Duncannon Fort is a star shaped fortress at the entrance to Waterford Harbour. It was built in 1588 in the expectation of an attack on the area by the Spanish Armada. The Fort is surrounded by a 30 ft high dry moat and has one of the oldest lighthouses of its kind in Ireland. All the major buildings in the Fort surround a parade ground. Spectacular views across to the Waterford estuary & Hook Head can be had from the ramparts. The Fort today hosts a Maritime Museum which charts the maritime history of one of the most dangerous coastlines in Ireland, the Wexford coast.
Each year military re-enactments take place at the Fort during the summer months. Artist studios displaying local artists work are also hosted on the fort grounds throughout the year.