One of Ireland’s finest and best-preserved medieval fortresses, Cahir Castle is picturesquely located on an island in the River Suir. Home for centuries to the Butlers, Barons of Cahir, it’s high walls and towers dominate the town’s skyline. Take a guided tour and discover stories of rivalries and rebellions, conquests and characters which the castle witnessed down the centuries. Its formidable location and design meant that Cahir Castle remained impregnable until the use of heavy artillery against it in 1599.
The stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the castle retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure. It is one of Ireland's largest and best preserved castles. It is situated on a rocky island on the River Suir. The castle's attractions include an excellent audio-visual show which informs visitors about the castle.

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One of Ireland’s finest and best-preserved medieval fortresses, Cahir Castle is picturesquely located on an island in the River Suir. Home for centuries to the Butlers, Barons of Cahir, it’s high walls and towers dominate the town’s skyline. Take a guided tour and discover stories of rivalries and rebellions, conquests and characters which the castle witnessed down the centuries. Its formidable location and design meant that Cahir Castle remained impregnable until the use of heavy artillery against it in 1599.
The stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the castle retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure. It is one of Ireland's largest and best preserved castles. It is situated on a rocky island on the River Suir. The castle's attractions include an excellent audio-visual show which informs visitors about the castle.