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This imposing 15th-century castle was long a military stronghold.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Castle St, Ireland
+353 52 744 1011
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All reviews swiss cottage guided tour heritage card nooks and crannies car park well worth a visit interesting history worth a stop excellent tour entry fee video presentation great stop cannon balls butler family cahir castle town
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like other reviewers have said, this is much more of a “Castle” than other places. The restoration strikes a nice balance between decor, exhibit, and ruins. It’s definitely being cared for with an eye for people to visit, but not overdone. It’s a nice compliment...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great day exploring this restored castle with friends. We watched the video first which was very informative before climbing up the narrow stairs to the different rooms.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank windyg2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent site for a true castle. It is nicely situated on a river, with a stone arch bridge across the river and and v-shaped weirs upstream. The cast grounds are neat, and the interior is excellent. Make sure you keep your eye...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank James G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was well preserved but needs more to go with it , there were not many activities there. The coolest thing was the cannon balls stuck in the walls

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank chinamanjw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the geese and ducks outside to be the most entertaining part. I am disabled so we couldn’t wAlk the forest to the Swiss cottage. The exterior was well kept but the stairs were very narrow. It’s a good castle and a great price.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 706aprilw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far the best place to visit! Warning you will need entire day to enjoy the castle, surrounding park and other sites. Just wonderful!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Climber688814
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Cahir Castle is well worth a detour off the motorway. A very well preserved Norman Castle. A well preserved keep and extensive curtain wall.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We decided to visit Cahir Castle on the way home from a weekend in Cork. It was literally less than 5 minutes off the M8 motorway. There is a €5 entry fee but the castle grounds has a lot of areas to visit and explore....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MaryKelly92
Reviewed January 13, 2019

We had Cahir Castle on our visiting plan. Then spontainour decided not to enter. Going round outside gave us enough feeling - yet we saw about 5 to 7 similar places bevor. But what is worthwhile a stroll from there is the Swiss Cottage. That...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank emaerz549
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

This castle is what comes to mind when you think of a typical medieval castle. It is incredibly well preserved and will allow you to catch a glimpse of an earlier time. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
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