Take Time to Discover Tipperary.
There are so 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.
There is so much to see and do in Tipperary.
To fish this river body waders are practically essential. The river has a fine gravel bed, which gives a solid base underfoot. This is a big river with a strong current and anglers should take due care when wading.
Fly tying specialist George McGrath of Cuileoga, The Square, Cahir can supply all your fishing tackle needs. He advises that good fishing is available 4 kms upstream and 4 kms downstream of the bridge in Cahir. Fishing for brown trout is fly only.
George has extensive knowledge of the local rivers - All advice freely given.
Rules and Regulations:
Fly Fishing only, no spinning or bubbles allowed for trout
Size of trout 9 inches / 23 centimetres
Permits must be carried with all Anglers at all times, as waterkeepers will be on duty at the river. Respect to be shown on all landowner's property i.e. keeping gates closed and courtesy shown to other Anglers.
Permits are available at all times from The Heritage Shop, 1, The Square, Cahir beside Irwin's Pub Proprietors: Patrick and Karen O'Donovan, Tel: 052-7442730
Fishing permits can be obtained at The Heritage from 7am to 11 pm Monday to Sunday
Permits cost €20 per day and €75 per week
Permits must be carried with all Anglers at all times and you are requested to co-operate fully with waterkeepers.
Anglers may fish.
From Suirville to Ballycarron Bridge
From Ballycarron Convent to Aherlow Point
From Swiss Cottage to Carrigatha's right and left bank
Also Cappagh Gates on The Aherlow River to The Meetings
Wishing all our visiting Anglers tight lines and most of all we wish our visitors an enjoyable stay.
The Barrow river offer Classic canoe trails. Our business is primarily water based so you will be travelling by canoe.
However we can incorporate cycling from Dublin city centre and a bit of walking also.
Our trail starts just 30 mins outside Dublin in Monasterevin. This dormatory town is accessible by bus every hour and by regular rail service or alternatively by bicycle along the Grand canal from the centre of the capital.
The Barrow was once a very busy trade highway with Barges plying their trade up and down the course delivering Guinness and other goods to the trade along the way.
All this commercial traffic ceased about 50 years ago and what remains now is an absolute diamond that shines bright in the heart if the Irish countryside.
This waterway is slow-moving for the most part. Not much more than 100ft across at its widest and passes through magical countryside, wooded valleys and interesting villages and towns as it makes it way to sea about 70m miles from our starting point.
Along the way the river is so quiet and peacuful you will be afforded much time to reflect and de-stress. The features of the old navigation remain. The old locks still lift and lower the occasional small cruiser or fishing boat and are operated in the traditional manner by hand crank and push. Most of the lock keepers cottages along the route have been restored and are lived in however nature did get the better of some.
The sparkling cascading weirs of which there are over 25 will delight you. They are so beautiful and you might even spot some Salmon or sea Trout leaping over these hand crafted dams.
The river also passes through many old estates and interesting little villages who take great pride in presenting themselves well to those who care to stop and explore.
There is lots to discover, Ancient churches that date from the 6th century, Castles, magnificent houses such as Borris - ancestral home of the Incredible Mr. Kavanagh.
There are some great pubs for a pint or two and the resturaunts include many award winning family establishments.
There is a brewery that welcomes visitors and so many more venues that are very worthwhile visiting especially all the beautiful gardens along the way.
What the guidebook misses I can help you with, so be sure to mention what you're interests are when booking.
Wildlife is abundant. I personally look forward to seeing the little ducklings in June. The Kingfisher are there all year round. You will find herons regularly and their cousin the Egret is to be seen also.
Not to forget a whole host of smaller fliers. At the end of spring there will be a burst of Mayfly and many other aquatic insects.
Butterflies bring colour throughout the summer along with the Damsels and Dragons. You have to keep a very sharp eye out for the otters as they are a bit shy but last year I was able to observe one eating a Salmon on the bank that it had just caught below the weir in Goresbridge.
The Tidal section below ancient St Mullins cuts a deep gorge through a magnificant Pine lined valley as it makes it meandering way down to New Ross and Waterford.
A visit to the Mulachain Café, it's a must before attempting this section. Beautiful homemade cakes a pies help build up the energy level as you sip freshly roasted coffee by the River.
I could stay writing until my hand falls off - there is so much to See, Do and Enjoy. You will just have to take my word for it and come and discover the Barrow for yourself.
Do it soon. Life is too short. Can't wait to meet you, See you on the river.. Charlie!
Grange Crag Loop
(*follow the purple arrows*)
Directions for the walk;
With your back to Hogans Pub, turn left and follow the purple arrows along the surfaced road.
Walk for 500m to reach the entrance to Grange crag Woods on your right. Turn right here.
Wood entrance to Point 2: Follow the woodland track for 300m to reach the site of an icehouse
(see elsewhere on this guide on what an icehouse is) where you veer left.
After another 200m you reach a 3-way junction - turn right here, still following the purple arrows.
Continue to ascend along the forest road to reach a 3-way junction where the green loop turns right onto a grassy trail - BUT you turn sharp left.
Points 2 to 4: Continue to follow the forestry road as it gently ascends for more than 1km to reach a
T-junction where you turn sharp right on to another forestry road.
Points 4 to 5: After 200m you reach a set of steps and track on the left which takes you uphill to reach the impressive Wellington Tower.
At the Wellington Tower monument have a well deserved rest. Then try to read the inscription on the finely carved limestone dedication stone on its west face.
(A brief history of the Tower features in this guide). Walk around its back and discover why it was designed to be viewed from only two sides.
Points 5 to 7: Once finished your viewing at this the highest point of the walk (310 metres) take the other exit track through the trees to the southwest down on to the forestry road.
Turn left and follow the road with its magnificent views to the west on your right.
At the path T junction follow the purple arrows and turn to the left. Walk towards the forestry entrance gates.
Some fine views of the surrounding countryside open up on your right before you reach the barrier and a junction onto a public road.
Do not exit on to the public road at the wood entrance instead veer right & directly back into the forestry through the facing barrier .
Point 7 to 10 Follow this forestry road for about 500m to its conclusion where the forest road ends and narrows on the right to a single track to cross open ground and reach mature broadleaf
woodland. Enjoy again the spectacular views to the west.
Points 10 to 12 Shortly after entering the woodland the loop turns right and descends along a stream. You follow criss-crossing by railway sleeper bridges and steps to exit onto a track where it rejoins the green loop and turns left.
Points 12 to 13 Follow the trail for about 150 metres to a fine view over the village of Grange with Kilcooly Abbey in the middle distance and the Devils Bit Mountain on the western
Point 13 to Grange village Continue to follow the green and purple arrows along the woodland track for almost 1km to reach a surfaced road.
Turn right and downhill here.
Directions to Grange
From the town of Urlingford on the N8, take the R690 in the direction of Mullinahone. After 2km stay on the R690 as the road splits – the R689 goes to Killenaule.
Continue for almost 5km with the impressive stone wall of Kilcooly Abbey to your left, to a junction where you turn left (following the wall) off the main road and after 2km enter the village of Grange. The trailhead is located opposite Hogan’s Bar.
Climb Ireland is a family run Mountain and hill walking guiding company founded in 1988 and based in the beautiful Heritage town of Roscrea, County Tipperary.
With easy access to the Galtee's, Glendalough, Co Wicklow, Comeraghs The Devil's Bit, Lough Derg and the Macgillycuddy reeks, Climb Ireland offers guided walking and climbing trips to groups and individuals in these spectucular areas of Ireland.
At Climb Ireland our aim is to show you what you can achieve if you are willing to push yourself that bit further. From the iconic Howling Ridge on Carrauntouhill, Ben Nevis in Scotland and onto that Bucket list mountain 'Mont Blanc'. You will get full training, climbing gear and if required accomodation and flights.
With a guide ratio of 2:1, your summit attempt on Mont Blanc will be with an Irish guide from start to finish and we are proud of the friendships we make through Climb Ireland
On Mont Blanc you will have an Irish guide giving you the best advice on your summit attempt.
Generous discounts for large groups. Climb Ireland's highest mountain 'Carrauntouhill' with a qualified mountain guide.
Night hikes, day trips and engagement walks available.
Explore the Slieve Bloom Mountains and discover the Flora and Fauna in this unique part of Ireland. Visit the Burren Co Clare with it's unique Flora and Fauna.
Lough Derg is the hidden gem of Ireland and has some of the best scenery on the river Shannon. Tired of getting lost on the hills, If so, Climb Ireland will teach you Navigation GPS and Map reading skils that one day could save your life and these life saving skills can be taught in one day.
Visit ClimbIreland for more.
The Rectory Georgian residence is a period B&B located in Cahir, County Tipperary. The extensive grounds are waiting to be explored.
The Rectory has three guest rooms that can sleep up to six people. There is parking and WIFI available. Relax in the beautiful conservatory on a summers evening.
Local attractions include Cahir Castle, Cahir Abbey, Cahir Park and Cahir Historic Town Walk. The Rectory is ideally located for touring the local towns of Cashel, Clonmel and Thurles, while being centrally located to visit Limerick, Cork, Waterford, and Kilkenny
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'.
Above all, it’s about the Irish hospitality experience. From a 100 year old bar with a roaring fire to a gourmet meal at one of our award-winning restaurants, Tipperary has something for everyone to wet their appetite. An unforgettable meal and a great night out could be in the next village or town. We have award winning pubs & Restaurants located all around Tipperary.
Why not create your own ‘special dish’ at The Sarah Baker Cookery School in Cloughjordan or Fiacrí Country House in Roscrea.
Brian Ború Bar
The Brian Ború bar and Live Music Venue is located at the heart of Cashel, Co. Tipperary, one of Ireland’s thriving south western towns, overlooked by Ireland’s number one tourist attraction, the Rock of Cashel.
Opened in 2006, The Brian Ború has become one of the most popular bars, nightclub and live music venues in the South West of Ireland. We have focused on giving this venue a unique balance of traditional atmosphere and contemporary design, generating a space that is unique to Cashel for hosting live music events and private or corporate parties.
The Brian Ború presents a diverse spread of music styles, tapping into Tipperary’s rich traditional and folk culture, as well as presenting the finest in country and roots music and singer-songwriters. The late bar and nightclub showcases some of the county’s finest up and coming local bands and DJs in the venue.
The Brian Ború is a warm, welcoming pub with an inviting friendly atmosphere. We offer a wide variety of entertainment including live trad to rock bands, pool tables to darts boards.
We have a smoking area and a beer garden for the people who just want a cool breeze with their pint.
We also show all the big action sport games on our several large screens including the football games, horse racing, rugby, GAA and many more. The Brian Ború also boosts a great quality restaurant, serving lunch and dinner seven days a week.
More details can be viewed on the main Website.
Joys Rockside House
Joys Rockside House B&B is picturesquely set at the foot of the Rock of Cashel on a quiet side street. Just around the corner from bustling Cashel town, it is the ideal location for a tranquil stay.
Our meticulous B&B is custom-built for your comfort & we aim to make your holiday to Ireland as perfect as possible.
Free private off-street parking means you can walk to the Rock of Cashel, Bru Boru, museums, restaurants, pubs and area sightseeing.
The peaceful in-town experience makes it a great base to see all the wonderful sights and attractions nearby
For more information, Please visit Our Website.
Backs To The Wall Tours
Guided tours of the walled town of Fethard. Town wall (1.1km) which encircles the town, Holy Trinity Church (c.1200) and the Augustinian abbey (1305) still in daily use. Visit a unique place with informed local guides.
Fethard is a very unique and special place and a guided tour brings 800 years of history and folklore to life. As we say about our tours, bringing history to life, not boring you to death?. Your guides, Colm McGrath and Terry Cunningham, have a long association with the tourism business and are ardent local historians. Both are former Chairmen of the Fethard Historical Society and Colm farms to the north of Slievenamon while Terry lives on his mini farm looking across to the wooded western slopes of the mountain.
Backs to the Wall Tours, set up in 2011, provides guided tours of the Medieval walled town of Fethard, Co Tipperary and surrounding area. Fethard Town itself was founded by the incoming Anglo Normans in the years around 1200 AD and remains amazingly intact after 800 years.
Your group have a choice of guided tours to choose from. Historic Town Trail (1.5 hours), Historic Countryside Walk (half day and full day walks), school and educational tours to suit primary schools, secondary schools and college groups, guided tours in your coach of the local area (i.e within 5 mile radius). Check the website for more details about the tours.
Much of the original Norman town still remains. The encircling town wall, with one of the original gateways, The North Gate, the south battlements and wall walk, their church (Holy Trinity Church c.1200 AD) and the Augustinian abbey (1305). Both churches are in daily use, which is very special indeed. Holy Trinity Church also has the oldest dated timber roof in Ireland, dated to 1489 by Queens University, Belfast.
Fethard is home to four Sheela na Gig carvings (two can be seen on the tour) and to four of Ireland's very rare Medieval wooden statues, now in the National Museum in Dublin, but life size replica statues are to be seen on the tour. Fethard is situated in the shadow of storied Slievenamon mountain, amidst famous stud farms, racing stables, walled estates and the rolling farmland of south Tipperary.
Please see Website for more.
A key visitor attraction in North Tipperary, Redwood Castle is a striking example of a Gaelic tower house. It was home to the … Ó Cinnéide (O'Kennedy) lords of Ormond and later on to the Mac Aodhagáin (MacEgan), Ireland's most famous family of hereditary brehon lawyers.
The Castle, was probably erected as a Norman stronghold about 1210. Between 1350 and 1640 it was occupied by the MacEgans, a famous Brehon family who kept a renowned school of law and letters.
It was during this time that the famous "Leabhair Breac" and parts of the Annals of the four Masters were written here.
The Castle is situated on a hillock near the Shannon and has been restored by a member of the Egan Clan. The Castle is situated two miles off the Ballincor Crossroads on the Birr/Portumna road.
The castle is the largest surviving tower house in the region and visitors can enjoy being guided around its many interesting chambers, passageways and staircases.
Restored by members of the Egan family in the 1970s, the castle stands as a reminder of the sept's ancient roots and powerful influence.
The home of the MacEgan Clan will open from 2pm to 6 pm between May 21st to June 10th 2018.
Redwood Castle is open to the public from 2 to 6 pm between July 16th and September 5th 2018. Upon arrival visitors will be warmly welcomed by a local guide and receive a talk on the history of the castle from when it was built right up to the present era. Tours also include climbing the spiral stairs to the banquet rooms and bedchambers, reflecting in our oratory, viewing old photos of the castle and enjoying views of the surrounding country side from the roof top terrace.
Tours last approximately one hour and visitors must be well mobile to climb the steps of the spiral stairs.
If one wishes to arrange a private tour outside of these dates and times it can be done by contacting us directly by phone: 0877479566,
To avoided disappointment please telephone for more information on visiting arrangements, etc.
Parking is available.
Tipperary - It's not such a long way and it's time for you to visit.
Dove Hill Design Centre in Carrick-On-Suir, County Tipperary, offers a wide selection of products throughout it's many stores. From Blarney Woolens Mills, designer Irish clothing and accessories to Tipperary Crystal, luxury homewares, fashion, gifts and books, all finished off by a relaxing break at Lilly Mai's Café.
The finest of locally-produced food in a modern, friendly setting.
The Dove Hill Irish Design Centre is located between Carrick-on-Suir and Clonmel in the south east of Ireland known as the Golden Vale. It is an area of undulating green pastures, hills and mountains, and has been described as a haven of tranquillity and beauty. The Dove Hill centre is nestled in the midst of all this richness and natural beauty and is the perfect place to stop and visit if you are in the area.
Have fun reaching your Upper Limits.
Upper Limits, an indoor climbing and bouldering wall & is situated in Upperchurch Village (15kms from Thurles) in Co. Tipperary. It is suitable for everyone over 6 years old looking for a fun challenge and only costs €7 per person for a session lasting up to 2.5 hours. No experience is needed and all fitness levels are welcome. It's a great way to challenge yourself, your friends and family.
Upper Limits is open every Wednesday and Thursday evening from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturday mornings from 10 to 12.30pm. Bookings are advisable as numbers per session are limited.
Contact 087 391 9190 to book.
All equipment is provided - just bring runners, comfortable clothes and a sense of adventure!
Groups and birthday parties catered for outisde these times.
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.
Nestled in the Heart of County Tipperary’s rich countryside, Inch House offers excellent service and the heartiest of welcomes. Each one of the rooms in this Country House is individually decorated to the highest Standard. The locally sourced food is of excellent quality and many of the fruits and vegetables are grown at this working, 18th century farmhouse. The restaurant opens five nights and offers an extensive array of choice for both the Food and Wine connoisseur.
If you’ve ever wanted to rent a castle in Ireland, then the 300-year old Bansha Castle is the answer to a castle rental in Ireland. This is a stunning private castle, with welcoming wood fires, period features and a gracious, elegant atmosphere you won"t find anywhere else. It is beautifully positioned amid mature private parkland by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee mountains.
This original Georgian house was built by the Malcomsoms in 1863, and the Minella was opened as a hotel by Mr & Mrs Jack Nallen in 1963. Hotel Minella Clonmel is nestled between the Comeragh Mountains and the River Suir in Clonmel Co. Tipperary. Minella offers a choice of 90 Classic and Contemporary bedrooms, including 4 superior suites with balconies, two of which have private outdoor hot tubs.
Abbey Court Hotel
The Great National Abbey Court Hotel is a traditional and unique 3-star hotel, located within walking distance from Nenagh town centre. It has excellent motorway access, only 50 minutes to Shannon Airport, 30 minutes to Limerick City and 1 hour 40 minutes to Dublin Airport. The 3-star hotel is very popular amongst families, couples and frequent guests and has a popular leisure centre.
Clonmel Park Hotel
The contemporary Clonmel Park Hotel is located on the edge of Clonmel. Either as a residential guest or as a day guest you can avail of anyone of the following facilities: The Wheat Bar & Restaurant, Howards Restaurant, the leisure club and EcoSpa. This hotel has a strong focus on family trips. They also have excellent conference facilities.
The Ormond Hotel
The Ormond Hotel is situated in Nenagh town centre on Kenyon Street. It is within walking distance of all shops and amenities. The hotel is in operation since the 1960's and has an old world charm but also elegant feel as you arrive. The hotel comprises 10 ensuite rooms, the Front Bar, Pepe's Restaurant, a Nite Club and Conference Facilities.
Dundrum House Hotel
Dundrum House Golf & Leisure Resort is nestled amidst 200 acres of rolling countryside, perfectly combining old world charm, in a tranquil resort location.
The stunning 18th Century Manor House Hotel, a protected building, is currently closed for refurbishment and restoration. However, the remaining aspects of the resort including Co Tipperary Golf & Country Club, The Venue Clubhouse Bar & Restaurant, Dundrum House Leisure Club and the Holm Oak Self Catering Holiday Homes and Golf Lodges, all remain open and continue to operate as normal, committed to maintaining the highest of standards whilst the redevelopment of the Hotel takes place.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our very special locations.
The Carvery Restaurant
The Carvery Restaurant is located within Tipperary Town Shopping Centre is run by David & Denise Connor.
David & Denise strive on delivering quality fresh food and their staff, a friendly service to all their customers, while maintaining "great value for money".
Its a great place to come in, take the load off your feet and just relax with a nice cuppa tea!!
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The world’s most haunted Castle.
A turbulent and bloody history, used as a fortress, home and tomb. Leap Castle is home to many fascinating and sometimes horrific spirits.
Built in the early 1500′s under the supervision of the powerful and warring O’Carroll clan, Leap Castle has been the centre of much bloodshed and brutal atrocities.
From here the O'Carrolls set out for victory and defeat, here they brought their brides and captives, within lurks Ireland's most intriguing elemental presence - unique in that it is reputed to give off a ghastly ghostly odour.
The Castle is open to visitors on request.
Situated in County Offaly, Ireland, north of Roscrea on the R421.
Explore Ireland's Ancient East here in Tipperary with a visit to Cahir Castle. Appearing to grow from the actual rock on which it stands, the castle has been the scene of sieges and bombardments for centuries.
The powerful Anglo-Norman family, the Butlers, came into the possession of the castle in 1375. The castle was captured three times in its history.
It fell to Devereux, Earl of Essex, in 1599 after it had been battered for three days with artillery, it surrendered without a fight to Inchiquin in 1647 and again to Cromwell in 1650.
Over the centuries the Butlers considerably rebuilt and extended their stronghold. However, by 1599, the castle had reached its present appearance, with the only subsequent alterations taking place in the 1840's.
In 1961, the last Lord Cahir died and the castle reverted to the State. The castle retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure. Today, the castle also features an excellent audio-visual show which informs visitors about its eventful history.
Exhibitions, Toilets, Public Car/Coach park close to site.
Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card
Opening Times 2018
March - Mid June
Daily 09.30 - 17.30
Mid June - August
Daily 09.00 - 18.30
September - Mid October
Daily 09.30 - 17.30
Mid October - February
Daily 09.30 - 16.30
24th - 30th December inclusive
Average Length of Visit: 1 - 1.5 hours
Guided tours available.
Closed at Christmas from 24th to 30th December.
Springhouse Bed and Breakfast
Springhouse Bed and Breakfast is a Fáilte Ireland approved Irish home B&B located in the townsland of Kilshane, 2.5 miles from Tipperary town and 2.5 miles from the small village of Bansha, on the N24 Limerick to Waterford road. Our accommodation and service has recently been awarded a Three Star rating by Fáilte Ireland and many of our visitors return or recommend us to friends and family. Check out our visitors’ comments on Trip Advisor.
The comfortable and stylish accommodation includes large airy rooms with comfortable single, double and king size beds to meet all needs. Flat screen satellite TVs and Wi Fi access are standard. Baby sitting service subject to availability.
Each room is equipped with tea and coffee making facilities. Freshly cooked full Irish breakfast is served.
Our B&B is a small family run business which offers you a warm welcome and a taste of Irish hospitality. We look forward to meeting you.
For Tariff's & availability, please visit Springhouse B&B
Golden Grove is an area of about 3.5km from Roscrea, off the N62 to Birr, in County Tipperary. There is a car park, picnic site and forest walks at Golden Grove.
Over 1km of forest walks meander through mixed woodlands and undulating terrain to panoramic viewing points.
Golden Grove is part of an old woodland site on mineral soil over limestone. From the car park, there is a beautiful view of the countryside. The main tree species in this wood are beech, Scot's pine, ash and Norway spruce. There is also an abundance of animal and bird life here. The most striking aspect of the flora is the profusion of bluebells that carpet a large area of the woodland in the spring.
The Golden Grove River is to the south-east of the car park.
While there are no waymarked trails, the loop of forest road and paths does provide a very pleasant walk.
The East Munster Way is a 70km linear walking route of considerable variety, from riverside paths to woodland and from open mountain moorland to quiet country roads and it is part of the European E8 route.
It starts in the town of Carrick-on-Suir at the south east extremity of County Tipperary and follows the River Suir upstream.
The Suir, held by some to be the second-longest river in Ireland, is majestic and slow-moving at this point, overlooked by old castles and churches and home to otters and herons.
At the pretty village of Kilsheelan, the route crosses into County Waterford and ascends into the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains.
It soon descends again to follow the Suir into the vibrant county town of Clonmel, which has a lot to offer those who linger.
Leaving Clonmel, the Way crosses a western outlier of the Comeraghs to reach the northern flanks of the Knockmealdown Mountains where it meanders westwards with spectacular views before descending to reach the town of Clogheen. Terrain consists mainly of forestry tracks, riverside tow paths and quiet tarmac roads: some off-road paths may be a little overgrown.
Total aggregate ascent over the route is less than 1700m but there are some short steep climbs.
Carrick-on-Suir is a beautiful and historic town where the Butler Family grew to power. The Butlers first settled here in the 13th century. Thomas ‘Black Tom’ Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond (1532-1614) was the most colourful and influential family member who lived here.
The Museum of Transport displays an historical journey into motorised vehicles. This major museum displays the extensive fruits of a lifetimes work by its enthusiastic owner.
Among the many cars on display are Jaguar, Renault, Morris, Mercedes, an MG and a 1904 Clement Talbot.
There are also other motoring automobilia such as signs, light garage equipment, books and posters on display.
The museum currently occupies two floors of the skilfully restored mill.
This years Clonmel Junction Festival will run from 03-09 July and we are looking forward to bringing a really exciting programme of events to Clonmel.
Our website is http://www.junctionfestival.com/
Contact email is : email@example.com
Address is 18 Parnell St, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary.
Phone number: 052 6129339
Festival Manager 083 4444622
clonmel junction festival
Cloncannon Biofarm is an excellent model for working with nature in organic food production. The farm plays host to cows and calves, beef animals, poultry, goats and honeybees while they also grow their own vegetables and soft fruits.
Visitors can share in their knowledge and skills in a fun ramble around the farm. Wildlife Tours are on offer aswell as opportunities for wildlife studies of woodland/hedgerow, stream/pond and wild meadows.
The farm has some very interesting built heritage features such as the Ring Fort, Old Stone Creamery and Old Stone Dwelling. The stories associated with these historic sites are relayed to the curious visitors.
The visitor can explore the Eco Log residence and be informed about the sustainabilty principles at Cloncannon Biofarm. At the end of the tour the visitor understands what is being expressed in the three leafed Clover Logo - Health- Nature- The Future. Refreshments and toilet facilities on site.
There is an array of local activities close to Cloncannon Biofarm. Moneygall (President Obama's Ancestral home); Roscrea Heritage Town; Cloughjordan Ecovillage; Nenagh Castle and Genealogy Centre; Shanballyedmond Court Tomb, Rearcross; McNamara Self Catering Cottages Killascully and Holycross Abbey.
The Sanctuary is a place perfect for those who want to unwind, are in search of peace or just needing a little pampering. Our aim is to treat your body, mind and spirit.
Our highly qualified therapists offer a wide range of complementary treatments. Here the stresses of everyday life will soon slip away leaving you free to relax in the peace of the countryside, nurturing yourself while enjoying a healthy holiday.
Accommodation is in a newly built bungalow with all room en-suite surrounded by 12 acres of organically farmed land. The delicious food is homecooked with an emphasis on organic ingredients and can be tailed for you whether you require vegetarian meals, weight loss or just a general healthy eating plan.
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.
Is there a more beautiful sight than a gathering of horses in a country meadow on a still evening? If you love to watch horse racing or you enjoy horse riding or would like to learn, you have come to the right place.
With show-jumping, cross-country, pony trekking and dressage, there is something for everyone. Our extensive range of equestrian
centres offers tuition and trekking and an opportunity to see some of Ireland’s finest horses up close and personal.
Horse racing takes place throughout the year in Tipperary in Clonmel, Thurles and Tipperary Town.
Did You Know?
The world famous Ballydoyle Stable, founded by one of the greatest trainers of all time, Vincent O’Brien, has seen some legendary horses pass through its doors, many including the great Saddlers Wells went on to stand as stallions at their breeding arm Coolmore Stud. Ballydoyle continues to thrive under the able stewardship of the very successful Aidan O’Brien . Our tip for Tipp is to keep an eye out as you drive through the south east of Tipperary. The beautiful young foal you see by their mother’s side could be a future horseracing legend.
The White House
The White House is located directly beside Roscrea Castle in the town centre. It boasts several awards including Black & White County Pub of the year, Bewley's Best Restaurant, Guinness cleanest beer lines in Ireland Award.
It has beautiful accommodation looking out at the castle. The Restaurant is open from 9am to 9pm, serving breakfast, lunch, and A La Carte seven days a week.
In the Lounge, live entertainment is provided every weekend with all local bands and plenty of good Irish traditional music.
They organises Coach Tours with Roscrea Castle for visitors to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and gardens of the Castle and enjoy lunch afterwards.
Please visit TheWhiteHouse for more information.
Keeper Hill is situated in the Slieve Felim mountain range in North Tipperary and is just 15km east of Limerick City. The Gaelic name for the hill is Sliabh Coimeálta "the mountain of guarding"!
This loop overlaps with a short section of the Slieve Felim Way - a 30km waymarked route. En-route it passes through the small but pleasant village of Toor and onward across the shoulder of Keeper Hill.
While the Ballyhourigan Loop (marked with purple arrows) explores the lower shoulders of Keeper Hill, the "hardy" walker will enjoy incorporating the Keeper Hill "trek" to the summit (red arrows).
This loop walk is part of the National Looped Walks and is marked using the standard purple National Looped Walk directional arrows.
Directions to Trailhead:
From the village of Toor, follow the road (unclassified) in the direction of Newport. After 2km turn right onto a minor roadway and follow the Trailhead signs to reach the trailhead at Doonane.
A-B. Starting from the car park follow the purple (and red) arrow northward along the laneway. The red arrows are for the longer trek to the top of Keeper Hill.
After almost 2km the loop reaches a crossroads - turn right here and after 100m enter Ballyhourigan Woods via the metal barrier.
B-C. Ascend along the forestry roadway in the direction of Keeper Hill. After 3km the loop and trek separate at a 3-way junction.
Here you have the choice of turning left and following the red arrows to the top of Keeper Hill - the return journey will take you 1hr-1hr30mins.
The main loop turns right, following the purple arrow.
C-A. Continue to follow the purple arrows along the forestry roadway. Note that you are also following yellow arrows which are for the long-distance Slieve Felim Way.
The loop sweeps south and descends to the townland of Boolatin - passing en-route a stone sweat house.
After 4km you regain the trailhead.
Baileys Hotel is a four star luxury boutique hotel in a beautiful, restored, listed, Georgian house in the town centre of the historical town of Cashel, a short stroll from the Rock of Cashel.
Cashel is located halfway between Dublin and Cork nestled in Tipperary's Golden Vale.
Baileys Hotel has 19 rooms plus a luxuriously appointed suite. All rooms provide en-suite bathrooms with underfloor heating and fluffy bathrobes as well as free high speed internet, interactive television and on demand movies. They offer an old world charm in a modern world.
A la Carte dining is available in Restaurant 42 while the Cellar Bar serves food in a cosy environment from 12 noon to 9.30pm daily.
Sunday lunch is also available as a set menu in Restaurant 42.
High quality food combined with professional skills and enticing presentation makes Bailey's Hotel a pleasant place to relax and enjoy a great meal in gently contemporary surroundings.
Bailey's Hotel is within easy walking distance of all local visitor attractions including, the historical Rock of Cashel, Cashel Town Hall Heritage Centre and Tourist Information Office and Brú Ború Heritage Centre; and just ten minutes by car will take you to Athassel Abbey or Cahir Castle and the picture postcard Swiss Cottage, while a twenty minute drive will take you to the magnificently restored Holycross Abbey or the Mitchelstown Caves.
Please visit our website BaileysHotel for more information.
The River Drish is a clear, slow-flowing lowland stream that joins the River Suir just over 1.5 kms south east of Thurles.
The middle and lower sections from Athlummon down to the confluence with the Suir hold good stocks of trout up to 3 lbs. The best fishing periods are from April to mid-June.
Upstream from Drish Bridge becomes weeded in mid-summer but downstream is usually fishable throughout the season and can provide dry fly fishing on summer evenings.
Funds were allocated for rehabilitation of the River Drish (Trib of Suir) in conjunction with North Tipperary Council Council and Lisheen Mines Ltd.
This project involves installing deflectors and other fishery structures.
It involved flood elevation works conducted by Tipperary County Council, removal of silt banks, in-stream vegetation and river bank protection conducted by Lisheen Mines.
In stream modification structures, river bank protection works and other fishery works were carried out by the Southern Regional Fisheries Board (SRFB). Flooding problems have now been resolved, old footbridge
Dun Ui Faolain Loop
A-B. Starting from the car park, enter the woods through the swing gate and veer right onto a woodland trail - following the purple (and green and blue) arrows.
Follow this trail for approx 300m to reach a junction of tracks where all three loops turn left.
Follow the trail downhill now to reach a 3-way junction where the green loop turns left - continue straight here.
B-C. After 400m along a downhill track, you reach a 3-way junction where the shorter blue loop turns left - you veer right.
C-D. Continue to follow the purple arrows downhill to reach a forest roadway close to the bank of the Suir River. Turn left here.
D-A. Follow the riverbank roadway for over 1km picking up the blue loop as it comes in from your left. 200m later turn uphill and ascend to reach the stone boundary wall at a gated entrance. Do not exit here - follow the woodland trail along the inside of the boundary wall for approx 1km to regain the trailhead.
The three walks start from here
Fox Covert Loop.
Dun Ui Faolain Loop
Today, Glenbawn Wood is owned by Coillte Teoranta, the Irish forestry board. In former times, however, the wood formed part of the Bagwell Estate, laid out by Fanny Bagwell and Sir Joseph Paxton in the 19th century. In previous times, it was the site for the fort of the Faolains chiefs of the Deise (hence the name of this loop).
The woods teem with wildlife and diverse plant species and are a haven of solitude in today's frantic world.
The loop walks have been developed as part of a regeneration of the wood by a local community group called the Two Bridges Partnership.
This loop is the longest of three loops they have constructed for your enjoyment.
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A network of Visitor Information Points around the country, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, provide a tourist information service that includes, local information on attractions, activities and events.
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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 Food Producers Network commissioned renowned chef and fellow Tipperary man Kevin Thornton to create a signature Tipperary Breakfast from local produce, a deliciously nourishing breakfast that sums up the group values of excellence, ethics and integrity.
One of the great philosophers of Irish food, Kevin Thornton’s passion, understanding and drive to bring excellence to the plate made him Ireland’s highest-achieving chef as the first Irish chef ever to have received 2 Michelin stars.
Proprietor of Dublin’s iconic Thornton’s Restaurant for 26 years, Kevin’s contemporary cooking has always been informed by the distinctive flavours of local produce and inspired by his keen appreciation for nature.
Working with the fine ingredients locally sourced through the Tipperary Food Producers Network, Kevin has created a modern, innovative dish that is very simple to reproduce. The Tipperary Breakfast by Tipperary Food Producers & Kevin Thornton has been designed with trade in mind so it is hoped The Tipperary Breakfast will be offered to guests on breakfast menus across the county of Tipperary initially, but in time both nationally and internationally.
The Tipperary Breakfast is Tipperary toast served with warm apple and blackberry compote, natural yoghurt with grilled bacon and black and white pudding served with refreshing local apple juice. All ingredients are locally sourced through the Tipperary Food Producers Network with produce from the following suppliers included in this dish: Hickeys Bakery, The Apple Farm, Boulabán Farm, Crowe’s Farm, James Whelan Butchers, The Butchers Daughter, Inch House, Lisduff Fine Foods, Emerald Oils, Brookfield Farm and Galtee Honey Farm.
This very special breakfast is available from participating local eateries. It's so delicious, it even has its own Twitter hashtag #TipperaryBreakfast. Don't forget to tweet us your photos of it, we're on @VisitTipp.
The Glen of Aherlow Fáilte Society, Knockmealdown Active and South Tipperary Development Company have combined to showcase the great outdoors of the south of Tipperary with a website called ExploreTipperary
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.
Leefield House is set on our family farm at Poulmucka, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. While it is a quiet and tranquil setting we have a country pub across the road for a quiet drink.
We are 10km from Clonmel, 8km from Cahir, 12km from Cashel and 8km from Fethard.
The house sleeps up to eight people with one single, two doubles, one three bedded room and has two bathrooms, a children's playroom.
There is also a large combined kitchen/dining area with a solid fuel stove where guests can prepare and enjoy meals together.
The area around Leefield House is ideal for discovering all that south Tipperary, South Cork, West Waterford have to offer.
The area around is ideal for walking, riding, angling, golf, shopping and much more.
The house also serves as an excellent base for touring the regions highlights including the castles in Cahir, Cashel, Carrick-on-suir, Fethard while also discovering the Vee Valley, Mitchelstown Caves, Glen of Aherlow, Knockmealdown mountains, and the Galtees.
Golfing and other various sports are also well catered for with various golf courses, swimming pools, and racecourses.
Clonmel is the shopping centre of South Tipperary and has a large amount of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.
Clonmel also boasts two indoor children's play centres, bowling, swimming, cinema, theatre and several pubs and nightclubs.
Located at the Craft Granary Carpark in Cahir, County Tipperary, Cahir Farmers Market hosts stallholders specialising in vegetarian goodies, fresh baked bread and savoury bread, meat stalls, apple farm stall with seasonal fruits, juices, cider vinegar and cheese.
Most stalls are sold out completed within two hours so visitors are recommended to get there early. The market takes place every Saturday from 9am-1pm.
Housed at the Black Mills in Roscrea, County Tipperary, St Cronan's High Cross is a fascinating relic that once sat in a nearby graveyard. It was restored and moved to the mills centre in 2004.
The cross stands about 3m tall and comprises fragments from two 12th-century crosses that are mounted together. It features different religious scenes, including that of the crucifixion of Jesus and the Fall of Man.
Across the road, visitors can also view St Cronan's Church and the cross previous location, where a replica now stands.
Gortavoher forest rests on Slievenamuck hill, in County Tipperary, which forms one side of the valley of the Glen of Aherlow, the other side being the impressive Galtee mountains.
Aherlow is derived from the Irish Eartharlach that translates to "low land between two high lands".
The area is steeped in history and folklore. Slievenamuck (Sliabh Muice in Gaelic which translates as "Mountain of the Pigs"), is believed to derive its name from the herds of wild pigs that once roamed the valley. Indeed, legend has it that it was on this hillside that Fionn mac Cumhaill slew the dangerous sow Beo, who was causing havoc in Munster at that time.
Also notable, is Charles Bianconi's horse drawn carriage services that passed through the forest in the 1800's via the local Coach Road stopping point. Bianconi was an Italian who played a major role in the development of coach services distributing both mail and passengers throughout Ireland. A section of one of these routes has been restored within the forest.
The car park at Christ the King offers some magnificent panoramas of the mountains and the farmland in the valley below. "Christ the King" refers to the landmark 16 foot statue that was erected in 1950 to commemorate the Holy Year. Access to the Nature Park and a number of National looped trails begin here.
The woodland itself is mainly conifer with pockets of native Scot's pine, mixed and broadleaf woodland dispersed throughout. The area around Ballynacourty has a number of specimen trees to look out for, part of the legacy from its days as part of the landlord's estate. Wildlife includes foxes, red squirrels, badgers, rabbits, pheasants, cuckoo's and a host of woodland song birds.
This is one truly scenic destination offering the visitor a wide variety of options. There are a multitude of forest walks to choose from, a nature park to explore, a number of viewing areas and car parks to spend the afternoon, whilst taking in the stunning vistas of the Galtee's and surrounding countryside.
It is no surprise that visitors return time and time again to this hidden gem.
Direction: 5 km south of Tipperary town on the R664 road to the Glen of Aherlow, beside the statue of Christ the King
Welcome to Blackwater Boating, an exciting discovery centre based on the expansive River Blackwater at Cappoquin, Co Waterford.
Using my 35 years of experience, you can discover the secrets of the banks of the river from the safety of our ICU approved canoes and kayaks.
Whether you want to canoe upriver and camp, or explore the magnificent stately homes on the shores, we have just the right package for you
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Welcome to the Derrynaflan Trail, a driving trail that will take you along the highways and byways of Tipperary.
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Discover Ireland's Ancient East in the heart of County Tipperary with a visit to Nenagh Castle. The Castle is Nenagh's oldest building and it's construction in the 13th Century laid the foundation for the development of the town.
Theobald FitzWalter, whose successors would become Earls and Dukes of Ormond, built the castle and upon its completion c.1220.
It served as the main seat of the Butler family, until 1391.
The Castle boasts the finest cylindrical keep in Ireland. Like most keeps, it formed part of perimeter of the fortress, being incorporated in the curtain walls surrounding a five-sided courtyard.
The keep features four storeys and thanks to a recent renovation, this wonderful landmark now represents the town's premier tourist attraction.
The castle is a medieval building and has a stone spiral stairs to the top. There are 101 steps in all to the top. Access to the tower is through a passageway within the base of the wall.
This has low head room and visitors will need to stoop to avoid hitting the stone above.
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
April to October
Tuesday to Saturday
10a.m to 1p.m & 2p.m to 4.30p.m
Last admission at 3.45p.m
Admission is Free & there are free guided tours.
1acre young country garden situated in the scenic Glen of Aherlow with stunning views of the Galtee Mountains Large variety of plants,trees,shrubs,perennials&grasses.
Location:From Bansha,follow R663 towards Lisvarrinane. Ashfield is approx.2miles from Bansha. It is two storey yellow farmhouse on the right hand side from Bansha.
Facilities:Parking, Toilets,Wheelchair accessible.Plant sale& Refreshments on request.
Open:Festival Weekend 2pm to 6pm. Other times by appointment.
Admission:6euro.Proceeds to Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre,Tipperary.
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The Slieve Felim Way
The Slieve Felim Way provides walkers with a series of stunning views from different mountains along the route. The total aggregate ascent over the route is less than 900m, and there are no significant climbs. Commencing with the Slieve Felim range to the south, valleys and hills run east-west in the general area. The 2,279 ft (694m)-high Keeper Hill - the highest mountain in the Shannon Region comes into view as you move northwards through the Mauher Slieve Hills, which predominately lie to the east of the walk. The northern section is dominated by the renowned Silvermines Mountains and presents stunning views of Lough Derg and beyond.
From different vantage points along the way, views of 4 counties are possible, Tipperary, Limerick , Clare, and Offaly and you can also see sections of the lordly River Shannon as it winds its way to the sea.
Although the trail is signposted in either direction, it is generally agreed that the starting point from Murroe and walking towards Silvermines offers the most rewarding experience.
Directions to the Slieve Felim Way Trailheads
The Slieve Felim Way is best accessed at one of three key trailheads, which provide information map boards and car parking. These are located reasonably close to other services and facilities, such as shops, accommodation, restaurants and public transport. The trailheads are located as follows:
Trailhead 1 - Murroe
The village of Murroe, in County Limerick, is approximately 16km from Limerick City on the R506 route. A detailed map board is located at the start point in the centre of the village.
Trailhead 2 - Toor
Toor Village is located a distance of 6.5km north from Tooreenbrien Bridge off the R503. At Toor Village, turn right and travel almost 1km along the public roadway to the handball alley, and turn left onto the trail again.
Trailhead 3 - Silvermines
Silvermines is located on the R499, off the M7 from Limerick to Nenagh, where the Slieve Felim Way finishes at the car park near the Church.
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.
Boasting many top class golfers, Tipperary takes its courses and their upkeep very seriously. And with excellent value in green fees combined with beautifully designed courses, we’re delighted to welcome all golfers to our part of the world.
Test yourself on our courses. With courses to suit all types of golfers, our golfing heritage speaks for itself. The Ballykisteen Championship Golf Course is a superb 18 hole, 72 par, Des Smyth designed championship golf course which was opened in 1993 and was formerly the famous Ballykisteen Stud.
Our chefs at Silks Restaurant use the best of Co. Tipperary & Irish produce to create a restaurant menu of high quality, creative & delicious food which is coupled with service that is relaxed yet professional.
The restaurant menus change seasonally & the emphasis is on traditional robust Irish food.
We are delighted to introduce new seasonal evening dinner menu on Friday and Saturdays. 2 course @ €25 and 3 course @ €30 including tea/coffee.
Afterward enjoy live music in the Enclosure bar (Saturday Nights).
Fresh local produce from local suppliers: O'Dwyer's Butchers Cashel, Silverhill Foods, Shellfish Del La Mare, Moloney Brothers.
Dessert & breads all home made in our in-house bakery.
Our Restaurant was awarded the RAI ‘Tipperary Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2010.
Check out the Main Website for more information.
Keith Mosse Bespoke Furniture operating in Ballyvaughan in Clonmel, County Kilkenny, is owned by Philippe Hetier, a native of the French Alps who first came to Ireland to work with Keith Mosse in 2003.
In 2008 Philippe took over the workshop in its entirety and renamed it Keith Mosse Bespoke Furniture Limited.
Philippe specialises in handcrafted furniture using traditional methods and techniques.
In his workshop in Bennettsbridge, Philippe specialises in making handcrafted furniture in both Irish and imported timbers using traditional, time-honoured methods and techniques.
All the furniture is made to order and is designed with the clients to facilitate their particular requirements and reflect their personality and taste through a combination of superb design and exceptional cabinet making skill.
In his workshop Philippe designs and makes commissioned pieces ranging from high quality solid wood frame kitchens to spiral stair cases to finely crafted individual pieces for home or office.
Philippe offers a complete service to support this including consultation, design, manufacture and installation.
Ballinacourty House is a quiet, unique, family-run park found in the beautiful Glen of Aherlow in County Tipperary. This well-kept park provides a well-equipped and relaxing environment for a short break or family holiday.
The recently renovated first floor bedrooms are en-suite, individually furnished and decorated, with TV and tea and coffee facilities and afford beautiful courtyard or garden views.
A warm welcome await you to this family home.
The park accepts tents, caravans and motor homes (up to 8m in length). It is strictly a touring park, so no mobile homes are permitted. At the park, visitors will find a range of facilities. There are 6amp electric hook-ups, wash rooms, free hot showers, a baby bathing and changing area, kitchen, laundry room, chemical disposal, small seasonal shop and recycling point.
Ballinacourty House also caters for leisure time with TV and games rooms, a children's playground and tennis court.
Additionally, the Glen of Aherlow provides many opportunities for active breaks, such as guided walks, horse riding, pony trekking, cycling and Gaelic games. Attractions found within the park's.
surrounding area include Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails, Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, and the Mitchelstown Caves.
Award winning restaurant, rated number 1 on Trip Advisor.
Awarded Certificate of Excellence in 2014.
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The River Nire flows from the Comeragh Mountains through the Nire Valley until it connects with the River Suir. It is a narrow river with a ripple and pool formation.
The river has a good stock of fish from 20 to 30 cm as well as some much larger fish. The fishing is mainly on dry fly and nymph with some streamer fishing during high water.
The river bed is mainly slippery stones and rocks, so felt sole waders are recommended here. Fly hatches include caddis, Stonefly, olives, baetis, spurwings, midges etc.
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Dundrum House Hotel Golf & Leisure Resort
Dundrum House Hotel Golf & Leisure Resort is set on 200 acres of rolling countryside in the heart of Tipperary, just outside the village of Dundrum and 8 miles (13kms) from the heritage steeped town of Cashel. The Georgian Manor House was built in 1730 for the bride of Lord Hawarden, the Earl of Montalt where ancient Irish chieftains, the O'Dwyers of Kilnamanagh once held the land.
At the beginning of the century a religious order bought the property and in 1978, the Crowe family bought the house and adjoining lands that lay along the Multeen River. The property was acquired on 2nd June 2016 by Podium Hospitality. At present, the Hotel building is closed with a multi-million euro refurbishment planned to take place throughout 2018. The Hotel is expected to reopen again early in 2019.
All other areas of the Resort are currently open and operating as normal. These include:
• Co Tipperary Golf & Country Club 18 hole championship Golf Course
• The Venue Clubhouse Bar & Restaurant
• Holm Oak Holiday Homes / Golf Lodges and Apartments
- 4 X 3 bedroom lodges
- 12 X 2 bedroom lodges
- 4 X 2 bedroom apartments
Guests in the self catering accommodation can enjoy complimentary access to our Leisure Club with 20 metre Swimming Pool, Children's Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna Steam Room and fully equipped Gym.
The Clubhouse Bar & Restaurant is a casual setting where they serve good. There is an Irish Music and Social Dancing Night in the Venue Clubhouse every Thursday night. Awarded ‘Best Overall Hidden Gem Ireland 2014 by Golfers Guide to Ireland and Awarded ‘No 81’ in Golf World Ireland’s Top 100 Courses 2015, guests who wish to test their Golf will receive discounted green fees for this much sought after 18 hole championship course, designed by 1995 Ryder Cup hero, Philip Walton.
Dundrum House Hotel, has been a dedicated Wedding Venue for over 32 years, currently awaiting renovation, we look forward to hosting many couples on their Special Day during the coming years.
This impressive 18 Hole Championship Parkland Golf Course has been woven into the fabric of this mature Georgian estate, designed by 1995 Ryder Cup hero Philip Walton. Using the natural features of woodland and parkland, adorned by the Multeen River, Philip has created an exhilarating, par 72 course over 7200 yards that provides a real test of golf. The visual delights of this magnificent setting are many - just a few hundred yards from the banks of the Multeen River, its rich population of mature woodland and lakes - all set against the backdrop of the Golden Vale of Tipperary. To challenge even the best of golfers there are 8 water hazards to combat.
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Walk In Ireland is a family run business with each walk being led by a qualified guide. The walks range from a one day heritage tour of Roscrea with over 1000 years of history to the more energetic five days or longer eco tours in the nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains and Lough Derg.
Accommodation is provided in hotels or in 18th century farm guesthouses and there is also an option for self-catering. Guests will be collected each morning and returned later that evening to their accommodation. Packed lunches will be provided. Tours can be arranged to suit the client's needs. Wet gear and boots can be provided. Larger groups can also enjoy discounts.
Taking one of these tours will provide a unique insight into a hidden Ireland that can only be appreciated by getting onto the hills and mountains of Ireland.
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. They raised armies and went into battle with rival families. Sometimes the Butlers fought with and other times even against the English Crown!
The Butlers built numerous fine castles and houses, both for defensive purposes and as ostentatious displays of their wealth. They sponsored the establishment and embellishment of abbeys and churches which still stand to this day. Your journey with the family starts at beautiful medieval Cahir Castle, a fortress built on a rock in the middle of the river Suir. The castle has been featured in films such as Excalibur and even one of the most influential directors in cinematic history, the esteemed director Stanley Kubrick, used it when he filmed Barry Lyndon. Close to castle is Richard Butlers romantic rustic retreat The Swiss Cottage (a must see). For craft lovers the Craft Granary is located nearby in Cahir. Your journey continues to Clonmel (home of Bulmers cider) where you can see the stately Main Guard and wall that stopped Oliver Cromwell in his tracks.
For history buffs the next stop is the Tipperary County Museum which covers the history and heritage of the county from prehistoric to modern times. You can also visit the Cashel Folk Museum which contains a super collection of historical memorabilia. Next up is the Rock of Cashel which overlooks the Golden Vale (a great spot for selfies). This was once the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster. It is one of the foremost pieces of Celtic art and medieval architecture in Europe. You can still see some of the original paint work on the restored chapel ceiling and archways.
The trail continues along to the medieval walled town of Fethard (home to Rogue Angel and horse trainer Mouse Morris). Here you can relive stories of the past whilst you visit the ruins of the fortified tower house, the 13th century Holy Trinity Church and the 14th century Augustinian Friary. You can also have a real authentic Irish Pub experience here with McCarthys of Fethard.
Summary: In total this is a 2 day adventure which includes a visit to Cahir Castle, Tipperary County Museum, Cashel Folk Museum and the famous Rock of Cashel. The App is available in English, French and German.
Nenagh Leisure Centre
Nenagh Leisure Centre is situated next to Nenagh Town Park has a jacuzzi, communal changing village with family changing rooms and a dedicated disabled changing room. For those interested in keep fit there is an Aerobics Studio which will cater for various classes including spinning, aerobics, step, pilates and other classes where there is a demand. The gym area is well equipped some of which caters for those with disabilities. The entire pool area has been re-tiled recently.
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A-B. Starting from the mapboard at the car park, follow the purple (and green) arrow past the barrier. (The green arrows are for the shorter Knockballiniry Loop).
Follow the forestry roadway for 600m to reach a 3-way junction where the loops separate - the green loop turns right but you veer left.
B-C. Continue to follow the purple arrows along the forestry roadway for almost 2km. Note also that you are following the East Munster Way - a long distance route marked with the familiar yellow walking man and arrows. After 2km, you reach a 3-way junction where both routes (the Way and the Loop) turn left toward the Liam Lynch Monument. After another 1km you reach another 3-way junction - here the loop turns right and leaves the East Munster Way. [Note: If you wish to view the monument it is only a 200m trip along the Way - don't forget to return to this junction.]
C-D. Over the next 1km the loop ascends again and then descends to reach a T-junction where you turn left. For almost 2km you travel along the shoulder of Crohan Mountain (on your left) before descending to reach and cross a ford. This marks the farthest point from the trailhead - you now swing right (north) and begin the trek homeward.
After 2km you reach a T-junction and turn right, a 300m descent takes you round a sharp left bend, and another 1km takes you a T-junction where you rejoin the green loop and turn left.
D-A. You are on the home stretch! Follow the purple and green arrows past a roadway on your left after 300m.
After 1km you reach a T-junction where both loops turn right.
Enjoy the 100m back to the trailhead.
The Irish word "Cathair" means fortress, something that makes sense the moment you first encounter the fairytale castle set on a rock here in the middle of the River Suir.
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.
Cahir Castle forms the starting point for three heritage walks - a red route exploring the town itself, an orange route venturing towards the Augustinian abbey, and a green route setting out along the Coronation Walk to the intriguing Swiss Cottage.
The latter is a rustic folly designed by John Nash for the Butler family, a quirky hunting lodge whose thatched roof, cedar shingles and tree trunk supports were created to give the impression of a house grown from the soil. Inside, you'll find trompe l'oeil effects and early commercial wallpapers from Paris, but in effect, it existed so its owners could play at being peasants.
Cahir Abbey, reached by the orange trail, was founded in the late 12th century. It once housed Augustinian canons, and several towers and carvings survive along with its chancel today.
Other heritage highlights include the Ha-Ha, a 19th-century sunken walkway used by local gentry for romantic strolls. St Paul's Church (1820) is one of only two surviving churches known to have been designed by John Nash, and Cahir's old granary has been sensitively restored as a craft centre.
St Mary's in Thurles, County Tipperary dates back to 1292. It contains a garden with a series of memorials, including the original one, opened in 2000 to honour the 72 men who died in the Great War of 1914 to 1918. In 2001 a second memorial was unveiled to the memory of the nine Irish soldiers killed in the Niamba ambush in the Congo in November 1960. And on Easter Sunday 2003, the third memorial was unveiled in memory of all the Thurles men and women who took part in the fight for Irish independence.
Other memorials are for Tom Semple, Irish soldiers killed in the service of peace with the UN, and members of the An Garda Siochana who lost their lives in the line of duty.
St Marys Garden of Remembrance is open daily from 10am to 5pm.
Gort Na Cloc Bed and Breakfast
Gort Na Cloc Bed and Breakfast is a modern country home in peaceful countryside, 7km from Cashel on L185 Road.
Local attractions include, Cashel, seat of Celtic Kings dating to the 4th century, Glen of Aherlow, a beautiful scenic drive between the Galtee mountains and Slieve na Much Hills.
Cahir Castle, an imposing Norman castle dating from the 12th century and Holycross Abbey. The Vee, A spectacular viewing point in the Knockmealdown mountains overlooking the rich Golden Vale of Tipperary.
Taxi service available on premises. Chauffeur tours available.
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Kilcash Castle once occupied by Lord Castlehaven, a noted Confederate Catholic commander in the 1641-52 war, wrote his Memoirs here. The early 19th century song Cill Chais mourns the death of Margaret Butler, Viscountess Iveagh. Margaret Butler married Colonel Thomas Butler of Kilcash Castle after the death of her first husband.
Near the castle are the remains of a medieval church with a Romanesque doorway. This building was partially repaired in the 1980s and is now safe to visit. In the graveyard, the mausoleum (a building nearly as large as the church) contains the tombs of Archbishop Christopher Butler (1673–1757), Margaret, Viscountess Iveagh (see below), Walter Butler, the 16th Earl of Ormond (d. 1773) and John Butler, the 17th Earl (d. 1795). Some of the eighteenth-century headstones are carved with elaborate scenes of the crucifixion
Cill Cháis (Kilcash) was the great house of one of the branches of the Butlers near Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, until well into the eighteenth century.
The Castle of Kilcash is situated at the foot of Sliabh na mBan, not far from Kilsheelan. It was one of the chief seats of the Butler family. A note in Duffy's "Poets and Poetry of Munster" states that the song is the composition of a student named Lane, who was educated for the priesthood by Lady Iveagh, the deagh-bhean (good lady) of the song.
The song in its entirety runs to seven stanzas of eight lines each, and may be found in the "Poets and Poetry" with a metrical translation by Mangan.
The Lough Derg Heritage Trail is an app that gives you detailed routes around Lough Derg. The app has detailed descriptions of all the points of interest along the way.
The North Tipperary Cycle Network with the town of Nenagh as its hub offers three routes varying in distance from 11km to 67km with numerous shorter alternatives.
Each cycle offers pleasant views of the local countryside while loops 1 and 2 provide stunning lakeshore panoramas.
Numerous picnic stops are dotted along the route as well as a number of award winning pubs and restaurants.
Loop 1: 65km
This loop takes the cyclist along the eastern shores of Lough Derg and through lakeside villages of Dromineer and Terryglass.
Shorter journeys 1a(11km), 1b(28km) and 1c(46km) which are sign posted may be taken along this loop.
Loop 2: 30km
This is the shortest of the three loops, and allow access to some of the more spectacular views of the lake before descending into Castlelough and on through a working farm, along a slight off-road section (suitable for all bike types) to Garrykennedy.
Loop 3: 67km
Loop three is a relatively flat cycle visiting Cloughjordan, home of Ireland's first eco village returning to Nenagh along quiet inland roads.
A shorter journey 3a(46km) may be taken along this loop.
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.
Spread out over two floors within C17th Tholsel building the interactive nature of the exhibition makes it an enjoyable and informative experience for all ages.
The building is Wheelchair Accessible.
Tuesday: 10.00 – 16.00
Wednesday: 10.00 – 16.00
Thursday: 10.00 – 16.00
Friday: 10.00 – 16.00
Saturday: 10.00 – 16.00
Sunday: 10.00 – 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 – 16.00
Out of hours visits for groups can be arranged by appointment. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Offer Introductory Price for Limited Time only €5 per person. Child entry free with accompanied adult.
Fethard Horse Country Experience,
Main St., Fethard,
Clonmel Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 10am-2pm in Clonmel, County Tipperary.
Visitors will find a wide range of fresh local produce such as fresh fish, locally farmed meat and poultry, organic fruit and vegetables, fresh baked breads, cakes and savouries, cheeses, Pâté, savoury and sweet pancakes, free range chicken, garden plants, shrubs and a lot more.
Slieveardagh - The Jewel of Tipperary - "The Slieveardagh Experience" Historical Guided Mini Bus Tour. Travel back in time on this Unique Tour with insight into the Historical Experience that is "Slieveardagh" by a guide with intimate local knowledge.
Guided Mini Bus Tour with local guide of the Slieveardagh Area - full day trip from 10.00am to 5.30pm. Tour includes lunch at a traditional Irish Pub, only €25.00 per person.
€10.00 deposit required with booking.
Tour takes place every Thursday from June to September.
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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.
Many exciting activity options are available in the Lough Derg area that will inspire, relax or energise you. Spectacular countryside terrain and the wonderful waters of the lake make an ideal setting for many pursuits.
Canoeing, waterskiing, kayaking, surfing and sub aqua diving are some high energy options on Lough Derg which is also an excellent angling destination.
Walking trails such as the Lough Derg Way allow you to spend a few days exploring the rolling hills by foot. The cycling routes and mountain bike trails offer a variety of challenges with stunning scenery guaranteed.
Over 90 heritage sites are accessible around Lough Derg as the lake has a long history of habitation and its shores have been settled since prehistoric times. In the early medieval times it served as an integral part of the water highway from the Atlantic Ocean to the Irish midlands and beyond. Many of the historic sites on the lake are associated with Brian Ború, High King of Ireland, who ruled from Killaloe between 1002 and 1014. Don’t miss the Brian Boru Heritage Centre, East Clare Heritage Centre, Holy Island, Portumna Castle and Nenagh Castle.
Towns and village abound and offer a wealth of lively pubs, bistros and fine dining options, antiquities, fine architecture, traditional Irish music, local art and craft pieces, and great shopping.
Whether you opt for the luxury of a stately home or the fun of a farm house holiday, you’ll find your perfect holiday accommodation in the Lough Derg area.
Head over to http://www.discoverloughderg.ie/ to find out more!
Flanagans on the Lake
Flanagans on the Lake bar and restaurant is in an enviable location right on the banks of the River Shannon, making it one of the most attractive establishments in the picturesque twin towns of Ballina/Killaloe.
The bar offers views directly on to the River Shannon and the historic bridge that joins the towns (and counties Tipperary and Clare), and there’s a patio and a grassy bank where visitors can enjoy a drink in fine weather while reading the menu and watching the riverside activities. Inside, the pleasant bar is spacious and bright, and an alcove at one end has big windows overlooking the river.
We cater for many events throughout the year from communions to wedding receptions. Please contact us with any queries regarding your booking or event.
Our menus are catered to meet everyone's needs from vegetarian to gluten free options and are available to view on Our Website.
Carvery lunch and evening meals served. Traditional music every Tuesday night.
Specialists in good food, good music, good drink and good craic.
Owned and managed by Frank and Margaret Spillane.
Ballinacourty Loop is one of a series of two developed trailheads in the Glen Of Aherlow. (Christ the King Statue and Lisvarrinane).
A-B. From the mapboard in the green area at Christ the King statue follow downhill to enter the Nature Park. This loop is marked with purple arrows but overlaps with two other loops (green and light blue arrows) and the long-distance Ballyhoura Way which is marked with the familiar yellow walking man and arrows. Descend wooden steps and over a footbridge and shortly afterwards you reach a Y-junction. Veer left here and follow the woodland trail for approximately 1km to reach a wooden stile. Exiting the stile the green loop turns right & you turn left.
B-C. You are now on a more substantial forestry track. Descend for 300m to reach a four-track junction where you turn right and follow a forestry track for 800m to exit at a surfaced road just uphill from the Aherlow House Hotel. Here you leave the light blue loop and turn downhill following the yellow Ballyhoura Way.
C-D. Pass the hotel and follow the tarred surface downhill to reach a sharp left bend where you turn right and enter forestry again.
D-E. Continue to follow the Ballyhoura Way along forestry tracks for a flat section before turning right and ascending through Ballynacourty Woods. After 1.5km you reach a T-junction where the Ballyhoura Way turns left and you overlap with other loops that start and finish in the village of Lisvarrinane.
You turn right here to begin the homeward journey.
E-F. For over 2km the loop traverses the southern shoulder of Slievenamuck Mountain and rejoins the light blue loop above the Aherlow House Hotel before joining a tarred roadway. Here you veer left.
F-A. Follow the tarred roadway for a short distance before turning right into forestry again. Following woodland trails, you pick up the green loop at a small stile, and after 1km reach a 3-way junction where you rejoin the outward route. Veer left and retrace your steps for 300m to regain the trailhead.
Details also on Glen Of Ahlerlow
The River Suir is renowned for its game angling, holding both salmon (Salmo salar) and brown trout (Salmo trutta). The trout fishing water is in the stretch between Holycross village and Ballycamus.
The best of the fishing begins at "Agents Flats", about 2 kms downstream of Holycross and extends for 6 kms to Ballycamus Forde.
"Agents Flats" to "Two-Forde Bridges" offer good wet and dry fly fishing with trout to 2 lbs.
From the confluence of the Clodiagh River to Ballycamus Forde is an excellent dry fly section and holds a good stock of trout.
The River Drish is a clear, slow-flowing lowland stream that joins the River Suir just over 1.5 kms south east of Thurles.
The middle and lower sections from Athlummon down to the confluence with the Suir hold good stocks of trout up to 3 lbs.
The best fishing periods are from April to mid-June.
Upstream from Drish Bridge becomes weeded in mid-summer but downstream is usually fishable throughout the season and can provide dry fly fishing on summer evenings.
The season runs from 17th March to 30th September inclusive.
Upperchurch is located near Thurles in Co. Tipperary and is twinned with the neighbouring parish of Drombane for many aspects of life including hurling (a traditional Irish sport played with sticks and a ball).
The community has been involved for many years in developing tourism products including hill-walking. This loop takes its name from a Robin Hood figure who roamed the hills of West Tipperary in the 17/18th century. His ancestors were extensive landowners, whose lands were confiscated. The young Eamonn was sent to France to study for the priesthood but he returned to his native country, and soon became involved in a fracas with a tax collector and shot him. Forced to go on the run, Eamonn a Chnoic (Ned of the Hill) became one of a band of rapparees who championed the cause of the poor, dispossessed natives and harassed the English planters.
Many legends are told of these men and their deeds have passed into the folklore of the area.
A-B. Starting facing the Community Centre, follow the tarred road which goes left out of the village. After 300m you reach the Church Bog project on your right (wooden railings).
This is the point at which you will exit the loop on your return. Continue straight here.
B-C. Follow the tarred road for 500m to reach a stone bridge and a stile on your right. Turn right here, entering the field, and follow the boundaries of the fields and a series of stiles as you ascend Glenbeg. At the top of the ascent you join an old roadway. Turn left here.
C-D. Follow the roadway for only 100m before turning right onto an old track and, after 50m cross a stile to join a "green" laneway.
The laneway fizzles as you make your way to the edge of forestry where you turn right.
D-E. Continue along the forestry boundary watching out for the traces of a fulacht fia (a mound of soil with a slight depression at its centre which acted as a cooking pit in the Bronze Age) on your right. After 500m you join an old laneway which takes you downhill to reach a tarred road at the side of a house. Turn left here.
E-F. Follow the tarred road for 300m before turning right onto an old laneway. Follow this to the edge of forestry where the loop crosses a ditch and follows the edge of the plantation.
Reaching the corner of a field, the loop turns sharp right and downhill.
F-G. Continue downhill to reach an old laneway in the townland of Carew where you turn left and, after 100m, turn right again. Crossing a number of watercourses and a stream,
you exit on a tarred surface and turn left.
G-A. After only 100m the loop turns right onto a laneway and through the townland of Gortatooda . At the end of the laneway, you cross a stile and traverse a field to reach the Church Bog project mentioned at B above. Exit via the wooden gate, turn left and enjoy the remaining 300m back to the trailhead.
Waterside Cottages is Ideally located with easy access to Dublin, Shannon and Cork, Waterside Cottages offers 11 four-star self-catering holiday properties on the shores of Lough Derg, Co Tipperary.
All of the cottages are identical in layout and accommodation. Each has three bedrooms and accommodates six people. The master double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, two twin bedrooms (one on the ground floor) and a fully fitted bathroom.
All linen and towels are supplied. There is also a hairdryer, TV and payphone.
There is a large living room with a separate kitchen and dining area. The kitchen comes fully equipped with an electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge, coffee maker and microwave.
Set in their own private grounds and with an on-site tennis court, these homes are ideal for family or group holidays. The cottages are laid out around a central play area with ample room for both parking and enjoying the grounds. BBQ facilities are available for guests.
These cottages are located at the heart of the welcoming harbour village of Dromineer and are within easy walking distance of all amenities like shops, pubs and restaurants.
The lake is right beside the cottages with Lough Derg Yacht Club the second oldest yacht club in Ireland on your doorstep. Nearby activities include a choice of water sports, golf, paintballing, go-karting, horse riding, walking, cycling and fishing. In fact, fishermen and women will be able to avail of bait fridges and a tackle room.
There are also many attractions that visitors will enjoy like the holy island of Iniscealtra, Redwood Castle which is home to St. Kieran's Well, 16th-century Lackeen Castle and the monastic settlement and Garrykennedy Castle. And that's to name but a few!
For more information about our cottages, Please visit WatersideCottages
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. Tipperary is the undiscovered heartland of Ireland and our new branding will help us to push that message out there. Our aim is to shine a light on the little known wonders of the county. Our new logo is based on the Norman arch design seen at various heritage sites including the Rock of Cashel, Nenagh Castle, Cahir Castle.
The campaign is called ‘Time to take it all in’ and will form the centrepiece slogan to the marketing drive, aimed at promoting the County as one of the top three destinations in Ireland’s ‘Ancient East’. The Minister for Tourism and Sport Deputy Patrick O’Donovan launched the initiative and said the promotion of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East, is “beginning to bear fruit.” The Minister also referred to Tipperary's unique geographic location; “You’re very fortunate where you’re situated, with two international airports nearby, criss-crossed by a major motorway, and within touching distance of the three largest cities in the country.”
The aim is to showcase the abundance of visitor experiences that Tipperary has to offer, from ancient sites to historic landmarks, vibrant activities, authentic cultural trips, fun-filled family adventures, the food trail and contemporary hospitality. A new suite of marketing materials is now available from our office and we encourage all tourism providers in the County is encouraged to get behind the new branding and use the new marketing collateral to market Destination Tipperary. Please share your photos and news with us via Twitter and Facebook. We are using a variety of hashtags including #greatdaysout, #Tipperary, #VisitTipp, #IrelandsAncientEast with other more specific ones depending on the message. You can see more over on our Twitter feed.
If you are a tourist to Tipperary, we'd love to see your photos. Please share via Twitter and tell us how you enjoyed your own great day out.
Roscrea Leisure Centre
Roscrea Leisure Centre is a fantastic state of the art leisure centre that includes
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Lingaun River Stream is drawn on the Nationala Geospatial Agency (NGA) Map. Lingaun River is located in the Ireland Area of the Country of Ireland.
The Stream is located at the latitude and longitude coordinates of 52.35 and -7.366667.
Fishing enthusiasts interested in fishing near or at Lingaun River should print out the Google map and take it with them on their fishing trip.
This could be one of the best fishing or outdoors adventure locations in the regions of Americas/Western Europe.
Good stocks of trout can be found along the Lingaun River, mainly between the towns of Kilmacow and Millinavat.
Methods used here are fly and spin and the season usually runs from 1 March until 30 September.
Cahir House Hotel in the town of Cahir, County Tipperary represents quality accommodation excellent food, attentive service and a warm Irish welcome at the door.
Cahir House Hotel combines old world charm with modern amenities.
All 41 bedrooms are equipped with modern conveniences. Many boast panoramic views of the heritage town and all offer tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as room service.
The bar, is one of the most popular places in town with live music every weekend and friendly bar staff to ensure a great time is had by all.
Food is served throughout the day from lunch to full A la carte menus where one can enjoy a more relaxed dining experience.
The Bistro in Cahir House Hotel is a firm favourite with locals who seek high quality food at a reasonable price. The restaurant menu changes seasonally with an emphasis on traditional locally sourced Irish ingredients.
The conference and banqueting facilities can accommodate up to 400 guests for weddings, meetings, workshops, seminars, team building and private functions. The conference centre offers six dedicated, modern and flexible conference rooms equipped with technical facilities to meet the needs of each group. There is also a nightclub incorporated in Cahir House Hotel.
Cahir House Hotel's health and beauty salon offers holistic rejuvenation, tailored to each individual client. The Spa encompasses three treatment rooms including a sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy room and relaxation area.
A range of activities close to Cahir House Hotel include adventure sports at the University of Limerick Adventure Centre, Horse racing at Tipperary Racecourse, fishing hotspots from the Suir to the Nire and Blackwater rivers, innumerable trails, hikes and climbs to be enjoyed and golf at one of nine superb golf courses.
It is said that St. Patrick and St. Declan first met at Saint Patricks Well over almost 1,600 years ago. Patrick was journeying south to confront the pagan King of the Déise and Declan feared that Patrick would curse his people. The two holy men resolved their differences and the site was given to Patrick to mark the new friendship. Situated in a sheltered valley with the sound of water echoing all around, St Patrick’s Well, with its ruined church and cross in the centre of the artificial lake, is a beautiful mix of ancient heritage and modern landscaping. It lies west of Clonmel and just north of Marlfield village.
Please visit Irelands Holy Wells
Grange is a very small village in the Slieveardagh Hills on the Tipperary border with Kilkenny. It lies just east of the magnificent ruin of Kilcooly Abbey founded in 1182 and operated by the Cistercian order.
Grange derives its name from its being an out-farm or the Gainseach (in Gaelic) of Kilcooly. The village is based around the medieval tower-house castle that protected the area for the abbey estate. The Grange area is acknowledged to be extremely attractive in terms of scenery and interesting in its historical heritage. There are two nested loop walks starting in Grange.
This is a short 3kms walk & about 30 mins to 1 hour’s duration and is suited to those looking for a short pleasant stroll.
However good shoes or boots are advisable as the route follows unpaved forest paths.
A-B. The Grange Loop starts at the sign opposite Hogan's Bar and Shop and takes walkers northeast to the entrance to Grange Crag Wood. The entrance here brings walkers up into the forest, past the very interesting Ice-House structure.
B-C. Follow the path clockwise to a viewing point directly above the village. From here Kilcooly Abbey and the surrounding countryside as far as the Devils Bit Mountain in the west can be viewed.
C-A. The path brings the walk to the end of the wood and back by a very pleasant road down into the village again. Where refreshments can be availed of!
Grange Loop exploration of the lower slopes and forms part of a longer circular route (the Crag Loop), both of which have been developed as part of the Trail Kilkenny Programme.
The Ice House
The looped walks pass a fine example of an ice house. Usually only large manor houses like Kilcooly Abbey estate had purpose-built buildings to store ice and preserve food.
The typical ice house was an underground chamber, usually man-made. Our example being banked over with earth serves the same function.
It was usual to construct an ice house close to a source of winter ice, for example freshwater lakes or slow-flowing rivers; this allowed ice to be collected when water had frozen over in winter and quickly transport it for storage in the ice house. Where ice was scarce it was often imported from Scandinavia and elsewhere up until the 1950’s!
To keep the ice frozen, doors or openings were usually built facing north and straw or sawdust was added between layers of ice to act as insulation.
The ice would stay frozen for many months, and would be used to preserve and chill food all year round. The Grange icehouse also houses the water filtration system for Kilcooly Abbey
estate which flows the mile to the ‘big house’ through a cast-iron pipeline.
The Wellington Monument
In 1817, Sir William Barker, the then landlord of Kilcooly Abbey estate caused to be erected a large structure in commemoration of the Duke of Wellington’s
victory over Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo two years previously. The Wellington Monument has a finely carved dedication stone on
its 15 foot high west or ‘front end’. The south side is also impressive but the remaining side of the monument is half the height and clearly shows that the
structure was designed to be viewed from the west and Sir William’s manor house at Kilcooly a mile away. The monument – technically called a folly,
became completely hidden by forestry in latter years and its reappearance in the early 1990’s, following Coillte’s clear felling was a pleasant surprise to all.
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There is a sketchy history surrounding Grallagh Castle.
Grallagh Castle is on a quiet country road about 2km south of the Horse & Jockey. It is a fine example of a medieval tower house dating from the late 15th or early 16th century and was associated with the Butler family. James Butler, 10th Baron of Dunboyne, willed the castle to his son Peter in 1533. Grallagh is under the care and ownership of the OPW so visitors are free to enter the site and view the castle up close. The garderobe chute, the bartizans -circular turrets on opposite corners – and the murder hole are some of the typical features of medieval tower houses which can be seen.
To find Grallagh Castle, take the M8 from Portlaoise to Cork and exit at Junction 6. On the roundabout at the top turn left and drive for about 200 yards until you reach a T- Junction with the R639 at Horse & Jockey. Turn right onto the R639 and a few yards later take a left turn. You will find Grallagh about a Half mile down this road on your right hand side.
Limited parking is available at the roadside gate.
Lough Derg Trails includes over 20 different types of activity trails around Ireland’s Lough Derg, making it the most comprehensive mobile application for leisure trails ever produced in Ireland.
Nenagh Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 10am-3pm in Nenagh, County Tipperary.
Stalls sell a variety of goods including fresh local produce, home-baking, organic goods plus lots more.
Avail of €30.00 discount on a 3 night stay at Willowbrook Bed & Breakfast.
Normally Euro 210.00 now Euro 180.00.
Price includes Breakfast.
Offer applies to 3 consecutive nights stay and is subject to availability.
Please Quote Tipperary Tourism when enquiring.
Clonmel Golf Club, founded in 1911, is a rolling parkland 18-hole layout that is par-71 (ladies par-74), 6,363 yd (ladies 5,434yd). Set in the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains it affords magnificent views of the Suir Valley.
A €500,000 redevelopment was completed in 2010 which included eight new greens, four realigned holes, and additional bunkers and tee complexes. The signature hole is the 14th (stroke index three), a wonderful 185yd par three played from an elevated tee.
The golf club is one of the oldest clubs in Munster. Originally a 9-hole, it was extended to 18 in 1973. Clonmel Golf Club is located in the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains, almost three miles from Clonmel town. It is a beautiful and challenging course with spectacular views of the Suir Valley, Slievenamon and Ravens Rock.
Visitors are welcome but booking is advisable particularly at weekends.
The Source Arts Centre opened its doors on 2nd October 2006 and has firmly established itself as one of the best live venues in the heart of the country.
The Source Arts Centre comprises of a 250 seat theatre, visual art gallery, community studio space and café/bar.
Set in the heart of Thurles town and on the banks of the River Suir, the arts centre has a year round programme of cultural events including theatre, live music, comedy, dance, art-house cinema, children’s theatre, youth arts and ballet. The Source shares a building with Thurles Library. The Source Gallery is a shared space programmed year round by both The Source Arts Centre and Thurles Library. The Source also boasts a café serving delicious home-made food and the best coffee in town!
The Source Arts Centre aims to provide the people of Tipperary and its hinterlands with a cultural facility offering an engaging and diverse programme of events across many art forms. Alongside the presentation of professional, new and innovative work, and its commitment to developing a broad audience for the arts, The Source also has an open door policy to regional groups, encouraging interaction in the life of the centre through a variety of activities.
Artistic Policy 2013 - 2016
The Source Arts Centre aims to create a vibrant ’go-to’ space for the arts.
The Source Arts Centre aims to:
audiences in Thurles and throughout this region of Tipperary.
In addition to presenting a high quality touring programme of the best on offer across art form on the Irish circuit and internationally where possible, we place a high value on community participation and engagement with our venue.
We aim to be the centre where audience and artists collide, interact, inform, enrich and present. With a focus on theatre, families, music, film and dance, in addition to a superb visual arts space, we aim to find new and lasting collaborative approaches with the local professional and amateur artistic community. We aim to create an arts infrastructure which supports and mentors professional artists working in the locality, as resources permit.
A year round programme of events will include film, theatre, dance, ballet, opera, music, family events and visual art exhibitions.
And alongside the professional events The Source will have a community and youth outreach programme.
A new addition to the premises is Steph Hans.
A wonderful place to relax and have a gourmet lunch of local Irish produce.
Please check Source Arts Centre for further information.
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.
The purpose of Munster Vales is to promote the geographical area as a unique brand, linking the counties of Waterford, Tipperary, Cork and Limerick and everything in between. The Munster Vales area sits between four of Irelands six cities: Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Kilkenny. Gateway towns include Cashel, Tipperary, Carrick on Suir, Dungarvan, Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Buttevant and Charleville.
The Munster Vales strives to be the premier outdoor activity offering in Irelands Ancient East. The gorgeous mountain ranges provide a mix of soft outdoor recreational activities (walking, cycling and angling) historic, coastal and rural towns and villages, and numerous heritage and cultural attractions of scale and significance. The area boasts a year-round hospitality offering including a number of established festival and events, many of which celebrate the rich heritage and traditional culture of these mountain areas. Major tourism attractions in the Munster Vales area include, Doneraile Wildlife Park, the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, the Waterford Greenway, Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Park, Glen of Aherlow, Lough Gur & Lismore to name but a few!
“Rejuvenate yourself in Ireland’s richest fertile vales, where your reward will be the treasures you will find from arresting views at the majestic Rock of Cashel, to the ancient university town of Lismore. Our stunning landscape in the farming heartland of Ireland will take your breath away from the depths of the valleys to the tops of the mountains.
Explore our landscape, our delightful towns and villages, wander off the beaten track and discover thrilling cycling in Ballyhoura, or restful strolls along the meandering River Suir. Here pilgrim paths and heritage towns are the backdrop to rolling mountains which are brought to life through tracks and trails and engaging local folklore. Immerse yourself in 5,000 years of history and culture. Mingle with the locals, whose ancestry can be traced back to these lands for generations.
Partake and enjoy our hospitality. Stay in a farmhouse in the Golden Vales and sample the artisan produce of this rich and fertile land. You will leave here feeling refreshed and fulfilled. Make our home your home!”
Head over to www.munstervales.com to find out more!
You can also download The Munster Vales Brochure below!
O Neills Bistro
The Bistro is a small 40 seater independent restaurant in the little village of Thomastown. Situated about 7 miles from Tipperary Town and about 6 miles from Cashel. Nestled in the beautiful Tipperary country side which, can only be appreciated through a visit to our restaurant.
We source the majority of our meat, veg, poultry from local suppliers, as we are firm believers in supporting local rural businesses.
Our food concept is that everything is cooked from scratch in house from stocks to desserts.The menu is also changed seasonally.
Please visit O'Neills Bistro
The Ballingarry Slí na Sláinte is 3.6km in length and begins at the Village Crossroads. Following the route uphill past the post office and the church (built in the 1880's using stone from a nearby medieval church and castle), turn right opposite the primary school onto Skeeheen Boreen.
Continue uphill along this road for over 1km before turning left, heading in the direction of 'The Warhouse' (where Young Irelanders in 1848 under Smith-O'Brien, Dillon and Meagher fought the British and raised the Tricolour for the first time in Ireland). Take time to notice the stunning scenery; the lowlands of Co. Kilkenny and the Black Mountains to the east, the Slievedaragh Hills to the northwest and Slievenamon to the south. The route is also surrounded by numerous Stone Age and Norman ring forts or 'fairy-forts (moated sites), preserved for centuries through respect of local tradition.
At the bottom of the hill, turn left onto the Commons/Ballingarry Road and continue for 1km back towards the village to complete the 3.6km route.
The River Tar is a wide shallow river (18 to 25 yards) with a healthy growth of ranunculus weed, which is a haven for insect life.
Located in Clogheen, County Tipperary, the River Tar is well known as an excellent river for fishing for brown trout and salmon.
The average size of a catch is around 1/4 to 1/2 pounds (23cm to 28cm); however there are still plenty of good size trout in this river with trout up to 45cm being regularly captured.
Fly hatches include caddis, olives, reed smuts, baetis, midges, etc.
This page has been put together as a training resource for tourism service providers. We will update these details on a regular basis when relevant courses become available. Please click on links below for more information and booking options.
Date: 27th of February 2019 -9.30pm to 4.30pm
Delivered by: County Tipperary Skillnet
Location by: Questum Enterprise Centre, Cahir Road Roundabout, Clonmel, Co Tipperary.
Course Title: Digital Marketing QQI L5
Digital Marketing Landscape & Channels Developing a Digital Marketing Strategy
• Search Engine Advertising • Display Advertisement
• Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) • Social Media Marketing (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram etc)
• Email Marketing • Online User Experience & Digital Measurement
• Business Blogging/ Rich Media Content Marketing (Snapchat, Pinterest, Youtube etc)
• Developing a Digital Marketing Plan & Certification Preparation
Date: 14th March 2019 and every Thursday for 6 weeks- last date Thursday 18th April 2019.
Cost: €850 Including Certification and light lunch every day.
Delivered by: County Tipperary Skillnet
Location by: Questum Enterprise Centre, Cahir Road Roundabout, Clonmel, Co Tipperary.
Course Title: Emotional Intelligence
Description: Managing with Emotional Intelligence - Achieve a Quantum Leap in your EQ
This one day workshop will be delivered by Michael Cox of MCX Training & Development. Michael has over 25 years of experience of working with managers and leaders throughout Ireland and overseas.
He is now recognised as one of the most inspirational trainers in Emotional Intelligence.
This widely acclaimed Emotional Intelligence workshop will unlock, harness, develop and maximise full potential of individuals and teams by working to people's strengths and increase their motivation, performance and productivity.
Date: Monday 15th of April 2019 from 9.30pm until 4.30pm
Cost: €150 per person including light lunch
Delivered by: County Tipperary Skillnet
Location by: Questum Enterprise Centre, Cahir Road Roundabout, Clonmel, Co Tipperary.
Course Title: The ETB run various courses that support the tourism trade
Description: The ETB provides a comprehensive range of courses that can provide the opportunity to learn necessary skills. There courses include;
QQI Level 4
Part-time Culinary Skills
Hospitality and Catering
Date: Year Round
Cost: Refer to ETB website
Delivered by: Tipperary ETB
Website: www.fetchcourses.ie & http://tipperary.etb.ie/further-education/courses/?search=1&view=0
Course Title: Procurement and Tendering
Description: This full day programme is designed to inform participants about the availability of business through government procurement. Participants will be shown how to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge on how to source tenders, identify tender opportunities and learn the skills such as preparing and writing successful tenders, understand public procurement policies, prepare the tender documents and manage the debrief.
Date: 14th March 2019
Delivered by: LEO
Location: Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles
Course Title: Facebook For Business -Advanced
Description: The aim of this course is to give participants the skills, tools and knowledge to take their Facebook activity to the next level. At the end of the workshop, each participant will have developed their Facebook strategy for their business and have the knowledge and tools to be able to implement their strategy; understand relationship marketing and how they can use it effectively in their business; be able to run an effective Facebook campaign for a high Return on Investment.
Date: Monday 8th of April 2019, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh and Monday 15th of April 2019, Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel. Both days run from 9.30pm until 4.30pm.
Delivered by: LEO
Course Title: Working with Wordpress Website
Description: This 1-day course will give participants the skills to manage their website in-house and keep it up to date so that your website will be found and kept secure. Participants will be equipped with the tools and knowledge to be comfortable managing and promoting their website. Please note that this is not a course on how to design and build a Wordpress website.
Date: Monday, 11th of February 2019 Racket Hall Roscrea, and Monday 25th of February 2019, The Business Centre, Clancy House, Greenside, Carrick On Suir. Courses on both days will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm.
Delivered by: LEO
Course Title: Develop Online Videos to Market Your Business
Description: Description: The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills to develop an online video and use it to market their business via social media and/or website. This is a practical workshop where participants will be instructed on how to create a video from storyboarding and scripting through to editing using graphics and voiceovers. Each participant will be given the opportunity to record an online video and instruction on how to upload it to their online marketing platforms.
Date: Monday 4th March 2019, Racket Hall Hotel, Rocrea from 9.30pm until 4.30pm. Monday 25th March 2019 at Clonmel Park Hotel from 9.30pm until 4.30pm.
Delivered by: Leo
Course Title: Selling Online- What you need to know.
This seminar will provide an overview of the technologies involved in creating an online web store, payment methods, shipping and also the legal aspects such as consumer’s rights and taxation issues. The course will provide an overview of website e-Commerce concerns- pricing, dealing with third parties, what platforms to use, getting found, converting sales, getting your content and layout right, targeting your customers, hidden costs when budgeting, security and backups.
Location: 13th March 2019 at Racket Hall, Roscrea from 9.30pm until 12.30pm and Friday 22nd of March at Irish Wheelchair Association, Cashel Road, Tipperary Town from 9.30am until 12.30pm
Delivered by: LEO
Course Title: Instagram for Business
Description: This practical and interactive half day workshop will assist participants to create and develop an Instagram profile for their business. Participants will learn about content creation relevant to their business, how to create photo and video stories and gaining followers. Participants will gain an understanding of Instagram stories and Instagram Live that they can use in their business marketing strategies.
Date: See Website
Location: 20th March Nenagh 2019 from 9.30am until 12.30pm and Thursday 21st March 2019 at the Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel from 9.30am until 12.30pm
Delivered by: LEO
Course Title: Trading Online Voucher Seminar
Description: Participants at this free seminar will learn how to apply for a Trading Online Voucher worth up to €2,500 for the Local Enterprise Office and what it can be used for. They will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of what is involved in designing their website so that it performs for their individual business. Participants will learn about the importance of good design, content development and website promotion, and how to create a consistent brand and promote and market their business online.
Location: Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh on Tuesday 19th of February 2019 from 9.30am until 12.30pm
Delivered by: LEO
Course Title: Branding and Packaging for Small Business Description: Date : 5th of March 2019 from 9.30am until 4.30pm
Over the course of this 1-day course, participants will gain an insight into the importance of good and effective branding and packaging. This course will help you to define your brand vision and values and where to position your brand. Learn how to be your own brand ambassador, to build brand loyalty, and maintain and protect your brand reputation into the future. Participants will be given a number of templates that will assist them into the future.
Location: Anner Hotel, Thurles
Delivered by: LEO
Date : 5th of March 2019 from 9.30am until 4.30pm
Course Title:Time and Stress Management
Description: The aim of this programme is to examine the existence of stress in life and to provide practical and proactive techniques and strategies to manage it. In addition, to eliminate time wasting and how to prioritise work. By the end of the workshop, participants will have addressed issues that cause stress and learn to manage those triggers.
Date: Monday 11th of February 2019, Racket Hall Roscrea. Monday 11th March 2019, The Business Centre, Clancy House, Greenside, Carrick On Suir. Monday 29th April 2019, Irish Wheelchair Association, Cashel Road, Tipperary Town. Each course runs from 9.30pm until 4.30pm.
Delivered by: LEO
Course Title: HACCP
Description: This 3 day programme will provide business owners and managers with an understanding of a food safety management system that is compliant with consumer and customer requirements and statutory obligations. Upon completion, food business owner managers will be able to develop HACCP management systems unique to their food business.
Location: Location; Anner Hotel, Thurles on the 4th, 11th and 25th of March from 9.30am until 4.30pm.
Delivered by: LEO
Course Title: Take Care of Health and Safety Issues in the Workplace
Description: The aim of this programme is to give business owners and managers an understanding of their business’s safety management responsibility and to identify sources of support and information. Upon completion, the participant will have been introduced to the principle health and safety legal requirements for a workplace; a basic knowledge of the different safety roles and management responsibilities in law; an understanding of the purpose of a safety statement; the legal status, benefits and importance of risk management systems.
Location: 20th of March 2019 Moycarkey Borris Community Centre, Littleton from 9.30am until 12.30pm and Monday 1st of April, Cahir House Hotel, Cahir from 9.30am until 12.30pm.
Delivered by: LEO
Course Title: Tourism Training with Fáilte Ireland
Description: Fáilte Ireland runs a suite of training programmes and business supports ,
Course are offered in areas such as;
Boosting Online Sale Growth
Getting Brexit Ready
Online Supports- Market tips and insights
Revenue Management Programmes
CRM – Data Management
Date: Year round
Cost: See booklet
Delivered by: Fáilte Ireland
Equestrian Holidays Ireland (EHI) is a selection of Ireland's top horseback riding establishments, each with its own individual character and style.
The establishments are located all around Ireland and cater for all levels of equestrianism from the novice who is looking to start or improve their riding in relaxed and friendly surroundings, to the more experienced rider in search of an active, healthy and memorable horseback riding vacation through open, unspoilt countryside, rugged mountains and endless sandy beaches.
Based and Post to Post trail riding, children's holidays, instruction in show-jumping, dressage, cross-country and polo-crosse, basic riding and hunting holidays are all available.
Each centre is Irish Tourist Board listed and Association of Irish Riding Establishments (AIRE) approved.
Weavers Restaurant, located within The Carraig Hotel, is renowned locally for its excellent food. Serves lunch from 12.30 to 14.30 and A La Carte and Table d'Hote from 18.00 to 21.30.
Raising the Flag
The raising the Flag at St Patrick’s Well on the morning of the 17th is the signal which starts the days religious and social celebration of our national saint. St Patrick’s well is not for the faint hearted at 8am in the morning with its 63 steps down and the same back up. The unique location of this very special place with its crystal clear waters, sixth century cross and the ambience of the lovely glen make it one of the most visited places in Munster. The ceremony of prayer and raising the flag’s is always well attended. This year our special guests were the Mayor of Reading UK his excellency Muhamad Ayub, former mayor Bet Tickner, Mayor of Clonmel Borough District, Andy Moloney, Chairman of Cumann Tobar Naomh Padraig, Hubert Burke Cllr Richie Molloy, Cllr Pat English, Cllr Michael Murphy, Borough District Manager Paul Murray and Carol Creighton ,Co Council special events organiser. Fr Billy Meehan led prayers and reminded all present of the special place in their hearts and memories of St Patrick’s Well. It was a very impressive ceremony in the cool morning air and set the tone for an excellent day of celebration.
Thurles Leisure Centre
Thurles Leisure Centre has the following facilities;
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Lismacue House has stunning panoramic views of the Galtee Mountains where hosrse riding, hill walking and cycling can all be arranged.
There is excellent trout fishing on the river Ara which runs through the estate.
There are five golf courses within a 30 minute drive.
Many sites of historic and architectural interest are within easy reach including the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Athassel Abbey, Holy Cross Abbey and the Bolton Library.
A four course dinner is served each evening using many fresh local produce.
Lissarda B&B is a purpose-built residence set within walking distance of the town of Clonmel in County Tipperary. The property boasts lovingly landscaped gardens and ensuite guestrooms featuring power showers, TV, tea and coffee facilities and hairdryers. Guests to the B&B will be treated to an extensive and tasty breakfast menu and complimentary WI-Fi Internet.
Within walking distance of the B&B, the town of Clonmel is a charming spot for a walk and is home to some quaintly traditional pubs and high-end restaurants.
The surrounding area is steeped in heritage, as Cahir Castle, the Rock of Cashel and Bru Boru Cultural Centre all provide stunning vignettes into Ireland's history.
Golfers to the B&B will be well serviced with the challenging and picturesque Clonmel Golf Club, while anglers will be able to try their luck on the River Blackwater.
Both walkers and cyclists will also be well serviced with stunning natural locations such as the Vee and the Glen of Aherlow accessible from the property in under an hour.
Your Hosts: Mr Michael & Eileen Moran
Rooms & Rates can be viewed at Lissarda Bed & Breakfast.
Delightful 18-hole parkland designed by Eddie Hackett embracing what was once the heart of Lord Cahir Estate.
Divided in two by the beautiful River Suir, this parkland course with its breathtaking display of mature trees streams and lakes will leave a lasting impression on all who play it.
St. Pauls Church, Cahir, was built under instruction of the Glengall Butler family and is one of only two known churches designed by the celebrated English architect, John Nash. Private architect to King George IV, Nash built the church at a cost of 2,307 pounds (at this time far larger churches were built for less than half of this).
Situated just past Cahir Square in a picturesque location above the river Suir with Cahir Castle as it's backdrop, its dramatic spire has become a major landmark in the town of Cahir.
The church is one from the few of the Regency period to have most of it's original interior layout, the most important features being the exquisite plasterwork ceilings and decoratively-carved pine pews, with individual doors. St.Pauls is also a well-maintained and richly-decorated church.The church has a vast array of memorials including some from The Butler family and the Denny family, made famous for their pies!
The main feature of the church yard is it's only tomb, that of the Glengall Butler family, who instigated the building of this wonderful church, one of the premier architectural attractions of Cahir and a wide area beyond.
The Glengall family Mausoleum & Vault is made from a mix of marble and Aberdeen granite and was erected by Margaret Lauretta, the Countess of Glengall on the death of her husband, Richard Butler, 2nd Earl of Glengall in 1858. At the same time, the very influential Lady Emily Cahir & Dowager, Countess of Glengall who died in London some time before in 1836 was brought home to rest and also interred here.
The Vault holds a total of four beautifully decorated coffins inside, with the bodies of Margeret Lauretta herself together with their youngest daughter Lady Matilda Butler who died at the young age of 24.
Richard Butler Charteris, grandson of the 2nd Earl Glengall remained in the nearby Cahir Castle until he died in 1961 ending a 600 year association between Cahir and the Butlers.
He chose to be buried in St Pauls parish graveyard at Kilcommon.
It is acknowledged that architecturally speaking, St. Paul's church is the next most important building in Cahir Town, after Cahir Castle.
Most areas of the church and grounds are disabled friendly with disabled parking just outside the church gates. Tea, coffee and cakes are also available with the guided tours.
The church hall, previously a small parish school and situated beside St Pauls church is also available to view on request.
Wonderful views accross the river and towards the Castle can be enjoyed during your visit and parking for coaches is available just opposite St Pauls at the train station.
Grenane House is one of the oldest houses, where the family has resided since the 17th Century. The Mansergh family are mentioned in the domesday book, notes from 1700 and boasts its original plasterwork from that time. Additional features Portrait Gallery and also includes fireplaces by Boggi and Adam.
The gardens are also listed and feature a walled garden circa 1845 and the only hazelnut arch in the country.
There are three ancient ring forts on the grounds.
Open on selected days throughout 2016.
May & Sept, Mon-Sat,
Aug 20 - 28th, 2pm-6pm
It is advised to contact the property directly prior to making arrangements to visit.
Granary House is also listed on HiddenIreland - GrenaneHouse
Lakelands Treasures is a FREE fun photographic treasure hunt game to entertain you and your family & friends in Ireland's Lakelands. Its starts where you are and once downloaded works it without WIFI.
This is an excellent mature course, which features panoramic views from some tees, and requires accurate driving and approach shots to several sloping and two-tiered greens.
The course has a very solid sub-soil, which generally makes it playable all year round.
A major new development of the course was completed in May 2001.
The course is a very fair test for any golfer, irrespective of ability or experience.
Thirteen new sand-based undulating greens are guarded by intimidating bunkers and are proving a challenge for even the most fastidious of putters.
Amenities include a practice area and chipping and putting green.
Location: 7km (4.3 miles) from Nenagh on the Old Birr road.
The Great National Abbey Court Hotel, Lodges & Trinity Leisure Spa is a family owned business, set within its own mature gardens on a five acre site on the edge of the historic, centrally located town of Nenagh. We are the mid-west of Ireland’s leading superior 3 star hotel with 4 star self-catering lodges, easily accessed just off the main M7 Dublin to Limerick Road, 90 minutes from Dublin, 45 minutes from Shannon and 25 minutes from Limerick.
Nenagh is famed for its historic Heritage Centre, Franciscan Abbey, Friary Castle, Arts Centre, Local Crafts & Fresh Produce Markets, Woolen Mill, Award Winning Eateries and its stunning selection of Boutique Shops for both Men & Women.
Only a few minutes away is the breath taking scenery of both the Arra and Silvermines Mountains with easily accessible viewing points and the popular waters of Lough Derg with its ample facilities such as boating, cruising, sailing, fishing and outdoor adventure centre. Other activities in the area include walking, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, hunting, horse racing, greyhound racing, horse riding, golf and pitch and putt.
From conferencing to a leisure break, family stay, wedding or other events, valued guests can enjoy superb facilities combined with a great base and the highest level of comfort and service.
Our guestrooms are spacious, airy and elegant. Each room is ensuite, offering all modern facilities required by both business & leisure guests.
We offer an array of tempting Irish & European inspired dishes paired with delicious wines. Guests can enjoy dining in the formal yet relaxing Abbots Steakhouse Restaurant or the more informal Abbots Bar. Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Snacks, Afternoon Tea, Evening Table D’Hôte and À La Carte Menus available.
The Hotel is the ideal venue for your next conference, event or function. Catering and banqueting for weddings, celebrations, funerals or functions up to 330 guests and conferences for up to 450 delegates. All corporates catered for from meetings to team building exercises. We have 12 conferencing suites from 2- 450 capacity with a dedicated team to ensure that your event is successful and every detail is carried out to plan.
We have been specialising in weddings for nearly 20 years. Our Baronial Hall takes up to 330 seated guests. Our dedicated wedding team are on hand to guide you through the whole process of organising your special day. Packages can be tailored to meet your specific requirements with special accommodation rates available.
Enjoy a leisurely swim or a vigorous workout in the Trinity Leisure Spa. With a 20m swimming pool, children’s pool, largest hydrotherapy spa pool in Ireland, sauna, steam room & an extensively equipped gym, the leisure spa offers guests & members great facilities whatever their fitness level or workout requirements. Within the hotel is a Kiddies Club and Drop in Creche which may also come in handy.
After all that exertion, treat yourself in our onsite beauty spa with a variety of treatments where you can indulge yourself and retreat from the demands of the day or try out a “new hair do” in our hairdressing salon.
We have 24 modern spacious lodges, located in the grounds of the Great National Abbey Court Hotel & Trinity Leisure Spa offering either 3, 5 or 8 bedrooms. These are available for short or long-term rental.
Each luxurious lodge is designed to give a special living space, airy and bright, yet warm and comfortable. A home away from home. Furnished to a 4 star standard & fully equipped with all modern conveniences, guests can enjoy a separate lounge, kitchen/diner, downstairs bathroom, main bathroom and modern bedrooms with majority of them being ensuite. Dine or relax outdoors in the enclosed wooden-decked rear garden complete with garden furniture.