Thurles is just off the main Dublin - Cork National Road. Two hours from Dublin by train or car and 1.5 hours from Cork. Killahara Castle is just outside Dovea village, which is only a 5 minute drive from Thurles.

KillaharaKillaharaThurles is a town in County Tipperary, Ireland. It is situated on the River Suir, with a population of around 8,000. It is twinned with Bollington in England and Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Thurles was originally a market town, and its name in Irish, Dúrlas Éile, means 'Fort Of Éile', or more correctly Dúrlas Éile UÍ Fhogartaigh, the strong fort of the O'Fogarty's which was part of the early O'Fogarty stronghold, which includes the region of Templemore and Devils Bit.



- Follow the N8 - the main Dublin - Cork road.

- Take a Thurles exit, off the N8 - (at Two Mile Borris coming from Dublin or at Horse and Jockey coming from Cork).

- 7 km onwards, you enter Thurles.

- Proceed into Thurles ;town.

- Turn right at the end of the town square.

- Proceed 1.5km to roundabout.

- Take second exit.

- Follow this road 5km to Dovea village (look out for blue signs if confused about side roads).

- Immediately after the church, on the left, is the entrance to Killahara Castle (avenue through the woods).

Killahara Castle