Things to see or do
- Directions: Careys Castle is about 3.5 km from Clonmel off the Dungarvan road.
- Habitat: The Glenary river flows by the old castle ruins.
- Flora: Along the riverside walk there is a profusion of birch, oak, beech and ash with some spruce and larch. On the south side of the castle in what was the walled garden is a stand of Japanese larch and one of Old Scots pine. Other flora, woodrush, sorrel, grasses, ferns and sage.
- Fauna: There is an abundance of birds and animals including the red squirrel and fallow deer. The sparrow hawk can sometimes be sighted.
- Geology: Old red sandstone with acid to peaty top soil.
- Lenght of Trail: There are about 2 km of forest walks.
- Further information: For further information, click on the link below or contact the Tourist Office, 8 Sarsfield Street, Clonmel, Co Tipperary.
Carey's CastleClonmel Tipperary South - Ireland South
Carey’s Castle was formerly occupied by monks and up to recent years the ruins of the alms house was still in evidence. There is a small lawn with picnic site close to the car park. A walk of about 500m takes you to Carey’s Castle, through mixed woodland and there is a pleasant walking path along the river bank for about 600m.
Address: Clonmel, Co Tipperary, Republic of Ireland