Monday, July 27, 2009

Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle-This imposing 13th -15th century structure was skilfully designed to be a state of the art defensive castle. Every foot of the rocky island was utilised to such good effect as the to make difficult in places to determine which part of the castle is the main part and which is the living rock from which is seems to grow. Located in the centre of Cahir town, Cahir castle is one of Ireland's largest and best-preserved castles.

The River Suir on one side.

And an honest to goodness moat on the other.

The Swiss Cottage-
Built around 1810 at Kilcommon near the town of Cahir in County Tipperary (Ireland), the Swiss cottage is a fine example of cottage ornée, or ornamental cottage. It was originally part of the estate of Lord and Lady Cahir, and used for entertaining guests.
Inside was beautiful but photos were not allowed. It was only refurbished in 1985. Horses were living in the downstairs before this. It opened to the public in 1989.

The beautiful patchwork quilts of Ireland.

River Suir again.


storyqueen said...

Love the patchwork quilt picture!

and that castle looks amazing. A moat!!



Just an April Fool said...

Yes, I love the patchwork quilt. I found the patchwork view visible in most all of the green space, everywhere I went. I found the beauty of Ireland, coupled with the welcome of the people, to be an extraordinary experience that I will never forget. It was a wonderful first travel experience.

Anonymous said...

your pictures are fantastic! I live in county Tipperary very near to cahir an completely take these beautiful sights that i see everday for granted! I will definately stop and appreciate them more often! good job!