By Dan Walsh
Enniscorthy Castle is an imposing Norman stronghold originally built in the 13th century, the castle has hosted Anglo Norman knights, Gaelic Irish Kings and Elizabethan adventurers, English armies, Irish rebels and local merchant families.
So why not pay a visit to this stately keep that has been recently restored and updated, the castle is now home to a new visitor experience that showcases the history of the town and its imposing castle. This is living history through the ages.
The ancient Castle Museum concept has been replaced by a more modern approach. How the castle was saved from a roofless ruin by the Roche family, a trip into the creative mind of local genius Eileen Gray, one of Europe’s world’s most renowned designers, and from the creative mind of Colm Tóibín the story of Brooklyn through the book and the film.
Just a few of the highlights. Add in Enniscorthy’s industrial past, downwards to the dungeon or upwards to the roof with its spectacular views of Enniscorthy, the Slaney Valley and famed Vinegar Hill… what more could you wish for? Fully wheelchair accessible, the roof of Enniscorthy Castle is awesome!
Enniscorthy Castle has re-opened after the Covid-19 lockdown from 9.30am to 5pm on weekdays and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 12pm to 5pm. Admission is Adults €6… Seniors €5… Children €3… Family €12.