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.

  • 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
  • After 100m, turn left towards Dovea
  • Follow this road 4km 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).