Castle Hill, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland
Enniscorthy Castle, in the heart of Wexford’s Enniscorthy Town was built in the 13th century and remains an important piece of Irish history today. Restored and updated, the castle is now home to a new visitor experience that showcases the history of the town and its imposing castle.
The Castle has been home to Norman Knights, English armies, Irish rebels and prisoners, and local merchant families and today features interactive exhibitions suitable for all ages. The visitor experience focuses on the development of the castle and town from its earliest Anglo-Norman origins, with a special display on the castle as a family home. Other exhibitions explore the work of renowned Irish furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray, who was born in 1878 just outside the town.
On the ground floor visitors can look back on Enniscorthy industries from the early 1600’s onwards in the ‘Industry&Trade’ exhibition. Fully wheelchair accessible, the roof of Enniscorthy Castle offers spectacular views of the town and the surrounding countryside of Wexford. The castle’s dungeon features rare medieval wall art and there’s a dress up area for children and guided tours available for visitors during peak season or pre-booked groups.
A visit to Enniscorthy Castle and the historic town itself is a must as a gem in ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’
Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.00pm
Weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays, From 12.00 noon – 5.00pm
Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing time.
Closed – November and December
- Guided Tours
- Member of Wexford Heritage Trail
- Wheelchair Access
- Wheelchair Accessible Toilets