Leap Castle, Roscrea

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  • What an awesome adventure. Sean Ryan(owner)Of Leap Castle was a gracious host and allowed us to roam the castle freely. He sat by the fire and told us the history of the Castle and also played tunes o...  more »
  • The narrative from the owner,she gave us the history of the descendants,the lands around the area were great  more »
  • We were “warned” that the castle isn’t quite the norm when it comes to touring castles. Sean met us with a serenade on his “whistle” of Irish music and the we took a little tour of the castle. Winding...  more »
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  • I have been looking forward to this visit since I began planning my trip to Ireland. It did not disappoint. Sean is a lovely host. Our hotel phoned ahead for us and Sean said to stop by the next day between 1000 and 500. He welcomed us in and we sat and spoke for a bit. He then directed us up to the bloody chapel. He gave us flashlights and we were on our own. The self guided tour was amazing and when we came back down Sean made sure we hadn't missed a thing. We then Sat for a while longer and Sean played a song for us. We chatted about his experiences at the castle and the history. I ended up buying a CD from Sean and provided my 6 euros, for the tour, plus some extra. Overall the experience was amazing. Sean is a great host and seems to enjoy the visits to his castle. I would highly recommend a stop here!
  • Sean Ryan, owner of Leap Castle, is incredible. He will chat with you by the fireplace and tell you all about the history of this castle and allow you to wonder about at your leisure. In addition, his knowledge of Irish culture and history will captivate you and make you want to chat with him for hours. If you're lucky, and we were, he will play a song or two for you! He's such a great musician! You don't want to miss the opportunity to visit Sean and Leap Castle! You will not be disappointed!
  • Very amazing castle. The Ryan's know everything about the history of the place and seem like very nice people in general. They ask 6€ for the tour but I gave more because it goes to help them with restoration. The whole place was absolutely wonderful.
  • Sean is awesome. Just go up and ring the bell and he’ll answer the door and welcome you in. Very intimate tour. This was one of the best castles we went to in Ireland!
  • Such a beautiful castle which is owned by Sean and his wife ann. They welcome visitors into the castle. Done a paranormal lockdown and it was amazing.
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