Cahir Castle Tipperary


An imposing 13th-15th century structure, Cahir Castle in Tipp was designed to be a defensive castle. And living up to its original design, it suffered its fair share of slings and arrows over the centuries, falling on the eve of the 17th century after it had been battered for days with artillery. It surrendered without a fight almost five decades later and alas to Cromwell in 1650.


Over the centuries the Butlers rebuilt and extended though almost two hundred and fifty years passed without much tinkering until a few alterations in the 1840s.


In 1961, the last Lord Cahir died and the castle went back to the irish State so now you can enjoy free admission at certain times