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Leap Castle

Leap Castle Leap Castle 421 Leap Castle R, Roscrea, Ireland
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Great Find!

What a way to end our Ireland vacation by visiting the simplicity and beauty of the Leap Castle... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Sean and his Castle

My wife and visited Leap Castle during our Honeymoon and Sean and his wife invited us in to share... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aiken, South Carolina
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Leap Castle Leap Castle 421 Leap Castle R, Roscrea, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a way to end our Ireland vacation by visiting the simplicity and beauty of the Leap Castle. Filled with history and character that will leave your thoughts with mesmerizing content.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and visited Leap Castle during our Honeymoon and Sean and his wife invited us in to share Supper/Wine with him and his guests. Sean regaled us with the history of the area and then let us look around the tower and grounds. He...More

2  Thank PadgetC
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Make sure you arrive on a week day and call before to make sure someone will be available to take you into the hotel. We tried to call and email but received no return response. Disappointed after we made the drive to see the castle.

3  Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Made the short 5 mile journey from Roscrea to this very interesting castle and met the equally interesting host Sean Ryan (a renowned musician himself) who is slowly restoring this ancient castle in the countryside. Be careful on the road as you might miss the...More

1  Thank AlexMacBelfast
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

One of the hidden gems in Ireland for sure. This castle has a tremendous history and Seán and his family have done a wonderful job with its restoration. The tour is mostly self guided so you can take everything in at your leisure. After, Seán...More

2  Thank SeeboGarrick
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I am a massive believer in the supernatural and paranormal and Leap Castle has been on my to see list for a long time. We visited last Monday and it did not let me down, it's such an amazing place with an very interesting past....More

1  Thank natalie b
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We had so many people tell us how good Leap Castle is to visit, we resisted time and time again because of disappointments from previous recommendations of other sites. It does make it very hard to know if any attraction is worth while based on...More

3  Thank Steve J
Reviewed 30 April 2017

wanting to see this castle many times while in Ireland, I got lucky this time and Sean Ryan was quite the storyteller in the history of this castle. The upper chambers with the murder hole was interesting. The views around the castle are gorgeous. Great...More

Thank MonicaWelke
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

In Ireland you can visit restored castles or the ruins of castles but rarely do you have the opportunity to visit a castle partially restored. Your journey starts off on a road too small for two cars, in the rolling meadows Ireland, close to nowhere....More

3  Thank KitDuluCa
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Sean the owner is a gem himself. He talked with us for about 30 minutes just to talk. It was so nice. He answered all of our questions about the castle which was great. Little did I know he actually lives there. We pulled up...More

2  Thank Alisha B
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9 April 2017|
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Response from rachel n | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Took a train from Heuston Station to Roscrea. There is a train change in Ballybrophy and then called a taxi when we got there. It's a very small station- there won't be one waiting, but there is a gentleman working... More
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7 April 2017|
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Response from Katina H | Reviewed this property |
He asks for a €6 donation per person. There were 3 in our party and I gave him €10 per person. It was worth every penny. He uses the money for restorations.
29 March 2017|
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Response from gayleruth | Reviewed this property |
For info contact: Sean Ryan Phone: 0868690547 GPS info and url are on tripadvisor