Cahir Castle, County Tipperary

Standing on an island in the Suir River, Cahir Castle retains much of its structure and defense system, making it one of Ireland's best-preserved castles. Begin your tour with an audio-visual show that gives you an overview of the castle's history and architecture. The video is available in several languages. While the castle was restored in the 19th century, it retains its early design and much of the original material. Walk the walls of the keep and the stairs of the towers in the same way the castle's defenders did centuries ago. A small fee admits you to the museum for a self-guided tour, or join a guided tour group for additional insight into the castle's legends and history. Make Cahir Castle a centerpiece of your Cahir vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cahir day trip tool.
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  • Great castle and village to spend a few hours exploring. Really well maintained and helps to bring the medieval world alive.  more »
  • We were staying in Cahir on our touring holiday in Ireland so we decided to visit the castle situated on an island in the middle of the river, in the town centre. The castle was definitely worth a...  more »
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  • We really enjoyed this Castle tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. There was a short film available for viewing that added to my appreciation of this castle. There was a fabulous miniature model of the castle depicting various days of a siege. Very well done. They also have a nice little gift shop. Well worth the time.
  • Excellent place. Very educational and fun. We all loved it, especially my daughter who is keen on these kind of things. Definitely should visit.

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