Cahir Castle – One of Ireland’s best preserved and often missed castles, County Tipperary


The fastest route from Dublin to Cork follows the M7 & M8 through County Tipperary.

And while many travelers make the stop at the castle-topped outcropping of stone in Cashel, very few make the small detour into Cahir.

Cahir Castle is one of Ireland’s largest and most well preserved, held privately until 1961. Though used as a location for movies & TV – most notably Excalibur and The Tudors- Cahir castle remains relatively ‘undiscovered’ by tourists.

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Located in southern Tipperary, Cahir Castle is one of our favorites to visit. Most areas of the castle are accessible to visitors making this a wonderful castle experience for families. Added bonus: many tourists miss Cahir Castle due to its close proximity to the Rock of Cashel, so you won’t have to fight large crowds.

Cahir Castle is managed by the Office of Public Works (OPW).

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Written by Jody Halsted

Jody Halsted

Jody publishes the Ireland travel planning website, Ireland Family Vacations. Her travel philosophy is, “just because you have kids, doesn’t mean you have to stay home!” A frequent traveler to Ireland, Jody helps families plan travel budgets and itineraries that are fun for kids and adults. Jody’s Tips | Website

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