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Redwood Castle is a beautifully restored 13th century tower house located in the most northerly point of Tipperary. It is owned privately by a descendant of the original MacEgan family who once held a school of Irish Law and History in it. Check out its website, Facebook and Instagram for more information.
On a trip to Ireland with a friend, we visited Redwood Castle which is the home of Coleesa Egan, a distant relative. The castle has been the home of a branch of the family for several hundred years. Coleesa was a lovely hostess and gave us a tour of the castle along with tea and fruit buns. The visit was special to me because of the family connection. But I think anyone would be fascinated.
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This is the largest medieval priory in Ireland.
In a field just outside Golden, was originally a small town back in the 1300's. Open to the public al year round with free entry. Mind the cows on the way in and out. Stunning architectural features to be seen inside and out. definitely worth a visit.
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Historic Farney Castle, built in 1495, is close to two famous heritage sites, Holycross Abbey and The Rock of Cashel and taking in these three sites is an ideal day tour for anyone interested in heritage and authentic Ireland. If you want to discover real Irish culture, craft, music and hospitality, visit the Cullen Family at Farney Castle. Farney Castle is the family home of Cyril and Margie Cullen and their four daughters, The Cullen Harpers. Cyril Cullen is a renowned Irish designer/maker who celebrated his 50th year in business recently. He has designed knitwear for some of the world's best dressed women including the Astaire Family and Cyril is one of the few remaining parian porcelain manufacturers in the country. Cyril and his family design and produce the handmade Knitwear and Porcelain creations at the converted workshops and studios in the old courtyard of Farney Castle. Cyril's designs can be purchased in the old kitchen of the castle itself . Visitors to Farney Castle, which features in 'The Michelin guide', enjoy a unique medieval shopping experience. Cyril & Margie love to welcome visitors to their home and tours of the castle are given daily. Among the treasures one will see on the tour, are two rare 18th century harps which are part of Cyril and Margie's vast and quirky collection of art, design, craft and curiosities. Farney Castle estate is home to an extremely rare Cornish Elm tree which measures 34 metres high, making it the tallest elm tree in Ireland. Elm trees are nearly extinct due to Dutch Elm disease. The visitor's book at Farney Castle is testimony to the delightful experience enjoyed. To quote 'Ireland of the Welcomes' magazine, “As we leave we make a silent wish that we may carry something of the magic of Farney Castle with us wherever we go.”
We searched for things to do in Tipperary and came across Farney Castle so we went there with no expectations whatsoever. First thing we saw was this enchanted looking castle with a garden that went with the look of the castle. We followed the signs for the entrance and were received by a lovely lady. We had our little rescue with us (she is better behaved than a lot of people) and she let us bring her in (not uncommon in Ireland for most places to be pet friendly). Our first surprise was the shop with all handmade ceramics and woollen items. It turned out the lady that received us was the owner and she showed us all the details of the ceramics, who made them, the history and symbology of the different designs and objects. They are so beautiful and you get so involved in the history of the castle and the uniqueness of the pieces that you cannot leave the shop without something to remind you of the visit to the castle. We also got to do the tour of the castle. It has some history and not always do you get to see a castle that is actually inhabited by its owners and for the owners to be the tour guides. There is something enthralling about the castle, the experience, the owners and both my husband and I left with a feeling we had stepped back in time and it totally changed the rest of our day. I would definitely recommend for anybody in the area to visit the castle.
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My husband and I came across this abbey completely by accident. I am so glad we did. No one was there, and we enjoyed exploring these beautiful ruins. It has a fascinating history.
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