Discover a Tudor gem
17 March - 5 November 2023
House Tour, Exhibition and Audio Visual
Exhibition, Audio Visual and Courtyards Only
off Castle Street
Joined on to an earlier medieval riverside castle, Ormond Castle Carrick-on-Suir is the finest example of an Elizabethan manor house in Ireland. Thomas, 10th Earl of Ormond, built it in 1565 in honour of his distant cousin Queen Elizabeth.
The magnificent great hall, which stretches almost the whole length of the building is decorated with some of the finest stucco plasterwork in the country. The plasterwork features portraits of Queen Elizabeth and her brother Edward VI and many motifs and emblems associated with the Tudor monarchy.
Audiovisuals and technological installations bring this castle’s intriguing history to life.
17 March – 5 November 2023
Daily 10:00 – 18:00 Last admission 17:15
Access to the main rooms of the manor house is by guided tour only.
Tours of the manor house at 10:30, 11.30, 12.30, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30 and 17.15
(Tours may be subject to change so please ring 051-640787 for further information)
Site closes for the season on 5 November at 16:30
off Castle Street
051 640 787
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- Audio Visual Show
- Baby Changing
- Guided tours
- On the Suir Blueway
- Wheelchair Accessible Toilet
- Appropriate footwear
- Assistance dogs only
- Hold hand rail
- No cycling within the grounds
- No indoor photography
- No mobile devices
- Spiral staircase
Nearby sites to visit
The Main Guard
A courthouse with centuries of history under its arches
Approx. 20.0 km from Ormond Castle
Step inside Ireland’s oldest civic building
Approx. 22.6 km from Ormond Castle
Visit Ireland’s largest enclosed ecclesiastical site
Approx. 23.5 km from Ormond Castle
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