Cahir Castle, Ireland Photos

Cahir Castle started as a Medieval fortification (13th C) on a rocky island of the River Suir. It was expanded (early 17th C) with new structures in a Renaissance style. Run by OPW, it hosts Tudor-era furniture & a portcullis gate. Cahir Castle is noted for its scenic setting in the center of Cahir town.

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Northern wall & two corner towers Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Medieval Cahir Castle built on rocky island in River Suir. Cahir, Ireland.NE tower & round well tower at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.East wall & entrance to Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.
Northern wall & two corner towers Cahir Castle (13thC). Cahir, Ireland.Medieval Cahir Castle built on rocky island in River Suir. Cahir, Ireland.NE tower & round well tower (early 17thC) at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.East wall & entrance to Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.
East wall at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Crest over entrance door at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Coat of arms over entrance door at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Portcullis with projecting stonework overhang used to support mechanism to raise the defensive door at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.
East wall at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Crest over entrance door at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Coat of arms over entrance door at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Portcullis with projecting stonework overhang used to support mechanism to raise the defensive door at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.
Winch & pulleys for chains which open portcullis gate underneath at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Keep over inner ward at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.View from keep to Suir River at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Later Tudor era fireplace & furniture within keep at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.
Winch & pulleys for chains which open portcullis gate underneath at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Keep (13thC) over inner ward at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.View from keep to Suir River at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Later Tudor era fireplace & furniture within keep at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.
Gate leg table & folding chair in keep at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Great chair with carved back in keep at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Cast iron fireplace back with classical scene at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Outdoor fireplace against outer wall of keep at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.
Gate leg table & folding chair in keep at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Great chair with carved back in keep at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Cast iron fireplace back with classical scene at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Outdoor fireplace against outer wall of keep at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.
Banqueting hall & NW tower over inner ward at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Banqueting hall with hammer-beam ceiling at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Fossil antlers of extinct Giant Irish Deer in banqueting hall at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Fireplace in banqueting hall at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.
Banqueting hall (16thC) & NW tower (13thC) over inner ward at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Banqueting hall (16thC) with hammer-beam ceiling (c1840) at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Fossil antlers of extinct Giant Irish Deer in banqueting hall at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Fireplace in banqueting hall at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.
Chest & great chairs in banqueting hall at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Carved chest in banqueting hall at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Cahir cottage in outer ward at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Climbing roses at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.
Chest & great chairs in banqueting hall at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Carved chest in banqueting hall at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Cahir cottage in outer ward at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Climbing roses at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.
Climbing roses at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Cahir Castle. Ireland.Cahir Castle. Ireland.
Climbing roses at Cahir Castle. Cahir, Ireland.Cahir Castle. Ireland.Cahir Castle. Ireland.

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