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“Nenagh Castle - well worth a visit”
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Nenagh Castle
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Nenagh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Nenagh, Ireland
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“Nenagh Castle - well worth a visit”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The restored Keep of Nenagh Castle which dates from the 12th Century and is the largest circular keep in Ireland is well worth a visit. Spectacular views of the town of Nenagh and the surrounding countryside from the top.

Visited July 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“This historical site is much more interesting in person than online.”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

You can climb to the top of this authentic site and are treated to breathtaking views of the town and countryside.

Visited June 2014
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Hallowell, Maine
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“Nice grounds, great staff”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We picnicked on the grounds and then explored inside the Keep. The staff here were gracious, thoughtful, and stayed until we finally left without once telling us it was past closing time.

Visited May 2014
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Brilliant refurbishment, knowledgeable staff, excellent views! I have watched Nenagh Castle turn from a derelict unsafe place to the wonderful , interesting sight it is today!

Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Laura C
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“Beautiful views from the top of the castle”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Nicely rebuilt castle with amazing views from the top.
Very friendly staff there :) Just walking distance from Abbey Court Hotel

Visited May 2014
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