Sigginstown Castle

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Upcoming Events at Sigginstown Castle - join us!

Tours of the Tower7 Euros Adult, 5 Euros Children/Students/Seniors

(Cash or- with card on Eventbrite (plus fees)

Friday, 20  May, 

Gates and Grounds open 2-6 p.m.

Tours start at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. (approx 1 hour long)

Saturday, 21 May

Gates and Grounds open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tours start at 10:30 and 12:30 p.m. (approx 1 hour long)

Fri, Sat, Sun 27-29 May

Gates and Grounds open 2-6 p.m.

Tours start at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. (approx 1 hour long)

Medieval Event at Sigginstown Castle: : Friday - Sunday June 3-5 

15 Euros Adult, 10 Euros Child 6-18 (Cash at gate or pay by credit card on link below)

Check out the castle and medieval activities of the Society for Creative Anachronism

General Public welcome Noon to 5 p.m with castle tour at 3 p.m. each day (included in admission price)

You will be able to walk around the grounds, inside the tower and see various medieval activities in progress

All minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

If you would like to attend more of the event or pay by credit card, please buy your tickets here:

More information regarding events and schedule here

RTE One (Download the RTE Player or see on website in Ireland). Filmed by Animo TV over the last 3 years!

The Great House Revival, Season 3, Episode 6: Sigginstown Castle (Our Renovation Story)

Sun Article about the show

Irish Examiner Article about the show

June 15-23 (Days and Times TBD): Meet the Maker Tours: Mass Masonry Stove

Spring 2022 Update

We have made a huge amount of progress in the past year, and even in 2022!

The Tower rooms are almost complete and are painted and furnished - we imagine they might have been like this in the 16th century. We hope to start official tours later this spring! We will continue working on parapets later this year.

The Big House has been roofed, windows and doors, insulation and internal floors. We are working on internal finishes as this will be part of our residence, and also is the means to access to the Tower. Right now the attic and first floor are being completed, with the ground floor to continue work through the year.

The New Build is essentially complete, although we continue to tweak this area. We have been living in this part, basically two open plan floors, for the past three years, and use it to accommodate our guests and volunteers. It is currently packed with furniture waiting to go into the Big House!

Welcome to Sigginstown...

In May of 2016, after many years of dreaming and a few years of looking, we purchased property in County Wexford, near the sunny south-east coast of Ireland.  

Whereas most people would prefer a nice, clean, modern house, we have taken the road less traveled. Our new place has no roof, windows, doors, electricity or plumbing, but it does have parapets, watchtower, arrow-slits, garderobes, portcullis, fireplaces, spiral staircase, vault and a machicolation! 

That's right - we bought a castle. 
If the word castle makes you think of large luxurious palaces, forget that! Instead think ruin and budget!  There are large castles in Ireland, and then there are "tower houses" of various sizes. This is a smaller example of the latter - a primitive structure with an attached house that was intended for defense against whoever was unfriendly at the time. It would have housed a family, probably some animals, and a few servants. There are about two thousand tower-houses in Ireland, in all sorts of conditions - ranging from crumbled to the ground, to restored and in-between.  

We are currently living in the property and plan to use it for community and historical events.  As medieval re-enactors, we have long been attracted to historical buildings and are    excited to see this property have life and energy in it once again. 

Already this journey has taken several years - it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us, and we have enjoyed having others come along and share in the experience. This website is intended to tell that story and illustrate how one building can be used for many different projects and collaborative learning.

We're on an adventure here: outside our comfort zone and with challenges ahead - we are looking forward to all of it!