Famous for its imposing castle, Cahir (Cathair Dún Iascaigh in Irish Gaelic) is a small village of 5,000 inhabitants located less than 15km from the Rock of Cashel site. This small village with its colourful streets will inspire the greatest lovers of Irish medieval history, and delight others with its picturesque Irish charm!
In Cahir, medieval castles are in the spotlight! We recommend you to visit Cahir Castle, a gigantic medieval castle built in 1142 by Conor O’Brien.
It is said to be one of the most imposing 12th century castles ever built in Ireland. Another place to know in Cahir is the Swiss Cottage, a bourgeois house, located barely 2km from the centre. This house has a typical English style from the 19th century. The place actually looks like a kind of wooded cottage, built on a hillock that gives a nice view over the rest of Cahir.
Finally, don’t forget to visit the ruined church of Cahir, as well as its small priory. Located in Cahir itself, this Anglican church is also said to date back to the Middle Ages, and welcomes every day many visitors fond of old monuments in ruins.