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Duncannon Fort

| Hook Tourism, New Ross, Ireland
+353 51 389 530
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An interesting find

This is a good place to visit with family as it is easy to access and is quite interesting for all... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Dublin, Ireland
"Memorable Trip to Duncannon Fort"

We travelled to Duncannon Fort, a bastioned fortress perched on the side of the impressively... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
County Tipperary, Ireland
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The Tour – Reopening for guided tours mid-May 2017 Duncannon Fort is an impressive presentation of a bastioned fortress perched on the side of the stunning Hook Peninsula, County Wexford, 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 from. Duncannon Fort closed for the season on Sunday 28th August 2016. Thank you for all the support this season. *Hook Tourism is a not for profit organisation. All funds raised contribute to providing these guided tours and to the development of tourism on the Hook Peninsula.
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| Hook Tourism, New Ross, Ireland
+353 51 389 530
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a good place to visit with family as it is easy to access and is quite interesting for all ages, mind you as it is mainly open to the elements you will need to have decent weather.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We travelled to Duncannon Fort, a bastioned fortress perched on the side of the impressively stunning Hook peninsula, County Wexford and part of Ireland's Ancient East on the 17 August last. My family, 4 adults, 2 boys and a baby girl, had one of the...More

Thank suchi462
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a hidden gem that needs serious funding to restore. Susan the guide was funny knowledgeable and friendly. She is really passionate about the restoration project. It was eerie in some places but it has amazing views and a huge history. Its a shame...More

Thank Theresa R
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Since the local authority stopped supporting this historic location it's become quite difficult to even discover its existence! I'm so glad we stumbled across it. It's a fascinating glimpse of Irish and GB history delivered by the marvellous Susan, the tour guide who really knows...More

Thank G H
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Really interesting site; great tour led by Bob - history buffs will love it. Took slightly over an hour. This large fort complex could be developed into a really great attraction, given some money for repairs/restoration. NB: wear sensible shoes - people in flip-flops had...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

What a great place to visit. So much history about the Fort. The tour Guide Susan was very informative , enthusiastic , knowledgeable and involved both children and adults in the history of the fort. Learning whilst having fun. A must visit when on the...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Went here and susan is a great tour guide really keeps it interesting for the kids and adults alike she is really passionate about her job and that shows on her tours any one in duncannon should really visit the fort and the views are...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Our Tour Guide was excellent. She managed to achieve that difficult balance between imparting the history of the fort whilst keeping it fun for all concerned both very young and old. She was on top of her brief. Well worth the trip and at €15...More

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We've had an amazing tour! All thanks to Susan who showed us around. Great way to learn about the history. Would totally reccommend to others.

Thank Evelien W
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Our tour guide, Susan, was very knowledgable with both the important facts of the history of the fort but also the trivia associated with it. We had young children in our group who were kept involved and engaged all through the tour. It proved to...More

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Deirdre M
19 April 2017|
Response from Mary D | Property representative |
For the comfort of all taking the tour dogs are not permitted. Many thanks.
15 August 2016|
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Response from Mary D | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the delay in responding (something went wrong with my notificaitons). As it's a 16 Century building parts are not accessible. For visitors with mobility issues we bring them and their group up separately from... More