Below you will find a range of our travel guides that will be useful during your visit to Tipperary. These guides are also available at the various Visitor Information Offices throughout the County.
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.
It’s that time of year when we all need to take a day or two off. Instead of a duvet day, it’s time for a “you and me day”. What better than dodging April showers and grabbing those precious early rays of sunshine? We have the perfect solution, whatever you and yours truly like to do. From traditional music to craft and food, it’s all here in Tipp.
For Art, History and Literary Buffs
April 28th until the 1st of May are the dates to be in Cloughjordan when we honour Thomas MacDonagh. MacDonagh was a senior officer to Eamonn DeVelera and a leader during the 1916 rebellion. The only Tipperary signatory of the Proclamation of the provisional Government, MacDonagh made many references in his poetry to the places and events of his childhood, happily spent in Cloughjordan. His parents, Joseph MacDonagh and Mary Louise Parker, came to the area in 1877 as the first teachers in the newly opened catholic school. This weekend covers everything from art, festival, lectures and readings. Contact: 087 3946862.
For Family History Buffs
May 15th – 19th is Family History week at the Great National Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh. This event attracts world class experts in practice and academia. Contact: facebook.com/clansandsurnames.
For Trad (traditional) Music Lovers
Cahir is the place to be on 14 May 2017–21 May 2017. The Tipperary County Fleadh Cheoil will take place. If you love the craic (fun!), Irish dancing and traditional music this is a unique opportunity to experience Irish culture and heritage. If you play an instrument, bring it with you and join in. For more details, of if you place an instrument, contact Mary Harty on 086 0624217 or email on email@example.com.
There’s also the Kilfinane Fleadh Weekend coming up on the 31st of May. This weekend will have dancing competitions, and open air market on the Saturday with local food produce. Sunday sees historical and outdoor activities by Ballyhoura Beo whilst on the Monday you can attend an art workshop. Contact: facebook.com/cceballyhoura or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time is goes by so fast, so we hope that you make time for a “You and Me day” here with us in Tipperary. #youandmeday
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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.
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 the Derrynaflan Trail, a driving trail that will take you along the highways and byways of Tipperary.
Download the attached booklet for full information.
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 services include local and national information on attractions, activities and events.
The friendly staff look forward to your visit and hope that visitors enjoy their stay in this beautiful country.
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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.
Spend a couple of days in travelling around Tipperary's Top Historical Sites. You’ll be spoilt for choice when picking what attractions to visit. Learn more about the heritage and history of the county. Here are our top ten historical sites in Tipperary. There is plenty more.
The Rock of Cashel is one of many top historical sites in Tipperary. Located in the heart of Cashel and according to local legend, the Rock of Cashel was formed when the devil took a bite out of it. The devil’s bit is 30 miles away and it fell to form the Rock of Cashel. The Rock of Cashel is home to many medieval buildings that include a round tower, Cormac’s Chapel, Gothic Cathedral, Castle and restored hall of vicars. The Rock of Cashel is also known as castle of the Kings. The rock boasts many attractions that tell the story through the ages and include an audio-visual show, exhibitions and guided tours.
The Holycross Abbey is the second of our Top Historical Sites and is located in Holycross village. It is situated just outside Thurles. The Abbey was founded in 1168 by the King of Munster for the Benedictines. The abbey takes it's name from True Cross or Holy Rood, a relic brought to Ireland. The abbey became one of the most frequent places of pilgrimage in Ireland. Surpassed in 1536 but with the protection of the butler family, the monks remained in the abbey till the 17th century. The abbey fell into ruin over the years, however a move was to restore the abbey and make it a place of worship again. Work was completed in 1975. Free Guided Tours of the Abbey are available every Wednesday and Sunday at 2pm (church ceremonies permitting).
Situated in the centre of Cahir and the third of our Top Historical Sites in Tipperary, it has one of the best persevered castles in Ireland. The castle is unique. it appears that it was built into the actual rock itself and was built by Conor O’Brien. The powerful Anglo-Norman family 'The Butlers' came into possession of the castle in 1375 and over the years extended the castle. The last lord of the castle died in 1961 and the castle was handed over to the state. Cahir Castle features an excellent audio-visual show which informs visitors about it's eventful History.
Lough Derg is the fourth Top Historical Sites and Ireland’s second largest lake. It is a mixture of waterside and inland areas. This results in a wonderful combination of action packed harbour towns such as Ballina, Killaloe. It also has traditional villages such as Terryglass, Dromineer and Garrykennedy. Find out about ancient folklores like Brian Boru or visit the graves of the Leinstermen on the Lough Derg Way!
Fifth location and situated in County Tipperary at the foothills of the Galty Mountains, Mitchelstown Caves are a must see. The cave was discovered in 1833. A local labourer called Michael Condon discovered the cave. He accidently dropped his crowbar into a crevice and went looking for it. Tours of the cave are given by informative guides. They will take you through the massive caverns which are surrounded by dripstone formations, stalactites and stalagmites. The cave has one of Europe’s finest calcite columns, the huge tower of Babel Stands Tall.
Lar Na Páirce is our sixth listing. Located in Thurles and the birthplace of the GAA, the museum tells the story of the Gaelic Games. The museum is home to Ireland’s first and oldest collection of Gaelic Games sporting heritage. The museum gives the history and development of Gaelic Games from myth to legend right up to modern times. There are exhibitions on hurling, Gaelic Football, Handball, Camogie, Hurley making, sports broadcasting, the Sam Melbourne Collection of GAA memorabilia and much more. The museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m
Seventh listing and situated 2km from Cahir, the Swiss Cottage was built in the early 1800's by Richard Butler. The design is based on the famous regency architect, John Nash. The building is inspired by nature with it's thatched roof and the external woodwork resembling branched trees. The interior of the cottage contains a spiral staircase. The wallpaper in the salon was designed by the Dufour factory. The Swiss cottage gives guided tours and is free on the first Wednesday of every month.
Roscrea Castle was built in the early 18th century in the Queen Anne style and makes our eighth Top Historical Sites. Damer House is an example of pre-Palladian architecture. It's rooms house temporary exhibitions. One of the rooms is furnished in period style. Don't miss out on a visit to the old Black Mills where St Cronan's high cross and pillar stone are on display. it's adjacent to a magnificent round tower.
Ninth on our list and situated in Carrick-on-Suir, Ormond Castle is the best example of an Elizabethan manor house in Ireland. The house was built in the 16th century by Thomas Butler. He added the ‘new’ north range to the existing buildings, which became known as the Manor House. It boasts a magnificent long gallery and the most outstanding feature of the house is the decorative plasterwork which is one of the finest examples of the craft in Ireland. (currently closed for some refurbishment)
Our tenth listing for Top Historical Sites in Tipperary is Nenagh Castle. It is the oldest building in the town. In fact it's construction in the 13th century laid the foundation for the development of the whole town. Built from limestone rubble, the castle features four storeys and thanks to a recent renovation, this wonderful landmark now represents the town’s premier tourist attraction. The building has a stone spiral stairs with 101 steps in all to the top. Access to the tower is through a passageway within the base of the wall.
Our eleventh listing is St.Patricks Well. This is a very popular site and is where St. Patrick cam to banish snakes years ago. There is a nice walk around the area and you can follow on to Marlfield and feed the ducks. This area is very family friendly and suitable for all ages.
Our final listing is Cashel Folk Village. This is in the town of Cashel a twenty minute drive from Clonmel. The folk Museum has a lot of memorabilia from the Easter Rising and is a great attraction to go see if your in Cashel.
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.
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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.
Please Visit Fly Fishing Ireland for more information
Tipperary - It's not such a long way and it's time for you to visit.
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.
Two new exciting Come, Stay and Explore packages with Tipperary Hotels.
A great way to Take Time to explore Tipperary
The Anner Hotel Thurles and The Great National Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh, in conjunction with Tipperary Tourism have put together a flexible two day self guided tour to Come, Stay and Explore Sacred Ireland in Tipperary.This tour includes visits to Tipperary's most impressive landmarks , a cruise on Lough Derg, the largest of the three lakes on the River Shannon and also an unforgettable day exploring the iconic Rock of Cashel and Holycross Abbey.
The Anner Hotel Thurles, Clonmel Park Hotel and the Minella Hotel Clonmel, in conjunction with Tipperary Tourism have put together a unique two day self guided itinerary to Come, Stay and Explore the Butler Trail in the Tipperary towns of Cahir, Cashel, Clonmel Carrick-on-Suir and Fethard. The Butler Trail App to compliment the package is downloadable in English, French and German from iTunes and Google play
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free WiFi internet.
For Bookings and more, Please visit Gort_Na_Cloc
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 email@example.com.
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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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Get on the Water
The second largest lake in Ireland, Lough Derg and the surrounding area is home to Waterside Wonders on Lough Derg and innumerable other water-based activities. Hire a sailing boat at Shannon Sailing in Dromineer or let someone else do the driving and sit back and relax on-board a Spirit of Killaloe Cruise.
Looking for something more action- packed? Why not try your hand at some of the high adrenaline water sports on offer. Everything from swimming to diving and water skiing to windsurfing is available. But if you want to try something a little different, choose Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Ballina Killaloe with Soulkite who offer basic lessons or lake tours for the more adventurous paddler.
Immerse yourself in Waterside Wonders on Lough Derg or If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground why not take to the hills on one of the most scenic walks Ireland has to offer: The Lough Derg Way after all there is no better way to enjoy a region than to roam its countryside.
The Lough Derg Way is a 64 km stretch beginning in Limerick City and follows the bends of the River Shannon all the way to the lakeside village of Dromineer. Along the way you will discover quaint towns such as Killaloe, which was once the home of Brian Boru, the high king of Ireland. If you want something a little more challenging bring your bikes and cycle the Nenagh Cycle loop. There are three routes to choose from, varying in distance, with the shortest comprising of 11 km and the largest 67km.
History at every corner
Over 100 heritage sites straddle the region. Heritage centre’s can be found in almost every town, along with Christian artifacts such as round towers and Celtic crosses. So if you’re a history buff or just looking for some information on the area’s past, where do you begin?
We recommend starting your historical journey at the heritage towns of Killaloe and Ballina. Killaloe in Clare is made up of charming narrow streets, flanked by old shops along the steep hill looking down over the 13th century St. Flannan’s cathedral. The town was home to Brian Boru, the High King who united Ireland against the Vikings. Meanwhile, Ballina, located in Tipperary, was an important stopping point for barges travelling up the Shannon to Dublin to deliver their goods. However this began to decline when train lines were set up to link it to other major lines. Next stop has to be Nenagh Castle, the oldest building in the town. In fact its construction in the 13th century laid the foundation for the development of the whole town. Built of limestone rubble, the castle rises to a whopping 100 feet. It’s a glorious structure to see. Climb the 101 steps to the top!
Dine in style
The Lough Derg region has an extensive range of eateries on offer that will satisfy your appetite, whether you are looking for a sumptuous meal or light pub bites.
In the mood for Italian? Head to the Tuscany Bistro in the heart of Ballina Killaloe. For local, fresh produce visit The Derg Inn in Terryglass or Larkin’s Bar and Restaurant in Garrykennedy.
And if you just want to relax with some delicious home baked scones and cakes and a hot cup of coffee, you should stop off at The Lake Café in Dromineer or in one of the fantastic cafes in Nenagh, only 6km from the lakeshore and a vibrant town that offers an array of eateries like Country Choice, The Pantry, The Peppermill and Cinnamon Alley.
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.
Below you will find a range of our travel guides that will be useful during your visit to Tipperary. These guides are also available at the various Visitor Information Offices throughout the County.
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!
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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.
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.
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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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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.
Upperchurch Walking Weekend celebrates it's10th Anniversary this year and details of this year’s events on November 6th, 7th and 8th have recently been announced. This year there will be an expanded program which will include emigration and reconnecting with the local diaspora as an associated theme.
There will be ten walks to celebrate the ten years of the festival along with several associated events such as traditional set dancing and music, a race night, and organised cycles. The weekend provides a great opportunity to renew old acquaintances and in keeping with the focus of welcoming home our emigrants there will be a lecture and discussion on the history of emigration from the area. The 2015 Upperchurch-Drombane Historical Journal will also be launched during the event.
It is evident that walkers in general have become fitter in recent years and that demand for longer and more challenging walks has increased. While the usual eight to ten kilometre walks on the the three local National Loop Walks and nightime walks on the roads will again be held, it is the specially organised one off longer walks that catch the interest of the more experienced walkers and those looking for a challenge.
The flagship walk will again be the 18 km Hills of Upperchurch walk which is strictly for the very fit and experienced. The 15 km Farney Castle to Upperchurch walk drew a large crowd last year and will be held again with an opportunity for a tour of the castle beforehand. Likewise the Hollyford - Red Hill walks will be of similar length with visits to the hiding place and grave of Eamon an Chnoic included. A completely new walk this year will be a 12 km walk starting at Drombane GAA field and going over the top of Knockalough to finish in Upperchurch.
Even if you are a completely unfit beginner there is no need to be overawed as the level, recently gravelled 1 km bog walk beside the village can be used. This facility is also suitable for wheelchair users. But mostly the weekend is about making and renewing friendships, seeing nature and the countryside close up, forgetting your cares for a few hours, working up an appetite and maybe a thirst, in short having a mini holiday without the stress and expense, so be sure to put Nov 6, 7 and 8 in your diary.
Brochures are available from the Community Centre in Upperchurch and other local outlets or can be downloaded from Walking in Upperchurch. Phone enquiries to 087 0518934.
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.
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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.
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.
In South Tipperary we created the Butler Trails. The Butler Trails are sites around the towns of Clonmel, Carrick on Suir and Cahir. The main sites are The Main Guard in Clonmel, in Cahir we have The Swiss Cottage and Cahir Castle and Carrick on Suir has Ormond Castle. There is the butler trail app available for download and this gives you an audio tour of the towns, an itinerary builder for the towns. There are maps and images of all three towns and you can also get a travel guide for each town.
Tipperariana Book Fair Festival
Tipperariana Book Fair Festival takes place on the 14th of February in Fethard, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.
This is an annual book fair that has taken place since 1996 and has grown to become one of the largest book fairs, especially of antiquarian books in the county.
Dealers come from places as far away as Armagh City in the North of Ireland, Schull in the South West, and from many places in between. The variety of books available to buy on the day range from 10c paperbacks to €500 antique collector items. It is a great place to find a book that you may have been seeking for years - and if it is not available on the day you can be sure the dealers will find it for you.
An entrance fee of €2 is charged at the door. A lively café is open all day on the premises. We also hold a raffle with lots of prizes to be won and our piano player, on stage, provides suitable background music for the large number of book browsers that usually turn up each year.
Book dealers are always welcome to set up their own stall at the Fair at a cost of approximately €30 per table and over 30 dealers are present every year. Individuals are also welcome to set up a stall for the day so please contact the organisers if you would like to do so. Early booking is advisable.
If you would like more information on Tipperariana Book Fair Festival, Please visit Fethard at your Fingertips
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.
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.
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
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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.
The trail leads to the North East Tower which was built as a lookout post, onto Short Street where it is said Cromwell breached the walls of the town.
The town walls can be seen while on the way to Saint Marys Church, onto Anne Street and the Friends Burial Grounds.
Visitors will then travel past the White Memorial Theatre, Irishtown, the West Gate built 1831.
The Main Guard an office where tolls and customs were collected, the Franciscan Firary founded in 1269, along the Quays where huge buildings show how important Clonmel was as a trading town, past the Court House to Hearns Hotel.
The Stone Cottage
The Stone Cottage is a four-star unit dating back to 1830 but has been beautifully restored to provide four-star self-catering accommodation for visitors in the area of Newport, County Tipperary. The cottage is an ideal base for touring the region.
The Stone Cottage is a beautifully restored farmhouse that offers maximum security, privacy and tranquillity for a self-catering holiday in County Tipperary. Originally built in 1830, this four-star unit provides comfortable accommodation adjacent to the owner's home. The cottage is set in a scenic rural area between Newport and Nenagh, and commands panoramic views of the countryside.
The house sleeps up to 6 people and has 4 bedrooms, one ensuite, and 2 shower rooms. There is also a cot available. The modern kitchen includes microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine. In the living room there is an open-fire, T.V. and DVD
The Stone Cottage is an ideal base for touring the region, or for enjoying boating, fishing and other water sports on Lough Derg. There are scenic walks and drives, as well as heritage sites like Nenagh Castle and the Nenagh Heritage Centre.
More details can be viewed at McNamara Cottages
Tipperary Tourism Seminar
A large number of tourism providers in county Tipperary attended the inaugural Tipperary Tourism Seminar at Brú Ború in Cashel recently. Organised by Tipperary County Council in conjunction with Tipperary Tourism Company, and supported by Tipperary Local Enterprise Office,the event highlighted the work of Tipperary Tourism since it was established at the beginning of the year.
Fionn Davenport, Irish Times Travel Writer and Editor of the Irish version of the Lonely Planet Guide was guest speaker at the event. He spoke about the potential of Tipperary to grow as tourism destination and encouraged attendees to engage in cross selling of their products. He added that “providers need to embrace social media platforms such as Face book, Twitter and Instagram to promote themselves and their stories”.
Minister Alan Kelly launched a new county tourism website tipperary.com at the seminar and encouraged the county to build on the momentum of growth that the industry in Ireland is experiencing at present. Having worked in Fáilte Ireland for a number of years Minister Kelly commented that “The choice available to the visitor in Tipperary is excellent. With world class tourist attractions, top quality accommodation and a rich culture of heritage, sport and music - it’s important that we promote this to the best of our ability.”
Marie Phelan, Tourism Development Officer with Tipperary County Council explained that following the merger of North and South Tipperary County Councils and the creation of a new tourism company for the county, “it was immediately recognised that the requirement for an all county website to promote Tipperary as a visitor destination was essential.” She added that the new website will promote Tipperary to domestic and overseas visitors and showcase that “We offer a quality visitor experience in Tipperary, the website will help to inform visitors and assist them in gathering information to plan their next trip to Tipperary”. Ms. Phelan went on to highlight other work of Tipperary Tourism to date such as the development of the Tipperary Guidebook for 2016; Social Media campaigns to promote Tipperary on Face book, Twitter and Pinterest; and she also announced that plans are under way in developing a new Destination Development and Marketing plan for Tipperary which will be launched in the Spring of 2016 following consultations with key tourism agencies and providers.
Mr. Ruairi Deane, project manager with Fáilte Ireland, provided the audience with an update on Ireland's Ancient East as the follow-up to the Wild Atlantic Way. He explained that “to offer visitors a compelling motivation to visit the East of our country, we have developed an umbrella destination called Ireland’s Ancient East”. He added that tourists are increasingly seeking exciting experiences and the branding of this proposition which includes the “Magic of Ireland’s Ancient East, historic heartlands, land of 5000 dawns, and Celtic coast’” will inspire visitors to travel to this part of the country. In addition to the Ireland’s Ancient East proposition, Fáilte Ireland are reviewing their branding and marketing of the Lakelands region to the international market and expect to announce plans for this ‘proposition’ in early 2016.
At the end of the Tipperary Tourism Seminar, Mr. Luke Murtagh, Chairperson of Tipperary Tourism, declared that he hoped the seminar would become an annual event on the calendar for tourism providers in Tipperary and added “it is a great opportunity for networking when you have tourism providers from all over Tipperary under one roof. Working in collaboration and continuing to provide visitors with unique experiences and value for money can ensure tourism growth continues into 2016”.
Befanis Restaurant is a stylish Mediterranean and tapas restaurant has been opened since November 2005. The business is opened 11 years this November. The Building is a recently restored listed building just a short walk from the quays in Clonmel.
Co-owner and chef, Adrian Ryan, and his business partner and restaurant manager, Fulvio Bonfiglio, are thorough professionals with a long history in hospitality and have quickly won the hearts of discerning diners in the town.
Adrian is our Head Chef, while Fulvio manages the restaurant. With their combined years of experience and knowledge of food they constantly strive to provide you with a varied and interesting menu, which is prepared using fresh, seasonal vegetables and organic produce when available.
There is a diverse wine menu where we are sure there is something to suit all palates.
More can be viewed at Befani.com
Kilcommon Pilgrim Loop walk starts in the village of Kilcommon, Co. Tipperary and brings you along the old mass path to the lower of Mother Mountain and from there it will loop back to the village of Kilcommon.
It provides beautiful view of the country side and lots of fresh hill air.
A-B. With your back to the Community Centre, turn left and follow the purple arrow along the roadway for 200m to reach a farm laneway on your right.
Turn right and follow the laneway downhill to a sharp left bend - go straight across and continue to follow the purple arrows along the fence to reach the Bilboa River.
Cross the footbridge and follow the edge of forestry to reach the roadway.
Turn left here.
B-C. After 300m turn right, cross a stile onto a forestry track and, almost immediately, turn left at a Y-junction. Follow the forestry track as it swings right, then left, and ascend to reach a left bend where it climbs a bank to exit onto a forestry road and turn right.
C-D. Follow the forestry road for 1km to reach a Y-junction where the loop veers right. Experienced hillwalkers may enjoy the challenge of taking a left here to ascend Motharsliabh (5XXm) - it's approximately a 1hr climb. After 200m watch for a right turn which takes you through a short section of forestry and onto an old roadway.
The roadway descends and takes you onto a surfaced road at a bend.
A 200m detour to your right takes you to a Mass Rock - the main loop continues downhill along the road.
D-A. Descend for 200m before turning right and crossing a stile into a field. Follow the boundary downhill to exit at a gateway, turn right and immediately, turn left onto a laneway.
After 100m turn right across a stream, turn left and follow the field boundary first to the corner and then along the riverbank to reach a footbridge on your left.
Cross the river, and follow an old roadway for 200m, and a field boundary uphill for 100m to reach a surfaced road.
Turn right and enjoy the last 700m back to the village.
Georgian residence on a working farm situated under the Knockmealdown Mountains in unspoilt, historic countryside and tranquil setting.
Log fires and home cuisine, you are welcome to bring your own wine. Open all year round. Magnificent gardens and woodland walks on farm.
An ideal base for touring the south east region. Tea rooms and home baking plus brown trout fishing on farm.
Please visit Our Website for bookings
You are invited to wake up in Riverrun cottages, chill out and enjoy Terryglass, this gem of a village nestled in unspoilt countryside on the shores of Lough Derg where the Shannon meets the mountains of Tipperary.
Riverrun Cottages sleep Four in 2 Bedrooms each with en-suite, power shower and have a newly decorated and fully equipped Kitchen, Dining and Sitting Room.
While staying here in our 4 star luxury self-catering accommodation you will have a chance to experience village life at its best.
A village store and post office and two pubs with excellent food and music. Terryglass is also extremely proud to announce that it has won 1st prize overall the Irish Tidy Towns competition twice.
Set on the North Tipperary shore of Lough Derg, largest of the lakes on the Shannon River, Terryglass boasts a magnificent harbour which is only a stroll away.
This area is renowned for its coarse fishing, pike, rudd & bream. Just relax and let the Shannon roll by.....
Three Luxury 4 Star Self-catering Cottages looking as if they have been in their pretty Countryside setting for many years. Recently updated to a very high standard while maintaining the old slates and sash windows continuing the deception of this old world look. They are light and airy with half doors opening onto private South Facing patios set in mature gardens.
Enjoy the south facing patios and wildlife. One guest counted 21 different species of bird.
Depending on the time of year, foxgloves, tulips, bay trees, poppies, sweet pea, forget me knots, roses & sunflowers are just some of the other things that can be seen.
On your way up the village street take care to mind the village ducks.
Sage/Thyme/Rosemary Cottage, sleeps 4 people, it has two bedrooms (upstairs) each en-suite, living room with cream furniture & dining area & fully equipped kitchen.
Car Parking is available. Other facilities include, colour TV, DVD player & stereo.
On arrival guests will find a welcome hamper waiting for them, which will include, Homemade Brown Bread, our own Free Range Eggs, Jams, Bottle of Wine, Fire Logs & Fire-lighters, also included with your cottage is Bed Linen & a selection of fresh towels. Guests have their own designated laundry room with a washing machine & dryer available situated at the rear of the complex.
Catering: Guests are invited to avail of our full catering service in conjunction with Paddy's Bar & Restaurant, Terryglass. We will be delighted to discuss any requests from producing a picnic, family meal, or even a buffet for a large crowd. A Cottage Menu is available for guests which can be ordered when you arrive or you can order it on line before your arrival.
At the rear of Sage Cottage, there is a picnic table, where you can sit out and enjoy the views.
Dogs allowed (at least 12 months old).
Please visit Our main website for more information.
Breathe the fresh country air, relax, and unwind at Fairy Fort Farm in Borrisoleigh County Tipperary. It comprises of a traditional-style animal farm, a fairy fort (to make wishes on), the Blue Star Hostel and self-catering cottages.
Come and enjoy farm walks through the fields and meadows, by streams and moorland.
You will find many different species of wildflowers, rabbit holes, fox dens and badger sets.
In addition to a wide variety of animals there is also an ancient Fort where people can experience the energies of a distant past.
There are also walks through the farm to the stream.
People return to Fairy Fort Farm on a regular basis, which is most heartening and encouraging. There is also a bouncy castle area for the kids to play and a nicely lawned picnic area.
VISIT Fairy Fort Farm just 5 euro or 20 euro FAMILY TICKET
Failte! Welcome to Fairy Fort Farm!
Enjoy the antics of the animals. Interact with various pets including kid goats, donkey,
chickens, piglets, doves...
Gairin agus Leanbh - Goats
Our goats are very friendly. They also provide milk for the house. We are presently experimenting with making goats cheese. Our first batch has been described as delicious by our hungry wwoofers, who also enjoyed caring for the goats, milking them in the early morning dew etc.
Na Mucha - Pigs
Here we have a fewright characters:
We call the sow Britney because a great girl, called Britney, from Alaska brought two young sows home the very first night in a small cardboard box in the front of my old Nissan Primera. And now 'Britney' has had eleven beautiful multicolored little bonhams (piglets).
Na g-Cearc - Roddy is 'Cock of the roost'
He and his wives Bridie and Maggie are presently working hard providing eggs for the house.
Any surplus is used for hatching out new little baby chicks by one of our accomodating bantams clockers (hatching hens).
An t-Asal - Donkey
Neidin is our latest arrival and boy, has he made a big impression! He is a right little character. Typical of the old type Irish donkey, complete with cross on his back and endearing temperament, despite being a full male. He could be the lead singer in the donkey choir.
Na Lacha - Ducks
These little ducklings are everyone's favourites. They quack noisely at feed time and make such a fantastic show at swim time. We have a mixture of Aylesbury, and Khaki Cambells and beautiful hybrids. The drake's name is Donal.
na Ge - Geese
Geese are renowned as excellent
and these are no exception.
an mhaithir is a mhac- Horses
Our mares and foals pictured here on the farm, are our pride and joy! Each year we look forward to the birth of the new arrivals. We are presently breeding mainly high quality show jumpers and eventers. We also have young horses, yearlings, and two and three year olds. And of course we are delighted that they all show promise.
Ar cara beag - Rabbits
Our rabbits are always a favourite with young and old alike. Roger and Reenie are presently planning a family.
Elegant townhouse (1830). Excellent central location in Nenagh. Private car park. Large garden with a variety of vegetable and herb beds.
Enjoy delicious home cooked locally sourced food and home bake breads. Light meals available. Special dietary needs catered for on request.
Very comfortable and cosy place to stay offering spacious and elegant accommodation. Ideal central touring base within Ireland. Information on good food markets, restaurants, local activities and entertainment.
A warm welcome awaits you!
For more information, Please visit Our Website
Willowbrook Bed & Breakfast
Willowbrook Bed & Breakfast is set in the peaceful surroundings of Nenagh, County Tipperary. The B&B boasts landscaped gardens and fully appointed rooms, ensuring a relaxing stay for tourists and business travellers.
A warm Irish welcome is guaranteed and guests can avail of private parking and a leisurely breakfast enjoying the unspoiled views of the Silvermine Mountains.
Willowbrook Bed & Breakfast is an ideal base for exploring the midlands and the hosts here will happily help you plan your itinerary. Nenagh is home to an array of quality pubs and restaurants, while numerous sights and activities fill the surrounding area. Highlights include the Nenagh Heritage Centre, the Nenagh Equestrian Centre, the 22 kilometre long Nenagh Cycleway and the Art and Healing Centre.
Your Host: Mr & Mrs Tom & Patricia McKeogh
May is the month for stories by the camp fire and Tipperary is stepped in mythology and legend. All through the county stories are told around the fireside. One famous story around Dolla and the Silvermines revolves around the night the devil came to call to an area near Templemore. It concerns a certain mountain. The Devil's Bit is a mountain in County Tipperary, which is 478m above sea level at its highest elevation. It lies to the north-west of the town of Templemore.
But back to the devil. Apparently, he was in a rage one night coming up through Ireland. Tipperary had bet Cork and the unfortunate thing was that the devil had a bet on Cork (he was only a few years out with Cork beating tipp yesterday in the hurling). What did he do only took a bite out of the Devil’s bit and spat it out. This formed the unmissable gash in its flat summit, which is clearly visible above Templemore. It can also be seen when travelling by rail on the main Dublin Cork track. The bit he spat he out landed in Cashel, which then formed the Rock of Cashel!
You can walk around the Devil’s bit mountain if you dare. The views are as legendary as the story of its formation. Along the walk you will notice a prominent tower. This is an 18th century folly, built by the Carden family of Templemore. In 1834, it was used for a meeting held by the famous emancipator Daniel O’Connell. The story goes he addressed 50,000 people as part of his campaign against the compulsory payment of tithes to the Anglican Church. Another interesting fact about the Devil’s bit mountain is that in the nearby cliffs, the priceless Book of Dimma was discovered. This now resides in the National Museum of Ireland.
Did you know that Tipperary has its own version of Paris’ Trianon? Another area steeped in legend and stories is the beautiful Swiss Cottage. This was designed and built by the famous Regency architect John Nash (a British architect responsible for much of the layout of Regency London under the patronage of the Prince Regent, and during his reign as George IV).
The cottage was commissioned by the 1st Earl of Glengall of Cahir Castle, as an idyllic retreat. No expense was spared, with the most expensive wallpaper in the world being commissioned from Dufour of Paris. You can walk from Cahir Castle to the Swiss Cottage. Cahir Castle is a Norman Castle with a keep, courtyards and complete with great halls. This is a super day out for all the family. Guided tours are available during the summer.
Of course Cahir is synonymous with the Butler family, the last of whom left only in 1961. (Download the Butler Trail App for the full story). Cahir House Hotel was their final home after they abandoned Cahir Castle. Stories a plenty are still told of the lavish parties that were held here.
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Tipperary Drama Festival is held annually in Holycross, County Tipperary, Ireland. It will take place from the 11th to the 19th March at St. Michael's Community Centre.
The Co. Tipperary Open Drama Festival took place for the first time in March 1960.
The objectives of the first festival were, in Joe Fitzgerald’s own words “to provide a meeting place for people, whether they belonged to Muinter Na Tire or not, and to promote a kind of drama that went beyond the Irish stage image so prevalent among rural drama groups at that time."
The current festival involves nine nights of competitive drama involving some of the best amateur drama groups in Ireland.
Please visit Tipperary Drama for more information
The Little Brosna, County Tipperary is a noted brown trout fishery and holds good stocks of salmon in the summertime in its lower reaches. The average size of the trout is 1.5 lb. with some up to 3 lbs. It has all the fly hatches one associates with a limestone river including Mayfly. The best of the salmon fishing is from Riverstown downstream for approximately 16 kms to where the Little Brosna joins the Shannon at Meelick.
The average catch per season is 150 fish.
The Camcor River rises in the Slieve Bloom Mountains and joins the Little Brosna at Birr. This is a spate river and the indigenous trout stocks are small but from mid-June it gets a run of large lake trout from Lough Derg They usually range in weight from 1.5 lbs to 5.5 lbs. They are mainly fished for at night in the stretch between Syngefield Bridge and the Ked Bridge using similar tactics to night fishing for sea trout.
Access to both these rivers is good, mainly from the bridges, and the banks are well serviced with stiles and foot bridges.
Restriction: Trout fishing is not permitted upstream of Miltown Bridge in the interest of conservation and the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board Permit does not confer a right to fish those stretches of the Little Brosna and Camcor River which flow through Birr Castle Demesne.
Cahir is an attractive and elegant town situated on the River Suir in County Tipperary. Developed around the magnificent 13th century Cahir Castle the town has many interesting sites including St Paul's Church of Ireland and remains of an Augustinian Priory. 2 kilometres from the town is the Swiss Cottage, a delightful 19th century cottage orne, designed by regency architect John Nash.
The Fáilte Ireland tourist office network in Ireland has highly trained staff who can provide visitors with information on places to go, things to do, where to stay, tour bookings and what's on locally and nationally.
Why not call in to discuss the points of interest on the Wild Atlantic Way, exciting activities and events in Ireland's beautiful towns and cities, including the capital Dublin and the many other places of interest around the country. So, to make the most of a holiday in Ireland make sure your first stop is to visit one of the many Fáilte Ireland tourist offices located around the country.
Tuesday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
*Check with office directly for lunch time opening / closing arrangements on any given day.
Streamstown Caravan & Camping Park Tipperary is set on a dairy farm, in beautiful quiet surroundings in Streamstown near Roscrea in County Tipperary. Beautifully landscaped.
The most central location for touring all areas. We provide good standard amenities and a relaxing atmosphere is guaranteed.
Because our park is a tourist park, we would advise that we are unable to cater for units other than specific tourist units.
A maximum stay operates at the discretion of the management.
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.
Two to seven day personalised bus and walking tours in the Midlands arranged. Choose from historical monastic site, mountain and river walks, gardens, castles, museums and shopping occasions.
Hidden secrets of the midlands brought to life by qualified tour guides who are moulded by the atmosphere of past generations who have lived here...
Journey with us through the peatlands, the plains, the eskers, the Brosna and their flora and fauna.
Experience the heritage of architecture of this unique area.
24 seater coach available.
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.
Nenagh Heritage Centre is located just a short walk from Nenagh town centre in County Tipperary.
The Museum is housed in an interesting mid 19th century building which was the County Gaol Governor's House for North Tipperary.
There are numerous exhibitions at the Nenagh Heritage centre including: a model of the North Tipperary Gaol, a recreated schoolroom from 1913 Ireland, a recreation of the original kitchen from the North Tipperary Gaol, dating from the mid 1800's and an Irish Dairy, which shows the stages of butter-making and the various utensils used in Irish farming life.
The Heritage Centre Gallery houses rotating art, craft, photography and information exhibitions from the Tipperary area.
In the Gatehouse, you can read the story of the Tipperary born Cormack brother's, see the condemned prisoners' cells and the execution area.
Ormond Castle is the best example of an Elizabethan manor house in Ireland.
It was built by Thomas, the 10th Earl of Ormond in the 1560s.
Closely integrated into the manor house are two 15th century towers. It is the country's only major unfortified dwelling from that turbulent period.
The state rooms contain some of the finest decorative plasterwork in the country, including plasterwork portraits.
Location: Situated in the town on Carrick-on-Suir
Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 836 6111
Guided Tours: Access by guided tour only
Maximum No: 20 - 25
Duration: 45 minutes
Leaflet/Guide book: English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish.
Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above
Photography / Video allowed: No
Additional Information: Please note access for visitors with disabilities is restricted
Access to the site is by Guided Tour only.
June 29th - October 31st
Daily 10.00 - 18.00
Last Admission 17:15
Access to the site is by Guided Tour only.
Toilets, Public car /coach parking close to the site.
Gourmet burgers, freshly ground coffee, farmers market produce, crafts, artists, fine fabrics, sweet shop, picture framer, jewellery, items for your home and lots more.
Free entry, Free parking, Free Entertainment, Free bus from Clonmel.
A visit to the Clonmel Market at Dudleys Mills will be a fun day out for all the family. There will be food available on site such as gourmet burgers, Italian coffee etc., live music and children's entertainment.
The Thatched Cottage
Located in a restored thatched building in the heart of Tipperary, The Thatched Cottage is the ideal venue for a snack, lunch, carvery, wedding celebration, or that special dinner.
The Thatched Cottage produces wonderful cuisine and is committed to sourcing the freshest ingredients available locally. Its uniqueness is due to the relaxing and cosy atmosphere that staff provide for customers, having a chat and assuring them of attention at all times. Food is served 7 days a week.
The Thatched Cottage is located in a restored thatched building in the heart of Tipperary, dating back to the 1800's.
The structure has been preserved and the outside stonework has been restored to its original state. It is the ideal venue for a snack, lunch, carvery, wedding celebration, or that special dinner. Divided into 4 main areas, the tastefully styled dining area has a modern feel, complete with artistic lighting and views of the old stonework and marble fireplace. There is also a cosy, open fire bar, 'Nells Cottage', a traditional, quaint, cosy room for that intimate gathering and a classically built banquet room to celebrate your wedding, party, conference or gathering in style.
The Thatched Cottage will cater for your needs on a personal level and specialised pricing is available.
The Thatched Cottage is surrounded by wonderful places to visit in the locality, such as driving, walking or cycling routes and you are assured of the warmerst hospitality at all times.
You can visit Nenagh Town, Nenagh Castle and heritage centre. You may also do the Lough Derg drive and sample the wonderful gardens along the Lough Derg Garden Trail.
Live music weekly, with traditional sessions on during the year.
All musicians welcome. Parking on site and wheelechair accessible. Families with children are welcome.
Kathleen & Tony Donlan look forward to welcoming you to the 'Thatched Cottage'.
Tipperary Tourism Company - Tourism Strategy Public Consultations
Tipperary Tourism Company and Tipperary County Council have commenced the development of a Strategic Tourism Marketing, Experience and Destination Development Plan for County Tipperary.
The Plan is intended to be a practical, action oriented, consumer focused strategy which will allow providers, stakeholders and agencies engaged in tourism in the County to maximise opportunities to attract and engage visitors in Tipperary and increase the revenue generated for the tourism sector. A critical element in the process of developing the Plan is to invite input from members of the public.
Public Consultation Meetings took place in Nenagh and Clonmel recently.
Further information is available from the Tourism Office in Tipperary County Council by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0761065000.
Spleodar Arts Festival
It’s that time of year again, when Halloween beckons and Nenagh comes alive with the sound of children’s voices for the fun and vibrant Spleodar Arts Festival.
Taking place from Monday 26th to Saturday 31st October, Spleodar celebrates children and families through a mix of workshops, theatre, comedy, music, dance and art.
Monday 26th opens with The CBS Concert Band in Banba Square at 1pm. At 2pm, we have The Speks, a six piece trad band who perform hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show that will have children and their parents jumping in their seats. Praised by Newstalk’s Tom Dunne for its fantastic, magical songs’ the Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing a long songs set to acoustic Irish music.
Spleodar also features a special screening of the Academy award nominated Irish made animation feature Song of the Sea in Nenagh Arts Centre on Saturday 31st October.
All of the above events take place in Nenagh Arts Centre.
Programmed details available on Nenagh Arts
The Cistercian abbey at Kilcooly was founded in 1182 by monks from Jerpoint and dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St Benedict after Donal Mor O'Brien granted them land there.
The abbey, which was rebuilt after being destroyed in 1445, is noted for a fine east window and fascinating medieval tombs.
The church lost its aisles and a new north transept and a tower were built.
From this time also date the two stone seats in the nave, one of them richly decorated.
In the chancel there are some good memorials including a very fine tomb-chest by Rory O'Tunney from c1526.
Today, the ruins sit on the private Kilcooley Estate, which is found in a tranquil area of County Tipperary, just 20km east of Thurles.
Ballyboy House is located near Clogheen in County Tipperary and is home to a guest house, holiday cottage and 2 hectares of splendid gardens. To the south there are many different garden areas, or 'rooms' overlooking the River Tar and the ruins of Ballyboy Castle. Other areas of the garden feature herbaceous borders, a fountain and pergola with stunning views of the Knockmealdown Mountains and the famous Vee Pass. A pathway meanders to a walled area where a large collection of shrubs and trees flourish.
The north facing 'front lawn' has many island beds with a large array of shrubs, perennials, roses, grasses and trees - including handkerchief, tulip, judas and many others.
The Viburnum walk leads to another world where nature is at its best, and the lake is home to water hens, wild duck and other wildlife.
This magical country garden will appeal to any plant lover, as it offers a variety of styles, garden designs and woodland flora.
There is a mix of formal and informal areas offering something for every season.
The garden and on-site tea room are open all year round.
Private parties and groups are welcome.
Riverside House B&B
Riverside House is a 3 star Fáilte Ireland approved modern luxury bungalow, with ground floor en suite bedrooms.
Riverside House is a 5 minute walk from Tipperary town centre.
All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, TV with free WiFi. Our landscaped gardens and lawns with patio area is available to all guests.
Enjoy the panoromic views of the Galtee Mountains and the Glen of Aherlow while relaxing in our conservatory lounge.
Riverside House B&B is centrally located for touring the South East and West of Ireland. Local activities include horse riding, fishing, golf, forest walks and mountain climbing, maps provided.
Pets are accommodated in outside facility.
Courtesy car provided for guests attending weddings at Kilshane House, Aherlow House, Ballykisteen Hotels.
For Details on Rates or for other enquiries, please visit Riverside House.
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
Fairymount Farm, in the heart of the Irish countryside, has two four star self catering cottages. Oakwood is a bright fresh open plan property set on a slight hill with lovely views and great sunsets and sleeps six. The Old Cottage was rescued from ruin and has all the modern comforts while retaining the charm of its past.
Both properties have open fires, central heating, electric cooking and microwaves, dish washers, washing machines, dryers,etc. The properties have private gardens and all bed linen and towels are provided free.
The cottages are located on the 180 hectare farm which has horses, sheep, walks, a private lake, archaeological sites and much more. We have recently opened the first mountain bike park in Ireland with coffee shop and bikers and visitors all welcome!
Enjoy a round of golf at one of the many nearby courses, including Birr, Nenagh and Roscrea. For walking enthusiasts there are the Slieve Bloom and Silvermines mountains to explore, and for equestrians there are excellent riding schools and trekking centres nearby. Locally there are numerous cinemas, shopping centres, children's playgrounds, leisure centres, spa lodges and more.
Please visit the main website for more information.
The Exhibits at the Famine Warhouse in Ballingarry County Tipperary, 1848 tells the story of the Young Irelander's. Most now agree, that had there not been the Young Ireland movement, we would not have had the Fenians of 1867 and the 1916 Rising, hence the national historical importance of the 1848 Warhouse.
At the 150th anniversary Commemoration Cermony, in 1998, The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern TD, described the house as "An important historic monument and part of our national heritage".
The farm house which belonged to the McCormack family has always been known locally as the Warhouse. The Warhouse was placed on the register of historic monuments in April 1989 in order to give legal recognition to the historical significance of the building.
The house exhibits the history of the Famine and mass emigration, the rebellion, high treason trials and the penal exile of the Young Ireland leaders to Australia and their escapes to the United States Of America. The exhibition places the Famine Rebellion in the context of 1848 as Europe's year of revolutions in France, Germany, Italy, Austria and Hungary.
There is access to the ground floor for visitors with disabilities.
Apr - Sept: Wed-Sun 14:30 - 17:30
Oct - Mar: Sat & Sun only 14:00 - 16:00
At other times it is freely open by appointment, contact +353879089972.
Free Visitors guide leaflets available in both Irish and English
Average Length of Visit: 40 minutes
Admission Fee: Free
Exhibition, toilets, toilet for visitors with disabilities.
Windmill House is owned by Karen Colbert who sells her watercolour paintings there. Karen also runs courses for those interested in watercolour painting during the summer months.
Karen is a graduate of Northern Illinois University School of Art, where she got a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, a Master of Arts in Studio Art and a Master of Fine Art in Painting, specializing in watercolour.
She has also completed a certificate in Japanese Traditional Arts Workshop at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where she studied Sumi-e Ikebana and Cha-no-yu with Professor Shozo Sato.
Based in Ireland since the early 90's, Karen has exhibited in a number of juried group exhibitions
2014 Shamal, Il Vento Creativo, (Invited) International Group Exhibition, Ex Chiesa San Nicolao, Lake Como, Italy. Camaver Kunsthaus International.
2013 Dall'Acqua Nasce l'Anima, Ancient Palaces Exhibition, (Invited) International Group Exhibition, Palazzo Gallio, Gravedona, Lake Como, Italy. Camaver Kunsthaus International.
2013 S'i Fossi Foco, Ancient Palaces Exhibition, (Invited) International Group Exhibition, Villa Monastero, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy. Camaver Kunsthaus International.
2013 Entropie, Ancient Palaces Exhibition, (Invited) International Group Exhibition, Atelier Casa Perla, Dongo, Lake Como, Italy. Camaver Kunsthaus International.
We have lots of great days out (and weekends away!) coming up for the June bank holiday. The Clancy Brothers Festival, located in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary, is celebrating 10 years this year. The town will once again be transformed into a haven for local & visiting artists, performers and cultural enthusiasts. The Festival honours the musical legacy of the world famous influential Irish Folk music group - The Clancy Brothers - whom together with Tommy Makem - were the first Irish singers to achieve international fame during the folk revival of the 1960s.
There is a vibrant and diverse festival programme catering for all ages and tastes. The festival starts on Wednesday the 31st of May and continues until Monday the 5th of June. Highlights include the world famous singer Eleanor McEvoy (remember a Womans Heart?) on Friday the 2nd of June at 8.15pm in Brewery Lane. There’s a youth busking competition on the Saturday at 2.30pm. You can see the full list of events here.
Did you know that apart from the Clancy Brothers, Tipperary is home to many influential historical characters including James Dewey Watson, (winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology with two others in 1962 for their discovery of DNA structure), not to forget Dolla man Tony Ryan (founder of Ryan Air).
Other things to do this month include our Bogs & Butterflys walk. No. 9 on our Top 10 walks. Visit the best bog in Tipperary – the Lough Doire Bhile Loop - is rich in biodiversity and a haven for butterflies. You can bring a picnic and spend the day exploring the flora and fauna. This is an easy walk for all the family, and starts in the car park, by the information board. (Grid: S 215 521 OS map no. 67). It’s about 45 minutes long and is a loop. Watch out for secret visitors. The area is home to the Marsh Fritillary Butterfly.
And if you still crave that festival feeling, the brand new Nenagh Castlefest at the end of June will keep you in fine fettle. It takes place on the 23rd to the 25th of June in Nenagh. This mid-summer festival has its roots in traditional Irish music and jazz, but has expanded to include many other genres.
The weekend kicks off with an opening night concert at Nenagh Arts Centre, followed by music sessions in a number of bars around the town. Saturday will see traditional music workshops in the morning, a family funday with live music, food and activities for all the family at The People’s Picnic in the Castle Field. Later on in the Castle Field, the highlight of the festival – internationally renowned artists Mundy, Paddy Casey and friends will take to the stage for a free open-air concert.
On Sunday venture into the Castle field for a Sunday afternoon barbeque while you listen to live music on-stage. What a great way to spend the weekend. Start the month with a traditional festival and end it with contemporary music in a castle. Find out more about Nenagh Castlefest.
Discover St Declans Way
National Pilgrim Paths Day is a new Easter Festival based on Ireland’s dense network of medieval pilgrim walking routes. This new heritage themed event is organised by the local communities adjacent to each of our principal penitential routes and is aimed at raising awareness of Ireland’s rich inheritance of pilgrim paths. It is targeted, not only at those who enjoy exploring ancient tracks imprinted with the footsteps of our penitents past, but also at the growing numbers seeking walkways with deeper spiritual significance.
It will take place over Easter with a nationwide series of walks planned along all of this country’s major medieval, penitential walkways. This is your chance to discover St Declans Way, County Tipperary, Ireland.
More info on Pilgrim Paths
A-B. Starting from the car park, follow the gravel path to the edge of the lake and turn right. Follow the gravel path around the right side of the lake to reach a stone footbridge.
Cross the bridge and turn right.
B-C. Now follow a track along the edge of a stream - soon you cross a simple footbridge and reach a bog road where you turn left.
C-D. Continue along the bog road for almost 1km before turning left onto a stream.
D-A. The loop follows a track along the left edge of the stream as it travels back towards the lake. Near the end of the loop, turn left to rejoin the lakeshore where you turn right for the last 100m back to the trailhead.
The Lough Doire Bhile Loop is a further development of a heritage, angling and conservation project undertaken by the local community in recent years.
A lake, two wetland areas and wildlife sanctuary have been constructed on 70 acres of land previopusly used by Bord na Móna for milled peat production.
The natural beauty of the place, nestling under the Slieveardagh Hills makes it an ideal location for sanctuary for a large selection of wildlife that includes birds (lapwing and fieldfare), whooper swans, ducks (teal, mallard, pintail), and wild geese.
There is wheelchair access to a shorter loop of the lake and to angling facilities.
The Camas Park Garden is found in County Tipperary, just a short distance from Cashel. It is an extensive garden featuring herbaceous borders, terraces, and a paved enclosure with walls and pergolas clad with some unusual climbers.
There are also extensive lawns with mature broad-leaved trees that sweep down to a water garden with natural spring-fed pools.