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All reviews sean ryan the owner his wife an amazing place traditional irish music bucket list penny whistle main room piece of history history lesson wealth of knowledge return again bloody history no doubt euro donation great storyteller labor of love
Sean is very knowledgable of Irish clan history, the local area, and lore. He was pleasant and played for us as we chatted around a fire. The "tour" is very lax. Go on your own. The house is filled with knick knack pieces that Sean...More
Visited Leap Castle to be greeted by Sean who welcomed us to his castle. Sat in front of the fire while he gave us a very informative history of the Castle and surrounding areas. Allowed us to look around and climb the stairs up to...More
So the reviews are true. Just showed up at around 2 in the afternoon and saw another couple leaving with a big smile. Sean told stories of the site and its history. The place still needs a great deal of work, which makes it even...More
What an awesome adventure. Sean Ryan(owner)Of Leap Castle was a gracious host and allowed us to roam the castle freely. He sat by the fire and told us the history of the Castle and also played tunes on his whistle. We really enjoyed the time...More
We were “warned” that the castle isn’t quite the norm when it comes to touring castles. Sean met us with a serenade on his “whistle” of Irish music and the we took a little tour of the castle. Winding up the narrow staircase we visited...More
Leap Castle is not well signposted but worth finding. Sean welcomed us into Leap Castle for €6 each, sat in front of the fire and told us a brief history of how he bought the castle in 1991 and has slowly been restoring it. There...More
We went here after reading that it was one of the most haunted castles in Ireland. It owner was a good storyteller and musician, and let us wander about on our own. Lots of "stuff" in the castle, but we did not have any special...More
Sean bought this castle and his restoring it on his on time, so when you visit, you are able to explore an unaffected castle - nothing is roped off, no bars on windows. It is a very cool experience. Supposedly it is haunted, though we...More
A fascinating place owned by a man who welcomes you into his home and tells you the storied history of the castle in which he lives and the surrounding area. It's off the beaten track, but is well worth seeking out. Sean is a great...More
Yes! Took a train from Heuston Station to Roscrea. There is a train change in Ballybrophy and then called a taxi when we got there. It's a very small station- there won't be one waiting, but there is a gentleman working... More
Yes! Took a train from Heuston Station to Roscrea. There is a train change in Ballybrophy and then called a taxi when we got there. It's a very small station- there won't be one waiting, but there is a gentleman working there that will call one for you.
Sean charges 6 euro for the self guided tour, there is no time limit so it is a fair charge, he answers any questions you may have, gives a quick history of the castle and the surrounding area if you ask him before he... More
Sean charges 6 euro for the self guided tour, there is no time limit so it is a fair charge, he answers any questions you may have, gives a quick history of the castle and the surrounding area if you ask him before he releases you on your own to explore. If it's not busy he will even play a few tunes on the pipe for you as he is a musician as well.