being destroyed by native Irish in 1326. The castle is similar to Ferns Castle, also has four corner towers but it's much smaller. It changed the owners many times, it survived Cromwell invasion and was in use until 1953. Now, the Enniscorthy Castle is a tourist attraction and is home to Wexford County Museum. There is an exhibition devoted to the Roche family (the last occupants of the castle), the exhibition about "Brooklyn" movie, based on the book of local author Colm Tóibín and the exhibition of some works of famous Irish architect and furniture designer, Eileen Gray, who was born near Enniscorthy. Additional attractions are access to the castle's roof which offers spectacular view of the surrounding countryside and access to the castle’s dungeon which features rare medieval wall art.

    • Mon - Fri: 9.30am - 5pm
    • Weekends & Bank Holidays: 12pm - 5pm
    • Last admission: 16:30
    • Adult: €4
    • Senior/Student: €3
    • Child: €2
    • Family(2+3): €10
    • Phone: +353 53 923 4699
  • CAR PARK :
    • Town car park

Photos from Enniscorthy Castle