Cahir Castle

The drive to Kilshane House, Tipperary is about 2 hours from the bakery and dotted with heritage and amenity signs. One that I passed several times and couldn’t ignore was Cahir Castle. Knowing I had to be back in Dublin early I didn’t have much time after my cake delivery, but it was well worth the visit.
Built on the banks of the River Suir, Cahir Castle is one of the largest and finest examples of a medieval castle in Ireland. Originally an earthen fort (or Dun) in the 3rd century, and subsequently a stone fort (or Cathair), the site has changed hands, been rebuilt, extended and evolved over the centuries into the mighty castle standing today. It has survived many attacks and seiges and was beautifully restored when it was passed over to the Irish State following the death of its last owner. It has been beautifully restored and preserved.

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