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Cahir Castle

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Address: Castle St, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
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+353 52 744 1011

This imposing 15th-century castle was long a military stronghold.

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Lovely gem in county Tipperary

I saw the signs for Cahir Castle many times from the motorway and I'm so glad we finally decided to visit. It's only a few minutes from the motorway. We visited with our 2.5 year... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw the signs for Cahir Castle many times from the motorway and I'm so glad we finally decided to visit. It's only a few minutes from the motorway. We visited with our 2.5 year old toddler and 3 month old baby. I wore our baby in a carrier and I'm glad I did. It would be nearly impossible to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor that you have to pay for parking.13euro for family ticket.theres a good interactive castle model which engages the children.date of visit 8.3.17

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I like this castle and regulary bring overseas visitors to it and I have to say they all enjoy it and it is also great value.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We ate in Cahir and spent time at the castle. Well worth it. I think it compares favorably to Trim Castle northwest of Dublin. Similar experiences (though Cahir wasn't filmed in Braveheart).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We adored Cahir Castle. With its beautiful courtyard (history buffs and castle experts, I know you'll cringe at that word) and river boasted swans floating past, it looked like a fairytale. It's south a bit from the Rock, and worth the trip. Quiet beauty, well maintained. We had the castle almost to ourselves. The tiny admission charge is well worth... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I admit that I'm writing this review in January 2017, having visited the Castle in October 2016 so the exhibition on the Easter Uprising and it's impact on the Tipperary region may not still be up - but if it is, it's worth seeing. Unfortunately, we did spend as much time as I would liked here because we were travelling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We were all excited to visit the Rock of Cashel but it's not what the fuss is all about, but if you continue south, exit at the town of Cahir, it's a small town, you find yourself in the center as you drive in and you can't miss the castle. There's no word for it, just go. The hotel as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We visited Cahir especially to see the Castle and it was worth the visit. The kids enjoyed walking up all the stairs to the upstairs rooms and checking out the scale model of the castle siege. The castle is very well maintained and is a great plave for families to visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best castle visits in Ireland. We did it as part of a Heritage three day tour of sites in the southeast. Our tour guide at Cahir Castle was excellent- both informative and entertaining. I'll definitely be returning to this site. Nearby Swiss Cottage is also well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This castle is easy to find, not far off the main roads heading southward. The castle costs very little to tour, is an easy walk, takes less than an hour to tour and is a great example of an historic old castle in Ireland. There are a lot of castles in Ireland to visit. This is one of the many... More 

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