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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 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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One of a kind tour well worth a visit

Visited Leap Castle to be greeted by Sean who welcomed us to his castle. Sat in front of the fire... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Getaway401978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

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

Thank Wendy W
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

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

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
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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