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Maynooth Castle

Main Street, Maynooth, Ireland
+353 1 628 6744
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Small but worth visiting

The Castle is in a lovely setting beside the University and at the end of main street Maynooth. The... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Ulysses2012
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Ireland
bit of history in the making

lovely t o walk around and the college is next to it you can go in visit as well and on a summers... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
mary r
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Dublin, Ireland
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Maynooth Castle is a mid to late 12th Century Norman castle with a history that is both intriguing and exciting. The stronghold of the Fitzgerald family, the castle has stood on this site in the centre of Maynooth for over 8 centuries. Today, Maynooth Castle holds a detailed exhibition on the history of the Fitzgerald family, one of the most important Anglo-Norman families in Ireland. Experienced guides on site to give you more details PLEASE NOTE - Maynooth Castle is a seasonal site and is only opening during the summer months. Open daily 10.00am - 17.45pm (Including public Hoildays) Free admission and Free Guided Tours. Last guided tour 16.30pm. For self guiding visitors- Within the undercroft of the castle, an exhibit detailing the history of the FitzGerald family. Upper level holds the remains of the Great Hall. Feel free to visit the castle grounds also. Visitor Guides / Post cards available to purchase. Maynooth is also open during Culture Night.
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Main Street, Maynooth, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

The Castle is in a lovely setting beside the University and at the end of main street Maynooth. The site is well run and interesting to visit. Be sure to check opening times before visiting and try to visit when linked to a particular event...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

lovely t o walk around and the college is next to it you can go in visit as well and on a summers day you can relax enjoying the sun and there are nice coffee shops, pubs and restaurants all near and most are cheap

Thank mary r
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The building is very interesting to see and you can feel the history around it as soon as you enter. The staff really know their stuff (the lady we spoke to did anyway) and could also tell us about the history of many of the...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Maynooth Castle is located in the centre of the town right in front of the gates into the university. It is a lovely secluded spot with well kept grounds, plenty of trees and greenery and benches to sit on and enjoy the view. The gatehouse...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful banquet rooms for the wedding. Rooms in the new section were ok. Rooms in the old section were awesome.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

You can see the outside of the castle and go for a walk in the gardens next to. Not too much to see it.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The castle has many walls and buildings still standing, there is information about it and maynooth inside. This is a must go place for people who enjoy history. It is cheap for guided tours. The grounds are very pretty

Thank Robert P
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited the castle during the summer months. (It doesn't open in winter.) Admission is free. Once inside the staff are very helpful and will tell you to approach them if there is anything you want to know. Throughout the castle there are large written...More

Thank marcus m
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Free entrance. The interesting model of the original castle. Staff will give you interesting tour around. Children can play outside on the green. Open only during summer.

Thank juusia
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Maynooth Castle is a must when it comes to visiting Maynooth, free admission and they give excellent talks and guides about the history of the castle and of the local area. Staff are very friendly and will gladly answer any questions you may have while...More

1  Thank Vayne H
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