Ballytarsna – Hackett Castle, Ballytarsna, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. € 1m

Ballytarsna – Hackett Castle, Near Cashel, County Tipperary., on circa `18 acres,  € 1.m

Ballytarsna-Hackett Castle is a stunning example of a 15th Century Fortified Tower House of significant historic note, situate in the County of Tipperary, Ireland, approximately 10 minutes drive from the Historic towns of Cashel and Thurles.

Located in a most charming rural setting and enjoying wonderful views of bucolic tranquility, the Castle is accessed from the public road via a gated driveway and is situate on approx. 18 acres of land with extensive road frontage, fenced, with the visible boundaries well defined.  In the immediate vicinity of the Castle there are two outbuildings, one used for storage, the other partially connected to the Castle and also used for storage and equipment for the solar power panel.

The property may be described as follows:

The Castle has undergone extensive restoration between the years 1999 and 2009, along with more recent works being undertaken such as external rendering with sand and lime compound, and landscaping works to grounds.

This has well insulated the Castle and has significantly improved heating and damp control.

At the entrance to the property a large stone and ironwork gate has been constructed as well as a planted hedge along the frontage on the public road.

The Castle measures approximately 3,400 sq ft.

The accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground floor:  Entrance and Kitchen/Dining Room:

First floor: Large Double Bedroom,  Garderobe ( WC.) and Shower Room,

Second Floor: Great Hall with large 15th century fireplace.  Side chamber Garderobe ( WC).

Third Floor: Large Family Bedroom Suite with fire place.

Fourth Floor: Extensive Master Bedroom/Living Suite with bath and  Garderobe (WC ). This lofty and elegant room offers spectacular views of the Tipperary countryside, including the Rock of Cashel.

A fine four-poster bed is in one corner. The other three corners are occupied by a small library and sitting area, a large free-standing bath tub and finally a 19th century armoire for clothes.

At the end of a narrow passage is a dungeon.

The property presents very well, having been restored with great care and expertise, and has been well maintained over the years.

The works are of an extremely high standard with great attention to detail and preservation of the historic architecture.


The Castle at Ballytarsna was constructed by Sir William Hackett as a home for his family during the late 15th century.

The Castle remained occupied until the year 1655 when the Hackett family were ousted by the British Parliamentarian forces during the ‘Wars of the Three Kingdoms’.

It was during this brutal conflict that the castle fell into disrepair and subsequently had remained in a derelict condition until modern times.

The extensive restoration process to the Castle was undertaken by the  previous owner over a eleven-year period which commenced during the late 1990′s.

It has taken huge skill, knowledge and dedication by the vendors and their craftspeople to recreate this magnificent piece of Historic architecture in it’s serene rural setting.


Ten mins from Cashel, and Thurles. good pubs and restaurants. Spectacular views of the Rock of Cashel. Central to many historic tourist attractions.

Dublin airport is 1 hour 40 minutes by car and Shannon airport is 1 hour 30 minutes.

The castle is listed as a national monument on the Sites and Monuments Record (SMR)

For further details, brochure, maps, plans and viewing arrangements please contact;

Helen Cassidy, MRICS B.A.(Mod)MSCSI, Auctioneer and Valuer, Clonbur House, Clonbur, County Galway, Ireland.

Viewers enter the property at their own risk. This is a Historic Property. Please take care.

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