Macmine Castle is a ruined period house in central County Wexford.
The former baronial castle may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need a large rural ruin. The structure has an enigmatic and impressive charm. Trees surround the castle on every side and ivy covers its facade. Only the tower and its battlements can be seen clearly from outside.
The building has a main square tower and a smaller round tower, it has gothic style doorways, and embellished window frames. Battlements cover not just the main tower, but all of the building. The exterior is of cut granite while the interior of the ruins are of exposed brick.
The building was erected for John Richards JP around 1855 and was let go to ruin in the mid-twentieth century. The location is surrounded by a small woods and is situated near the River Slaney. A train track passes through the nearby forest. The ruins are on private farmland. The location is a contemporary of the nearby period houses of Wilton Castle, Borrmount House, Edermine House, and the Deeps.
Nearest town: Enniscorthy, 10km away.Contact Us
Photographer: Gordon Wycherly
Macmine Castle, Macmine, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland