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Roscrea Heritage Centre – Roscrea Castle and Damer House

A place of medieval might and eighteenth-century elegance

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Roscrea Heritage Centre – Roscrea Castle and Damer House

A place of medieval might and eighteenth-century elegance

See all opening times

Limited Access

Roscrea Castle and Damer House closed due to works. Avail of a free external tour of buildings and garden by calling to the temporary reception in the Annex. Follow with a tour of The Black Mills just a short walk away.
Open 5 days a week Thursday to Monday 10am to 5pm (last entry)

Admission

Free Entry

Getting here

Castle Street,
Roscrea,
Co. Tipperary
E53 F652

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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.

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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