Desmond Hall 1

Desmond Castle Newcastle West

Contact Details


The Square,
Newcastle West,
Co. Limerick,
V42 YD76

Tel. No.: +353 (69) 77408


Opening Hours


25th April - 4th September
Daily 10.00 - 18.00

Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Average Length of Visit: 1 hour.

For out of season arrangements and School tours please contact Pádraig Ó Ruairc

Admission Fees



Toilets (including toilet for disabled people), exhibition, parking close to site.

Restaurant/Tearooms: None



West Limerick preserves many of Ireland's surviving spacious medieval halls. The Desmond Banqueting Hall is an imposing two-storey structure and was used by the Earls of Desmond for banqueting and entertainment. The Hall, vaulted lower chamber and adjoining tower were all constructed during the 15th century (the hall and chamber were built on the remains of a 13th century structure of similar size). Its restored medieval features include and oak musicians' gallery and a limestone hooded fireplace.

Location: Centre of Newcastle West

Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 (1) 836 6111

Guided Tours:

Admission by guided tour only
Maximum number: 15
Duration: 40 minutes

Leaflet/Guide book: English

Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above

Photography / Video allowed: No photography allowed in building

Additional Information: Partial access for people with disabilities