Historic Houses and Castles

Historic Houses and Castles

Dunsany Castle


Republic of Ireland

Dunsany Castle, located between Dunshaughlin and Trim in County Meath, lies a short distance south of the Hill of Tara. It began as a Norman fortress in 1180; only four towers remain of the original, which has been altered through the years with fine additions in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is the ancestral home of the Lords of Dunsany, heads of the Plunkett family, since the 1400s. The family still live in the Castle, which holds a private collection of paintings, ceramics and furniture. Dunsany Castle also has a fine demesne, featuring the Abbey (1440).

The family has opened the Dunsany Home Collection Boutique in the Castle, which stocks an important collection of unique tableware, linen and other special housewares & gifts, as well as books by Lord Dunsany (1878-1957)

Facilities include, coffee/tearoom, book and gift shop. Car and coach park, toilets, photographic display and education area. Wheelchair access in the centre (and Gardens) is excellent. Wifi available in the Coffee Shop.

Dunsany Castle offers walks with a guide, up to 3 hours, from the coffee shop. Viewing by appointment only.


Guided Tour of Dunsany Castle, Saint Nicholas Abbey, Farmyard, Stableyard and Historical Walled Gardens | Viewing by appointment only

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