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Nenagh Castle

O'Rahilly Street | Access Via Banba Square, Nenagh, Ireland
+353 67 33850
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Back in time

Beautifully restored with great views of the whole town from the top.Children love the climb... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mairead18nenagh
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Nenagh, Ireland
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Well worth a visit

Well worth a visit and sign up for Kevin Whelans 'Walking Tours Of Nenagh' - very interesting with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
garysing1
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Tipton, 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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautifully restored with great views of the whole town from the top.Children love the climb up.great grounds to have a picnic👪🌟

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit and sign up for Kevin Whelans 'Walking Tours Of Nenagh' - very interesting with some great history

Thank garysing1
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NenaghCastle, Front Office Manager at Nenagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Gary for your kind words .Was a delight to take you on the tour..Kevin

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

staff on hand to assist and tell story of the castle.... which is only the surviving "keep" of a much larger building. Great view from the top.

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NenaghCastle, Front Office Manager at Nenagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for your very positive review Gerard..Come back and visit anytime.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Loved the sign on gate, no dogs no games no balls. As walked through entrance a, solitary man playing ball with his dog on the immaculate lawns... So funny. I was only visitor this early what a lovely charming place Attendant was informative and knowledgeable...More

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NenaghCastle, Front Office Manager at Nenagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback Irish i..The guy with the dog still comes every morning..Don't like to put him out.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Okay so Nenagh castle may not be a huge castle that you would travel miles to see but if you are in the area it’s a fantastic place to spend and hour or so. It has been beautifully restored and the climb to the top...More

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NenaghCastle, Front Office Manager at Nenagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your positive feedback Lu..Greatly appriciated..Kevin..Nenagh Castle.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

There is nothing left of the interior of the castle keep, the only section of the castle left at all. A trip to Nenagh Castle is no trip to Bunratty Castle by any stretch of the imagination.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

A very tangible relic of what was once a most important castle. Located near the centre of the town, beside the excellent Steeple restaurant and the Heritage Museum. Well worth a visit.

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NenaghCastle, Front Office Manager at Nenagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you for your kind feedback Odd man..Kevin..Nenagh Castle.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Tedious renovation work has been carried out to make this a great historic place to visit. The castle is full of history and a must see for anyone interested in medieval architecture.

Thank Gerard M
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Great renovation and now tells the castle’s ( more a big tower) story ... plenty of stairs if you are going to the top of the tower, but worth it on a clear day.

Thank Andy E
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

You should go visit Nenagh Castle if you are Nenagh. Go all the way to the top. You have 360 degree views. It is worth the walk.

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