Duncannon Fort Visitor Centre

The Duncannon 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 Co. Waterford 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. An added attraction  is the Maritime Museum which charts the maritime history of one of the most dangerous coastlines in Ireland, the Wexford coast.

It is an absolute must see for any visitor to the area. Its attractions include the Cockleshell Art Gallery, Maritime and Military Museum, Pirates and Mermaids Den, Officers Tea Rooms serving freshly made soup and brown bread, scones with jam and cream, dessert of the day, teas and coffees, a craft shop, artist’s studios, photographic studios, internet Café and I.T. office.


Visitors could spend a day happily exploring Duncannon Fort and to help you on your way guided tours take place daily on the hour starting at 10.00a.m.

  • A parade of Craft around the main square with the main
  • Beachcombers Craft Shop for all your souvenir needs
  • Life’s a Beach displaying driftwood Art and Hand Crafted Jewellery and much more.
  • Photographic Studio where you can purchase stunning photography of the area.
  • Catriona’s Crafts displaying Quilting and Children’s Toys and Crafts.
  • New 2 U Dress Agency and Brick a Brack, Excellent Selection of Quality Clothing at very affordable prices.

Duncannon Fort Event

Duncannon Fort hosts a Military re-enactment every June Bank holiday weekend.   Throughout the action packed weekend veteran military vehicles and historical re-enactors will be depicting battles from different periods in Irish and world history.