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Swiss Cottage

A delightful cottage orné built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall to a design by the famous Regency architect John Nash. Its 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.

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Situated on an elevated site with access by stone steps. Please note that this is a very busy site and visitors may experience a delay during the Summer months.

Swiss Cottage Walk (Coronation Walk) – Riverside Walk, 4.0km (2.5 miles). Grade: Easy

From Cahir Castle Car Park, follow the path southwards (downriver) to the Swiss Cottage and return by the same route. The site was once part of the Butler-Charteris Estate; the family named it for the coronation of George IV in 1821, in whose inner circle they socialised. This walk runs beside the River Suir and is surrounded by native broadleaf woodland. Planted from the 1790’s, mature beech, oak, Spanish chestnut, sycamore, laurel, rhododendrons and elder can be seen. The area teems with wildlife. Swans, duck and cormorants are common, as well as red squirrel, pheasant and woodcock.