The Redwood Castle is an Anglo-Norman fortress located near Lorrha in County Tipperary. Built during the 13th century, and occupied by the Anglo-Normans until 1350 (before being taken over by the Irish), the castle is still almost intact. Its charm in the heart of Irish nature should seduce you!
The Redwood Castle was extended and renovated several times between 1350 and 1580 and was built in a pure Anglo-Norman style, later combining more common architectural elements with the Irish style of the time. In the course of its history, the castle has suffered many sieges and battles between Anglo-Normans and Irish . It will finally be confiscated and burned by Oliver Cromwell only in 1650.
Since then, the castle has remained in ruins, and only its fortified walls have remained intact. You will be amazed at how thick they are! The building is magnificent, and brings a serious charm to the surrounding landscapes.
Please note that the castle is only open during the summer months: do not hesitate to contact them before going there. Count 7€ per person for the guided tour: it will be the opportunity to learn more about the history of the building as well as the finesse of its architecture…
from June to September only
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