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