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Duncannon Fort

The name ‘Duncannon’ comes from Irish and means ‘the fort of the son of Conan’. It is therefore possible that there was already a small settlement here before the arrival of the Normans in the late twelfth century.

Built in 1588 to fend off the anticipated Spanish Armada, Duncannon Fort is surrounded by a 30-foot high dry moat and includes a lower gun battery and ramparts. This star-shaped fortress hosts military re-enactments of Irish and world history every June Bank Holiday.

Address: Duncannon, New Ross, Co. Wexford

Guided Tours: Yes – see website for details

Opening Times:  Seasonal – see website for details

Entrance Fee: Yes – see website for details