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A view of the magnificent Cahir Castle from the banks of the River Suir - The Irish Place

The History of Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle, once the home of the famed Butler family, sits proudly on a rocky island in the River Suir in the middle of...
The ruins of Dunhill Castle - The Irish Place

Fearsome Past: The History of Dunhill Castle

The ancient remains of the once mighty Dunhill Castle, seat of the La Poer (Power) family, sit high on a towering rock above the...
Carraigahowley Castle also known as Rockfleet Castle - The Irish Place

Grace O’Malley (Granuaile) – Legendary Irish Pirate Queen

Disparaged by her English enemies and largely overlooked by the chroniclers of her time she may have been, yet the famous Pirate Queen Grace...
The Rock of Dunamase, Co. Laoise - The Irish Place

Visiting the Rock of Dunamase

For lovers of Irish history and tourists visiting the area, the Rock of Dunamase, or Dún Másc, is a must-see, and is one of...
Leamaneh Castle - The Irish Place

Red Mary – The Ghost of Leamaneh Castle

According to folklore, there are any number of haunted Irish castles, but surely among the most famous of these is Leamaneh Castle. Both the...
The entrance to Dungarvan Castle - The Irish Place

King John’s Castle or Dungarvan Castle

Dungarvan Castle, also known as King John's Castle, was built by King John, son of Henry II in the year 1185. It is a typical example...