Nenagh Castle opens for the summer season

Nenagh Castle.
Nenagh Castle reopened this week for the summer season, following a successful launch of the heritage site last year.

Nenagh Castle reopened this week for the summer season, following a successful launch of the heritage site last year.

Sarah O’Callaghan, Nenagh town clerk, told the Tipperary Star the the council was “very happy” with the 11,000 visitors that viewed the historic attraction in its first season.

However, she was unable to give any detailed breakdown on where the visitors came from.

“The next step is to proceed with developing Gills Garden,” she said.

Gills Garden joins the castle and the council plans to carry out a E150,000 development on the site.

However, it is not expected that the work will start on developing the amenity to be open this coming season as the Department has called for an archaeological survey to be carried out.

“Gills Garden will be a great addition to the castle,” said the town clerk.

Nenagh Castle will be open from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.20pm from Tuesday to Saturday until the end of the summer. Groups can be facilitated outside these hours on request.