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Located here is Dun Aill, one of the three villages in the Parish of Dunhill and Fenor, derives its name from the ancient fortress, or Dun, the stronghold of some Irish chief- which was situated on the rock where the picturesque ruined castle now stands.
The castle was built by Sir Robert le Poher, one of the five men of that name who accompanied Henry 11 in his invasion of Ireland.
Henry and his men landed at Crooke, near Passage East, on the 17th, October, 1171.
Dunhill Castle is situated about 2 miles south of Dunhill village and is built on a high rock overlooking the River Ann which enters the sea at Annestown.
Folklore tells us of Lady Ann who threw herself into the river and was drowned and so the river was named after her.
Accommodation is available in the many guesthouses and B&B’s in the area although the tourist requiring four and five star hotel accommodation will have to base themselves in Waterford City.