Redwood Castle

A key visitor attraction in North Tipperary, Redwood Castle is a striking example of a Gaelic tower house.

Redwood Castle

A key visitor attraction in North Tipperary, Redwood Castle is a striking example of a Gaelic tower house. It was home to the … Ó Cinnéide (O'Kennedy) lords of Ormond and later on to the Mac Aodhagáin (MacEgan), Ireland's most famous family of hereditary brehon lawyers.

The Castle, was probably erected as a Norman stronghold about 1210. Between 1350 and 1640 it was occupied by the MacEgans, a famous Brehon family who kept a renowned school of law and letters.
It was during this time that the famous "Leabhair Breac" and parts of the Annals of the four Masters were written here.
The Castle is situated on a hillock near the Shannon and has been restored by a member of the Egan Clan. The Castle is situated two miles off the Ballincor Crossroads on the Birr/Portumna road.
The castle is the largest surviving tower house in the region and visitors can enjoy being guided around its many interesting chambers, passageways and staircases.
Restored by members of the Egan family in the 1970s, the castle stands as a reminder of the sept's ancient roots and powerful influence.

The home of the MacEgan Clan will open from 2pm to 6 pm between May 21st to June 10th 2018.
Redwood Castle is open to the public from 2 to 6 pm between July 16th and September 5th 2018. Upon arrival visitors will be warmly welcomed by a local guide and receive a talk on the history of the castle from when it was built right up to the present era. Tours also include climbing the spiral stairs to the banquet rooms and bedchambers, reflecting in our oratory, viewing old photos of the castle and enjoying views of the surrounding country side from the roof top terrace.
Tours last approximately one hour and visitors must be well mobile to climb the steps of the spiral stairs.
If one wishes to arrange a private tour outside of these dates and times it can be done by contacting us directly by phone: 0877479566,

To avoided disappointment please telephone for more information on visiting arrangements, etc.

Parking is available.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Ms Colessa Egan
Address: 
Lorrha
Nenagh
North Tipperary
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0) 877479566,
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