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Nenagh Castle

O'Rahilly Street | Access Via Banba Square, Nenagh, Ireland
+353 67 33850
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A small tower in a small town!

It says it is a castle but it looks more like a tower. Not much to see or do here then walk the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Angie B
County Dublin, Ireland
School tour

Took 3rd class children on a school tour to Nenagh Castle . They really enjoyed the experience... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia G
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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
+353 67 33850
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see a bit of heritage in Nenagh but not much to do here apart from look. Would be a nice place to sit and have a sandwich or a mini picnic.

Thank Zaid S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit with a great guided tour. The tour guide was so enthusiastic it really made it special. The arches around the top of the tower were amazing & the walk on the roof with the 360 degree views was fantastic. All this...More

Thank lizzie4916
thepooka, Front Office Manager at Nenagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments Lizzie...Kevin..Guide..Nenagh Castle.

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Plus free entry and guided tour on request. I strongly urge visitors everywhere to take the guided tours as you will get more information and the guides paint a picture with words of what it was like to live here in those times. Our guide...More

Thank Robert W
thepooka, Tour Guide at Nenagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind words Robert..I'm glad you and your group enjoyed your visit and you are welcome to visit anytime again you are in the area....Kevin..Guide..Nenagh Castle.

Reviewed 8 June 2017

The most interesting is the Tower. From Tuesday till Saturday you can go 101 steps up to the top free of charge.

1  Thank Sergiy M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This castle has been renovated and it is well worth a visit. The view from the top is stunning. The steps are a little tricky but you can have a rest on each floor.

1  Thank linkie2015
Reviewed 22 May 2017

My daughter and I decided to check out Nenagh Castle before leaving the town, as we were heading to Galway Bay. The view from the top was worth the climb!

2  Thank Snowbarbie
thepooka, Front Office Manager at Nenagh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you Snowbarbie..Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

The castle stands in a nice quite garden there is free entrance it has been recently renovated which allows access to the top were there are lovely views of the town of nenagh

2  Thank marian s
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