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Swiss Cottage

A delightful ornamental cottage that was built in the early 1800s

  • 8 hr
  • From 5 ευρώ
  • Ardfinnan Road Cahir Co. Tipperary

Service Description

Swiss Cottage, a delightful ornamental cottage, was built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, first Earl of Glengall. It remains an enduring local attraction in South Tipperary and an iconic image of the Ireland of yore. Based on a design by the famous English Regency architect John Nash and inspired by nature, the cottage's unusual and rustic features include a distinctive thatched roof while its external woodwork resembles branched trees. The nature theme continues throughout the former guest cottage's internal furnishings and wallpaper. Situated on an elevated site with access by stone steps, the Swiss Cottage interior contains a graceful spiral staircase and some elegantly decorated rooms. The wallpaper in the salon, manufactured by the Dufour factory, is one of the first commercially produced Parisian wallpapers. Access to the interior of cottage by guided tour only and is on a first come first served basis. Max tour capacity 10 persons All bus groups of 10 or more must be pre-booked. Sundays and Bank Holidays – No buses after 12.00. Please note that this is a very busy site and visitors may experience a delay during the Summer months. 15 March – 3 November 2024 Daily 10:00 – 18:00 Last Admission 17:15

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O'Briens Depot, Garryduff, County Limerick, Ireland

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