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Address: N21 Highway | Rathkeale, County Limerick, Adare, Ireland

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not open but worth it if you like "creepy"

Castle Matrix is not open but if you like adventure, take a few minutes and try to find it. Right off of N21 between Rathkeale and Adare. You'll probably have to ask a local for... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2014
Poughkeepsie, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Castle Matrix is not open but if you like adventure, take a few minutes and try to find it. Right off of N21 between Rathkeale and Adare. You'll probably have to ask a local for directions to the driveway. VERY overgrown - only 2 wheel tracks up to the overgrown gate. LOTS of stray cats running around with empty food... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

The little pink star from the rental car company taunted me with this ruinous castle, pronounced Matt-rix in County Limerick just outside of Rathkeale. We couldn't find it for the life of us. In a mix of on-line reviews I've read since being home, the Castle is either completely abandoned, overgrown, and has a tiny dirt road leading to it.... More 

1 Thank Leslie1218
Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012

Just to say that Castlematrix is not in fact in Adare but in Rathkeale. The castle is well worth visiting but unfortunately is not open to the public at the moment.

9 Thank Ciara287
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

I was lucky to have a tour round the lovely Castle Matrix about 6 years ago by the really interesting lady who own it (Liz). I was in Ireland last week with my family and wanted to show it to them, however, its not open any more. We did have an enjoyable time looking around the outside peering in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2005

First, delayed flight, second, lost luggage, third wrong rental car! So the trip started out great! With that in mind and set aside we traveled to our destination, Springfield Castle. With our check in time far off we decided to pull out the map and see what was around. Castle Matrix sounded great so we tried to find it. Impossible... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2004

my visit to Castle Matrix was an enjoyable one. when we climbed the old tower to the old chapel we got to make a wish and ring the bell. I got to play the old piano and my daughter the old harp by candle light. had a great chat with a local business man at dinner.The Breakfast was a delight... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2002

The castle is a wonder. If one can only get past the stench of the dogs that the present host allows to foul up this Ireland treasure, one's socks will be knocked off by the work of her late husband. My husband's very favorite piece of Ireland! It is so disappointing to see national treasures strewn with plastic buckets, mini... More 

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