Farney Castle is the only round tower in Ireland occupied as a family home. The round tower was built in 1495 by Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond and was part of a defensive system created by the Butlers to protect their land in Tipperary.

The castle is home to the Irish international designer, Cyril Cullen, where his famous handmade knitwear designs and fine porcelains are produced and sold in the castle shop. Tours of the castle are available daily and harp recitals take place in the drawing room by arrangement.