Kilcash Castle

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Name Kilcash Castle County Tipperary Nearest Town Cahir Access Road R680 About The Castle of Kilcash is situated at the foot of Sliabh na mBan, not far from Kilsheelan.

It was one of the chief seats of the Butler family.

Kilcash, Co.
Tipperary is best known to-day for the Irish song named after it.


Kilcash Castle once occupied by Lord Castlehaven, a noted Confederate Catholic commander in the 1641-52 war, wrote his Memoirs here.

The early 18th century song Cill Chais mourns the death of Margaret Butler, Viscountess Iveagh.

Margaret Butler married Colonel Thomas Butler of Kilcash Castle after the death of her first husband.

The Romanesque doorway to the site of an ancient monastic foundation had associations with St.
Colmn a hEirc.


In the middle ages the church passed to the Knights Hospitaller.

In the churchyard is the tomb of Archbishop Christopher Butler (1673 – 1757).

The church is just a short walk from the castle.

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