Enniscorthy Castle, in the heart of Enniscorthy town, was originally built in the 13th century, and has been ‘home’ to Norman knights, English armies, Irish rebels and prisoners, and local merchant families. Why not visit our dungeon to see the rare medieval wall art –The Swordsman, or our battlements at the top of the castle to marvel at the amazing views of Vinegar Hill Battlefield, Enniscorthy town, and the sights, flora and fauna of the surrounding countryside.
Enniscorthy Castle explores the development of the Castle and town from its earliest Anglo-Norman origins, with a special focus on the Castle as a family home.
Visitors can also view the ‘Enniscorthy Industries ‘exhibition on the ground floor from the early 1600’s onwards when Enniscorthy began to grow and prosper as a market town.
Visitors can explore Wexford in the 1950’s with a permanent exhibition to Enniscorthy Towns part in the making of Colm Toibin’s; Brooklyn , as well as the work of the renowned Irish furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray (born in 1878 just outside the town).
The roof of the castle is also accessible, with spectacular views of the surrounding buildings, Vinegar Hill, and countryside. Note that access to the roof is only possible when accompanied by a staff member.
Tours of the Castle are self guided.
Guided tours are available by pre-booking for groups with a minimum number of 10 persons.
The number of persons on a guided tour is limited to 25. Two guided tours can run concurrently.
On occasion the Castle may be temporarily closed due to a private tour booking, training, etc. – please contact us in advance of your visit to avoid disappointment.
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Our facilities include: craft and gift shop, toilets and baby changing area, wheelchair access to all floors (including roof) , and visitor information point (tourist office for town).
We look forward to welcoming you to our town’s most public ‘home’.