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Nenagh Castle

O'Rahilly Street | Access Via Banba Square, Nenagh, Ireland
+353 67 33850
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Ruins of 12th Century Castle

The most interesting is the Tower. From Tuesday till Saturday you can go 101 steps up to the top... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2017
Sergiy M
Dublin, Ireland
Well worth a visit

This castle has been renovated and it is well worth a visit. The view from the top is stunning. The... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2017
Rochford, United Kingdom
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The Castle is Nenagh's oldest building, and it's construction in the 13th Century laid the foundation for the development of the town. Theobald FitzWalter, whose successors would become Earls and Dukes of Ormond, built the castle and upon its completition c.1220 It served as the main seat of the Butler family, until 1391. The Castle boasts the finest cylindrical keep in Ireland. Like most keeps, it formed part of perimiter of the fortress, being incorporated in the curtain walls surrounding a five-sided courtyard. The Castle has had extensive renovations from 2009 to completion in June 2013. Free admission and free guided tours are available on request. The castle is a medieval building and has a stone spiral stairs to the top. There are 101 steps in all to the top. Access to the tower is through a passageway within the base of the wall. This has low head room and visitors will need to stoop to avoid hitting the stone above. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Nenagh Castle is open from April to October. Tue-Sat: 10am-1pm, 2pm-4.30Pm Last admission: 3.45 Pm Free guided tours available on request. Average length of visit - 30 min. All groups of 15 or more must pre-book.
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O'Rahilly Street | Access Via Banba Square, Nenagh, Ireland
+353 67 33850
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

The most interesting is the Tower. From Tuesday till Saturday you can go 101 steps up to the top free of charge.

1  Thank Sergiy M
Reviewed June 7, 2017

This castle has been renovated and it is well worth a visit. The view from the top is stunning. The steps are a little tricky but you can have a rest on each floor.

1  Thank linkie2015
Reviewed May 22, 2017

My daughter and I decided to check out Nenagh Castle before leaving the town, as we were heading to Galway Bay. The view from the top was worth the climb!

2  Thank Snowbarbie
thepooka, Front Office Manager at Nenagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Thank you Snowbarbie..Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed April 30, 2017

The castle stands in a nice quite garden there is free entrance it has been recently renovated which allows access to the top were there are lovely views of the town of nenagh

2  Thank marian s
Reviewed March 14, 2017

its just a castle nothing special all you can do is take a picture it wasnt opened when we were there

1  Thank lysaWexford
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

My favourite time of the year is Christmas and this year moi aka Mrs Clause and Santa had a wonderful time in Nenagh Castle with all the boys and girls. It was magical.

1  Thank Noreen K
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

While researching my family history as stop at the castle was on the agenda it's very beautifully restored! Kevin and Patrick were great guides!

3  Thank Traveling_Girl1987
Reviewed November 13, 2016

It seemed to be secured when we visited,, so we did not get in. Learned later you can go to top. Missed that. Impressive little compared to the giants of much of Europe. We took a pic and went skedaddle. Impressed by statues of Olympic...More

3  Thank Tommy M
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Super venue, staff very friendly, the views from the top are great! It has a large area for the kids to run about and is perfectly safe, the castle has a very well documented history throughout and is well labelled. Worth a visit!

3  Thank sawadee_1
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Nice little village. The Round tower is in good standing and is very tall and wide. The castle however is very small and in ruins and has no access as it is probably deemed unsafe to the public. It is still worth a visit to...More

4  Thank James W
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