Often, a visit to a castle is a rather sedate affair – you experience the history of the building through the guise of a museum and walk through in contemplative silence. But at Tyrrellspass Castle, its history is buzzing and brought to life right in front of your eyes. Uniquely, you’ll find a lively restaurant within the castle rather than a traditional exhibition space, with the hustle and bustle of guests bringing a sense of life to the medieval rooms. And if you want to embrace the theme even more, you can attend one of their medieval banquets, which combines delectable food with traditional music and Irish entertainment. After all, this is what castles like this were designed for – to be filled with people, laughter and a touch of raucousness.
But if you still want to satisfy your curiosity, there’s a museum on site where you can learn about the fascinating history of the castle itself. After all, the 15th century tower house was owned by the Tyrrell family, who were the cousins of William the Conqueror, the first Norman King of England. Now that’s a story that you’ll want to hear more about…
Tyrrellspass Castle