The medieval village of Askeaton was once a stronghold of the Munster Geraldines, the Anglo-Norman Earls of Desmond. Today, the impressive ruins of Askeaton's Desmond Castle, in the centre of the town on a rocky island on the River Deel, dominates the town.
The Hell Fire Club (a gentleman’s club dating back to the mid-1700s) and the ruins of the well preserved 14th Century Franciscan Friary are also special features of the town.
A well equipped leisure complex and a service facility for camper vans are among the amenities available to visitors. Local guide Anthony Sheehy conducts tours of the town by appointment or through Askeaton Tourist Information Point.
Askeaton, Co. Limerick