West Limerick preserves many of Ireland's surviving spacious medieval halls.

This is a unique heritage attraction located in the centre of Newcastle West—a Co.Limerick town located on the N21 between Limerick City and Killarney, Co.Kerry.

Desmond Hall Newcastle West was built by the Fitzgeralds (Earl of Desmond) in the 1200’s. 
It is an imposing two-storey structure and was used by the Earls of Desmond for banqueting and entertainment. It has a fascinating history; having survived battes, sieges and rebellions.

The hall, vaulted lower chamber and adjoining tower were all constructed during the 15th century (the hall and chamber were built on the remains of a 13th century structure of similar size). Its restored medieval features include an oak musicians’ gallery and a limestone hooded fireplace.

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Highlights
  • A unique heritage attraction located in the centre of Newcastle West
  • Built by the Fitzgeralds (Earl of Desmond) in the 1200’s
  • A fascinating history; having survived battes, sieges and rebellions
  • The hall, vaulted lower chamber and adjoining tower were all constructed during the 15th century
Open

Open Daily April 26 to September 05

April 26 to September 05: 
Daily 10:00–18:00

Last admission: 45 mins before closing

Prices

Admission Prices 2018

Admission is FREE

Useful Information

PARKING: Parking available close to site

ACCESSIBILITY: Partial access for visitors with disabilities

Getting There

Situated in the town centre of Newcastle West

Map Location: 52.451321, -9.060960
Contact Desmond Castle Newcastle West

The Square, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Ireland


T: +353 (0)69 77408
E: desmondhall@opw.ie
W:
www.heritageireland.ieenshannon-regiondesmondhall
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