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 storehouses. The complex is large and has many paths, corners, and open spaces. The barracks and support buildings now house the museum displays.
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 support buildings date frm the 18th or 19th centuries, while most of the defensive buildings date from World War II, when the fort was re-fortified. 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.
Dimensions: The fort occupies an area of around 150m by 75m.
Parking: in the central courtyard, fits 15-30 cars.
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Photographer: Gordon Wycherly, Alan Boland
Duncannon Fort, Duncannon, Co. Wexford, Y34 V290