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Paula Leyden

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, Irish, French and German via email only

Come to Killahara, an ancient Celtic Castle in Tipperary

1 Review
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Tooreen holiday castle

Spacious 7 bedroom castle, sleeps 12 + 2 camp beds.

Killahara Castle, set among the hills of Tipperary, is a recently restored tower house, offering comfort and tranquility within its ancient walls. It has a large fully equipped kitchen, a lounge with a huge fireplace and seven bedrooms (five double and two single) plus two additional camp beds for overflow. The three bathrooms, tucked away within the old garderobes, provide showers in a unique setting. In addition, the penthouse suite with views across all of Tipperary through its glass end gables, contains a claw footed bath.

The ancient spiral stairs, unchanged for hundreds of years, and trodden by the likes of Black Jack Fogarty, take you up through the five floors of the castle. Killahara Castle, a place of legend and beauty, provides an ideal getaway for family reunions, birthday celebrations with a difference,weekend retreats, hill walkers or honeymooners who want to shut the world out for a few days. Come to Killahara and experience an Ireland lost in the mists of time.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paula Leyden (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english, Irish, French and German via email only

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Fogarty motto rocks this castle, me and my family felt the spirit of Fleadh agus failte all weekend
Jun 2010
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Reviews

1 traveller review

Come to Killahara, an ancient Celtic Castle in Tipperary
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

A most memorable and enjoyable experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family will always cherish the memories we created at the Killahara castle! It is nothing like anything else we've ever experienced! The character and charm (and extensive history!) of this special place is one to never be forgotten. The feeling of climbing to the rooftop suite and looking out over Tipperary (and enjoying the twinkling stars at nighttime) is unsurpassed! The kids and teenagers in our family even put together a little film trailer with creative scenes from various parts of the castle. The adults in our family especially enjoyed the comfortable setting of the lounge and fireplace area. Pure enjoyment was had by all! We would stay there again in a heartbeat and would recommend it to any and all considering a family getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
158 Kilometres
Dublin Airport
Nearest Ferry
147 Kilometres
Dublin Port
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Thurles
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
N8 Cork/Dublin
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Killahara Castle is situated in Dovea Village, three miles from Thurles. Thurles, (from Dúrlas Éile (UÍ Fhogartaigh), the strong fort of the O'Fogarty's) is surrounded by the Silvermine mountains to the north-west and the Slieveardagh Hills to the south-east. The town itself nestles in the heart of the beautiful Suir Valley. It is a an old market town steeped in the history of Ireland and it was here that the GAA was founded in 1884. There are many places of interest to visit in and around Thurles, including the Famine Museum, the Romanesque Cathedral of the Assumption, the Lár na Páirce - The Story of Gaelic Games, a Genealogical Centre and St Mary's Famine Church. Thurles today is a thriving modern town and you can take your pick of restaurants and traditional pubs in he town itself and on the outskirts near the castle. In addition, Killahara provides an ideal base for those interested in fishing, horse riding, golf, cycling and hill walking.

Other Activities: Arts and Crafts, Museums, Genealogical Centre, Rock of Cashel, Historic sites, Famine Museums.

Golf: Thurles Golf Club

County Tipperary Golf Club

Nenagh Golf \club

Tipperary Golf CLub

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in Tooreen, Ireland

Notes

  • The weekend rate for the Castle is €1200 arrival Friday, departure Sunday. Currently we have a stay two nights, third night free Special.
    Rental for a week is at €1800.

    Contact us for details and off season bargains and specials, as well as for rental possibilities long term..
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Tooreen, Ireland

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • soap
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Some of the bathrooms (including the en suite in the O Fogartie suite) are within the ancient garderobes of the castle walls.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • All bedding, towels, kitchenware, crockery and cutlery provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes:
The spiral stairs in Killahara is in its original form and in excellent condition. Unusually, it has hand rail. Movement between levels is therefore relatively easy. Nevertheless it is an ancient stone structure spanning 5 levels and there are various common-sense safety precautions that we ask all guests to observe in relation to the stairs as well as doorways and passage ways. If you would like to see a copy of these before you decide to make a booking, we will gladly email a copy to you.