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Dunsany, Dunshaughlin, Meath, Republic of Ireland
Dunsany Castle, between Dunshaughlin & Trim in Meath, lies a short distance south of the Hill of Tara.
Dunsany Castle, between Dunshaughlin & Trim in 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 & 19th centuries. It is the ancestral home of the Lords of Dunsany, heads of the Plunkett family, since the 1400's. 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)
Open on selected days throughout 2015.
June 1- Aug 31. Daily 10am - 4.30pm, please check website for further information.
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. There is also wi-fi available in the Coffee Shop.
We offer walks with a guide, up to 3 hours, from the coffee shop, call ahead to book. The gardens are open from 12pm until 6pm daily.