Lackeen Castle, Lorrha

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Lackeen Castle, a tower house within a bawn built in the 12th century as a Kennedy stronghold (rebuilt in the 16th century). The castle is a national monument in state ownership and is located in the townland of Abbeville near to Lorrha in County Tipperary, Ireland. It is occasionally open to the public. Close by, stands Lackeen House dating from around 1730.
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  • The 8th or 9th cent. Lorrha or Stowe Missal was found in this castle at some unknown date. It eventually found its way to George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st. marquis of Buckingham. It was purchased.....  more »
  • This place was a fantasy- no one else but my wife and I. We went through two gates and there it was. Unlike a lot of ruins this thing has all four walls and stairs that you can climb to get to the.....  more »
  • I was down visiting Birr castle and to round off the day as a keen armature photographer I though a visit to Lackeen castle might provide some more photo opportunities and some fun, The castle is in good condition, you can get access through a farmers field, just make sure to lock all the gates after your visit. There is ample room to set up your camera and get your shots. You can enter the castle, visit all the old room and climb right to the top but watch those slippy steps when there wet. Off course coming down you have to be a bit more careful. Listen its not amazing but if your in the area its well worth a visit. There was no one else there but me and I really enjoyed my visit. Cheers
  • Was not sure if I could enter so I hoped the gate there is no number to call or anything but the castle is amazing inside be careful if stair must see pity the farmer doesn't make it easier to get into

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