Anglo-Norman fortification founded in 1185

Dungarvan Castle, built at the mouth of the River Colligan, is an Anglo-Norman fortification founded in 1185. From here, soldiers could command the narrow strip of land to the south of the Comeragh Mountains. The castle consists of a polygonal shell keep with an enclosing curtain wall, a corner tower and a gate tower.
The barracks is now restored and houses an informative exhibition on the history of the castle.

  • The shell keep is the earliest structure, dating from the 12th century
  • Informative exhibition on the history of the castle

Closed for the 2020 season

Further information available at


Admission Prices 2020:

Free admission

Useful Information

Leaflet/Guide Book : English, Irish, French & German.
Audio-visual exhibition, toilets and toilet for visitors with disabilities.

Getting There

At eastern end of Davitt’s Quay/Castle Street

Map Location: 52.089182, -7.616110
Contact Dungarvan Castle

Castle Street, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford, Ireland

Eircode: X35 DV58
T: +353 (0)58 48144
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