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Not your usual castle

We were “warned” that the castle isn’t quite the norm when it comes to touring castles. Sean met... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charleston, South Carolina
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Worth finding

Leap Castle is not well signposted but worth finding. Sean welcomed us into Leap Castle for €6... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wendy W
Tamworth, Australia
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Leap Castle Leap Castle Leap Castle 421 Leap Castle R, Roscrea, Ireland
+353 86 869 0547
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were “warned” that the castle isn’t quite the norm when it comes to touring castles. Sean met us with a serenade on his “whistle” of Irish music and the we took a little tour of the castle. Winding up the narrow staircase we visited...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leap Castle is not well signposted but worth finding. Sean welcomed us into Leap Castle for €6 each, sat in front of the fire and told us a brief history of how he bought the castle in 1991 and has slowly been restoring it. There...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here after reading that it was one of the most haunted castles in Ireland. It owner was a good storyteller and musician, and let us wander about on our own. Lots of "stuff" in the castle, but we did not have any special...More

2  Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sean bought this castle and his restoring it on his on time, so when you visit, you are able to explore an unaffected castle - nothing is roped off, no bars on windows. It is a very cool experience. Supposedly it is haunted, though we...More

1  Thank HeatherMarie6
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A fascinating place owned by a man who welcomes you into his home and tells you the storied history of the castle in which he lives and the surrounding area. It's off the beaten track, but is well worth seeking out. Sean is a great...More

1  Thank Richie M
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Had a wonderful time with Sean in his castle. He tells some great stories and finished it off with some Irish music on the penny whistle.

1  Thank Christina B
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

My other half and I went to visit Leap Castle on the off chance and we were not disappointed in the least. The host was extremely welcoming and more than happy for us to take as much time as we wanted exploring the castle, which...More

2  Thank Liam M
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Amazing and words are useless in this review. Not hard to find with the GPS and a great gate to come into. The gate we enter into sets the tone, be ready! Sean and his wife are just awesome. To say they know their history...More

1  Thank Dmpishock
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I have been looking forward to this visit since I began planning my trip to Ireland. It did not disappoint. Sean is a lovely host. Our hotel phoned ahead for us and Sean said to stop by the next day between 1000 and 500. He...More

3  Thank fpd4308
Reviewed 24 June 2018

anyone going to Ireland should visit this place not only is it one of the most amazing castles we have visited the owner Shaun Taylor is the most fascinating and knowledgeable person we have had the pleasure to spend time with, if you are lucky...More

1  Thank 1chrism2014
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Natalie G
28 June 2018|
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Response from Feathin | Reviewed this property |
I sent an email to the email address listed on the website, but such formalities did not seem to be a strict requirement-- the reply I got was pretty much "yeah, we're here!"
10 April 2017|
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Response from rachel n | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Took a train from Heuston Station to Roscrea. There is a train change in Ballybrophy and then called a taxi when we got there. It's a very small station- there won't be one waiting, but there is a gentleman working... More
Meegan B
8 April 2017|
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Response from MontanaChuck |
Sean charges 6 euro for the self guided tour, there is no time limit so it is a fair charge, he answers any questions you may have, gives a quick history of the castle and the surrounding area if you ask him before he... More