Amazing Cahir Castle - A Virtually Impregnable Fortress in the South of Ireland

To visit the fortress of Cahir Castle, head to Southern Ireland and the Province of Munster. Cahir Castle takes you back to the 12th century in the heart of Tipperary County, and it is just two hours by car from Dublin's airport. 

Follow signs leading to the M7 heading south, and continue following signs for Limerick. Once on the N24, look for the left exit onto Bridge Street, which leads you right to Cahir Castle.

Things to Know About Cahir Castle

In the heart of County Tipperary is Cahir Castle, a wonderfully preserved fortress built by the Prince of Thomond in 1142.

For nearly 400 years, the castle was said to be impregnable, but that ended with the siege in 1599.

Visiting Cahir Castle today, you'll definitely want to participate in the guided tour a well as the audio-visual presentation that gives insight into the role of the castle in the region.

Be sure to stroll through the gatehouse and enter the innermost courtyard, which was the safest place in the castle.

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