Duncannon Fort is a star shaped fortress situated in Duncannon, Co.Wexford on an important promontory in Waterford Harbour and is part of the Hook Peninsula. 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. Visit our Great War Trench Experience see what life was like in the trenches of WW1 and visit our D. Day Room in a French Chateau. * Browse around our many shopping outlets. Guided Tours available on the hour. After your tour enjoy a spot of lunch, a quick coffee and a good catch up in our Officer’s Mess Tea Rooms.
Tourist and Visitors
Opening TimesOpening Hours:
1 May – 30 September daily 10am – 5.30pm except Saturdays
Rest of the year:
Open Mon to Fri 10am-4:30pm closed Saturdays & Sundays.
Duncannon Co Wexford