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Nenagh Castle

O'Rahilly Street | Access Via Banba Square, Nenagh, Ireland
+353 67 33850
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Great views of Nenagh

Tedious renovation work has been carried out to make this a great historic place to visit. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gerard M
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Interesting visit

Great renovation and now tells the castle’s ( more a big tower) story ... plenty of stairs if you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andy E
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The Castle is Nenagh's oldest building, and it's construction in the 13th Century laid the foundation for the development of the town. Theobald FitzWalter, whose successors would become Earls and Dukes of Ormond, built the castle and upon its completition c.1220 It served as the main seat of the Butler family, until 1391. The Castle boasts the finest cylindrical keep in Ireland. Like most keeps, it formed part of perimiter of the fortress, being incorporated in the curtain walls surrounding a five-sided courtyard. The Castle has had extensive renovations from 2009 to completion in June 2013. Free admission and free guided tours are available on request. The castle is a medieval building and has a stone spiral stairs to the top. There are 101 steps in all to the top. Access to the tower is through a passageway within the base of the wall. This has low head room and visitors will need to stoop to avoid hitting the stone above. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Nenagh Castle is open from April to October. Tue-Sat: 10am-1pm, 2pm-4.30Pm Last admission: 3.45 Pm Free guided tours available on request. Average length of visit - 30 min. All groups of 15 or more must pre-book.
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O'Rahilly Street | Access Via Banba Square, Nenagh, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tedious renovation work has been carried out to make this a great historic place to visit. The castle is full of history and a must see for anyone interested in medieval architecture.

Thank Gerard M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great renovation and now tells the castle’s ( more a big tower) story ... plenty of stairs if you are going to the top of the tower, but worth it on a clear day.

Thank Andy E
Reviewed 11 October 2017

You should go visit Nenagh Castle if you are Nenagh. Go all the way to the top. You have 360 degree views. It is worth the walk.

Thank mykazi
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting and fantastic views up top! Definitely worth a visit - kids certainly enjoyed. Caretaker answered all our questions - very informative.

Thank sherimc84
Reviewed 19 August 2017

There are a lot of stairs to get to the top but is definitely worth the trip . . beware of the opening times as they are not too varied and it closes on Sundays and bank holidays so can't enter.

Thank WillyShredder30
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Well preserved 13th century keep. Our teenagers enjoyed the climb to the top. No admission fee and no crowds.

1  Thank FlanagansTx
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is a must on your visit it is just fantastic the views from the top of the castle are truely amazing

Thank Elaine R
thepooka, Front Office Manager at Nenagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your very positive review..Kevin..Nenagh Castle.

Reviewed 19 July 2017

It says it is a castle but it looks more like a tower. Not much to see or do here then walk the stairs up for the view of the town. But it is free and you can have a guided tour on request. Must...More

Thank Angie B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Took 3rd class children on a school tour to Nenagh Castle . They really enjoyed the experience. Our tour guide Kevin was excellent. Highly recommended a visit

Thank Patricia G
NenaghCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Nenagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback Patricia....Much appriciated..Hope to see you next year..Kevin.

Reviewed 30 June 2017

The Castle is basicly a tower. Lots of information about the restoration, and a great view from the top. Lots of stairs to climb, some very tight spirals to as send.

1  Thank Mark W
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