DiCamillo Companion

Cahir Castle

  • Built / Designed For: Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond

    House & Family History: Cahir is one of Ireland's largest and best-preserved castles.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The castle sits on a rocky island in the River Suir.

  • Architect: Samuel Beazley

    Date: Circa 1838-40
    Designed: Altered House for 2nd Earl of Glengall

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  • Title: Movie Locations: A Guide to Britain & Ireland
    Author: Adams, Mark
    Year Published: 2000
    Publisher: London: Boxtree
    ISBN: 0752271695
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • "Barry Lyndon" (1975). "Excalibur" (1981). "Mystic Knights Of Tir Na Nog" (1998). "The Tudors" (2007–10 - TV series).
  • Past Seat / Home of: Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond, 12th century. James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormond, 14th century; Theobald Butler, 1st Baron Cahir, 16th century; Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall and 10th Baron Cahir, 19th century; Butler family here from 1375 until 1961.

    Current Ownership Type: Office of Public Works

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 527-441-011

    Fax: 527-442-324

    Email: cahircastle@opw.ie

    Website: https://www.heritageireland.ie

    Historic Houses Member: No