Ballytarsna-Hackett Castle is a 15th century tower house. It is like a keep, but has one major difference. Where a keep is a powerful thick-walled tower with few openings except arrow loops, an Irish tower house is a home for the family, that resembles a keep.
When restoring this tower, we have maintained its status as a fortress. We also have made a decision to make it warm and comfortable. It is a cozy country home ensconced between between castellated battlements, authentic and usable!
We are surrounded by historic monuments and hiking trails through the mountains (little ones). Castles, abbeys, music and good pubs and restaurants. All within an hour of the castle. See our Guide b…
If you want to use public transport to get here, the train can get you to Thurles, which is 15 minutes from here. If you come by bus, Cashel is your best bet, also 15 minutes away. We'll come and get …