Kilbrittain Castle:  5 Fun Facts About this Stunning Irish Landmark

To find Kilbrittain Castle, you'll head as far south as you can in Central Ireland. There, in County Cork of Munster Province, you can spot the ancient castle. 

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Expect at least three hours behind the wheel if you're coming from Dublin Airport. By car, the journey winds along major roads like the M7 and the M8 until you get to Cork and need to exit on N40. Then, hop on N71 and enjoy the small-town scenery surrounding you until you arrive at Kilbrittain Castle. 

Things to Know About Kilbrittain Castle

One of the oldest castles on our list is Kilbrittain, which was built in 1035 by the O'Mahony clan.

It is believed that the Castle, located in County Cork, is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in all of Ireland.

Although the medieval castle is still a private residence and now owned by the Cahill O’ Brien family, it also operates as a hotel, letting guests spend a night or two surrounded by medieval architecture and an incredible history.

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