Monkstown Castle

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Tours & Attractions
Monkstown Castle

Contact Person

Jimmy O'Sullivan
Heritage Officer

Telephone

087 226 5013

Date

26th June to 30th August every Tuesday and Thursday

Time

3pm and 4pm (duration 40 minutes)

Location

Monkstown Castle

Cost

Free

Event Description

There is a local tradition of a monastic settlement in Monkstown since the 9th century. The Castle was constructed in the 13th century and was expanded over centuries. It was built by the monks of the great Cistercian house of the blessed Virgin Mary toprotect the valuable agricultural land and fisheries they had established in the area. Meet at the Castle entrance. This is an outdoor event. Suitable footwear is essential. This event is not wheelchair accessible. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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