Things to see in Offaly - Castles

Offaly is home to a number of historic castles which famous around the world and prove very popular with visitors to the county.

Offaly is home to a number of historic castles which famous around the world and prove very popular with visitors to the county.

Birr Castle Demesne

Includes Ireland’s Historic Science Centre in the old stable block, you can explore 50 hectares of park land, visit the magnificent Formal Gardens and terraces and discover Birr’s world famous engineering and astronomical wonder - the Great Telescope. For more information click here

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Charleville Castle

Located in County Offaly, in the Midlands of Ireland, and bordering the town of Tullamore near the Shannon River, Charleville Castle is situated in Ireland’s most ancient primordial oak woods, once the haunting grounds of Ireland’s druids. For more information click here

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Kinnitty Castle

Kinnitty Castle Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Kinnitty, nestled in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Since 1994 Kinnitty Castle Hotel has been run as one of Ireland’s premier Irish Castle wedding venues hosting dream weddings for a host of celebraties For more information click here

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Leap Castle

Leap Castle, reputedly the most haunted castle in Ireland, is said to be haunted by a number of spectres, the most terrifying being a small hunched creature whose apparition is accompanied by a rotting stench of a decomposing corpse and the smell of sulphur. For more information click here to read the Wikipedia entry on Leap Casatle

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