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Swiss Cottage


Situated 2 kilometres (1.6 miles) outside Cahir town the old home of Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall, it is an impressive example of early 19th century architecture. It has been kept in impeccable condition and this is because access is only granted through guided tours that are available from March till October every year. The spiral stair case is as elegant as the Parisian wallpaper and the cottage is one of architect John Nash's greatest works, most certainly his best preserved.

Contact Details

Address: Kilcommon, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

Telephone No: +353 52 74 41144


Opening Hours

24th March - 1st November: Daily 10.00 - 18.00. Swiss Cottage will close for the season at 3 o'clock on 16th October.

Last admission 45 mins before closing.

Admission by guided tour only. Average Length of Visit: 1 hour

Admission Fees

Adult €5,00 Senior/Group €4,00 Child/student €3.00 Family* €13.00 *max 2 adults


Toilets (including toilet for people with disabilities) close to site. Public car/coach park also close to site.

Location: 2km south of Cahir Town off R670 - road to Ardfinnan (Cahir is a Heritage Town)

Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 8366111

Guided Tours: Max No: 12 Duration: 30 - 40 mins. Leaflet/Guide book: English, Irish, French, German, Italian.

Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above. Photography / Video allowed: Not allowed inside building or on guided tour.