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

Open 25 May – 02 October 

Wed – Sun 10:00 – 18:00h

Last admission 45 minutes before closing

Check website for updates before travelling


Admission Prices:

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
W: heritageireland.ieplaces-to-visitdungarvan-castle
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