From the moment we open to the moment we close, there’s always something happening at Baltimore Castle. Whether you take one of our guided tours or just wander about and explore on your own, we guarantee you’ll have the time of your life.
Experience 800 years of history and learn about
The Sack of Baltimore 1631, the only barbary pirate raid on Irish soil
The O'Driscolls and their lifestyle as one of Ireland's most notorious seafaring clans
The rich heritage of the Castle and its occupants through the ages
The restoration of the Castle from a state of ruin to its former splendour
Heritage Walking Tours
Starting and ending at Baltimore Castle, take a guided walking tour of Baltimore village where you'll learn of its rich history including stories of the O'Driscoll clan Chieftains, Barbary pirate raids, the fishing industry and local maritime heritage.
Full and half day walking tours are also available for the more adventurous visitor.
A beautifully restored 13th century Norman Hall House, Baltimore Castle, also known as Dún na Séad Castle, is located in the heart of the historic fishing village of Baltimore, West Cork.
Overlooking Roaring Water Bay and Carbery's hundred isles, it was once the stronghold of the O'Driscoll Clan and is now one of Ireland's few National Monuments occupied as a family home.