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Review of Nenagh Castle

Nenagh Castle
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Nenagh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 5, 2013

worth a visit just for the views from the top.
also there is no entry charge which is convenient.
bring a raincoat in case

1  Thank Andy W
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The view from the top is great ,so bring the camera you will get some great shots of the area.The tower is about 100 steps to the top,but it is worth it,and it is free to enter.I think it is closed on sundays and Mondays.so if you are near Nenagh go and see this great tower.Only one problem no lift.

1  Thank michaelbarrytn11
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Loved this castle...they've done an excellent job in restoring it and it would seem that their efforts continue. A very special place.

1  Thank bur2nfamily
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Really nice presentation of history, architecture, and good views of countryside. What else do you look for in a place to visit... Trip Advisor requires 50 characters of explanation - even if unnecessary.

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

this is a lovely place to see in Nenagh, the renovation of the castle is lovely and there are amazing views of the town from the top! well worth a visit!!

1  Thank Loves2travel86_12
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