Roscrea CastlePhone: 050521850
The Square Castle, along with the curtain walls and two sentry towers, was built in 1281 out of hard sandstone.
The gate tower is over 90 feet tall and it walls are roughly 8 feet are their thickest. The entrance is clearly seen from Castle Street as a pointed arch, through which you pass into the centre courtyard. Originally the draw-bridge of the castle would have stretched across the breath of the modern street. The Castle remained in the Butler family until1703 when it was sold to the King’s Hospital in Kilmainham but was soon sold again to John Damer in 1722.