Did You Know?

Children also play a part in Irish folklore. The haunting story of The Children of Lir has its origins in Lough Derg in North Tipp. The story tells how King Lir’s children were turned into swans by their jealous stepmother, destined to live life on the lough for 300 years. Just one of the magical tales that have enchanted Irish children for centuries.

Tipperary Equestrian Centre

T: +087 (0)799 5585 F: +353 (0)504 22032
Address: Mill Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Tipperary Equestrian Centre
Contact: Tomas Ryan. In the heart of the Golden Vale and situated on the outskirts of Thurles Town, this equestrian centre offers 72 beautiful acres to ride on. There is an indoor arena and an outdoor arena. It is surrounded by rich farmland, and nestled between two historic landmarks, the Rock of Cashel and Holycross Abbey. There is an extensive area of attractive countryside surrounding the centre, with the river Suir flowing through it. The centre was established in 1985 by the Ryan Family which has a life time involvement with horses and has achieved international acclaim in breeding, showing and jumping Irish bred horses and ponies. Now the family's expertise is on offer in a wide variety of horse riding holiday options and provision of the most modern facilities. Top class horses and ponies are available for trail riding and trekking.