The Tour – Reopening for guided tours 15th 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. Share in these tales and striking views on our guided tour from the Monday 15th May to Sunday 3rd September 2017.

Open 7 days a week for guided tours. Tours can be booked in advance on this website or you can book on the day. If paying on the day please arrive 10 mins in advance of your preferred tour time.  The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Tour times:

12 noon

1.30pm

3.30pm

5.00pm

Tickets:

Adults – €6.00 (€1 discount for those showing a Hook Lighthouse tour receipt)

Children (6  to 16 years) – €1.50

 

*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.

Purchase Tickets – Tickets can be purchased in advance from 17th April 2017 for tours beginning 15th May

**Your safety when visiting Duncannon Fort:

Duncannon Fort includes buildings from the 16th Century and onwards; care is necessary when visiting the Fort.  Many of the surfaces on this tour are uneven.  The tour route includes walking across grassy areas, cobbled stones, and descending and ascending on steep stone steps.  We would ask you to plan for this by wearing appropriate footwear.  Some of the doorways and walkways are at a low level, you need to be mindful of this when walking through or under.  The tour route is not recommended for anyone with mobility issues but if you contact the Tourist Office we can arrange a viewing of the more accessible areas of the Fort. The tour route is all not suitable for pushchairs or prams.  Guardians of children should be mindful of their safety and ensure they observe all the safety instructions given by your guide.  Smoking is strictly forbidden on the grounds of Duncannon Fort.

About

“Duncannon Fort is an important sixteenth century coastal bastioned fort situated on a rocky promontory which contains earlier archaeological remains in the form of a fifteenth century castle with associated curtain wall and towers and, probably, an earlier prehistoric promontory fort. The fort is one of only three bastioned forts built in County Wexford and the only one which is accessible to the public. It is in the ownership of both the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Wexford County Council.”  Duncannon Fort Conservation Plan 2016 – Stafford McLoughlin Archaeology

Guided tours are offered under licence by Hook Rural Tourism, a community organisation working to promote the Hook Peninsula since 1966.

Visit/Contact

Duncannon Fort is situated in the village of Duncannon on the Hook Peninsula, County Wexford. The village is accessible by car on the R733 from New Ross or Wexford or via the Passage East Car Ferry from Ballyhack.

For further information on visiting the area please check out www.hookpeninsula.com

For all other queries please contact Hook Tourism directly on:

Email: info@hooktourism.com
Phone: +353 51 389530
Address: Hook Tourism, Duncannon, New Ross, Co. Wexford.

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