10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009
I love castles !!!
I have done a post on Cahir Castle – posted in Nov 2009. It was on my previous BlogSpot and the photographs are quite small. I may include the odd pic or two with this post .. enlarged a bit
Cahir Castle was built on a rocky island in the River Suir in 1142 by Conor O’Brien, Prince of Thomond. In the late 14th century it was granted to the powerful Butler family, who enlarged and remodelled it between 15th and 17th century. It fell into ruin in the late 18th century and was later partially restored
River Suir ..
The Great Hall (on right of pic below) was rebuilt in 1840 ..
The market town of Cahir (was once a garrison and mill town) ..
Next stop … Rock of Cashel, symbol of royal and priestly power for more than a millennium