Kilcash Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Kilcash, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
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About Kilcash Castle
Kilcash Castle is an Irish ruined castle in County Tipperary. Situated on the N24 road west of Ballydine, it is believed to date from the 16th century and was gradually extended over the following centuries. This building was partially repaired in the 1980s and is now safe to visit. In the graveyard, the mausoleum contains the tombs with headstones carved with elaborate scenes of the crucifixion.
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The early 16th century tower house at Poulakerry was a stronghold of the Butler Fitzwilliams family. The 4/5 storey tower house guarded a crossing over the River Suir, 100 metres to the south. The castle passed from William Butler to his sons Robert and Theobald Butler in the 16th century. The badly damaged castle was repaired and used as a garrison before being passed to John Rathborne. The castle, now missing the battlements, was restored in 1970 and used as a private residence.
This majestic neolithic tomb was approximately 5000 years old. Known locally as ‘The Caiseal’, it has only been excavated since 1990. There are two chambers on the site: the larger western chamber is aligned so that sunlight at sunset at the winter solstice shines along the passageway. It is National Monument no. 655, managed by the Office of Public Works on behalf of the state.
The South Leinster Way is a long distance walking route which runs from Kildavin, Co. Carlow to Carrick-on-Suir in Co. Taking five days to complete, the picturesque South Leinster Way runs southwestwards from the village of Kildavin in County Carlow, through parts of County Kilkenny and finishes in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary.
This is the best example of an Elizabethan manor house in Ireland. Built in the 1560s by Thomas Butler, the 10th Earl of Ormond. The U-shape of the manor house surrounds a small courtyard that abuts the north of the castle's bawn. The manor has two floors and a gabled attic. The building contains some fine period furniture and is decorated with unique and elaborate ornate stucco plasterwork in which Black Tom highlight his family’s connections to Queen Elizabeth I.
The Main Guard situated on Sarsfield Street is one of Clonmel’s most recognisable landmarks. It was built at the behest of James Butler the 1st Duke of Ormonde in 1674 to provide the town with a courthouse. The previous building which had served as a courthouse had been destroyed during the Siege of Clonmel in 1650.
Old St. Mary's Church, also known as St. Mary's Church of Ireland Church, is a medieval church in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland. The Church's main features are a 27 ft square, 84 ft high bell tower, the eastern tower house, and ornate 16th Century east and west windows. The Tower had, at one time, a wooden spire and belfry, which has not been restored. Crenellated parapets suggest that this was a fortified structure.
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County Tipperary is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Munster. The county is named after the town of Tipperary, and was established in the early 13th century, shortly after the Norman invasion of Ireland. It is also the largest landlocked county in Ireland.