We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nenagh Castle

O'Rahilly Street | Access Via Banba Square, Nenagh, Ireland
+353 67 33850
Review Highlights
Nice bit of heritage

Nice to see a bit of heritage in Nenagh but not much to do here apart from look. Would be a nice... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Zaid S
London, United Kingdom
via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit with a great guided tour. The tour guide was so enthusiastic it really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cavan, Ireland
via mobile
Read all 107 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
O'Rahilly Street | Access Via Banba Square, Nenagh, Ireland
+353 67 33850
Write a Review
Reviews (107)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 99 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice to see a bit of heritage in Nenagh but not much to do here apart from look. Would be a nice place to sit and have a sandwich or a mini picnic.

Thank Zaid S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit with a great guided tour. The tour guide was so enthusiastic it really made it special. The arches around the top of the tower were amazing & the walk on the roof with the 360 degree views was fantastic. All this...More

Thank lizzie4916
thepooka, Front Office Manager at Nenagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments Lizzie...Kevin..Guide..Nenagh Castle.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Plus free entry and guided tour on request. I strongly urge visitors everywhere to take the guided tours as you will get more information and the guides paint a picture with words of what it was like to live here in those times. Our guide...More

Thank Robert W
thepooka, Tour Guide at Nenagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your very kind words Robert..I'm glad you and your group enjoyed your visit and you are welcome to visit anytime again you are in the area....Kevin..Guide..Nenagh Castle.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most interesting is the Tower. From Tuesday till Saturday you can go 101 steps up to the top free of charge.

1  Thank Sergiy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle has been renovated and it is well worth a visit. The view from the top is stunning. The steps are a little tricky but you can have a rest on each floor.

1  Thank linkie2015
Reviewed 22 May 2017

My daughter and I decided to check out Nenagh Castle before leaving the town, as we were heading to Galway Bay. The view from the top was worth the climb!

2  Thank Snowbarbie
thepooka, Front Office Manager at Nenagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Snowbarbie..Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 May 2017

The castle stands in a nice quite garden there is free entrance it has been recently renovated which allows access to the top were there are lovely views of the town of nenagh

2  Thank marian s
Reviewed 14 March 2017

its just a castle nothing special all you can do is take a picture it wasnt opened when we were there

1  Thank lysaWexford
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My favourite time of the year is Christmas and this year moi aka Mrs Clause and Santa had a wonderful time in Nenagh Castle with all the boys and girls. It was magical.

1  Thank Noreen K
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

While researching my family history as stop at the castle was on the agenda it's very beautifully restored! Kevin and Patrick were great guides!

3  Thank Traveling_Girl1987
Nearby Restaurants
The Peppermill
190 reviews
.36 km away
Pepes Restaurant Nenagh
98 reviews
.38 km away
The Half Door Restaurant
38 reviews
.33 km away
Steeples books & more...
20 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Nenagh Heritage Museum
47 reviews
.10 km away
Una Powell's Pub
10 reviews
.23 km away
Nenagh Swimming Pool & Leisure Centre
7 reviews
.35 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Nenagh Castle staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines