One of the highlights of touring with is staying at Bansha Castle. This lovely old country house, dating from the 18th century, is set in private grounds with mature gardens, backed by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee mountains. Once owned by General Sir William Butler, the Butlers of Ormond crest is still evident on the facade of the Round Tower, highlighting the rich heritage of this unique residence. For more on Bansha's history visit Bansha online.  

Bansha Castle is now owned and operated by Teresa and John Russell. Teresa is from Cork and John is a native of County Tipperary. The love and care they have put into the castle is evident in each and every room.

Both Teresa and John are happy to share their knowledge of Ireland and if you are lucky you may get a taste of Teresa's incredible Irish cooking.

The entry hall of Bansha castle.
The living room is a great place to curl up by a fire fueled by peat.
The second floor landing is a great place for a lecture on Bansha's interesting history.
A very contented guest on the landing.
The dining room is where you will feast on Mary's incredible Irish meals.
Make sure to try Ireland's incredible array of cheeses.
  We usually stay at Bansha for a portion of the trip and then various B&B's as we travel around Ireland. We have lots of experience and a wealth of knowledge about the best places to stay, depending on where your interests lie.