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Bansha Castle

Castle | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 18

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This lovely old country house, dating from the 18th century, is set in private grounds with mature gardens, backed by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee mountains. Once owned by General Sir William Butler, the Butlers of Ormond crest is still evident on the façade of the Round Tower, highlighting the rich heritage of this unique residence.

Bansha Castle is a perfect location for historical and cultural pursuits. Bansha lies at the centre of the heritage trail; The Rock of Cashel, Holycross Abbey and the Medieval City of Kilkenny are all near by.

Prefer something less energetic? Why not pamper yourself with a massage or beauty treatment in the comfort of your own room. Your hosts will be happy to make all the arrangements.

Don't feel like cooking every night? The owners occupy a completely separate wing to the main house and are available to provide award winning catering at an additional cost should you require it.

Size Sleeps up to 18, 7 bedrooms
Nearest beach Tramore 70 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Shannon 65 km, Nearest railway: Limerick Junction 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 6 En suites
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (7), Cots (2), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

There is a rich variety of leisure activities on offer: for fishing, five minutes away is the River Suir, one of the best trout rivers in Europe; for golfers there are a selection of excellent courses within easy driving distance.

Hill walking, Cycling, MTB, Horse riding, swimming and tennis can also be arranged upon request.

The Limerick/Tipperary region

Bansha Castle is a perfect location for historical and cultural pursuits. Bansha lies at the centre of the heritage trail; The Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Holycross Abbey, Mitchelstown Caves and the Medieval City of Kilkenny are all near by.

Furthermore, the Castle lies at the gateway to the Glen of Aherlow, sixteen miles of unspoilt countryside affording some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable.


The Glen of Aherlow is a quiet country valley, secluded but not isolated. It stretches from the N24, South of the heritage town of Tipperary, through sixteen miles of unspoilt countryside affording some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable.

The Glen sits between the Galtee mountains on the south and the Slievenamuck Ridge on the North. The Galtees, Irelands highest inland mountain range, boast five spectacular corrie lakes, dominated by a variety of magnificent peaks including Galteemore at 3,018 ft. This expansive vista is further enhanced by the many streams cascading down the face of the mountain. The foothills are forested as is the 12 miles of the Slievenamuck ridge, providing the walker with a variety of delightful woodland trails.

As well as walking there are also opportunities for horse riding, cycling and fishing locally with three golf courses nearby. The Glen provides a natural and unspoilt environment that makes an ideal location for those who want to get away from it all.

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13 Oct 2014


"Amazing Week end away at Bansha Castle"

On the occasion of my 60th birthday my family gave me a week end stay in Bansha Castle .The whole family of 10 adults and 6 children duly arrived on Friday afternoon to what can only described as a he… More

9 Sep 2014


"Not a fault to be found.... Exquisite!!!"

Just back from an unbelievable stay at Bansha. One of the most relaxing and beautiful places I have ever stayed. I was very sad to leave on Sunday. The owners really do make this house. Check in w… More

27 Aug 2014


"A wonderful resting place!"

My family and I stayed at Bansha Castle in mid July and it was wonderful. I traveled around Ireland in 2013 for 12 days and stayed at a different location almost every night. I was looking for a centr… More

7 Jun 2014


"Absolutely stunning"

This is very beaturiful place to stay. Very specious. One major benefit is the unlike many European vacation this place has all bedrooms with en suite bathroom except one.Rooms are specious. Lots of n… More

20 Apr 2014


"A perfect mix of new and old"

We have just spent a long weekend at Bansha Castle and it has everything you could ask for. John and Teresa made us feel very welcome indeed, the house was very clean and very comfortable indeed. Real… More

8 Apr 2014


"Another great stay at Bansha"

This was our third trip to Bansha Castle and yet again we had a fantastic time. Each time we've had a different group, and all have been very impressed with the house, the bedrooms, the quality o… More

3 Feb 2014


"3 years in a row- another great stay"

We have stayed at Bansha Castle 3 years in a row now. A group of friends we meet up once a year for a weekend away. Bansha Castle ticks all the right boxes and is the perfect location for a get togeth… More

26 Aug 2013


"The Perfect Place to Stay"

There really is no better place to stay in Ireland. Convenient location, fabulous hosts, wonderful scenery, and luxerious accommodations. You have the charm of a castle but all the modern convenienc… More

12 Aug 2013


"The most magical way to experience Ireland."

People say all the time they had a wonderful time in Ireland, but what do they really mean? If you love elegant, private living that is cozy and welcoming than Bansha Castle is the place to stay. Al… More

9 Jan 2013


"Fabulous start to 2013"

This was the second time my husband and I had spent new year's eve at Bansha Castle with 8 friends and it was even better than last time. We booked in January 2012 to make sure we got it, as ther… More

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Calendar last updated:11 Oct 2014

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