Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle is one of the largest, best preserved castles in Ireland and is situated on a rocky island in the middle of the River Suir.

The origins of the town can be traced back to the third century when a Dun (earthen fort) was built upon the rocky island and gave the town it’s origional name “Dun Iascaigh” or “town of the fish fort”. The subsequent building of a stone fort (Cathair) is recorded in the town name as Cathair Dun Iascaigh.

The Butlers were granted lands in the area in 1192, but they didn’t build their first castle until the 13th century.

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