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Address: | Hook Tourism, New Ross, Ireland
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+353 51 389 530
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Tour – Reopening for guided tours mid-May 2017


Duncannon Fort is...

The Tour – Reopening for guided tours mid-May 2017


Duncannon Fort is an impressive presentation of a bastioned fortress perched on the side of the stunning Hook Peninsula, County Wexford, part of Ireland’s Ancient East. This historic structure has gathered countless intriguing and awe inspiring stories over its 450 year history and holds one of the best vantage points to take in the beautiful Waterford Estuary from.

Duncannon Fort closed for the season on Sunday 28th August 2016. Thank you for all the support this season.

*Hook Tourism is a not for profit organisation. All funds raised contribute to providing these guided tours and to the development of tourism on the Hook Peninsula.

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Day trip to area

It's a lovely area, overlooking Duncannon beach. Can see ships going up and down the river. Nicertainly saying area, lovely views.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Kilkenny, Ireland
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It's a lovely area, overlooking Duncannon beach. Can see ships going up and down the river. Nicertainly saying area, lovely views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Susan our guide took us on an facinating tour of the fort and told us about its 800 year history. I thought its was such a shame its temporarily closed to public except to guided tours fingers cross is re-opens soon. Highly recommend an OPW tour was only a fiver each and takes about 45mins, although it was lashing rain... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We really enjoy the time we spent here. Our guide Susan gave us a fascinating tour of the fort. She was amazing! Really really good with both adults and children. I highly recommend this place. It is a very important part of Irish history and when it's story is presented by superb guides like Susan, history lives!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this tour, great value for money. The tour guide Susan is fantastic full of info and chat, but best of all are the views from the fort and the history of the area is amazing. My husband loved the lights we had to strap on our heads for the tunnels and dungeons was a great day.. Went swimming... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the fort and had a great visit our tour guide was Bob, he was great, made the tour really interesting for all age groups. The tour last about an hour, we were told about the origins of the fort and the history of it right up to the present day The fort is in good condition with great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to be able to go on one of the guided tours that took place in July and August this year. Our tour guide Bob was a nice man who had a good knowledge of the history of the fort and surroundings. The fort itself is very interesting. Too bad that parts are still closed for the public.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Susan gave an excellent tour. It was only me and a friend on the tour. It rained heavily the whole time. But Susan remained positive and professional. It was really interesting and definitly worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Interesting and entertaining tour. The guide was good fun and the fort has an interesting history. They could make a lot more of it, which I believe they are planning to do if there is enough interest, but it needs some investment to bring out the real value of the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Really excellent tour. Tour guide Bob was brilliant. Vast knowledge of everything to do with the area and kept the kids entertained... Would really advise Wexford Council to do what they can to make it available to the general public again. Well worth the visit...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Last weekend a friend and I did the tour of Duncannon Fort. The guide Susan was really informative and generous with her time. The fort has been closed due to electrical issues but opened again this Summer for a limited run. I was delighted to be able to avail of the opportunity. It was one of the most interesting places... More 

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