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. Recently 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 role of Enniscorthy in Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising and the work of renowned Irish furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray, who was born in 1878 just outside the town.
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; guided tours take place on the hour.
Fully explore Enniscorthy’s history and visit the castle’s partner sites, the National 1798 Centre and Vinegar Hill.