Cahir Castle
within 40 milesOne of Ireland’s largest and best preserved castles, Cahir Castle is situated on a rocky island on the River Suir. Scenes from the movie Braveheart where filmed there, and a walk along the walls makes visitors feel as if they are on a film set.

The Swiss Cottage celebrates the “cottage ornee” period in Europe when the wealthy aristocracy emulated Marie Antoinette and built splendid rural “cottages” to pretend they were living a peasant’s life. A twenty-minute riverside trail links the Swiss Cottage and Cahir Castle.

Photo credits: Adam Gimpert, Aaron Stock, Daniel Ryan