THE TOWERHOUSE CASTLE BY THE RIVER
WANDER BACK 500 YEARS AND EXPERIENCE A WELCOME INSIDE A REAL MEDIEVAL CASTLE TOWER
Approx – 4 hrs
Beyond the beech trees lies this imposing, intriguing Irish castle towerhouse. Rescued from ruins, you will be amazed with the family’s stories of restoring and residing in this historic home with garden paths leading down to the riverside.
- An invitation inside a medieval 14th century Norman castle towerhouse
- The excitement of experiencing a real private castle that is never featured in any guidebook
- Exploring the gardens and how they were designed over the past 30 years
- Stunning views from atop the castle across the lush green landscapes
- A relaxed afternoon tea with your host
This castle towerhouse is located in Ireland’s South East, close to Cashel and Waterford. Please talk to us if you would like to discuss how to best integrate into to your travel plans.
The exact locations of our venues are not disclosed to preserve the privacy of our hosts homes.
APPROX TRAVEL TIMES
45 mins from Waterford
45 mins from Cashel
Photography by Kees Van Seventer
While visits by individuals and couples are possible, ideally, we recommend groups with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 guests for this particular castle.
MOBILITY & VENUE CONSIDERATIONS
Good mobility is required as this castle features a steep spiral staircase.
Photography internally at this host’s home will be allowed in certain areas.
Hennessy & Furlong host
Access to most rooms in the castle
Time to wander through the castle garden and relax by the river
Afternoon tea with the family.
Pricing tailored according to group size and hospitality
CUSTOMISE YOUR ITINERARY
In this area, there are a number of other local experiences which can be included to make a memorable full day for you.
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SAMPLE HALF-DAY ITINERARY
Time – Approx 4 hrs
1. WELCOME & BRIEFING
In Cashel, meet your tour director and fellow guests over coffee/tea and a briefing by your tour director. After our briefing, we travel in convoy for the 30 minutes drive to the castle. Note: For guests who arrive in Cashel earlier in the day, we strongly recommend a visit to the Rock of Cashel – allow at least one hour for your visit.
2. VIEW THE CASTLE FROM A DISTANCE
As you proceed down the beech-tree lined avenue, imagine what might lie within these walls.
3. INSIDE THE CASTLE DEMENSE
The whole story of this 14th century restored castle is introduced to you: stories of construction, defence, warring tribes and destruction.
4. ENTHRALLING STORIES
Imagine the stories you are going to hear, real stories, stories of times past, stories of the present; imagine the stories you’re going to share back home.
5. TAKING IN THE VIEWS
What lies beyond? Imagine seeing those views that the lords and ladies of this medieval castle saw. Imagine yourself living in those bygone times.
6. MEDIEVAL TREATS
Time for tea! Time for an array of medieval morsels; imagine the tastes of medieval fare with a modern twist. Authentic home baking and local specialities: fabulous food, convivial conversations and unique experiences.
“What I learned was that while we were having tea within at a 15th century castle, we were actually in a home. Afternoon tea was, well, an Irish afternoon tea that can last a couple of hours due to an energetic conversation. It was truly a highlight of my visit to Ireland.”
Leanne McGiveron, Illinois