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A Blast From The Past: Shining a light on Cahir Castle's History

Travel back in time to 1973, a memorable year for Cahir Castle and the town it proudly stands in. It was during this period that the finishing touches were added to the castle, forever changing its nighttime appearance. The anticipation was high as the community eagerly awaited the moment when floodlights would illuminate the castle's magnificent facade, turning it into a sight to behold after dark. Henry Kenny TD, a respected member of the community, had the privilege of officially switching on the floodlights that evening, a moment that remains etched in the memories of those present.

The community, led by Paddy Walsh, the chairman of Cahir Community Council at the time, played a crucial role in ensuring the preservation and enhancement of this historic site.

Fast forward to the present day, and Cahir Castle continues to captivate the hearts of visitors from around the world. It has not only attracted tourists but has also caught the attention of the film industry, with numerous Hollywood productions choosing the castle as a filming location. The castle's timeless appeal and authentic atmosphere have made it a sought-after backdrop for filmmakers, who have successfully brought their visions to life within its historic walls.

The invaluable photos and information about this event are courtesy of Paddy Walsh, whose involvement as chairman of Cahir Community Council allowed him to document this momentous occasion. Walsh's dedication to preserving the memories of such events ensures the rich heritage of the local community.

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary, it is an ideal opportunity to reflect on the importance of Cahir Castle in our town. The castle stands as a symbol of our proud heritage, reminding us of the stories that lie within its walls. It invites both locals and visitors to explore and appreciate the historical treasures around us