The Black Castle
coolbaum Tipperary IRELAND
Castle - coolbaum
A unique experience, a fortress without the luxury of the modern castles, a reminder of an era long gone, but for someones still present in their hearts and minds.
Named due to the dark ivy which once covered the building, The Black Castle is a 16th century Gaelic, O’Kennedy tower house located in the townland of Lisquillibeen, Coolbawn, North Tipperary. The castle offers great views, peace and quiet, back to nature, and total privacy, with no passing traffic.
The Great Hall has been deliberately left as a simple room, without electricity, plumbing and wi-fi, to try to re-create the experience of a 16th century castle. You will be provided with candles and a supply of fuel for the fire. The bespoke oak half-tester king-size bed is supplied with Egyptian cotton sheets and luxurious bedding.
In the kitchenette below the Great Hall, there will be a welcome hamper including sweet treats, a small fridge/freezer, a sink with hot and cold water, a kettle and toaster, a 2-ring induction cooking plate, a selection of teas, a French coffee press, a Nespresso machine with pods and a breakfast hamper for a continental style breakfast. Phones and personal devices can be charged here too. In a separate room there is a “dry toilet” with hand-made soap and towels provided.
- 6 bed
- 6 bath
- Remote Garage
- Floor Boards
- Outdoor Entertaining
- Split System Heating
- Split System Aircon
The Black Castle's History
The Black Castle's table of pricing
Stays at the castle are charged at €300 per night in 2020, based on two people sharing.
How to reach The Black Castle
This majestic tower stands on a rock outcrop in the middle of woodlands and wetlands, and is bordered by the pretty, crystal-clear Ballycolliton River to the north. It is surrounded by fields, woods and forestry with picturesque Lough Derg about two kilometers away, as the crow flies. From the top floors, the views are magnificent and the ruins of Annagh and Cashlaunteigebocht Castles can be seen, as well as the Devil's Bit Mountain and Silvermine Mountains. Its rock foundations and inhospitable location are believed to be the reasons why it has stood the test of time, considering it hasn't been inhabited (or altered) since around 1640!