The castle has recently been restored, and is the only castle in Ireland with a fully flooded moat, its in the middle of a highly populated area close to some industrial units beside a main road and well hidden by a school. But as soon as you go inside you hear nothing but the sound of your feet on the gravelstones, I have been here often and I have yet to run into any tourists exploring the place. If you do go, around the back of the building in the grounds, they run a stone wall building course (you know the old stone walls you see in the countryside) there are some great archways and its really interesting to see how they were built, This is not part of the tour, but if you ask nicely there usually is not a problem.
This place is very special to me as its where we were married and then when my son was born we had his christining party here, It was December so invited Santa & Mrs Clause who told stories to the kids around a big open fire, It was magic
Drimnagh Castle, Drimnagh
Drimnagh Castle was, until 1954, one of the oldest continually inhabited castles in Ireland and is an outstanding example of an old feudal stronghold – it is the only Irish Castle still surrounded by a working moat.
Built of local grey limestone, Drimnagh Castle has a beautifully restored Great Hall, a battlement tower with lookout posts and other separate buildings including stables, an old coach house, a dairy and folly tower. In summer, the gardens are particularly popular with visitors, with their formal 17th-century design.
Drimnagh is the last surviving medieval castle in Ireland with a flooded moat. The Great Hall and the Undercroft have been restored and are set off by 17th century style formal gardens
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