Cahir Castle

Contact Details


Castle Street
Co. Tipperary
E21 P652

Tel:  +353 (52) 744 1011 
Fax:  +353 (52) 744 2324


Opening Hours


March - Mid June
Daily 09.30 - 17.30

Mid June - August
Daily 09.00 - 18.30

September - Mid October
Daily 09.30 - 17.30

Mid October - February
Daily 09.30 - 16.30


24th  - 30th December inclusive

Average Length of Visit: 1 - 1.5 hours


Admission Fees

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Please note there are no credit or debit card facilities at this site.


Exhibitions, Toilets & Public Car/Coach park close to site.

Restaurants/Tearooms: None



Once the stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the castle retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure. It is one of Ireland's largest and best preserved castles. It is situated on a rocky island on the River Suir. The castle's attractions include an excellent audio-visual show which informs visitors about the castle.

Location: Centre of Cahir Town (Heritage Town).

Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 (1) 836 6111

Guided Tours:
Maximum number: 40 - 50
Duration:  30 - 40 minutes
Please note that all groups must be pre-booked.

Leaflet/Guide book: English. Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above

Photography / Video allowed: Yes, but permission required for commercial purposes

Additional Information: AV presentation entitled 'Cahir Castle and the Story of Irish Castles'.  Duration 15 mins and available in English, Irish, French, German, Italian

Limited access for visitors with disabilities by prior arrangements