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NashMaxoriyapompussAugust 16, 2017
What a way to end our Ireland vacation by visiting the simplicity and beauty of the Leap Castle. Filled with history and character that will leave your thoughts with mesmerizing content. more »
PadgetCAugust 8, 2017
My wife and visited Leap Castle during our Honeymoon and Sean and his wife invited us in to share Supper/Wine with him and his guests. Sean regaled us with the history of the area and then let us look... more »
LizaGHJuly 28, 2017
Rigtig god oplevelse. Men vi var vidst heldige at Seán var ude i haven da vi ankom. Så vi fik lov at komme med ind og kigge os omkring i slottet, som faktisk er deres hjem :) Meget interessant sted, d... more »Really good experience. But we were lucky to have known Seán was out in the garden when we arrived. So we were allowed to join in and look around us in the Palace, which is actually their home:) Very interesting place, which certainly has its very own spirit. All the best of luck to Sean and his family with the project.
Dee KellerMay 13, 2017
You won't be disappointed by a visit here, if it's fireside storytelling with a dash of tin whistle playing you're looking for. Seán has history on the castle, the area, the families that lived there and more. The bloody chapel is a few flights up a twisty staircase. As it was such a beautiful day, I didn't find it eerie but would love to go back at Halloween. We loved our visit to this place with a welcoming host and some shy ghosts.
Elisa GiulianteApril 7, 2017
Thank you Sean for letting us in! It was one of the most magic experiences in our journey to Ireland, not because of ghost stories around your place, but for the delicious luck to know you and to enjoy your warm hospitality. You truly are "the presence" in there. To travelers: don't miss this step on your way...
Michael KastnerMay 16, 2017
Sean (the owner/caretaker/resident) is great and full of knowledge. He's happy to chat with guests and share the history of the castle and the area.
Josh ReinerApril 26, 2017
I was extremely disappointed with my visit to Leap Castle. You are only allowed to go up to the 'bloody chapel' which is just a large room at the top of a staircase. While up there you can look out the window at the surrounding views. That is it. The owner wouldn't allow us to explore the grounds (which had a lot of rubbish). He didn't even tell much about the history of the castle. He just quickly explained why most of the castle was destroyed. I recommend saving your 6 euros and just reading the history of the castle online and visiting Blarney Castle or Cahir Castle.
Christina ByrneMarch 7, 2017
A great experience. Sean is very knowledgeable on the jistory of the castle and is a great storyteller. Played some great music on the tin whistle. You need to call beforehand to make sure he is home.
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