Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle


Location: Castle street, County Tipperary Map

Constructed: 1142 by Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond

Tel. 052 744 1011

Open: daily

Closed: 24- 30 Dec

Official site


Cahir Castle stands on Castle street in County Tipperary in Ireland. Cahir Castle was erected in 1142 by Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond. Cair Castle was built in the county of Tipperary in 1142 by Conor O’Brien, Prince of Thomond - one of the kingdoms that existed in Ireland before the Norman invasion.

In 1375, for the loyalty to the English king Edward III, the castle was donated to James Butler, Baron Cairo.

In 1599, the castle was taken after a three-day siege by Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex.

During the English Revolution in the late 1640s, the castle was besieged twice: in 1647 and in 1650. In 1650, the castle was surrendered without a single shot to Oliver Cromwell. Largely because of this, he came to our time in excellent condition.

In the 19th century, the Butler family attempted to restore the castle.

In 1961, the castle became the property of the state.

The castle is currently open to visitors.



Cahir Abbey (Catherdunesque)

Cahir Abbey that is also known as Priory of St. Mary in Cahir was built in the 13th century by the Augustinians.


Swiss Cottage

Constructed: 1810

Ardfinnan Rd, Cahir

Tel. 052 744 1144

Open: mid- Mar- mid- Nov: Tue- Sun

mid- Apr- mid- Oct: daily