For those interested in buying an Irish castle, we would like to profile a 16th century tower house castle located in Tipperary, Ireland. Killahara Castle has recently been put up for sale by its owners, who have recently done extensive conservation work to restore the castle.
First built by the Donagh O’Fogartie in about 1550, the castle has changed many hands over the centuries. The current owners purchased the castle in 2006, by which time the site had deteriorated into an empty shell with no roof, no floors, and no windows. The owners then undertook a major conservation project to restore the castle. The restoration was completed in November of 2008, and Killahara Castle has since been serving as a castle holiday home that can accomodate up to 12 guests.
The living area is approximately 3,100 sq. feet. The rooms starting from the
1 large area including kitchen and dining area, cast iron stove
1 large lounge/family room with original open fire
1 room used as single bedroom or study (‘the Murder Room’)
1 large bedroom bedroom under vaulted ceiling – the original master bedroom
(the ‘Fogartie Suite)
1 ensuite shower etc.
1 single bedroom with vaulted ceiling (‘Lady Trant’s’ room)
3 double bedrooms (‘Cormack’, ‘Ellis’, and ‘Black Jack’)
1 penthouse apartment with bathroom, roll-top bath, glass gables, patio area (the ’Purcell suite’)
The castle is located near the town of Thurles, and is about a two hour drive from Dublin
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More pictures and details about the castle can be found at: http://www.killaharacastle.com/index.html
Those interested in purchasing this castle can contact Tom O’Neill at:
+353 56 7786177
+353 56 7786178 fax