Duncannon Fort is situated on the southwest cost of
County Wexford. It was built to guard the estuary that leads to Waterford harbour. This
estuary is formed by the rivers called the Three Sisters- Rivers Barrow, Nore and Suir.
These navigable rivers would have provided access to places inland in a time before there
were any roads.
The fort was occupied by a varied group of soldiers
over the centuries. In medieval times it was occupied by the Knights Templars and in later
times by British occupational forces and in more recent times by the Irish Army and F.C.A.
It is now being developed as a tourist attraction.
While not very impressive from the inside, it is
very impressive from the beach which it overlooks. The best thing about its situation is
the whole area surrounding it. The southern coast of Wexford is almost a living history
book, with scores of relics of the varied people who settled this mild and accessible area
from early times. Probably most notable are the Norman castles and houses.