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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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Self-guided tour.... interesting!

We came upon this castle quite accidentally and were glad we stopped. It was self-guided, but there was a video that was informative.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Claire S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came upon this castle quite accidentally and were glad we stopped. It was self-guided, but there was a video that was informative.

Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle is adjacent to the main street of Cahir and doesn't take a long time to visit. We did it justice in 90 minutes including the audio-video. Warning -- I'm not tall but I knocked my head hard once. Glad I was wearing a cap.

Thank rifrog
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly some people are complaining about having to pay for parking - the car park adjacent to the castle is pay and display however parking in the street and square is free of charge. €5 for an adult ticket so good value. Also free entry with an OPW card or with an English Heritage card. The castle has some lovely... More 

Thank sarah1305
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the castle is in easy reach from the town. some parts are in ruin but a good bit has rooms to see, there are several stairs to climb to the towers and explore the top of the walls a lovely view over Cahir town , river and the weir.It has a reasonably entrance fee and theres no time restriction.Lots of... More 

Thank 186342Jan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we took our 2 chernobyl children to the castle and both of them had a fantastic time -the illuminated 'battle 'display was centre of attentions as the boys re-enacted the seige of the castle in their own way, the freedom to walk aroundso many part of the castle was great -so many 'tours' are restricted and can be a little... More 

Thank Eric D
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cahir Castle is a terrific example of a castle with moat, portcullis, massive walls, turret and a dungeon located right smack in the middle of the town of Cahir. It feels more like what you think of as a castle than many in Ireland which are really tower houses. Worth a stop and included with the Heritage pass.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love castles and this is one of my favourites. Beautiful, well organised, plenty of history to learn. I was lucky to visit when there was almost no one else around which made it even more special. Really worth the visit.

Thank Poletrickster
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 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 

Thank Abbygale B
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 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

Thank Eaglehunter T
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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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