Cahir Castle

Well we're finally at the end of the Ireland 2007 saga. The last stop is the Cahir Castle in County Tipperary. It sits right on a rocky island in the middle of the River Suir.

It was considered impregnable, at least until the advent of heavy cannon. You can read a short history here.

I was excited to finally see a castle with a vertical gate complete with the pointy teeth.

Another thing I love about this castle are the Darwin traps. One example is this narrow spiral staircase with no handrail.

I wonder how many kids have taken a header onto the rock floor.

The best example is the elevated walkway, also with no railing.

I imagine it is about 25-30 feet down to the castle grounds. There must be a shortage of lawyers in Ireland.

The view from the walkway is great. Here is one of the locals.

That completes our two week trek through southern Ireland. I hope you've enjoyed it. Now go get yourself a Guinness.


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