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Time to download the Butler Trail App

On this trail you can learn all about one of the most famous aristocratic families in Tipperary, the Butler family. Using the Butler Trail App in conjunction with your journey creates a unique and special experience. You will be able to hear their remarkable stories by downloading our App and audio guide whilst you visit the places associated with them. You will hear all about the intrigue, deadly rivalries, drama and romance spanning 5 centuries. They raised armies and went into battle with rival families. Sometimes the Butlers fought with and other times even against the English Crown!

The Butlers built numerous fine castles and houses, both for defensive purposes and as ostentatious displays of their wealth. They sponsored the establishment and embellishment of abbeys and churches which still stand to this day. Your journey with the family starts at beautiful medieval Cahir Castle, a fortress built on a rock in the middle of the river Suir. The castle has been featured in films such as Excalibur and even one of the most influential directors in cinematic history, the esteemed director Stanley Kubrick, used it when he filmed Barry Lyndon. Close to castle is Richard Butlers romantic rustic retreat The Swiss Cottage (a must see). For craft lovers the Craft Granary is located nearby in Cahir. Your journey continues to Clonmel (home of Bulmers cider) where you can see the stately Main Guard and wall that stopped Oliver Cromwell in his tracks.

For history buffs the next stop is the Tipperary County Museum which covers the history and heritage of the county from prehistoric to modern times. You can also visit the Cashel Folk Museum which contains a super collection of historical memorabilia. Next up is the Rock of Cashel which overlooks the Golden Vale (a great spot for selfies). This was once the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster. It is one of the foremost pieces of Celtic art and medieval architecture in Europe. You can still see some of the original paint work on the restored chapel ceiling and archways.

The trail continues along to the medieval walled town of Fethard (home to Rogue Angel and horse trainer Mouse Morris). Here you can relive stories of the past whilst you visit the ruins of the fortified tower house, the 13th century Holy Trinity Church and the 14th century Augustinian Friary. You can also have a real authentic Irish Pub experience here with McCarthys of Fethard.

Summary: In total this is a 2 day adventure which includes a visit to Cahir Castle, Tipperary County Museum, Cashel Folk Museum and the famous Rock of Cashel. The App is available in English, French and German.

You can download The Butler Trail App & Audio Guide from the following locations:
Google Play:

Butler Trail App Movie from Tipperarycoco.