Cahir Castle


Cahir Castle is recognized as one of the largest and best-preserved castles in Ireland. It's located in the town of Cahir, on a small island in the middle of the River Suir in County Tipperary.

Guests at The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Limerick can enjoy easy access to the castle and surrounding area, located just an hour's drive south of Limerick.

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About Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle has been a prominent landmark in County Tipperary for hundreds of years, having been built by Conor O'Brien, a prince of the region, in 1142.

The castle has seen its fair share of sieges and bombardments throughout the centuries, having been captured on no less than three occasions. The last siege was carried out by none other than the famous English military leader Oliver Cromwell in 1650, during his conquest of Ireland.

A powerful family by the name of Butler owned the castle for long periods and were responsible for several upgrades, although with the exception of some alterations in the 1800s, its structure hasn't changed since the late 1500s.

Cahir Castle still retains its tower and key defensive walls, whilst the interior consists of a few well-maintained courtyards. It was handed over to the state in 1961 and today serves both as one of the region's most popular tourist attractions, and as an official National Monument.

Visitors can take advantage of guided tours throughout the day, or simply tour the castle grounds at their own leisure. There's also an informative audio-visual show outlining the main features and facts about the castle and its treasured history.


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