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Fethard Castle

Fethard Town Centre, Fethard On Sea, Ireland
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Interesting

Part of the trio being Tintern Abbey , Hook Lighthouse and here Fethard Castle .. interesting but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
terryleigh
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County Wexford, Ireland
Poor

Not really worth a trip. Ok to stop if your driving through the Hook Head for a few pictures. Nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
IrishTravelBugLuv
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A fifteenth century castle built on the remains of a much earlier site. Following the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in Ireland in 1169, the district in which Fethard is situated was granted to a knight named Harvey de Montmorency. He, in turn, granted it to Christ Church, Canterbury, England. In 1200A.D. Canterbury ordered the construction of a castle at Fethard and a court to the north of the church, presumably on the site of the present castle.Email: hookinfo2@eircom.net
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5 days ago
“Interesting”
9 Feb 2018
“Not too much to see”
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Fethard Town Centre, Fethard On Sea, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Part of the trio being Tintern Abbey , Hook Lighthouse and here Fethard Castle .. interesting but worth a glance .. the village is nice and thats about all you can say

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not really worth a trip. Ok to stop if your driving through the Hook Head for a few pictures. Nice lawn area for picnics

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

The castle is a very nice feature which adds a lot of charm to the Fethard village, however, there is not too much to see there. It is protected with a fence and you can't come close to it. You can have a nice (very...More

1  Thank Paulina P
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

worth a stop if your passing for a photo, not much beyond that. Fethard has a lovely beach and scenic route

Thank db45sb
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this castle on our way home from Hook Lighthouse, and decided to stop. There is a green metal fence that goes around it, but has been broken into around back, so you could get in if you wanted to. We just took...More

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

The remnants of Fethard Castle were charming. Though a traditional castle existed on the site in the 12th century, a more 'fortified posh house' was built in the 15th century. This was once occupied by the Loftus family (big name in these parts, they then...More

1  Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The castle itself is in a very sorry state, it is completely fenced off and all you can do is walk through the field that surrounds it. With some investment I think it has a lot of potential to be a real landmark but until...More

Thank Dan G
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Fethard Castle is a ruin that is behind fences that stop tourists but unfortunately have not stopped vandalism. The Castle is great for taking pics, but that's about it. There is no information about it and it could use a good picking up around it.

Thank eiwin64
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I really didn't enjoy this its fenced of and there is lack of information on the castle I also felt uneasy bacause of the the gang that uses it

Thank Aran M M
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Castle is fenced off for safety and with a lack of info boards there isn't much to see. Fethard village is nice with a few places to eat and three bars. Beautiful beaches nearby.

1  Thank Stephen B
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