Norman Room opens at the Castle

At the official launch of the Norman Rooms at Enniscorthy Castle tonight were; Ray Murphy, Enniscorthy Historical Re-enactment Society, Seán Doyle, who performed the official opening, Cllr. Aidan Browne, Cathaoirleach Enniscorthy Municipal District Council and Mico Hassett, Manager at Enniscorthy Castle.

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Castle

Enniscorthy Castle has undergone a few changes over the winter. The ground floor has been re-imagined as an interactive, family-friendly space dedicated to the Norman history of the Castle with a period weapons display and an exploration of daily life in Norman times,” Manager Mico Hassett stated at the official opening held in Enniscorthy Castle tonight.

The official opening was performed by Sean Doyle, a member of the Enniscorthy Castle Board, who also gave a brief history of the Normans and the links with Enniscorthy Castle to the present day.

Mr. Doyle expressed his support for the inclusion of the Norman experience and complimented Enniscorthy Castle while he called for the reopening of the Athenaeum Hall next door as the next future project for the town.

The attendance included Minister James Browne, Deputy Paul Kehoe, Cllrs Kathleen Codd-Nolan, Cathal Byrne and John O’Rourke, and members of Enniscorthy Historical Re-enactment Society.

There are lots of new surprises along with the castle tour including new decorations such as a ‘chieftains’ throne’, a Knight in armour and heraldic shields featuring family names and coats of arms – all new attractions bringing medieval magic to young and old.

Enniscorthy Castle is open seven days a week and is a popular family visitor attraction for Co. Wexford and the South-East. 

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