Duncannon Fort

Duncannon Fort

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Duncannon Fort

Features

Duncannon fort is a former coastal bastion fort on the Hook Peninsula in south-west County Wexford.

The fort may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need a military location or an unusual coastal location. The location has a variety of former military buildings, including barracks and support buildings around a central courtyard and then also defensive buildings facing the estuary. These two groups of buildings should give filmmakers lots of options for military scenes.

There are pillboxes, cannon emplacements, searchlight installations, and other defensive structures around the coastal side. Also present are former barracks, workshops and warehouses. The complex is large and has many paths, corners, and open spaces.

The fort was built in this location to defend Waterford estuary from invasion. As such, the location gets great views both up and down the estuary. It was in use from the 16th century. The barracks and some of the defensive buildings date from World War II, when the fort was re-fortified. While the bastion walls date from the 18th to 19th century.

The location also has a two storey 18th century lighthouse.

The bastion fort is located at the end of Duncannon Beach. While Duncannon harbour can be seen from the other side of the fort.

More Info

Dimensions: The whole fort occupies an area of around 150m by 75m.

Parking: in the central courtyard, fits 15-30 cars.

Located in Duncannon.

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Photographer: Gordon Wycherly, Alan Boland

Location

Duncannon Fort, Duncannon, Co. Wexford, Y34 V290

Contact

Marion Coady

Contact Address

info@hooktourism.com

Location ID

SW0041

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