Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle (Irish Translation: Caisleán na Cathrach) is one of the largest castles in Ireland and sited on an island in the River Suir. It was built by Conor O’Brien, Prince of Thomond, in 1142. The castle is situated near Cahir Town Centre, South Tipperary and offers guides tours and audiovisual shows in multiple languages. Cahir Castle was built in the 13th Century on a site of an earlier native fortification called a cathair (stone fort) which gave its name to the place. The castle was built in two, with the side by the street being built 200 years before the castle side which now houses the audio viual show. Ownership was granted to the powerful Butler family in the late 14th Century; the castle was enlarged and remodelled between the 15th and 17th Centuries. It fell into ruin in the late 18th Century and was partially restored in the 1840s. The Great Hall was partly rebuilt in the 1840s.

Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre

The people of Cloughjordan take a great pride in the opening of the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre, located 8km from Moneygall. The wonderful display of local heritage and MacDonagh Family memorabilia is managed by a fantastic team of volunteers. Born in Cloughjordan in 1878 – Thomas MacDonagh was one of the seven singatories of the Irish Proclamation and was executed by firing squad for his part in the 1916 Easter Rising. Thomas was married to Muriel Guifford and father to Donagh and Bairbre. During his short life, Thomas published collections of his poems, plays and literary works. Cloughjordan holds an annual weekend at the beginning of May honouring the patriot, poet, playwright, gaeilgeoir, educationalist and family man. The Thomas MacDonagh Weekend includes a day long Summer School which highlights MacDonaghs life and aspects of Irish heritage. The centre is grateful to the MacDonagh family for donating archival material for display in a permanent exhibition.


Famine Warhouse 1848

The Warhouse was the scene of the 1848 Rebellion during The Great Famine. The house displays exhibits of the Famine and mass emigration, the rebellion, high season trials and penal exile of the Young Ireland leaders in Australia and their escapes to the U.S.A.

The Famine Warhouse was besieged by rebels under the leadership of the Protestant aristocrat, William Smith O’Brien, M.P in retaliation to 47 police who had barricaded themselves into the McCormack farmhouse taking five children hostage. The Famine Rebellion of 1848 is contextualised as part of Europe’s Year of Revolutions in France, Germany, Italy, Austria and Hungary. Access to the ground floor for visitors with disabilities.

Cashel Folk Museum

Cashel Folk Village features historical representations of the Irish Revolutionary period from 1916-1923 and The Great Irish Famine 1845-1851. The Folk Village has a penal chapel containing religious artifacts; the original Croke Memorial that commemorates Archbishop Croke of Cashel who was a founding member of the Gaelic Athletic Association, a traditional ‘tinker’ caravan and a 19th Century ‘brougham’carriage.


Of further interest is a statue of the World War 2-era IRA leader Sean Russell (1893-1940), a replica blacksmith’s forge and information about Catholic clergyman John Lanigan (1758-1825).


A range of historical artifcats are on display including anient Irish tools; old hunting traps, old Irish dressers, an original Blueshirt, bog butter, an ancient standing stone, original Irish elk antlers (the Irish elk became extinct between 8’000 and 12’000 years ago) and much more.

Killaghy Castle

Killaghy Castle is 4* tourist board approved self-catering castle available for holiday home hire, group bookings, parties, activity weekends and more.

Killaghy Castle is a sensitively restored Norman castle which dates back to 1206. Located 30 minutes from Kilkenny and 90 minutes from Dublin, Killaghy Castle’s holiday accommodation is ideal for both summer holidays and winter breaks.

Poetry reading takes place annually in the walled garden of the castle. Good angling, equestrian and walking facilities are available nearby. All facilities within five minute walk to village with pub, shops, fishing and more in the locality. Visit for information on our wellbeing weekend breaks.

Nenagh Castle

Nenagh Castle was built by Theobald Walter (the first of the Butlers of Ormond) around 1200. To this day the cylindrical keep adorns the town and like most keeps it formed part of the perimeter of the fortress. The walls have now almost disappeared, but fragments remain.

Built from limestone Nenagh Castle measures fifty-five feet in external diameter at the base and rises to a height of one hundred feet. The Castle features four storeys and thanks to a recent renovation this wonderful landmark now represents the town’s premier tourist attraction.

The Castle is open for visitors from April 2014 to October 2014,

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4.30pm (last admission at 3.45pm)
Free admission and free guided tours in English and Polish (length of tour: 30 – 40 minutes)
Entrance to the Castle is located on O’Rahilly Street, and it can be reached via Banba Square
Contact details: Nenagh Heritage Centre – +353 (0) 67 33 850 e-mail:

Nenagh Heritage Centre

The Nenagh Heritage Centre & Museum in Tipperary, Ireland is housed in a mid-19th Century building which was formerly a County Gaol Governor’s House, a Convent. This museum is a unique visit! The building is a short walk from Nenagh Town Centre. The map of Nenagh Town can be viewed by clicking on

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of Dublin City and one of it’s top visitor attractions exhibiting the cathedrals beautiful interior and fascinating medieval crypt. Christ Church Cathedral offers visitors a wealth of wisdom and knowledge to discover including:


Explore The Crypt:

Take the ancient steps that bring you beneath the cathedral to explore one of the largest medieval crypts in Britain & Ireland; and the earliest surviving structure in the city. The crypt has several fascinating memorials; the cat and the rat, The Treasury, an audio visual presentation, the Cathedral Shop and the Cathedral Café. The crypt can also be hired for events.


Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims:

Christ Church Cathedral was a major pilgrimage site in the medieval period hosting an important collection of relics ranging from a miraculous speaking cross to a piece from the crib of Jesus. It is still possible to see the heart of Laurence O’Toole relic, patron saint of Dublin.

Croke Park

Croke Park (Irish Translation: Páirc an Chrócaigh) is a GAA stadium in Dublin City, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Croke Park serves as the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).


The Croke Park Site is primarily by the GAA to host National Football & Hurling games, most notably the annual All-Ireland Finals. The stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2003 Special Olympics; international acts & music concerts. During the construction of the Aviva Stadium – Croke Park welcomed the Irish national rugby union team and the Republic of Ireland national football team. In June 2012, the stadium was used to host the closing ceremony of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress during which Pope Benedict XVI gave an address over video link to approximately eighty thousand people.

Dublin Zoo – Phoenix Park

Dublin Zoo (Irish Translation: Zú Bhaile Átha Cliath), in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Dublin Zoo is the largest zoo in Ireland and one of Dublin’s most popular attractions. Dublin Zoo opened in 1831 and practices a culture of conversation, study and education. It’s mission statement is committed to working “in partnership with zoos worldwide to make a significant contribution to the conservation of the endangered species on Earth”.


Dublin Zoo is over 28 hectares or 69 acres in size sectioned in to specifically organised habitats; World of Cats, World of Primates, The Kaziranga Forest Trail, Fringes of the Arctic, African Plains, Birds, Reptiles, Plants, City Farm and Endangered Species.

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