Cahir Castle, Cahir

Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • Set in the middle of the town of Cahir, this castle offers a good depiction of a medieval fortress. You see/visit the many buildings that are integral to the fortress. This castle actually has a...  more »
  • We wandered in to the castle during a visit to the town on a lovely August afternoon. As we walked round the castle, we met Mick, one of the OPW personnel on site. He couldn't have been more friendly....  more »
  • Lovely castle grounds and park. Great for adults and kids alike. The park has some quirky pieces of sculpture etc..  more »
  • 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.
  • This is a great place and I highly recommend the guided tour. We tagged along with a tour that was arranged for a bus tour of Americans and although we thought the guide was hilarious as natives of the island of Ireland, some of his jokes were over the heads of the Americans in our tour. It's absolutely worth a visit. We had a fantastic time. Full of history both ancient and more recent. Thank you
  • Lovely castle. Short guided tour was excellent and being left to wander through the castle on our own was great...lots of hidden passages and staircases. Would recommend.
  • Great castle to visit. I loved the Great Hall and being able to climb up into the towers to look at the view. There is a working port cullis which hopefully will be in action in the future. Lots of movies have been made here in the past such as Excalibur. The inch field is worth a walk around as well and then go along to the Swiss cottage.

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