Swiss Cottage

Contact Details


Ardfinnan Road,
Co. Tipperary,
E21 DX07

Telephone No: +353 52 74 41144

Opening Hours


16th March - 27th October - 10:00 - 18:00 - Last Admission - 17:15

28th Oct - 3rd November - 9:30 - 17:00 - Last Admission - 16.15

4th of November - 09:30 - 15:30 - Last Admission - 14:45

Site closes for 2018 season on the 4th of November.

Admission by guided tour only.

Average Length of Visit: 1 hour


Admission Fees

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00
Please note there are no credit and debit card facilities at this site.


Toilets (including toilet for people with disabilities) close to site.  Public car/coach park also close to site.

Restaurant/Tearooms: None



A delightful "cottage orné" built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall to a design by the famous Regency architect John Nash. Its interior contains a graceful spiral staircase and some elegantly decorated rooms. The wallpaper in the Salon manufactured by the Dufour factory is one of the first commercially produced Parisian wallpapers.  Situated on an elevated site with access by stone steps.

Location: 2km south of Cahir Town off R670 - road to Ardfinnan (Cahir is a Heritage Town)

Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 836 6111
Guided Tours:
Max No: 12  
Duration: 30 - 40 mins.

Leaflet/Guide book:  English, Irish, French, German, Italian.    

Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above.

Photography / Video allowed:  Not allowed inside building or on guided tour.

Additional Information:  
Please note that this is a very busy site and visitors may experience a delay during the Summer months.
Sundays and Bank Holidays - no buses after 12.00 
All Groups of 10 or more must be pre-booked.
Maximum group booking: 48 persons