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Not really much to see. Nice area around it for a picnic or just to sit. Not very good information... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Athlone, Ireland
Less than well preserved castle

This is a ruin of a Norman Motte and Bailey type structure. Not much to see. Not really well... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
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3 weeks ago
7 Jul 2018
“Less than well preserved castle”
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...more
Fethard Town Centre, Fethard On Sea, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really much to see. Nice area around it for a picnic or just to sit. Not very good information available there. A bit disappointed.

Thank fitzzyma
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This is a ruin of a Norman Motte and Bailey type structure. Not much to see. Not really well maintained and the blurb about it was indecipherable behind perspex that was coated in green algae/moss. Time for a clean up!!

1  Thank BMRCIreland
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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

Thank terryleigh
Reviewed 3 June 2018 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

Thank IrishTravelBugLuv
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 PaulinaP394
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
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
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

2  Thank JnVSydney
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
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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