Nenagh Castle, Nenagh

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Castle · Tourist Spot
The Castle is Nenagh's oldest building, and its 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 completion 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 the perimiter of the fortress, being incorporated in the curtain walls surrounding five - sided courtyard.

The Castle has had extensive renovations from 2009 to completion in June 2013.

In 2014 the Castle is open for visitors from April to October.

Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-1pm, 2pm-4.30pm (last admission 3.45pm).

Free admission and free guided tours are available on request.

Entrance to the Castle is located on O'Rahilly Street and can be reached via Banba Square (adjecent Nenagh Arts Centre).
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  • I was astounded to see how truly large a life sized version of a Rook off a chess board truly is. This cylindrical tower does not dissapoint.  more »
  • Doesn't take very long to do - steep enough climb but worth it for the views. Good information dotted about and friendly staff and free admission - shouldn't miss it when in Nenagh.  more »
  • The Nenagh Castle was renovated through years of town effort. The dedication shows! The castle is free to visit and manned by a thoroughly knowledgeable staff that will be happy to the you about its history and the history of the town
  • Was very disappointed. Wasn't left in today as some judge as due for some competition they doing. I love history been to many castles historical places never was refused entry. Wouldn't bother going back again

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