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Farney Castle

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Group visit by CRRG Dublin (motorcycle touring group)

A beautiful castle in a stunning, peaceful setting. The owner, Cyril Cullen is a famous knitwear... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
An absolute treasure

We took a group of American college students to Farney Castle in the summer of 2018 and they... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2018
Norman, Oklahoma
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Historic Farney Castle, built in 1495, is close to two famous heritage sites, Holycross Abbey and The Rock of Cashel and taking in these three sites is an ideal day tour for anyone interested in heritage and authentic Ireland. If you want to...more
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Castlerea Holycross | Thurles,, Tipperary E34 FX79, Ireland
+353 504 43281
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

A beautiful castle in a stunning, peaceful setting. The owner, Cyril Cullen is a famous knitwear designer and also handcrafts his own porcelain range. The porcelain is for sale in their shop in the castle. We were warmly greeted by Cyril and his wife and...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018

We took a group of American college students to Farney Castle in the summer of 2018 and they absolutely loved it. Admission at that time was 6 Euro (and there was no tea room at that time). The castle is full of history and Cyril...More

2  Thank drjh2018
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Visited the castle late in the day only visitors there we were greeted by the owner of the castle & her husband ,we were shown into a roomful of China & woolen garments which they make ,gave us a history tour of the castle which...More

2  Thank Brendan M
Reviewed September 5, 2017

We strayed into Farney Castle at a relatively early hour last Monday morning. The Cullens were ready for the week's visitors and welcomed us warmly. Cyril took us around the castle and gave us a wealth of information in his own inimitable way. In addition...More

3  Thank GabyDublin
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Sometimes the unplanned stops are the most interesting. We had toured famous castles and castle ruins but the thing I liked most about this one was that it was someone's home. As a bonus, it is owned by a family of talented people who are...More

1  Thank comerharris
Reviewed July 7, 2017

This was an unexpected find on our way to the Rock of Cashel. We pulled in, and found it was the home of the Cullen's and we could purchase a tour for 6 euro per adult and 3 euro for the kids. It was well...More

2  Thank jlid198
Reviewed November 10, 2016

It was off-season and during the week and were the only visitors to Castle. It's definitely off the beaten path. Cyril and his wife Margie provided us a tour and history. My wife and I both thought it was very interesting and not quite what...More

2  Thank James M
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Our group was taken round by Mr Cullen himself, who told us hugely entertaining stories of some of the thousands of items and photographs that he's acquired during his eventful life. This is a family home and so is unique.

2  Thank lancysue
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Farney Castle, like many baronial homes, has undergone numerous additions and alterations over the years. Today it is owned by the delightful Cyril Cullen, one of Ireland's leading designers. The contents on view are a delightful eclectic mix of original material, current parian China, knitwear...More

2  Thank Ella P
Reviewed October 20, 2015

Totally blown away by the unique experience that is Farney Castle and meeting the Cullen's. I have been a fan of Cyril's designs for years, saw a film about him recently on an Aer Lingus flight and I just had to check out his home...More

3  Thank JeanMcCardle
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June 7, 2015|
Response from Lori P | Reviewed this property |
There is no admission fee. This is a private home with a gift store as part of the house.
June 7, 2015|
Response from BelindainDublin | Reviewed this property |
I think it was €6