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Duncannon Fort, Wexford

Duncannon Military Fort and Fortifications welcomes you to one of only four Historic Military Forts in Ireland.

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Duncannon Fort


Duncannon Fort is a star shaped fortress on an important promontory in Waterford Harbour. It was built in 1588 in the expectation of an attack on the area by the Spanish Armada. The Fort is surrounded by a 30 ft high dry moat and has one of the oldest lighthouses of its kind in Ireland. All the major buildings in the Fort surround a parade ground. A walk around the outer ramparts afford spectacular views across the estuary to Waterford Harbour and down to Hook Head. Located at a lower level than the moat is the croppy boy cell. After the 1798 rebellion, prisoners were detained here pending transfer to Geneva Barracks for trial and sentencing. An added attraction is the Maritime Museum which charts the maritime history of one of the most dangerous coastlines in Ireland, the Wexford coast. Enjoy a visit to our World at War Museum *Ireland’s only Great War Trench Experience*  Browse around our many shopping outlets.  Our pirates and Mermaids Den is a must see for the children.  Guided Tours available on the hour.  After your tour enjoy a coffee and one of Dawn home made muffins, baking and deserts of the day mouthwatering at our Officer’s Cafe.  A day out to remember.  Contact us on Facebook Duncannon Fort Duncannon

Opening Hours:
June – September 1st Daily 10am – 5.30pm
Rest of the year:
Open Mon to Fri    10am-4:30pm
Guided Tours Available:
on the hour
Adults – €5.00
Children, Seniors – €3.00
Family Groups – €12.00