23 Jun Roscrea, County Tipperary
The 13th century Anglo-Norman Roscrea Castle consists of a gate tower, curtain walls and two corner towers. In the courtyard stands Damer House, a Queen Anne-style residence with a magnificent staircase and Georgian garden. Just over the river lies St Cronan’s Monastery which has a High Cross, Romanesque church gable and a truncated round tower. There are remains of a 15th century Franciscan Friary on Abbey Street and nearby in St Cronan’s churchyard is Roscrea Pillar which is an enigmatic early Christian stone.
Roscrea is a hidden gem and Damer House is a must see on your Ireland tours.