Anam Presents: Lisa Hannigan, Gemma Hayes & Paul Noonan | Live from Cahir Castle
Tune in at 8pm on 18 May as MayKay brings you an evening of some stunning performances and collaborations by three of Ireland's most cherished songwriters.
Special thanks to our partners at the Office of Public Works and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for making Anam possible.
About Cahir Castle
Cahir Castle is one of Ireland's largest and well-preserved castles, built in the 13th century and served as the stronghold of the Butler family. It was considered impregnable until it fell to the earl of Essex in 1599, then surrendered to Oliver Cromwell in 1650. The castle has been popular as a film and TV location, featuring in productions like The Green Knight. The castle's authentic interiors transport visitors to the medieval period, and its defensive features, such as machicolations and arrow loops, made it a formidable fortress. Visitors can spot a culverin ball embedded in the wall of the garderobe turret, fired during the siege of 1599. The castle also has a gift shop, where children can dress up as knights or soldiers, and a 15-minute audio-visual presentation that tells the story of Irish castles.