Restoration of Duncannon Fort

By Dan Walsh

€500,000 funding from the Town and Village Renewal Scheme has been allocated to Duncannon for the restoration and development of the historic Duncannon Fort. Work is expected to begin in early 2023.

Minister James Browne and Cllr Michael Whelan at Duncannon Fort

Minister James Browne welcomed the news, and he expressed thanks to Cllr Michael Whelan, who, he said; “has been working on this project for several years.”

Duncannon Fort is an impressive presentation of a bastioned fortress perched on the Wexford side of the stunning Hook Peninsula, and part of Ireland’s Ancient East. This historic structure has gathered countless intriguing and awe-inspiring stories over its 450-year history and holds one of the best vantage points to take in the beautiful Waterford Estuary.

Duncannon Fort, built in 1588, used to incorporate a maritime museum, and was open for guided tours in the past.

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