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Authentic people and history; well, worth the trip!

Sean Ryan will welcome you with all the warm one would hope from the Irish. He will greet you at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lives up to its reputation

Sean is very knowledgable of Irish clan history, the local area, and lore. He was pleasant and... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sean Ryan will welcome you with all the warm one would hope from the Irish. He will greet you at the door and welcome you in to tales of Ireland, the castle, and local history. If you are looking for authentic people and history then...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank F7542HMjohnd
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Sean is very knowledgable of Irish clan history, the local area, and lore. He was pleasant and played for us as we chatted around a fire. The "tour" is very lax. Go on your own. The house is filled with knick knack pieces that Sean...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bobdelw
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Visited Leap Castle to be greeted by Sean who welcomed us to his castle. Sat in front of the fire while he gave us a very informative history of the Castle and surrounding areas. Allowed us to look around and climb the stairs up to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KillianLooney
Reviewed 29 October 2018

So the reviews are true. Just showed up at around 2 in the afternoon and saw another couple leaving with a big smile. Sean told stories of the site and its history. The place still needs a great deal of work, which makes it even...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tslesinger
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

What an awesome adventure. Sean Ryan(owner)Of Leap Castle was a gracious host and allowed us to roam the castle freely. He sat by the fire and told us the history of the Castle and also played tunes on his whistle. We really enjoyed the time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Tommy H
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The narrative from the owner,she gave us the history of the descendants,the lands around the area were great

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jlangwost
Reviewed 19 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chasvalve
Reviewed 9 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wendywM2675SJ
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 22 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from F7542HMjohnd | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Just a standard tour costs 6 Euro per person. You can contact him directly to set up a standard tour or to answer any more questions you may have. All the information you need to contact Sean is on his website so... More
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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 698racheln | 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