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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Don’t forget to tag us in your holiday snaps. Use the #VisitTipp, #Tipperary or #timetovisitTipp on Facebook and Twitter.
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.
There is no story more intriguing than that of Irelands greatest High King, Brian Ború. His journey commenced in Killaloe, County Clare where he was born in 941, he became King of Munster in 977 and deservedly secured the greatest honour of all in 1002, that of High King of Ireland.
There are approximately 22 kilometres of trout fishing on the Nenagh River measured upstream from Annaghbeg Bridge and a further 15 kilometres on the Ollatrim upstream from where it joins the Nenagh River.
It is primarily a brown trout river and gets a small run of spring salmon and grilse. It holds excellent stocks of 0.5 lb brown trout with some to 5 lbs and even better.
Access to the river banks is fair. The banks are high, difficult and overgrown, but worth the effort. Wading is essential in many areas.
It has all the usual fly hatches associated with a rich lowland river, including mayfly.
Revitalise yourself in the fertile vales of Tipperary; an undiscovered wonder of Ireland's Ancient East with landscapes to take your breath away. There are so many spectacular sights to see in the farming heartland of Ireland: the majestic Galtee and Knockmealdown Mountains; historic landmarks such as the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and Holycross Abbey; and so many other delightful towns and villages.
Tipperary Time to Take it All In
Clonmel Park Hotel is ideally located off the main Dublin to Cork road, M8 motorway, and approximately five minutes from Clonmel Town, County Tipperary, and a short stroll from the convenient retail park and shops.
The four-star hotel offers beautifully appointed guest rooms which comprise of 3 suites, 55 double/single rooms, 34 double rooms and four twin rooms. Guest rooms have a modern and chic feel whilst being practical and cosy. Rooms are fully equipped to meet the needs of today's business or leisure visitor while a relaxing stay is guaranteed.
The four-star Clonmel Park Hotel also boasts three luxurious suites with private sitting room, extra work space and luxurious bathroom.
Clonmel Park Hotel can cater for business meetings in the luxury boardrooms or for larger conferences of up to 400 people.
The extensive Park Leisure Centre with state of the art gymnasium boasts a 20 metre pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Take time out and unwind in the luxury Eco Spa, the choice is yours.
Enjoy bistro dining in the Wheat Bar or fine dining in Howards Restaurant. Complimentary Wi-Fi access, friendly staff and ample free parking complete the ideal package.
The Wytchway Inn Bar, Restaurant and Off Licence caters for a host of opportunities for large or small gatherings. Whether celebrating a Birthday, Engagement or Anniversary with drinks and finger food in our traditional bar, to private dining with a special menu in our new modern and intimate restaurant.
The Wytchway Inn can provide you with all your requirements. We also have a Private room upstairs in the Restaurant to cater for smaller numbers such as Communions, Christenings or Confirmations.
Where to stay in Tipperary
A great selection for everyone's budget.
Planning to stay in Tipperary? From Castles to Convents we have a great selection of places to stay in County Tipperary. Situated in the heart of Ireland come and stay in our fabulous hotels, bed and breakfasts, self catering cottages and houses, or caravan and camping sites.
Across all of the county you can visit top historical sites as part of the Ireland's Ancient East experience,explore the great outdoors with our way marked way walks, linear and looped routes, get on the water on our Blueways, enjoy delicious Tipperary produce in cafes, restaurants and relax each evening by a cosy fire in your county Tipperary base.
Check out our accommodation pages and you can make a direct inquiry through our website.
Thurles Halloween Arts Festival
Thurles Halloween Arts Festival includes art exhibitions, drama, music, comedy, film, street entertainment, fireworks, street parade, street cycle race, workshops, family shows, fire shows, lunchtime concerts, dance, public talks, poetry readings and much more.
Kilcoran Lodge Holiday Homes
Kilcoran Lodge Holiday Homes are located adjacent to the gardens of the Kilcoran Lodge Hotel. Each lodge can accommodate up to six people in three well-appointed bedrooms.
The living room boasts a leather couch and armchair nestled in front of an open fireplace. It is decorated with soft relaxing colours making it an ideal place to unwind at the end of a busy day.
In the kitchen/dining room, guests will find a large dining table with six leather chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the features one would expect of a holiday home, such as cooker, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. From the kitchen, a patio door leads out onto a private decking area with patio furniture.
There, guests can take in wonderful views and tranquillity of the surrounding Knockmealdown Mountains.
Towels and bed linen are provided in Kilcoran Lodge Holiday Homes,
There is an extra charge for electricity and oil. Pets are allowed on request (extra charge applies).
Nearby, guests can also discover walking paths, golf courses, fishing venues and pony trekking.
Local attractions include Cahir Castle, the Rock of Cashel and Mitchelstown Caves.
For Bookings, Check out Kilcoran Lodge Hotel Holiday Lodges and Mews
Ballyglass Country House is a period residence in its own tranquil gardens. Ballyglass is located three kilometres from Tipperary town and three kilometres from the Glen of Aherlow. A family-run country house hotel, Ballyglass offers home-cooked, locally sourced produce. The hotel offers free parking and Wi-Fi for guests.
The local amenities and attractions are as follows: Glen of Aherlow nature park, Glen of Aherlow walking hub, Tigh Roy Ionad Culturtha, Tipperary Golf Club and the Tipperary races.
The towns of Cashel and Cahir are just a short drive from the hotel.
A-B. From the mapboard in the green area climb onto the road and go to the Christ the King statue. Follow the red arrow and enter the forestry at the barrier.
Note that you are also following blue arrows which are for the longer Millenium Stone Loop. After 50m you reach a Y-junction where the BLUE loop veers right and downhill but you continue straight following the red arrow.
B-C. You are now on a forestry roadway. Continue to follow the red arrows along this roadway for 2km to reach a crossroads you rejoin the BLUE loop as it makes its way back from the Millenium Stone.
Turn sharp left here.
C-D. Now you begin to ascend and near the highest point watch out for the substantial rock on your right, this is Rock an Thorabh (the rock of the boar!).
D-E. Continue to follow the red arrows along the forestry roadway to reach a surfaced road near Stafford O'Brien Well. Joining the road, turn left.
E-F. Cross the road and follow downhill for 500m to reach the left bend. Here you veer right onto a green track and into forestry again.
F-A. Following woodland trails, you will rejoin other loops as you return to the trailhead through the Nature Park, a very pleasant experience to finish your walk!
The Glen of Aherlow stretches from the N24 south of Tipperary Town through unspoilt countryside affording some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable.
The lush valley of the River Aherlow runs between the Galtee Mountains and the wooded ridge of Slievenamuck.
Bounded by the picturesque villages of Galbally and Bansha, the Glen was historically an important pass between Limerick and Tipperary.
There is a great variety of prehistoric, early Christian and medieval sites within the valley and its hinterland to excite the lovers of archaeology and the seasoned historian.
The glen is renowned for the warmth of its welcome and the friendship of its people. This loop is one of a series developed at two trailheads in the glen (Christ the King Statue and Lisvarrinane).
This loop travels along Slievenamuck, the 'Mountain of the Pigs'. The ridge is mainly of old red sandstone and was formed over 300million years ago!
A wonderful example of faulting is Rock an Thorabh (the flagstone of the bull) on the northern slopes of Slievenamuck. Stank on the 'rock' for wonderful views of Tipperary Town, and on a clear day, the Silvermines and Keeper Hill.
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.
Cottage Orné, Cahir, County Tipperary was built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall.
Based on a design by the famous Regency architect, John Nash, and inspired by nature, the unusual and rustic features include a distinctive thatched roof while its external woodwork resembles branched trees. The nature theme is continued throughout the former guest cottage's internal furnishings and wallpaper.
Its interior contains a graceful spiral staircase and some elegantly decorated rooms. The wallpaper in the salon, manufactured by the Dufour factory, is one of the first commercially produced Parisian wallpapers. It is situated on an elevated site with access by stone steps.
Toilets (including toilet for people with disabilities) close to site. Public car/coach park also close to site.
16th March - 27th October - 10:00 - 18:00 - Last Admission - 17:15
28th Oct - 3rd November - 9:30 - 17:00 - Last Admission - 16.15
4th of November - 09:30 - 15:30 - Last Admission - 14:45
Site closes for 2018 season on the 4th of November.
Admission by guided tour only.
Average Length of Visit: 1 hour
The name Donaghmore means ‘Big Church’ and although the ruined church here is small by modern standards, it must have been an impressive structure when built in the 12th century.
This is a well-preserved example of an early medieval Romanesque church with a finely carved doorway and pitched roof.
It was dedicated to St. Farranan, who had a monastery here but went into exile and died in Walsort, Belgium in 982 AD.
Donaghmore is in a tranquil rural location about 5 miles north-east of Clonmel and west of Lisronagh
Hawthorn View is a Country Bungalow on landscaped private gardens. Car park. Peaceful surroundings.
Golf club two minutes drive.
Ideal touring base for Holy Cross Abbey and Rock of Cashel.
2 miles from Thurles.
Convenient to hotels, restaurants & Equestrian Centre.
Welcome to the Lough Derg (on the Shannon) Nature Trail! Lough Derg is a stunningly beautiful and largely undiscovered natural amenity in the heart of Ireland, and a haven for wildlife.
The Nenagh Slí na Sláinte is 6km in length and starts at the junction of Banba Square and O'Rahilly Street.
To follow the route, walk along Kickham Street before turning left onto Summerhill.
Continue onto Ormonde Street and along the Borrisokane Road for over 1km. Turn left at the first roundabout and follow the new road for over 2km to the Dromineer rounabout.
Turn left here and follow the road back to Nenagh along St.Conlons Road turning left onto Ashe Road passing the Post Office on the right and then back to the starting point at Banba Square.
Suitable as a daytime route only.
Can be walked in both directions.
Nenagh Arts Centre is a vibrant, arts space, committed to presenting a dynamic and ambitious multi-disciplinary programme of events that creates and develops audiences for the arts and contributes to local arts development in Nenagh and its environs.
We actively encourage local drama groups, community groups, schools and businesses to use the theatre’s expertise and facilities for both workshops and performances across all art-forms.
To cater for people of all age profiles and social backgrounds and encourage their participation in arts activities.
To present work by professional and community based artists in theatre, dance, music, comedy and literature, along with a programme of Irish and World Cinema.
A popular venue for horse racing for more than one hundred and fifty years, Clonmel Racecourse (Powerstown Park) in County Tipperary, is a place of excitement, entertainment and unparalleled natural beauty. Every season has its own charms here, from the warm summer meets of sun and style to winter's Clonmel Oil Chase, a showpiece of champions and the promise of a hot port at the end of the day.
For all the enjoyment on offer, the racing is taken seriously and has featured some of the biggest names in the industry, such as the celebrated Beef or Salmon, Danoli and the ever popular Doran's Pride. Powerstown is recognised as a demanding national hunt course and features a stiff uphill climb, followed by a gradual downhill run with an uphill finish.
With exceptional views of racing from all points in the enclosure, the one hundred and sixty acre park is simply an ideal location.
Powerstown is conveniently located within easy distance of Waterford, Cork and Shannon airports and near the historic town of Clonmel.
The Thurles Famine and War Museum, located in the Protestant Church of St Mary's in Thurles County Tipperary, offers a fascinating look at Ireland's Great Famine of 1845-1850 and hosts an impressive collection of war memorabilia.
"The Protestant Church of St Mary?s in Thurles is the site of the official Pre-Reformation Church of Thurles County Tipperary. The original structure was built by the Normans, in the 12th century, to provide them with a separate and more exclusive place of worship.
The church is the burial place of Lady Elizabeth Matthew, Viscountess of Thurles and Progenitor to the present heir to the British Throne.
In 1995 the Thurles Church of Ireland community kindly donated one third of this building to create a Famine Museum to commemorate the many people who lost their lives through disease and starvation during the Great Famine in Ireland of 1845-1850. The Museum holds the largest collection of Famine memorabilia in Ireland including the only known minutes of a Great Famine food committee and a display of early 18th Century period clothing. More recently this museum has been extended to include an exhibition of war memorabilia which includes the famous and rare Armstrong Collection.
The museums features a beautifully designed stone doorway inlaid into the original entrance.
The Museum is currently CLOSED
The Tipperary Holiday Guidebook is now available. If you would like a copy please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
It's jam packed with information for visitors that covers accommodation,a selection of places to eat and drink, information on watersports and angling, castles and heritage sites, walking, cycling, golf, equestrian activities and greyhound racing, and the many festivals and events happening around County Tipperary in 2016.
Cashel Arts Festival
Cashel Arts Festival provides people with an opportunity for fun and entertainment during the shorter days and longer nights of November. It includes music, song, dance, visual art, film, talks, theatre, workshops, family events and literature. The festival team place a strong emphasis on participation in the arts. Whether you want to sit back and be entertained or get ‘stuck in’ and learn something new, this festival will have something for you. Many events are free and some have special offers or concessions. The festival has strong links to the community it serves and artists involved in the festival are usually based in Ireland.
Tickets are available from the 24th October at The Heritage Centre, Main Street, Cashel tel: +353 (0)62 61333.
Open: Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
For workshops held at Cashel Library, booking is only available through Cashel Library tel: +353 (0)62 63825
For all other workshops and events please book at The Heritage Centre, Main Street tel: +353 (0)62 61333.
The Kilcoran Lodge Hotel located in Cahir, County Tipperary, is a family operated three-star hotel with the charm of bygone days, including antique furniture, open fires and the ambiance of warmth, comfort and welcome. Breathtaking views of the Golden Vale and Knockmealdown Mountains await you.
Kilcoran has 21 comfortable ensuite bedrooms and executive suites, tastefully furnished to a very high standard; each with television, radio, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities, trouser press and hairdryer.
Many of the elegant bedrooms have a stunning panoramic view over the Knockmealdown and Galtee Mountains. The Kilcoran Lodge Hotel's inspiring location should ensure your stay will be a most memorable one.
Kilcoran prides itself on its award-winning Saddler's Restaurant, serving lunch, dinner and á la carte menus. Alternatively, try the bar menu or drinks by the fire in Renards Bar.
The hotel also specialises in weddings and functions.
Kilcoran Lodge Hotel also boasts one of the finest leisure facilities in County Tipperary. Kilcoran Health and Leisure Centre includes an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, therapy room and fully equipped gym.
The beautifully landscaped gardens of Kilcoran Lodge Hotel overlooking the Suir Valley and Knockmealdown Mountains are the perfect setting for any special occasion.
Ballyhist is a young garden found near Ardfinnan, County Tipperary. Boasting stunning views of the Knockmealdown and Galtee mountains, the garden is mostly gravel, lawn and cobble.
It features a young pergola walk, sunken garden and water feature with Japanese bridge. There are many shrubs, with extensive Verbena Bonarienses and Hydrangea Annabella.
The garden is not wheelchair accessible.
From Clonmel to Ardfinnan and then take the Clogheen Road.
2.6km from Ardfinnan Church turn right, 0.5km pink bungalow on left.
Rock of Cashel
One of Ireland's most visited sites, the Rock of Cashel is a spectacular collection of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale.
It's also known as St Patrick's Rock. It is located just 500 metres from the centre of Cashel Town, County Tipperary
The ruins include a 12th-century round tower, high cross, Romanesque chapel, 13th-century Gothic cathedral, 15th-century castle and the Hall of the Vicars.
It is believed to be the place where St Patrick converted the King of Munster in the 5th century.
The site includes an audio-visual show and exhibitions.
Open all Year:
Mid September - Mid October
Daily 09.00 - 17.30
Last admission at 16.45
Mid October - Mid March
Daily 09.00 - 16.30
Last admission at 15.45
Mid March - Early June
Daily 09.00 - 17.30
Last admission at 16.45
Early June - Mid September
Daily 09.00 - 19.00
Last admission at 18.15
Closed 24th to 26th December inclusive.
Please note that all groups must be pre-booked.
Average Length of Visit: 1 - 1.5 hours.
Please note you can only purchase tickets at the site.
Tour operators visiting the Rock of Cashel are requested not to drive directly to the site but rather to avail of the nearby car-park. Thank you for your co-operation.
Adult : €8.00
Group / Senior : €6.00
Child / Student : €4.00
Family : €20.00
(Please note you can only purchase tickets at the site only)
For more on the Rock of Cashel, Please Visit Heritage Ireland
21km of the 53km of the beautiful Suir Blueway Tipperary is accessible by bike or foot where visitors can follow the towpath from Clonmel to Carrick On Suir . Visitors to Cahir can walk from Cahir Castle to the Swiss Cottage and vice versa, This consists of 4km walk.
Overall, The Suir Blueway is 53km where visitors can enjoy watersports trails stretching from Cahir to Carrick- On- Suir through some of Ireland’s most picturesque landscapes and fascinating medieval towns.
Suir Blueway Tipperary is the perfect escape for all the family to savour some of Ireland’s most beautiful countryside and fascinating history.
Enjoy a paddle on flowing waters, go for a cycle along river banks, take a hike up nearby mountains, or a more sedate stroll in the bustling medieval towns and villages from Cahir to Clonmel and on to Carrick-on-Suir.
Marvel at centuries old castles, tower houses and churches and discover their history of drama, romance, intrigue and deadly rivalries all set against a world of natural wonders in Ireland’s Ancient East.
Stay a while and sample the sensational local food produce,arts and crafts – it’s matched only by the local hospitality.
Just two hours from Dublin, and one hour from Cork, Suir Blueway Tipperary has something for all ages and interests.
The water wheel at Fancroft Mill which is 4.5 m in diameter is driven by a tributary of the Little Brosna River which forms the boundary between Co. Tipperary and Co. Offaly.
The word Fancroft is an Anglicisation of "Fionn Choradh, the white weir". Numerous water ways, flowing gently, powerfully gushing or marvellously quiet are fundamental to Fancroft and its appeal.
A major conservation programme began in 2006 by Marcus & Irene Sweeney on this Protected Structure (OF 320). New mill stones were installed in 2010.
Visitors are taken on a guided tour of the complex.
Visitors marvel at the massive rotating gears, are delighted by the whooshing, hypnotic sound of the water wheel and gaze in admiration at the wonderful joinery work of the milling experts, craftsmen from Weimar, Germany who executed the refurbishment of the milling equipment. A photographic display illustrates the many stages of the conservation project. A recently installed small generator now contributes to the domestic heating system. The mill is home to a significant colony of bats and in summer swallows swoop in and out over the wheel tending to their numerous chicks.
The extensive Gardens at Fancroft were created in the 1990's by previous owner Angela Jupe. Serious gardeners revel in a visit to Fancroft but it also holds great appeal for those with an interest in architecture, photography or wild life while poets painters and dreamers find in it a haven of great peace and beauty in all seasons. More than 1 km of this, paved, gravelled or grassy invite visitors to ramble and explore the herbaceous borders, fruit paddocks, woodland, grass garden, walled garden and river paths.
Structurally interesting are the Turret, Glass House and River Cabin.
Numerous seats throughout, many offering shelter from a shower, encourage rest and reflection in this lovely place. The recent installation of ramps and further paved areas has increased the number of areas accessible to users of wheel chairs and mobility scooters.
If requested when arranging a visit, refreshments are provided in the Mill Tea Rooms. Home baked treats are served, fruit juices and cheeses are sourced locally.
Toilets are accessed through the Tea Rooms. There is ample parking for cars and for coaches.
Open on selected days throughout the year.
Please make prior arrangements before visiting.
Directions From Dublin:
Exit motorway, M7, at junction 21.
Proceed toward Roscrea via R445.
Follow signs for N62 (Birr).
Directions From Limerick:
Exit motorway, M7, at junction 22, for Roscrea .
Proceed through town centre to N62 (Birr).
Directions From Roscrea:
Head North on the N 62 (Birr road) for 2 km.
Turn right onto L 3104 (A brown & white signpost indicates Fancroft Mill & Gardens). Pass by Roscrea Oil depot on left hand side. After 1 km, at crossroad, go straight through.
After 1 more km, at T junction, turn left.
Follow the winding road, after 400m you will see the gates of Fancroft Mill & Gardens.
Directions From Birr:
Follow the N62 (Roscrea).
After 17 km on left hand side note Dromakeenan school.
Proceed 1 more km, turn left onto L3104 (A brown & white fingerpost indicates Fancroft Mill & Gardens).
Pass by Roscrea Oil depot on left hand side. After 1 km., a crossroad, go straight through.
After 1 more km, a T junction, turn left.
Follow the winding road, after 400m see the gates of Fancroft Mill & Gardens.
Recommended route to avoid Hairpin Bend!!
From Roscrea take R 421 (Kinnitty road ).
Proceed 2.9 km and turn left onto L 4029. (A fingerpost indicates Fancroft House & Gardens).
Proceed for 500m to a Y junction, take the right hand route.
Follow the winding road, after 400m see gates of Fancroft Mill & Gardens.
Please visit FancroftMillAndGardens for more.
Youngs Self Catering features four double bedrooms and is wheelchair accessible.
The recently renovated house boasts a downstairs bathroom and bedroom, two shower rooms, a kitchen/dining area and living room, It also has an open fire and central heating so guests can stay cosy even on chilly days, while the large courtyard at the rear is perfect to enjoy on warm days.
The house, which is a listed building, is conveniently situated adjacent to a pub and shop.
Silvermines is an historic mining village where lead, zinc, copper, sulphide and rarities have been mined since Roman times. Active mining ceased in 1993. Ideally located for a getaway, Silvermines is renowned for its walks and trails, and is just one hour from Shannon Airport, five minutes from the M7 motorway, 10km from Nenagh Town and 13km from Ballina/Killaloe and the shores of Lough Derg, a popular boating and fishing area.
For more on Young's self Catering, Please Visit Our Site
Cahir Social and Historical Society present Summer Shakespeare season at the castle. There are two fantastic plays on over the summer. Romeo and Juliet is on the Friday the 14 of July and Friday the 21st of July and starts at 8 15 pm. Hamlet is on Friday the 28th July and Friday the 4th August and starts at 8 15 pm. Tickets are €15 and can be gotten from Cahir House Hotel on 052 7443000. These are two plays guaranteed not to be missed.
Tipperary Vintage Rally - Experience Vintage Tipperary
On Easter Saturday, the Trip Thro Tipp is a motorbike day rounded off by a trip around some of the most beautiful scenery of Tipperary.
Easter Sunday, Tipperary Vintage Rally takes place which is a family day out catering for young and old. It is a static rally with cars, trucks, tractors, bikes, stationary engines, modified cars, trade stands, stalls, crafts, dog show, entertainment and stunt air craft subject to weather conditions.
Along with food stalls, there's a cafeteria serving full hot meals, hard standing in some areas, ample toilets with baby changing facilities and disabled parking.
For more information, Please visit Tipperary Vintage & Custom Rally
Lough Derg Drive
Lough Derg Drive. Taking in Ballina/Killaloe, Ogonelloe, Mountshannon, Portumna, Terryglass, Dromineer, Nenagh, Portroe and returning to Ballina/Killaloe.
A distance of 125km (78 miles), approximately.
Travelling north of Ballina on the Western shore, excellent viewing points can be found at Ogonelloe and Mountshannon. At the head of the lake is Portumna, a busy cruising town where you can visit the delightful Forest Park and the restored Portumna Castle.
The eastern shore offers plenty of attractive marina villages including Terryglass and Dromineer, whilst you can also visit the busy market town of Nenagh.
The picturesque twin towns of Ballina/Killaloe, sited at the southern tip of the lake provide the perfect starting point.
Travelling clockwise around the lake you'll find one of the best viewing spots of the entire drive near the village of Ogonelloe.
A little further north, the pretty village of Mountshannon is one of the busiest cruising and yachting centres on Lough Derg and a great place to stop and eat. Portumna, the town at the head of the lake, is another busy cruising centre with a delightful Forest Park to ramble in and a restored Castle to visit.
Heading south along the eastern shore you come to the charming village of Terryglass. You can continue to hug the shoreline to Domineer, a great centre for fishing and boating, or head to the busy market town of Nenagh.
Travel back to the lakeside through Newtown and drink in the views from Portroe. Your journey ends back at the southern tip in Ballina/Killaloe where excellent food and drink will complete an idyllic journey.
This blue oute can be travelled in any direction and from any starting point. Map illustrations are intended as a guide only and routes should be travelled in conjunction with reference to a good road map of Ireland.
Caravantasia has six vintage caravans from the 60s and 70s that have been renovated into cosy places to stay. Each caravan has been restored to its original glory or has been updated in its own individual quirky style. The caravans sleep between two and four people.
Each caravan pitch has its own outside decking area with seating and umbrellas so you can enjoy a barbeque in the peaceful surroundings, with just the noise of the birds in the background.
Facilities include toilets, dressing rooms and hot showers. The Green House building is a unique wooden building on stilts that is used as the central meeting point on site and a venue for events.
Caravantasia's facilities include two toilets and a shower for females room and two toilets and a shower for men. These are shared facilities. The bathroom fittings are of a high standard and the hot water for the showers and washbasins is provided by solar power.
There is one shared utility room with a large sink and a fridge.
Each caravan is decorated in an individual style and each has its own simple cooking area which includes a two ring gas hob. You can provide your own bedding and towels, or for a small extra charge these will be provided for you.
The entire site is off grid, and where power is needed, it is generated by the sun.
The Green House is a wooden structure with a porch, a wildflower roof and an internal space with a wood fired stove. Electricity and lighting is provided by solar photovoltaic panels. The Green House is used as a communal meeting area, or a space for parties, classes, talks or workshops.
There are lots of quirky things to be discovered around the Caravantasia site including wood carvings, living willow installations and interactive games and structures.
An honesty shop provides all the essentials and some carefully selected souvenirs.
The Talbot Bar has a reputation of being one of the best live music venues in the Midlands and North Munster. Over the years it has been the stage to Hermitage Green, Free Beer and Don Meskel, just to mention a few.
All parties are catered for, from 21st/30th/40th to engagements, stag and hen parties. All are welcome to the Talbot, just let them know and finger food can be arranged.
The famous Pink Party is hosted there in August every year to raise funds for the Oncology Unit in Limerick. It has proven to be the summer's top event in the town, attracting crowds from all over and raising thousands of Euros.
The Talbot is also a well renowned spot to discuss any of the hurling,football and rugby matches, with every second of the game being replayed by the customers and staff alike. But the main attraction to the Talbot is the guaranteed atmosphere and friendly staff, overseen by the well known owner, Seamus Ryan.
Free Car Parking at the rear.
Derrynaflan is a small island of mineral soil in Killeens bog Co. Tipperary. The island is about 4km south-east of the town of Horse and Jockey, which is just off the M8 Dublin to Cork motorway north of Cashel and is reached by a regional road from Horse and Jockey that leads across Killeens bog to the southern part of the island. Access to the site is over a gate and through a field.
The monastery of Derrynaflan was founded by St. Rhuadhan of Lorrha in the sixth century. Derrynaflan was an important monastery in the eighth and ninth centuries and came under the patronage of the King-Bishops of Cashel. After the death in 847 of Feidlimid mac Crimthainn the King-Bishop of Cashel, the monastery went into decline. Nothing of the early monastery remains except the faint outlines of the monastic enclosure. The upstanding church on the site is a later Medieval building which now consists of the east, north and south walls of the chancel with the foundations of the nave visible beneath the sod. Five thirteenth century windows survive in the walls.
The site is best known for the treasure discovered there in 1980, one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of modern times. The treasure hoard consists of a highly decorated ninth century silver chalice, a large eighth century paten and stand, an eighth century liturgical strainer, and an eighth to ninth century bronze basin. The objects in the hoard date to different periods and did not originally constitute a single communion set. The treasure appears to have been buried in the ninth or tenth century to conceal it, probably from Viking raiders. The hoard is on display in the National Museum in Kildare St. Dublin.
The discovery of the hoard lead to years of legal action between the finders and the Irish State that went all the way to the Supreme Court. In the course of which the law of Treasure Trove which had operated in Ireland until that time was found to be incompatible with Irish law. This resulted in the 1994 National Monuments Act that vested in the Irish State the ownership of all archaeological objects found in the territory of the State.
A stone slab found on the site and now in the National Museum is inscribed “or doan main dubscull” a prayer for the soul of Dubscuile. The island has other remains including a ring-barrow with cremation burials and a Medieval cemetery that were investigated in the 1980s but to date nothing on the excavation of these sites has been published.
GPS Coordinates: Southern access point (Lurgoe):
Northern access point (LIskeveen):
Hayes Hotel situated in Thurles, County Tipperary is an extensive three-storey hotel benefiting from a private car park to the rear of the hotel.
The hotel includes a spacious lounge bar designed with a mezzanine lounge, fitted to a traditional style. To the rear of the lounge is a coffee dock which provides breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Located on the ground floor level to the rear of the hotel are two night clubs with a total capacity of 1000.
The first floor of the hotel includes the Commercial room- a meeting room overlooking Liberty Square as well as the Davin meeting room.
Hayes is the oldest established accommodation in Thurles and thus boasts a fascinating history.
In 1884, a group of Irishmen gathered there and established the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).
In addition to being the Mecca for followers of the Gaelic games,
Thurles is home to a number of interesting historical sites, including Farney Castle, St Mary's Famine Church and the Cathedral of the Assumption.
This is a full map of Tipperary to download including all towns and villages.
Welcome to the Fáilte Ireland tourist office network in Ireland where highly trained staff 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.
Seasonal office - open for the summer season only.
Apache Pizza is a fully Irish owned quality pizza delivery company, we have in excess of 100 stores nationwide.
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Clonmel Rowing Club was founded in 1869 and is one of the oldest sporting clubs in the town. They are located on an Island (Moors Island) situated about 500m from Clonmel town center in County Tipperary.
The club was very successful in the early 1900's culminating in winning the senior men's eight championships in 1920. They are affectionately known as 'The Island' by the townspeople of Clonmel.
In Winter, rowing training takes place on the river on a four mile stretch. This stretch is from the Clubhouse up to Knocklofty Bridge. In the Summer months this stretch is reduced to two miles as far as Sandybanks in Marlifield. The River Suir rises in North Tipperary and enters the sea at Waterford.
They have a purpose built boathouse constructed in 1979 with boats on the ground floor. Upstairs you will find two squash courts, a function hall and dressing rooms. Currently one squash court is been used as the gym.
Thurles Farmers Market takes place on Saturdays in Thurles, County Tipperary. There are approximately 15 various stalls and all produce is local.
Thurles Farmers Market takes place outside the Greyhound Track in Thurles, County Tipperary on Saturdays from 9.30am - 12:30pm. Shoppers can buy fresh local produce and goods such as fruit and vegetables, cakes, cheese and jams, directly from the growers, farmers and producers. A selection of hand-made craft may also be available.
Munster Vales will be developed as the key inland destination in Ireland's Ancient East. The Munster Vales extends from the Comeragh Mountains to Ballyhoura incorporating the Galtee Mountains and the Knockmealdowns Mountains. It is supported by Failte Ireland, Tipperary, Waterford and Cork County Councils, local development agencies and tourism entities. The board is in the process of preparing a 3 Year Tourism Marketing Plan with a particular emphasis on developing a number of visitor experience bundles which will be market ready. A critical element in the process of developing the “market ready bundles” is to work with the tourism service providers and stakeholders, to explore opportunities for collaboration within the sector and to think collectively about initiatives which will enable Munster Vales to fulfil its intention as the key inland destination in Ireland's Ancient East.
Please note the following workshops for tourism providers will take place in the Munster Vales area on;
Monday February 15th, 7pm in Cahir House Hotel, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Friday February 26th, 1pm in Church of Ireland, Bruff, Co. Limerick.
The workshops will be practical, purposeful and the main aim is to get Munster Vales Tourism Experience Bundles and Packages up and running. It will also give you the opportunity to start planning and promoting for the 2016 season. These workshops are open to everyone in the area who has an interest in tourism so please feel free to pass this invitation to colleagues, individuals, local businesses, tourism group members, community group members, etc. All are welcome to attend. For further information and to book a place at the workshop, please contact Brigid Dillon, Munster Vales Project Officer, indicating which workshop you wish to attend on or before Wednesday February 10th.
Alternatively, you can email Brigid at: email@example.com.
Bulmers Comedy Festival
Have a laugh in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland at the annual Bulmers Comedy Festival.
At the Bulmers Pear Comedy Festival at O’Keeffe’s Clonmel expect thrills, belly laughs, heavenly banter. Celebrating its 9th anniversary by expanding the festival to 5 days of classic comedy as the world’s top comedians ensure Clonmel is the funniest hotspot on the planet this November. Tickets on sale now from Hearns Hotel and Bakers Bar.
See the likes of Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, PJ Gallagher, Danny Dowling, Abandoman, Fred Cook, Tom O'Mahony, Al Porter, John Colleary, Gearoid Farrell, Danny O'Brien & more.
More information is available on Clonmel Comedy
The Kilkenny Group Shop in cashel, County Tipperary is one of 11 Kilkenny shops located around the country. This store opened in May 2008 and is adjacent to the Cashel Palace Hotel and opposite Davern's menswear.
Since opening, the store has become well known for its extensive selection of jewellery, accessories, crafts and giftware that promote the best in Irish design.
The Kilkenny shops stock everything from women's fashion and jewellery to pottery and linens.
The range of Irish designers include the Orla Kiely brand, Newbridge, Waterford, Galway and Tipperary Crystal as well as Stephen Pearce and Luis Mulcachy and mnay more.
Ballyhourigan Woods Loop
Ballyhourigan Woods Loop explores Keeper Hill situated in the Slieve Felim mountain range in North Tipperary.
There are two routes; Ballyhourigan Loop (marked with blue arrows) explores the lower shoulders of Keeper Hill. The "hardy" walker will enjoy incorporating the Keeper Hill "trek" to the summit (the red arrows).
A-B. Starting from the car park follow the blue (and red) arrow northward along the laneway. The red arrows are for the longer trek to the top of Keeper Hill. After almost 2km the loop reaches a crossroads - turn right here and after 100m enter Ballyhourigan Woods via the metal barrier.
B-C. Ascend along the forestry roadway in the direction of Keeper Hill - after 3km the loop and trek separate at a 3-way junction. Here you have the choice of turning left and following the red arrows to the top of Keeper Hill, the return journey will take you 1hr-1hr30mins. The main loop turns right - following the blue arrow.
C-A. Continue to follow the blue arrows along the forestry roadway. Note that you are also following yellow arrows which are for the long-distance Slieve Felim Way. The loop sweeps south and descends to the townland of Boolatin - passing en-route a stone sweat house. After 4km you regain the trailhead.
About Keeper Hill
Keeper Hill is situated in the Slieve Felim mountain range in North Tipperary, but just 15km east of Limerick City. The Gaelic name for the hill is Sliabh Coimeálta, "the mountain of guarding"! At a height of 694m, Keeper Hill is the highest mountain in the Shannon area and the 117th highest in Ireland. The "hill" is wrapped in a forestry area of 3,300 hectares - the 300 hectare summit is designated as a National Heritage Area - considered important for the habitats present or species of plants and animals whose habitat needs protection.
Ballyhourigan Woods Loop can also be viewed at Discover Ireland.
Rockville House B&B
Rockville House B&B offers accommodation in Cashel. Free private parking is available on site.
Rooms include a TV. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.
There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.
Rock of Cashel is 1.6 km from Rockville House B&B, while Bru Boru Village is 200 metres away. The nearest airport is Shannon Airport, 72 km from Rockville House B&B.
Please visit Our Website for details on Availability & Rates.
From Churches and Abbeys to Museums and Libraries, Tipperary is rich in cultural attractions.
Farney Castle is the only round tower in Ireland occupied as a family home. The first castle was built at Farney in 1185 and this would have been a timbered structure.
The present round tower was built in 1495 by Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond and it was part of a defensive system created by the Butlers to protect their land in Tipperary.
The Butlers were in Farney Castle for 500 years, but in 1536 the castle was confiscated by King Henry VIII of England.
He returned the lands again to the Butlers in 1538 when he married Anne Boleyn who was the daughter of James, 3rd Earl of Ormond.
Subsequently the castle was occupied for short periods by two other English monarchs namely King James I from 1617 - 1625 and King George I from 1716 - 1721.
The castle is also home to the Irish international designer, Cyril Cullen, where his famous handmade knitwear designs and fine porcelains are produced and sold in the castle shop.
Tours of the castle are available daily and harp recitals take place in the drawing room by arrangement.
Located in a natural amphitheatre on the banks of the River Suir, Clonmel is Tipperary’s largest town. The Main Guard is home to the tourist office; this 17th century building was once a courthouse and barracks and is now a museum. St Mary’s Church of Ireland and the town walls are also worth a visit. It was from these walls that an attack by Cromwell’s forces was repelled in 1650; he lost over 2,000 men before the town eventually surrendered.
Other historic landmarks include the Town Hall, the West Gate and the Friary church. The County Museum in Mick Delahunty Square relates the many facets of Clonmel’s history, while recreational activities can be found in the form of horse-racing, greyhound racing, coursing and fishing. Clonmel is also home to the annual Junction Festival.
The best way to explore the town is by foot on the Clonmel Heritage Trail: allow 1-2 hours for a leisurely stroll. Pick up the trail leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre at the Main Guard
Potluck Medieval Picnic and Barbeque
Date: 1st July from 10 am to 5 pm
Marina Ceramics at Neddy’s Cottage Dromineer , Nenagh Co.Tipperary
Welcome Members of SCA and Newbies.
Bring and Buy Medieval Fayre
Medieval Display of Cooking Brewery
Art & Science
Pottery Painting (Fee €15-20)
Fencing & Heavy
Slievenamuck Walking Marathon and Half Marathon, Sunday March 20th, 2016
This very successful walking Marathon and half Marathon, held annually on Palm Sunday since 2009, provides a unique opportunity to traverse the whole of this ancient Ridge over a distance of 42km. The figure of eight route is largely forest track, forming two loops, east and west, and taking in both the north and south sides of the ridge, with some gentle ascents of no more than 360m at the highest. Over recent years a number of runners have also taken part and anyone who wishes to run the route will be facilitated.
Preparation and training is essential in advance. It is also important that participants come with appropriate clothing and footwear for all weathers and have some nourishing snacks to sustain them.
The trail is well marked by black arrows on white discs.
There are three checkpoints which are:
1. Rock an Thorabh car park which is the start and finish point and also the half-way point for the full Marathon .
2. Moor Abbey at the most westerly end of the route.
3. Bansha Woods at the most easterly end of the route.
Full Marathon participants must check through the halfway point no later than 1:00 pm.
Sign-in begins at 8:00am and the Marathon gets under way at 9:00am.
The cost to participate is 15 euro.
Fee: 15 euro.
Please visit Galtee Walking Club for more information.
There is a small lawn with picnic site close to the car park. A walk of about 500m takes you to Carey's Castle, through mixed woodland and there is a pleasant walking path along the river bank for about 600m.
There are about 2 km of forest walks. Along the riverside walk there is a profusion of birch, oak, beech and ash with some spruce and larch. On the south side of the castle in what was the walled garden is a stand of Japanese larch and one of Old Scots pine. Other flora, woodrush, sorrel, grasses, ferns and sage.
There is an abundance of birds and animals including the red squirrel and fallow deer. The sparrow hawk can sometimes be sighted. The Glenary river flows by the old castle ruins.
Templemore Arms Hotel
The Templemore Arms Hotel is a Family owned, managed hotel situated in the heart of County Tipperary. It's easy access to the Dublin – Cork and Dublin - Limerick motorways and train lines.
The hotel is close to all the picturesque attractions the area has to offer including the Devil’s Bit Mountain. The Barak Obama ancestral town of Moneygall, The Rock of Cashel, Roscrea Monastery, Holycross Abbey and Semple Stadium GAA Grounds.
With ample parking to the front of the hotel we are in close proximity to many outdoor activities – like golf, pitch & putt, walking, cycling, fishing and equestrian.
All available in our truly charming town and surroundings.
More can be viewed on Our Website.
Located at Ardane at the eastern end of the Glen of Aherlow is St Berrihert’s Well & Kyle. The principal feature of this site is the oval enclosure, the Kyle, as it is called locally which was created to preserve the unique collection of stones found on the site. These include the head and base of a large cross, fragments of quernstones, a detached stone with a bullaun with many inscribed and carved stones.
St Berrihert is celebrated locally on February 18th with local Mass and followed by rounds of personal prayer at the site. To the east of the Kyle is St Berrihert’s Well, a strong spring of water forming a pond about 1.5m deep and 20m across. In the crystal clear water the spring can be seen bubbling up through the sandy bottom.
Local tradition has it that the water from this well cannot be boiled and that stones from the well will save you from fire.
Whether looking for a base to visit County Tipperary or enjoy the nightlife of Clonmel, Hearn's is an ideal accommodation.
The family-run hotel offers 26 newly renovated bedrooms in single, double, twin and family configurations. All come with tea and coffee facilities, TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, toiletries and more.
Hearn's Hotel is home to the Town Hall Bar, decorated in an elegant style that exudes charm and character. It's a great place for an afternoon tea by the fire or a drink and bite to eat at the bar.
Adjacent to the hotel there's also O'Keefe's Bar, a favorite nightlife spot with dance floors, live music and a large beer garden.
The hotel caters to professionals with a range of business and meeting facilities, audio-visual equipment, WiFi, travel arragement services and more.
Clonmel is a wonderful destination with a host of attractions and activities. There, travellers will find top-notch golf courses, walking routes, and diverse places to fish.
Additionally, the town serves as an ideal base for touring the region, as Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford are all accessible.
The Hibernian Inn restaurant in Nenagh offers both bar food and a la carte menus seven nights a week.
We offer lunch dinners, evening meals and Sunday lunches. Our restaurant in Nenagh also caters for small to medium sized corporate functions, weddings etc.
GAA teams are a speciality. In GAA we sponsor The North Senior Hurling Championship, whilst in soccer, we sponsor The Nenagh Ladies Soccer Team.
The Hibernian Inn Guest house in Nenagh offers B&B accommodation seven nights a week.
Our aim is to provide our guests with excellent hospitality and make their stay with us as enjoyable, comfortable, and as memorable as possible.
Relax as you stroll through the historical town of Nenagh as your guide brings to life the beginnings of the town during the Norman settlement, through the bloody Medieval period, famine, war and its development into a thriving modern town.
Take in the castle, jail, old abbey and get an insight to famous events, buildings and its people.
A truly unique experience.
Open all year, seven days a week, 10am to 8pm. Adult €5, children €4, students and senior citizens €4.
Payment is by cash. Please telephone ahead to obtain confirmation of these details.
A warm welcome awaits you with a combination of old world charm and a contrasting modern ambiance is what awaits guests and visitors to Lilly’s Bar & Restaurant in Roscrea. The very best in Irish cuisine is on offer to all our visitors, you will find a mouth watering selection of dishes on offer prepared with the very best locally sourced Tipperary produce.
Clonmel is the largest inland town in Ireland. Begin to walk along Parnell Street, proceed across the junction at The Mall towards the Davis Road traffic lights.
At the traffic lights turn right onto the Old Waterford Road and proceed over the Gashouse Bridge.
On arriving at the Loretto Roundabout turn right and proceed along Raheen Road.
There are some picturesque views to the right of the Clonmel Quay streetscape and the Town Public Park known as Denis Burke Park. On your left, admire the views of the Comeragh Mountains in the distance, as they overlook the town.The River Suir and the Medieval Quays played an important role in the development of Clonmel, as use of the River Suir provided cheap transport and helped to make Clonmel one of the most important commercial and industrial inland towns in Ireland.
Continue along Raheen Road, turn right into the pleasant riverside town park known as Lady Blessington Baths. At the junction with Bridge Street, turn left and proceed through the area known locally as Old Bridge. After a short distance, you come to a cross-roads, turn right at this junction and continue along the Dungarvan Road. Admire the work carried out on new rubble stone masonry walls. You continue on past Clonmel Corporation's Housing Development until you arrive at the Dungarvan Road Roundabout. Keeping right, proceed along the Convent Road, over the Workhouse and Convent Road Bridge's, which span Moore's Island and the River Suir.
Go through the traffic lights at Irishtown and proceed through Connolly Park.
At the Western Road Junction turn right , continue on straight with the Sportsgrounds on your right and the Hospital grounds on your left. Proceed through the Haywood Road, Cashel Road and Fethard Road junctions. At the Cresent Corner turn right and continue on straight until you meet The Mall Roundabout. At this location turn right into Parnell Street to bring you back again to the Town Hall. Route can be walked in either direction. Recommended as a daytime walk.
TakeTime to visit Thurles Golf Club where golf enthusiasts can enjoy the pristine greens of the 18 hole golf course. Raymond a PGA professional and his team operate a club that caters for golfers of all levels. Thurles Golf Club is also open to visitors who wish to avail of the course for the day. Thurles Golf Club welcomes new members wishing to availing of their fantastic facilities. Thurles Golf Club is steeped in history, not only for its reputation of being one of the best parkland golf courses in #Ireland, but also for the contribution to the game of golf that so many of the club members have made during its 100 years. This testing par 72 course offers a most enjoyable golfing experience to players of all standards.
The back nine has classic parkland holes and stunning trees are a major feature. The 11th hole is considered one of the best par threes in Ireland. The course has been described as ""classic, elegant parkland with championship status.
Application Process for 2016 Funding Opens For Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora.
Applications for funding are now being sought under the Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora. The initiative, launched in 2014, builds on the community involvement legacy of The Gathering 2013 and is a joint partnership between Tipperary County Council, IPB Insurance and Fáilte Ireland.
Now in its third year, the scheme provides a national fund of €1m to support local community-based events and festivals each year. Last year, 23 local events were supported in Tipperary, attracting up to 1120 visitors from overseas. Some of the festivals funded last year included:
Administered locally by Tipperary County Council, the application process for 2016 is now open and will close on the 11th of March 2016. Interested parties are advised to contact Áine Mc Carthy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. The application form is available to download at the bottom of this page.
Local authorities throughout the country are now accepting applications in order to determine those local events with the best potential to have the impact and long-term potential to make a difference. The initiative is being administered at local level with the grant applications and awards being decided in accordance with agreed national criteria.
Mitchel House Restaurant
Mitchel House Restaurant is one of Tipperary’s Best Restaurant’s offering a Casual, Warm & Lively Dining Experience serving modern Irish Cuisine in a relaxed environment. The Ethos of our Restaurant works on “Quality food sourced locally”. Our Head Chef Shane Boyle focuses on seasonal produce to create each signature dish.
Mitchel House is on the dining scene in Tipperary since 27th November 2007, located in Mitchel street in Thurles, Mitchel House serves modern Irish Cuisine in a modern relaxed environment. With seating capacity for 86 customers at a time, we cater for small parties, more intimate evening meals and Sunday lunches with ease.
The restaurant has an Early Bird Menu which runs from Wednesday - Sunday between 5:00pm and 7:00pm; while an a la carte menu runs until 9pm. There is a also a kiddies menu to cater for the entire family. The restaurant remains closed on Monday's & Tuesday's and on Sunday's there are lunches from 12:30 - 2:30pm with evening meals from 5-8:00pm.
Owner Michael O'Dwyer qualified as a Hotel Manager from the illustrious Shannon College of Hotel Management and went on to work in London, Frankfurt and closer to home in Dromoland and Ashford Castles. He was also General Manager of the Clonmel Park Hotel as well as the Clarion Hotel in Limerick.
Michael has enlisted Chef Shane Boyle to head up his kitchen brigade and to produce modern Irish food at competitive prices where all dishes are produced from scratch in our kitchen. Mitchel House Restaurant is modern, warm and welcoming.
With seating capacity for 86 customers at a time, we can cater for small parties, group barbeques, intimate evening meals, and Sunday lunches with ease. The local staff will ensure the highest level of customer care, always friendly & efficient.
More details can be found on Our Website
Set in a very serene location less than 300m from Mullinahone Village, Killaghy Castle is a historic Norman castle that dates back to 1206.
The St. Aulyus lived there for 8 years and then erected a stone castle to take the place of the moat and Bailey. This had four floors and a stone spiral stairway.
During Tudor times a long house was added to the rear of the castle. Between this and 1800 two other buildings were added, making Killaghy what it is today.
The original owners were Cromwellian planters by the name of Greene who in turn, through marriage, passed ownership to Despards and in turn to Wright.
The castle has been owned by Watson, Fox, Naughton, Bradshaw, and Sherwood.
Today, the castle serves as a four-star self-catering accommodation available for holiday home hire, group bookings, parties, activity weekends and more.
The main residence of the Killaghy Castle can sleep up to 16 people, with a total of five bedrooms. Three of the rooms include ensuite bathrooms while two have private bathrooms.
There are three cots available for babies.
For enjoying meals in a group setting, the castle has a separate dining room with a large table that can seat up to 16 people.
The kitchen, meanwhile, is well equipped with dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, hob/over, microwave and washing machine/dryer.
There is also a spacious lounge that is furnished in a traditional manner and includes a large fireplace, which provides warm and cosy ambiance.
Additionally, the castle includes a three-bedroom unit in a separate annex. Standard facilities include central heating, bed linen, towels, hairdryers, satellite TV, DVD player and car parking.
The estate includes a walled garden and tennis courts.
Beyond the castle estate, guests can find good angling, equestrian and walking facilities nearby. Mullinahone Village is just a five-minute walk and has pubs, shops, fishing and more.
This magnificent course, set in the Golden Vale, is a challenging test for the professional and is equally enjoyable from the forward tees for the high handicapper.
Set in the lea of the Galtee Mountains close to the Glen of Aherlow, the Ballykisteen Hotel and Golf Resort is a relaxing golf and country retreat set amidst 170 acres.
The golf resort is an 18-hole, par-72 championship course. It was designed by Des Smyth and Associates.
Set in breathtaking scenic surroundings and with lakes and streams featuring on 12 holes, Ballykisteen is sure to be memorable as both a challenging and beautiful course.
It is located on the N24 the main Limerick to Tipperary/Waterford road.
Discover Ireland's Ancient East in the heart of Roscrea with a visit to Roscrea Castle & Damer House.The stone castle consists of a gate tower, curtain walls and two corner towers dating from the 1280, Damer House was built in the Queen Anne style in the 18th century and is an example of pre-Palladian architecture. Its rooms house temporary exhibitions. One of the rooms is furnished in period style. It also has a restored mill displaying original St Cronan's high cross and pillar stone.
Opening Hours 2018:
29th March - 26th September : Daily 10.00 - 18.00.
Last admission 45 minutes before closing
Average Length of Visit: 1 Hour
Guided Tours Only
Exhibitions, toilets. (Public car/coach park close to site)
Tipperary has the most unique history and culture spanning centuries.
Fennessys Hotel is set in a beautiful Georgian building in the centre of the town of Clonmel, County Tipperary, opposite the town's main church.
The building was originally the home of John Hackett, Mayor of Clonmel in the 19th Century. There is elegant decor throughout the hotel and all the 10 bedrooms at Fennessys Hotel are ensuite with security safes, direct dial telephones, multi-channel TV, hairdryers and tea and coffee-making facilities. Some of the rooms even have a Jacuzzi. There is a bar at the hotel.
This is an elegant family-run hotel close to the main shopping area of Clonmel, the swimming pool and leisure centre. There are riverside walks only a stone's throw away.
Golf, hill walking, fishing and pony trekking are all nearby.
The castle on the River Suir is unquestionably the main attraction in Cahir. The town’s name actually derives from the stone fort or cathair which stood on the site of the castle in ancient times. From the castle you can take the Coronation Walk southwards along the River Suir all the way to the pretty Swiss Cottage. The path northwards along the Suir leads to the Haw-Haw and St. Paul’s Church and you can return to the town centre via the Craft Granary. Cahir Abbey is perhaps the town’s hidden treasure. Fishing on the River Suir and hill walking on the nearby Galtee Mountains are options for the more adventurous.
Apart from our music festivals, we also have a great selection of events in our summer of theatre in Tipperary. We have lots of art and culture events for adults and children, including street theatre, that will entertain the whole family. We have fashion design for children, street theatre, arts and cultural events throughout the county. From June 28th to the 17th of August you can access arts, music heritage and history in the Brú Ború Cultural Centre, Cashel. Located at the foot of the historic Rock of Cashel, their shows of Irish traditional music, song and dance run for five nights each week (Tuesday – Saturday inclusive) starting at 9p.m. each night. The show is delivered with verve, colour, panache and style in the intimate settings of the Brú Ború theatre. After the stage show, performers and visitors can mingle in the Teach Ceoil for some more entertainment where visitors can dance a jig, sing a song or play a tune. If you need some refreshments after all the activity, you can take a visit to the adjoining bar. Pre-show dinners are available.
Contact Name: Ronan O' Brien Tel: 06261122
Féile Brian Ború
On the 29th of June the Feile Brian Boru kick off and runs until July 2nd. This is an annual festival held in the picturesque twin town of Killaloe & Ballina. As it is the birthplace of Brain Ború, Féile Brian Ború commemorates Ireland’s Greatest High King. This event has lots to entertain all the family with a children’s fancy dress parade, a children’s art competition, art exhibitions & displays, street theatre, live music, a glamorous granny & groovy grandad competition, shannon swim, farmers market, a craft fair, and more!
On the 3rd of July the Clonmel Junction comes into action. This years Clonmel Junction Festival will from 3rd - 9th July - Over the course of 7 days the Festival
presents a programme of events including live music, theatre, street performance, comedy, visual art, and much much more.
Contact Name: Rebecca Roche, Festival Manager
It's a Long Way to Tipperary
The 14 and 15th of July sees the “It’s a long way to Tipperary” festival launch. The festival takes place in Tipperary town. A great event with the Pride of Tipperary crowning, the All Ireland Churn Rolling Championships, a Food & Craft Market, Cosplay Event, Dog Show, Street - Entertainment etc.
Contact: 062 31244
For children the following are super events.
Summer Camp - Walls: Street Art Project
This is a mix of arts, children’s activities in The Source Arts Centre, Thurles.
With the introduction of street art/ graffiti into last year’s Youth Project, Sligo based artist, Cormac Cullinan is coming back once again to help create a new and exciting art space with our young people. Suitable for ages: 12-17 years. 10am to 4pm daily. Cost: €90.
Fashion and design summer camp
This event takes place between June 26, 2017 — June 30, 2017. It consists of
The Arts, and children’s activities in South Tipperary Arts Centre, Nelson St., Clonmel. This is an introduction to skills integral to the design and manufacture of fashion and textiles, including collage, T-shirt, footwear and jewellery design. It will also cover 3D modelling. This is suitable for those aged 13 years and up. Tutor Grainne Wilson
Contact Name: Cliona Maher Tel:052 6127877
Finally the Let’s Create programme take place between July 3, 2017 — July 7,2017. This consist of Arts and children’s activities in Sarsfield Centre, Thurles. Last year’s ‘Let’s Create’ summer camp, was so successful that Poppin Productions are delighted to announce it’s return this Summer.
In a safe and friendly environment where you can let your child escape this summer into the world of creativity. Children will discover many different workshops including dance, acting, puppetry, singing, painting, craft making and much more all with the central goal to create stories.
Children will ‘Create a World’, exploring the different ways to create new stories, evolving their imagination and sparking new ideas.
By the end of the week the stories created will be shared with family and friends in a variety performance.
Contact Tel: 087 2991503
So lots to do over the coming weeks for you and your family. Don’t forget to share your theatre and festival photos with us on Twitter and Facebook.
Come to Carrick on Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland for a writers weekend.
Join writers Selina Guinness and Katie Donovan for three days of writing and discussion in the intimate setting of Brewery Lane Theatre, Carrick-on-Suir. Learn how to let curiosity guide your writing and discover how to give your stories, ideas and experiences full voice for the listener and reader. Sensitise yourself to your own inner and outer landscapes so that dormant ideas can ignite. Identify the catalysts that work for you to let your imagination find its path. The voices of both your peers and facilitators will be a vital support over these three days.
Selina and Katie are two experienced writers and teachers of writing, and will be available to guide you as you expand and develop your writing range. They will encourage you to experiment with new ways of identifying and transforming material, and will show you how to work through the drafting process.
There will be workshops, one-to-one sessions and time, too, for you to write.
NB: Limited to 12 participants
Fee: early bird €160 (if paid in full by 5th Feb) or €175 if paid later
Lough Derg Yacht Club
The Lough Derg Yacht Club in Dromineer, near Nenagh, Co Tipperary is famous all over the world in sailing circles, being home to the third oldest yacht club in the world.
Lough Derg Yacht Club was founded there in 1835 and has played a central role in promoting the sport all over the lake down through the years.
The club's mission is to promote the life long sport, and art, of sailing to its junior sailors, young adults and senior members, in a safe, structured and responsible environment, whether at a competitive or recreational level, and to encourage a sense of sportsmanship, seamanship and fair play.
Campsite facilities are available with shower block as well as boat mooring facilities upon prior consultation.
Other accommodation options are listed on the website. Dromineer village's amenities include a shop, a pub and children's playground.
Parking is available and the club bar is normally open during events after sailing and in the evenings.
More details can be found on The Website
Carrick on Suir Farmers Market takes place every Friday from 10am-2pm in Carrick on Suir, County Tipperary.
Fresh local produce is available such as fresh fish, locally farmed meat and poultry, organic fruit and vegetables, fresh baked breads, cakes and savouries, cheeses, pate, savoury and sweet pancakes and much more.
Templemore Farmers Market takes place every Wednesday from 9am-3pm in the Main Square in Templemore town, County Tipperary.
Shoppers will be able to buy fresh local produce and goods such as fruit and vegetables, cakes, cheese and jams, directly from the growers, farmers and producers.
Molough Abbey is first mentioned in the Life of St. Declan and dates back to the early days of Christian Ireland in the 5th century. It was founded by the daughters of Cinaedh, King of the Déise, the predominant tribe in Waterford and South Tipperary. In the 14th century, an Augustinian convent was established here by the Butler family and was dedicated to Saint Brigid. The ruins date from this time and several fine Gothic windows and other features are still evident. Molough overlooks the River Suir in the southernmost part of Tipperary, just north-east of Newcastle village.
The Priory of St. Mary in Cahir, called Catherdunesque (with various spellings) in medieval documentation and known today as Cahir Abbey was a house of Augustinian Canons.
It was probably founded in the late decade of the twelfth century and was certainly in existence by c.1200 when the prior is listed as a witness to one of the documents contained in the register of the hospital of St. John's Dublin. In this, a grant to the hospital by Geoffrey de Camville (a Norman Knight), the prior John is described as first prior (Primo - Priore) of "Kaherdunesche", which suggests that the priory was a relatively recent foundation at this time. It is the same Geoffrey de Camville who is credited with the foundation of the priory in Cahir. Geoffrey was Baron of both Cahir and Fedamore in Co. Limerick, which would explain links between the priory and Fedamore throughout the medieval period. It should be stated that the foundation date for the priory is not necessarily the same as that of the Church building itself, which could be earlier. It was not uncommon for houses of Augustinian Canons, to be granted parish churches as part of their endowment by law proprietors. In this context it is interesting to note that at the Dissolution (1540) the church building was found to be the Parish Church and therefore not taken by the Crown.
The priory does not figure largely in contemporary documentation and seems to have had a relatively tranquil and unconventional existence through to its dissolution in April 1540. In the Ecclesiastical Taxation of 1302-06, the priory is valued at 6 pounds 18s.8d, which placed it as a middle ranking house of the diocese of Lismore. The fifteenth Century saw the prior (never personally named) regularly mandated by the pope to serve on commissions of inquiry into the running of the church within the region. The major event of the sixteenth century was the surrender of the priory in 1540, by the prior "Edmond O'Lonergan", who received a pension of 3 pounds,6s.8d. out of the possessions of the priory. Archdall (1786) records that "Edward Lonergan", who surrendered the priory, was made Vicar of the parish church of the Virgin Mary of Cahir on April 26th 1540. An extent of the priory was made in January 1541, which found that the church building had "from time immemorial" served as the local Parish Church and could not be forfeited to the Crown. The remaining buildings of the priory seem to have formed an integrated unit, which passes to the then occupier, Sir Thomas Butler, who was created Baron of Cahir in 1543. Associated with the buildings was an orchard and garden worth 6s.8d. The Priory also held land totalling 100 acres, a water mill, two eel-weirs, and other minor properties. The total value of the priory in 1541 was 14 pounds 5s.2d.
The chancel of the Church survives, with a good row of fifteenth century single-light windows in the north wall, and an interesting very late east window with carved heads. There are also elaborate carved corbels and good interior mouldings in limestone. There is a massive residential tower, apparently seventeenth century in date, immediately west of the chancel, where one might expect to find a tower and a nave. It was most likely built in the years immediately following the Dissolution of 1540, using the stones of the nave and residential buildings of the Priory. A second, smaller residential tower is located in a detached position to the South.
Hillcourt B&B is family run with a very friendly atmosphere & boasts beautiful views of the Comeragh foothills.
Hillcourt is within walking distance of scenic Marlfield Lake with its birds & wildlife sanctuary & historic St Patrick's Well.
A short walk will bring you to the lovely town of Clonmel, which means "Vale of Honey".
Clonmel has many amenities, a 5 star cinema, swimming & leisure facilities, golf & pitch & putt courses & excellent bars & restaurants.
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Tipperary: Time to take it all in Marketing Strategy 2018 -
2020 builds on the Strategic Tourism Marketing, Experience
& Destination Development Plan 2016-2021, by reviewing
actions and results to date. Using best marketing practices
based on the most current tourism data and research, the
strategy aims to activate a tourism marketing plan that
ensures the best use of resources to highlight the products
and suppliers operating within the region.
Tipperary: Time to take it all in Marketing Strategy 2018 -
2020 will position Tipperary as a must-visit destination within
Ireland’s Ancient East (IAE) and the Midland’s Proposition
which have recently been developed by Fáilte Ireland. It
encompasses the rich heritage and cultural assets that the
region has to offer. Aligning itself with IAE, Tipperary’s visitor
experience is centred on Ireland’s rich architectural, natural
and cultural legacy. This is made accessible and delivered
Over recent months an extensive consultation process has
been undertaken. This has included focus groups, (see
Appendix 1 Focus Groups Report), and substantial desk
research, coupled with comprehensive examination of Fáilte
Ireland and Tourism Ireland guidelines, resulting in the
recommendations contained in this report.
The New Haven Garden is located in Cahir, County Tipperary. It is a large garden with many different rooms on several levels, all spread out on a 1-hectare expanse.
It features large lawns, interesting walks and four different water features as well as roses, sun terraces, a rock garden and bridal walk.
Children under adult supervision are welcome.
The garden is open by appointment only.
2pm -7pm and other times by appointment
€5.00 Proceeds to MS Society
Lisheen Castle is a family owned self catering castle steeped in rich history. After much renovation from the Everard family, is a home again. The castle hosts visitors from around the globe as a luxury vacation getaway. Through the great Oak Door, you can’t help but be impressed by the opulent dining room, reception rooms and library. Two kitchens are fully outfitted to meet the highest catering standards. Up the carved Ash stairway are nine luxury bedrooms with up-to-date facilities, including Wi-Fi and pc/printer services. And while the castle is centrally heated throughout, you can still experience the ambiance of the “open turf fires” in all of the reception rooms.
The castle has nine bedrooms in total, 6 double en-suite rooms suitable for 6 couples, 2 single bedrooms suitable for single occupancy and a twin room which has 2 single beds in it.
The castle is ideally located centrally in Ireland making it the perfect base for taking day trips to many of the magnificent visitor attractions of Ireland.
Today, the castle is available for luxury weekly rentals to groups on a self catering basis.
Most of our guests are from the states and the resounding feedback is that the castle feels like home to them for the week with all the modern conveniences and they simply wish they didn’t have to leave.
Clonmel Swimming Pool is located in Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel.
25 meter 5 lane pool & learner pool.
Steam room & sauna.
Wheelchair access, hoist & pool chairs available.
Baby changing facilities in each changing room.
Thurles Racecourse is an oval, right handed track of one and a quarter miles. There are 6 flights of hurdles and 7 steeplechase fences in each circuit. In flat races low numbers are on the outside, the effect of the draw is zero. Principally a jumping track, though a small number of flat races are held.
Racing takes place in the winter months generally from late October to the end of March. The racetrack itself has an excellent free draining soil that lends itself ideally to the rigours of winter racing, with an average of 1,500 runners per season and an average annual rainfall of 35 inches the soil needs to be kept to its optimum to handle this on going punishment.
There is great excitement at the Anner Hotel this week as the Owners and Management announce that the Anner Hotel has just been awarded a prestigious 4 Stars by Fáilte Ireland. This is the culmination of an extensive programme of improvements by the Maher Brothers since they purchased the Hotel in April 2014. The improvements introduced by the owners and management have been on all levels including the premises itself, staffing, service quality, food and beverages. The Mahers are delighted with this excellent “4 Star”news and describe it as a great reward for all the hard work and commitment shown by their excellent new management team and staff.
A First for Thurles:
This is wonderful news for the town and is the first time in the history of Thurles that it can boast a 4 Star Hotel in the town. The Mahers have confirmed their delight at the 4 Star Award and see it as a wonderfully positive step in their long term plan to make the Anner Hotel one of the finest in the region. They plan to continue this growth in the coming years. They also believe that the presence of such a high quality hotel in the town will also act as a catalyst to help attract much needed new industry and employment to the town and will also enable them to attract extra prestigious events, weddings and conferences and tourists to Thurles. In addition, they believe, this new 4 Star rating for the Anner Hotel will enable them secure and grow the long term future for the 80+ team of staff now employed and will continue to greatly boost the town economically. This is a further endorsement of the impressive progress the hotel has made following the award in 2015 of the commendable Tripadvisor “Certificate of Excellence” rating combined with a 4 and a half star guest rating on Tripadvisor.
Prestige Wedding Venue:
The owners and management are also placing particular focus on establishing the Hotel as the prestige wedding venue in the region. They confirm that they have invested huge effort and resources in the facilities, management and service levels to provide a top class wedding experience and the 4 star rating testifies to this. They invite all intending brides and grooms to make an appointment with their wedding specialist Courtney to see for themselves. They inform us that they have received excellent feedback from all recent wedding events and new wedding bookings are flying in. They aim to be the wedding venue of choice for the discerning couple on their special day.
Hotel Facilities and Team:
The owners have completed a considerable makeover to the property which has greatly enhanced the hotel. The Management has made great progress in radically upgrading the food, function and bedroom quality as well as upgrading the vital quality of staff service. The hotel is a 96 Bedroom property in a beautiful landscaped garden setting. It has good sized and well appointed reception and function rooms and stylish restaurant/bar/bistro areas. It also has a fine Leisure Centre with 18 metre pool and gym, sauna, steam room etc. Finally it has a generous sized and modern business centre. The Anner is a family owned hotel, owned by local businessmen, Michael, PJ & Seamus Maher who are delighted with their first 2 years on board and are looking forward to many more. The hotel is also managed by a highly experienced and professional General Manager, Michael Boyle, who has brought his extensive hotel management experience and expertise to the hotel. This is combined with a strong rejuvenated Management team made up of loyal existing staff and new talent introduced. The team includes new expert Head Chef Darren Brooks, the Weddings and Events Specialist Courtney Hyland, and Departmental Managers for Reception, Functions, Rooms and Housekeeping, Business Centre and Leisure Centre.
Brocka on the Water
Approximately half ways between Coolbawn and Ballinderry is the award winning restaurant of Brocka On The Water.
Renowned family-run restaurant and in an idyllic setting, with great hospitality, organic garden & traditional kitchen.
Rave reviews in national and international newspapers and magazines are the norm here, such as this one from The World of Hibernia magazine, an American publication which listed Brocka On The water in Ireland's Top 50 restaurants.
Please visit BrockaOnTheWater for more.