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Tipperary Museum of Hidden History

New Tipperary Museum of Hidden History Opens to the Public following joint investment of €500,000 from Fáilte Ireland and Tipperary County Council

Visitors will come face to face with Cromwell and have the chance to see the Carrick on Suir Gold Coin Hoard

The Tipperary Museum of Hidden History was officially opened today (Thursday 24th October), just in time for Halloween.

Media and Visitor Guides

Below you will find a range of our travel guides that will be useful during your visit to Tipperary. These guides are also available at the various Visitor Information Offices throughout the County.

Growing Tourism

Tourism providers gathered in Thurles to hear about the growth of tourism in Tipperary County.
As part of Local Enterprise Week 2018, Tipperary Tourism invited tourism providers from across the county to The Anner Hotel last Wednesday to hear about the growth of tourism in Tipperary.

A Productive and Successful Year for Tipperary Tourism

2017 has proven a productive and successful year for Tipperary Tourism. Now in its 3rd year Tipperary Tourism is beginning to reap the benefits of having a dedicated Tourism entity to consolidate and drive tourism promotion and marketing for County Tipperary.

Tipperary Activity Video

Experience fun and adventure in Tipperary with plenty of outdoor activities such as hill walking, fishing, hurling, canoeing, kayaking and golfing to name a few.
Check out Tipperary Tourism Activity video for some inspiration of the variety of activities that Tipperary has to offer visitors both domestic and international.

Things to do in Tipperary in September & October

Free things to do with kids in Tipperary in September

So it’s that time of year and you might be thinking “what are the things to do in Tipperary in September & October?” It’s a sort of no-mans land, September. The leaves have not yet turned but are going that delicious light green colour. It’s not cold and it’s not warm. The weather has been so mild here this year, that the leaves are just barely starting to fall from the trees. As usual, we have lots for you to do, whether you are a family out for some fun, or a culture vulture.

Tipperary International Peace Award 2017

The war song Its a long way to Tipperary - image used by kind permission of

Every year Tipperary Town is host to the world famous Tipperary International Peace Award. We welcome the worlds media to our county town to celebrate the peace convention. You may not know that the Peace Award has been around for over 30 years now and every year the worlds media descends to see what the award is all about. We have welcomed such illustrious guests as the United States Secretary of State John Kerry, the Kennedy family, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Malala Yousafzai, former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, former President of Ireland Mary McAleese and former United States of American President Bill Clinton to our town.

The Butler Trail Carrick on Suir, Clonmel, Cahir and now Roscrea

Explore the medieval heartlands of Tipperary and discover centuries of drama, romance, intrigue and deadly rivalries as you follow in the footsteps of the powerful Butler dynasty. The Butler Trail follows the Butler dynasty in the towns of Carrick on Suir, Clonmel, Cahir and Roscrea.

Make time for Sacred Ireland

Reconnect with yourself as you explore beautiful County Tipperary in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Through lush green fields, soaring mountain ranges and hidden glades, people have been inspired for millennia to build churches, shrines, monasteries and tombs to echo the sacred landscapes of Ireland’s Premier County.

Things to do with kids in Tipperary during the summer

Things to do this summer in Tipperary with kids

With the summer holidays halfway through, and back gardens, toys and art supplies truly exhausted, the summer holidays can be a boring time for kids. . So why not organise a day-trip for all the family? There are lots of things to do here in Tipperary, with festivals and events on all month, but if you can’t make it to these events, we’ve put together a list of places to get to before the summer holidays end. Guaranteed to keep the peace, get them off the smart phones and create some amazing summer memories.

What’s on in Tipperary this August?

Cluain Meala Tipperary

With the end of the summer holidays looming and the kids going back to school this month, there has never been a better time to enjoy some quality time with the family. August is the perfect month for adventures as the weather returns to its warm ‘back to school’ phase, so why not get out and about and see the event that Tipperary has to offer? Here are some of the events that are happening through out the county for August. For a full listing of events check out

‘A Message in Time’ Exhibition @Tipperary County Museum

postcard of clonmel From a message in time exhibition Clonmel Tipperary

Written communication, whether a postcard, letter, text or email is a tradition that has been carried out for thousands of years. It’s an activity that most of us partake in every day, but never really think about. Our new exhibition, ‘A Message in Time’, - which opened on the third of July at Tipperary County Museum - seeks to change by provoking the visitor into thinking and questioning our relationship with written communication. It’s a fascinating trip when we consider how we communicate instantly in the current digital age.

Boating holidays on the Shannon

Ballina Tipperary boating holiday

The weather is beautiful here in Tipperary and what better way to enjoy it than a boating holiday on Lough Derg on the Shannon? We have lots of things to do on the water, with many towns and locations where you can moor up and enjoy the surroundings, whether a couple, a family or a group of friends. There are festivals going on all summer in the villages around the lake, most that you can reach from the water.

TV3 AM Challenge Alan rides the slalom rapids

Alan Huges and hotel minella

There was great excitement last week when Alan Hughes arrived down from TV3 AM to ride the slalom rapids at the new slalom course in Clonmel. This will be aired on TV3 in the near future as part of his “challenge Alan” series. As you will see from the photos, it was a beautiful summers evening as we launched the canoes.

Fethard Horse Country Experience

Located in the heart of the Golden Vale, the FHC Experience offers visitors the opportunity to discover the rich culture, heritage and history of the region.

Part of Ireland’s Ancient East, this interactive experience examines the relationship between the people, the land and the horse revealing how they are all inextricably linked.

The summer of Theatre and Festivals in Tipperary

Clonmel Junction Festival Tipperary

Apart from our music festivals, we also have a great selection of events in our summer of theatre in Tipperary. We have lots of art and culture events for adults and children, including street theatre, that will entertain the whole family. From June 28th to the 10th of August you can access arts, music heritage and history in the Brú Ború Cultural Centre, Cashel. We have fashion design for children, street theatre, arts and cultural events throughout the county.

Medival Picnic

Potluck Medieval Picnic and Barbeque

Date: 1st July from 10 am to 5 pm

Marina Ceramics at Neddy’s Cottage Dromineer , Nenagh Co.Tipperary

Welcome Members of SCA and Newbies.
Bring and Buy Medieval Fayre
Medieval Display of Cooking Brewery
Art & Science

Pottery Painting (Fee €15-20)
Fencing & Heavy
Weather permitting.

Summer Shakespeare

Cahir Social and Historical Society present Summer Shakespeare season at the castle. There are two fantastic plays on over the summer. Romeo and Juliet is on the Friday the 14 of July and Friday the 21st of July and starts at 8 15 pm. Hamlet is on Friday the 28th July and Friday the 4th August and starts at 8 15 pm. Tickets are €15 and can be gotten from Cahir House Hotel on 052 7443000. These are two plays guaranteed not to be missed.

Feed your imagination with our upcoming festivals in Tipperary

Clancy Brothers Festival Tipperary

We have lots of great days out (and weekends away!) coming up for the June bank holiday. The Clancy Brothers Festival, located in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary, is celebrating 10 years this year. The town will once again be transformed into a haven for local & visiting artists, performers and cultural enthusiasts. The Festival honours the musical legacy of the world famous influential Irish Folk music group - The Clancy Brothers - whom together with Tommy Makem - were the first Irish singers to achieve international fame during the folk revival of the 1960s. 

Time for a land of stories - mythology and legend in Tipperary

mythology story Tipperary Devils Bit Mountain

May is the month for stories by the camp fire and Tipperary is stepped in mythology and legend. All through the county stories are told around the fireside. One famous story around Dolla and the Silvermines revolves around the night the devil came to call to an area near Templemore. It concerns a certain mountain. The Devil's Bit is a mountain in County Tipperary, which is 478m above sea level at its highest elevation. It lies to the north-west of the town of Templemore.

The Butler Trails

In South Tipperary we created the Butler Trails. The Butler Trails are sites around the towns of Clonmel, Carrick on Suir and Cahir. The main sites are The Main Guard in Clonmel, in Cahir we have The Swiss Cottage and Cahir Castle and Carrick on Suir has Ormond Castle. There is the butler trail app available for download and this gives you an audio tour of the towns, an itinerary builder for the towns.

Time for Tipperary- Video

Special Offers-Butler Trail and Sacred Ireland

Butler Experiential Bundles

Two new exciting Come, Stay and Explore packages with Tipperary Hotels.
A great way to Take Time to explore Tipperary

It’s time for a You and Me day

Cloughjordan honours Thomas MacDonagh

It’s that time of year when we all need to take a day or two off. Instead of a duvet day, it’s time for a “you and me day”. What better than dodging April showers and grabbing those precious early rays of sunshine? We have the perfect solution, whatever you and yours truly like to do. From traditional music to literature, craft and food, it’s all here in Tipp.

Easter Family Fun Days

Tipperary Irelands ancient east

Well Spring has sprung at last here in Tipperary, and no better place to be we say! The fine weather brings a great excuse for Easter family fun days. Memories of those lazy hazy days of our childhood come flooding back. We are really excited to announce that, not only do we have some of the best scenery along Irelands Ancient East, we now we have some extra visitor attractions in the form of the new canoe slalom course in Clonmel. This month also saw the launch of the fantastic new Horse Country Experience in Fethard (medieval town and home of Rogue Angel). Great ideas to create some top days out for your family.

Marlfield News

Marlfield 1 Raising of the Flag

Raising the Flag

Launch of the new Tipperary Tourism Brand

Apart from our Butler Trail launch, this month also saw the launch of our brand new look and tourism campaign aimed at marketing Tipperary as the foremost inland tourist destination in Ireland. At our launch in the Rock of Cashel we announced that we want to give all visitors to Tipperary, whether families, culture vultures, history buffs, or social energisers a high quality experience that they'll remember forever.

Time to download the Butler Trail App

On this trail you can learn all about one of the most famous aristocratic families in Tipperary, the Butler family. Using the Butler Trail App in conjunction with your journey creates a unique and special experience. You will be able to hear their remarkable stories by downloading our App and audio guide whilst you visit the places associated with them. You will hear all about the intrigue, deadly rivalries, drama and romance spanning 5 centuries.

The launch of the Tipperary Breakfast

The Tipperary Breakfast

A very exciting launch happened in Rockwell College on Wednesday February 22nd. The Tipperary Breakfast (a collaboration by Tipperary Food Producers & Kevin Thornton) prepared  by Kevin himself, with the support of members of the Tipperary Food Producers Network, who  provided tastings and samplings of some of their exceptional products.

Tipperary Wedding and Event Venues

Inch House Tipperary

After the success of our last post (where we recommended the most romantic locations in Tipperary), it seems a few proposals were made! So if you got the proposal, we have the venue to match. In no particular order, here are some of our top attractions for your special event.

Top Tipperary locations for romantic couples

Terryglass Lough Derg Tipperary

Tipperary is one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland. Here we share our top locations for romantic couples. Perfect for a day out or a short break. All of the locations have fabulous scenery and are great for photos or selfies (if you do decide to pop the question).

Discover Tipperary Map

Revitalise yourself in the fertile vales of Tipperary: an undiscovered wonder of Ireland’s Ancient East with landscapes to take your breath away. There are so many spectacular sights to see in the farming heartland of Ireland: the majestic Galtee and Knockmealdown Mountains; historic landmarks such as the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and Holycross Abbey; and so many delightful towns and villages.

The Butler Trail

Tipperary Membership Scheme 2019

Cahir Castle Tipperary

Tipperary Tourism invites you to join us in promoting destination Tipperary to the world

Launch of Tipperary Tourism Membership Scheme 2019

What's on in Tipp?

Are you ever sitting at home and wondering what you might do for the weekend. Then it's time to come to visit Tipperary!

Ireland's Ancient East

Cahir Castle County Tipperary Ireland

Ireland's Ancient East
Where is all begins is right here in County Tipperary, in this lush green landscape. Over 5,000 years of history lie buried within the verdant meadows, bustling towns and rugged stone monuments of Ireland's Ancient East. Each landmark has its stories to tell, as indeed do the locals, who delight in telling tales that are rich in famous battles and magic rituals.

A Taste of Lough Derg returns for 2016

A Summer Series of Food Events as A Taste of Lough Derg Returns

New Tourism Strategy for County Tipperary

New Tourism Strategy for County Tipperary

Time To Discover Our New Identity

The Tipperary brand puts a fresh new spin on Tipperary, its richly historical past, sublime beauty and charming culture. While the brand acknowledges the importance of Tipperary’s heritage, it also showcases the timeless natural beauty of the county and its refreshingly laidback pace of life.

The tone of our brand identity is therefore suitably down-to-earth and easy-going. Whilst being contemporary, it is always welcoming and friendly.

Munster Vales Marketing and Branding launched

The Munster Vales is a new tourism destination that extends from the Comeraghs to Ballyhoura incorporating the Galtees and the Knockmealdowns. It is supported by Fáilte Ireland, Waterford City & County Council, Tipperary and Cork County Councils, local development agencies and tourism entities.

Bishopstown Hillwalking Festival covering Galtees and Knockmealdowns

Bishopstown Hillwalking Festival

Bishopstown Hillwalking Festival

Sean Kelly Classic Leisure Tour of Tipperary

Sean Kelly Classic Leisure Tour of Tipperary

The first ever Sean Kelly Classic Leisure Tour of Tipperary takes place on June 12th of this year, starting and finishing in Sean’s home town of Carrick on Suir . It also coincides with the launch of National bike week 2016.

Upper Limits in Upperchurch

Upper Limits in Upperchurch

Tipperary Tourism Company wants to make you aware of some of the amazing places and activities that are on our doorstep. So we've decided to showcase tourism activities and venues in Tipperary every month in our communications. If you’d like your activity showcased, please get in contact.

This month, we are starting off with an activity!

New Marketing Plan for ‘Munster Vales’

Munster Vales - New Marketing Plan

Munster Vales is a new tourism destination which will be developed as the key inland destination in Irelands Ancient East. Munster Vales extends from the Comeraghs to Ballyhoura incorporating the Galtees and the Knockmealdowns. It is supported by Failte Ireland, Waterford City & County Council, Tipperary and Cork County Councils, local development agencies and tourism entities.

Food Producers host Great Taste Awards

Tipperary Food Producers Host Great Taste Awards

Tipperary Food Producers

Great Taste Awards come to Tipperary, international judges hosted for a series of special events by Tipperary Food Producers Network in County Tipperary.

It may be a long way to Tipperary… but it’s well worth it!

Munster Vales Workshop - Presentations

Presentations on bundling the Munster Vales

Four Stars for The Anner Hotel,Thurles

Anner Hotel

Four Stars For The Anner Hotel

Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative - Tipperary

Local Events in Tipperary Urged to Apply For Community Tourism Grants

Application Process for 2016 Funding Opens For Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora.

Munster Vales - Workshops

Photo by Catriona Kenny

Munster Vales is a new Tourism Destination

Tipperary Guidebook 2016

County Tipperary - Home of horse breeding and horseracing

The Tipperary Holiday Guidebook 2016

The Tipperary Holiday Guidebook is now available. If you would like a copy please email us

Where to Stay in Tipperary

Where to stay in Tipperary

A great selection for everyone's budget.

Tourism Strategy Public Consultations

Tipperary Tourism Company - Tourism Strategy Public Consultations

Tipperary Tourism Company and Tipperary County Council have commenced the development of a Strategic Tourism Marketing, Experience and Destination Development Plan for County Tipperary.

Tipperary Tourism Seminar

Tipperary Tourism Seminar

A large number of tourism providers in county Tipperary attended the inaugural Tipperary Tourism Seminar at Brú Ború in Cashel recently. Organised by Tipperary County Council in conjunction with Tipperary Tourism Company, and supported by Tipperary Local Enterprise Office,the event highlighted the work of Tipperary Tourism since it was established at the beginning of the year.

10th Upperchurch Walking Weekend

Ten Years of Walking in Upperchurch

Upperchurch Walking Weekend - Ten Years of Walking

Upperchurch Walking Weekend celebrates it's10th Anniversary this year and details of this year’s events on November 6th, 7th and 8th have recently been announced. This year there will be an expanded program which will include emigration and reconnecting with the local diaspora as an associated theme.

Waterside Wonders on Lough Derg

The second largest lake in Ireland, Lough Derg and the surrounding area is home to innumerable water-based activities. Hire a sailing boat at Shannon Sailing in Dromineer or let someone else do the driving and sit back and relax on-board a Spirit of Killaloe Cruise.

Top Historical Sites in Tipperary

Spend a couple of days in travelling around Tipperary and you’ll be spoilt for choice when picking what attractions to visit to learn more about the heritage and history of the county. Here are our top ten picks but there are plenty more.

Discover The Beauty Of The Knockmealdowns

walking Knockmealdowns

The Knockmealdown Mountains

The Munster Vales

The Munster Vales is a new inland tourism destination in the heart of Munster, of domestic and international significance incorporating the Comeragh, Knockmealdown, Galtee, Ballyhoura and Nagles mountain ranges.

Discover Lough Derg

Irish Fishing Tours

The majestic 32,000 acres of Lough Derg, Ireland’s third largest lake after Lough Neagh and Lough Corrib, is nestled between the counties of Tipperary, Clare and Galway and is a fully navigable waterway.

Lough Derg has 179 km of indented shoreline, stretching over 40 km from Portumna at its northern tip to Killaloe and Ballina in the south. The lake is 12Km’s wide at its widest point. Lough Derg is an area of great charm, natural beauty and heritage.

Tipperary's Top Golf Courses

Golfing in Tipperary

Tipperary Golfing is teed up and ready for you

In Tipperary, we know golf and we know golfers. What you’ll find is a selection of challenging, scenic courses testing you as a golfer and welcoming you as a visitor. You get a real chance to combine sport and leisure. Irish golf courses are renowned the world over for their natural beauty and their challenging nature. Find the right one for you! We’ll see you on the 19th hole.

Explore Tipperary's Equestrian History

Horse racing in Tipperary

Horses run through our blood

For as long as we can remember, horses and Tipperary have been inextricably linked. As the home of some of the world’s most famous racehorses and the base for many of Ireland’s most experienced jockeys and trainers, the equestrian world is a serious business in these parts. In 2011, Her Majesty the Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, visited Coolmore Stud during her historic visit to Tipperary.

Check Out Tipperary's Finest Pubs

Traditional Music Session

Tipperarys Finest Pubs

The food and drink of a region are as much a part of it as are the people who live in it. In Tipperary, we want you to take advantage of all that is wholesome and natural from one of Ireland’s
leading agricultural regions, known as 'The Golden Vale'.

Uncover Your Tipperary Roots

Have you ever wondered about your Irish roots? You may have heard songs and stories passed down about Tipperary and wondered what your people went through all those years ago to make a fresh start and how hard it must have been to leave their friends and family.

Visit Explore Tipperary Website

Right in the heart of Ireland there’s a land waiting to be explored. Ancient castles, mysterious caves, inspiring views, fun outdoor activities, soothing forest walks and relaxing fishing spots. From families to groups, this land offers a true change of scenery whether you have a week or afternoon to fill. Only an hour from Cork and two hours from Dublin, it’s never a long way to Tipperary.

About The Tipperary Tourism Company

Tourism Company Board

About The Tipperary Tourism Company

Photograph shows; Back Row L-R Anthony Coleman, Aisling Keeley, Joanne O’Dwyer, Suzanne Campion Todd McNamara, Marie Maher, Joe MacGrath, Jane Ryan, Mark Molloy.
Front Row L-R Una Ryan, Bernard Chadwick, Luke Murtagh Chairman, Isabel Cambie, Marie Phelan.

Tipperary Food & Drink

Tipperary Food Producers

Situated in Ireland’s rural heartland, it is no surprise to learn that Tipperary is home to many independent food producers who provide local restaurants and pubs with their top quality produce. And what holiday in Tipperary is complete without visiting a real Irish pub?

The Butler Trail

The Butler Trail

Walking in Tipperary - You'll be spoilt for choice!

Walking in Tipperary

This is the Ireland you have been looking for – base yourself in any village or town in County Tipperary, relax with friends (and the locals) and take in all of Tipperary’s natural beauty. Make the iconic Rock of Cashel your first stop, then choose between castles and forest trails, mountain rambles or a pub lunch alongside lazy rivers. There are plenty of looped walks long and short, heritage walks, and linear walks where the scenery will take your breath away.

Maurice Davin (1842–1899)

Maurice Davin was a farmer from Carrick-on-Suir who went on to become a renowned athlete and co-founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association. He also served two terms as it’s president. Davin was instrumental in the early years of the organisations development, when standardised rules were introduced for several sports including Hurling and Gaelic Football. Davin has a stand in Croke Park (the national GAA stadium) named after him.

Explore Tipperary Town

Tipperary is an unassuming market town with a surprising depth of heritage. Take a stroll along one or other of its several historic walks – laid out along red (3.2km), blue (1.45km), green (1.6km) and orange (1.2km) routes – and you’ll soon be drawn to its understated charm.

Explore Cashel

Cashel is best explored by following the town heritage walk. Take the Cashel Palace Hotel, a Queen Anne-style mansion that once housed the local archbishop. Cashel is also home to St John the Baptist Church (1749) and the Georgian St. John’s Cathedral. The former boasts a mosaic of the ascension of Christ into heaven, the latter an organ by Samuel Green.

Explore Cahir

Cahir Castle is a jewel, beautifully preserved and possessing the kind of battlements, towers and keep that look like they were built decades, rather than centuries, ago. Developed by the Butler family in the 15th century, the castle contains one of the few working portcullises in Ireland, and is a bona fide star of the screen, having featured in Excalibur, Braveheart and The Tudors.

Tipperary Through The Ages

Tipperary is a place with a long history and rich heritage which any visitor to the county will appreciate. It is visible as you journey around the county and see the many castles, abbeys and churches which dot the landscape. It is also apparent in the stories and personalities that you will encounter along the way. Tipperary has been at the centre of many key events in Irish history. The following is but a short summary of the main players, dates and places.