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Roscrea Heritage Centre – Roscrea Castle and Damer House

A place of medieval might and eighteenth-century elegance

10:00 – 18:00

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Roscrea Heritage Centre – Roscrea Castle and Damer House

A place of medieval might and eighteenth-century elegance

10:00 – 18:00

See all opening times

Limited Access

Gardens only

Admission

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Getting here

Castle Street,
Roscrea,
Co. Tipperary
E53 F652

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Trip Advisor

4.5

Roscrea Heritage Centre – Roscrea Castle and Damer House

In the heart of Roscrea in County Tipperary, one of the oldest towns in Ireland, you will find a magnificent stone motte castle dating from the 1280s. It was used as a barracks from 1798, housing 350 soldiers, and later served as a school, a library and even a sanatorium.

Sharing the castle grounds is Damer House, named for local merchant John Damer, who came into possession of the castle in the eighteenth century. The house is a handsome example of pre-Palladian architecture. It has nine beautiful bay windows. One of the rooms has been furnished in period style.

The grounds also include an impressive garden with a fountain, which makes Roscrea Castle a very pleasant destination for a day out. There is also a restored mill displaying St Crónán’s high cross and pillar stone.

Opening Times

26th March – 30th September Daily 10.00 – 18.00

Last admission 45 minutes before closing

Average Length of Visit: 1 Hour

Notice

Access for people with disabilities to the gardens only.

Contact

Castle Street,
Roscrea,
Co. Tipperary
E53 F652

0505 21850

Getting Here

Located in the centre of Roscrea Town (Heritage Town)

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Facilities

  • Brochure
  • Exhibition
  • Guided tours
  • Interpretive exhibit
  • Lift
  • Picnic Area

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