Ardfinnan Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Commons, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
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About Ardfinnan Castle
Ardfinnan Castle, is the sister castle of Lismore Castle and was built circa 1185 to guard the river crossing at Ardfinnan in County Tipperary, Ireland. The Anglo-Norman castle is positioned on a large rocky incline and it looks out over the Suir valley with the Knockmealdown Mountains to the south, and the Galtee Mountains to the northwest. The castle is a parallelogram in shape with square battlements at the corners and a fortified entrance gateway.
Attractions Near Ardfinnan Castle
Swiss Cottage, a delightful ornamental cottage,built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall. Inside, there is a graceful spiral staircase and some exquisitely decorated rooms. The wallpaper is partly original and partly the fruit of a 1980s restoration project.
Cahir Castle is one of Ireland’s largest and best-preserved castles. It stands proudly on a rocky island on the River Suir. So effective was its design that it was believed to be impregnable, but it finally fell to the earl of Essex in 1599 when heavy artillery was used against it for the first time. Granted to the powerful Butler family in late 14th century, the castle was enlarged and remodelled between the 15th and 17th centuries. It fell into ruin in the late 18th century.
A beautiful mountain peak located in the Knockmealdown Mountains on the border between County Tipperary and County Waterford. It offers a beautiful trek in the middle of nature and also there are so many beautiful views from here.
The Vee is predominantly famous because of the breathtaking panoramic views afforded to travellers and sight seers going through the pass. A spectacularly beautiful drive, where the scenery climbs and dips and changes constantly to delight the eye at every turn in the road.
Knockmealdown is the highest peak of the Knockmealdown Range of mountains, located on the border between Co Tipperary and Co Waterford. The peak is easily accessed from the west, via the layby overlooking Bay Lough on the Vee Gap. The route we intended to walk up to the top of Knockmealdown is a basic straight up and down and should be done within 3 hours with good weather conditions permitting.
Marlfield Lake is a wild bird sanctuary located to the south west of Clonmel and just north of the village of Marlfield. It supports a large population of water birds including swans, mallard duck, coots, and herons. The birds are, in fact, quite tame and will approach visitors expecting food to be thrown to them. There is a road along one side of the lake which makes access very easy.
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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.