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Disappointing

Not really much to see. Nice area around it for a picnic or just to sit. Not very good information... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
fitzzyma
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Athlone, Ireland
Less than well preserved castle

This is a ruin of a Norman Motte and Bailey type structure. Not much to see. Not really well... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
BMRCIreland
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Ireland
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

The remnants of Fethard Castle were charming. Though a traditional castle existed on the site in the 12th century, a more 'fortified posh house' was built in the 15th century. This was once occupied by the Loftus family (big name in these parts, they then moved into Loftus Hall). The castle was eventually abandoned in 1922 - and now sits like a ghost of Ireland's past on the main street of Fethard. Never quite figured out in these situations if it's the castle that's out of place or the modern small town surrounding it.

2  Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The castle itself is in a very sorry state, it is completely fenced off and all you can do is walk through the field that surrounds it. With some investment I think it has a lot of potential to be a real landmark but until then, don't make a special journey.

Thank Dan G
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Fethard Castle is a ruin that is behind fences that stop tourists but unfortunately have not stopped vandalism. The Castle is great for taking pics, but that's about it. There is no information about it and it could use a good picking up around it.

Thank eiwin64
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I really didn't enjoy this its fenced of and there is lack of information on the castle I also felt uneasy bacause of the the gang that uses it

Thank Aran M M
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Castle is fenced off for safety and with a lack of info boards there isn't much to see. Fethard village is nice with a few places to eat and three bars. Beautiful beaches nearby.

1  Thank Stephen B
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