Visitor Guides and Media

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.

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Take Time to Discover Tipperary

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.

Fiacri Country House Restaurant & Cookery School is situated in the heart of the North Tipperary countryside on the Laois border.
Fiacri Country House Restaurant is a well established restaurant run by husband and wife team Ailish and Enda Hennessy.
The menu is seasonal driven. A five course menu is on offer with a wide variety of starters and main courses

Menu's are available on Our website

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Enda Hennessy
Address: 
Boolereagh
Knock
Roscrea
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)505 43017
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This former Protestant church, now restored as a heritage centre, was once part of the Pre-Reformation burial ground and church site of Carrick Mor. The centre is situated on the main street of Carrick-on-suir in County Tipperary.

It's interesting gravestones include a memorial to Thomas Butler, who died in 1604, an illegitimate son of Thomas, tenth Earl of Ormonde. Buried here too is Dorothea Herbert, 1770-1829, daughter of the eighteenth century rector and author of 'Retrospections'. Many local artefacts and photographs are on display.

Carrick-On-Suir Ancestry was founded in 1994 to assist those who wished to trace their ancestry. Genealogical research is a time consuming process and normally takes about eight to twelve weeks to achieve a result by our committed and experienced researchers.

Should you wish to visit us at Carrick-on-Suir Heritage Centre to start the process of sourcing your ancestry we recommend, well in advance of your visit, that you complete our genealogy research form, available in the research services section. However, should you decide to visit you will be made most welcome by the staff to discuss your query.
The Heritage Centre also houses the Butler Church plate collection.

The Heritage Centre also provides a research service. Records and sources include:

Carrick on Suir 1799 Census
Church records of baptisms and marriages
Civil (State) Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths
Tithe Records
Griffiths Valuation
Land Records
1901 Census
1911 Census
Graveyard inscriptions

Please note, as Carrick-on-Suir is located on the borders of South Tipperary, South Kilkenny and County Waterford these sources will also be searched.
Visit our website for more information on this service.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Mr Patrick Fitzgerald
Address: 
Heritage Centre
Main Street
Carrick-On-Suir
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)51 640200
+353 (0)86 0869166
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  • postcard of clonmel From a message in time exhibition Clonmel Tipperary
  • the launch of the exhibition a message in time Clonmel Tipperary
  • textile artist Katie Hanlan at Tipperary County Museums exhibition launch of a message in time
  • the location of the exhibition a message in time
  • artist James Earley

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

‘A Message in Time’ is an exhibit which examines our obsession with communication, and how this continues to evolve and change as new technologies come on-stream. At the heart of the exhibition is Tipperary County Museum’s extraordinary collection of vintage postcards and stamps, many of which have never been on public display before. The postcards convey Tipperary’s changing landscapes over the past decades. They tell us stories of life during wartime, how visiting tourists viewed our Irish villages and seaside resorts, Irish people’s experiences abroad, and lovers experiencing both joy and heartbreak. Companies used postcards to promote their businesses, while satirical postcards poked fun at Irish political issues.
“The inspiration for our new exhibition came first and foremost from our postcard collection”, says Museum Curator Marie McMahon. “However, we soon realised it was impossible to tell that story in isolation. We ended up looking at the process of ‘messaging’ in all its forms, whether that is a cave painting of 30,000 years ago or a tweet sent yesterday. It is the same principle, just a different way of doing it.”

With this in mind the Tipperary County Museum invested heavily into this exhibition. Collaborating with Clonmel’s Junction Festival, they engaged with three nationally acclaimed artists- James Earley (Graffiti & Graphic Artist), Katie Hanlan (Knitted Textile Artist), Lay of the Land (Visual & Textile Artists)- to add their pieces inspired by postcards to the ‘A Message In Time’ exhibition.

The Clonmel Junction Festival has been running in Clonmel for approximately 20 years. This is Tipperary County Museum’s first collaboration with the Festival and is proving engaging, inspirational and productive.

Tipperary County Museum also worked with two 3rd Year LIT students Reece & Kevin, who are studying ‘Creative Multi Media’ and ‘Digital Animation Production’. The students researched the Museum’s postcard and written collection to create visual narratives and animations with the aim to get the public participating and engaging with the exhibition.

The new exhibition breaks new ground for the Museum and promises to be an entertaining and thought-provoking journey through part of our collective consciousness as humans. For all of us culture vultures, this is not to be missed!

A Message in Time runs from July 3rd 2017 – June 2018, and admission is free.


Come to the Hotel Minella & enjoy these great special offers

Hotel Minella Clonmel is nestled between the Comeragh Mountains and the River Suir in Clonmel, County Tipperary. The original Georgian house was built by the Malcomsoms in 1863, and the Minella was opened as a hotel by Mr & Mrs Jack Nallen in 1963.
Minella can host a wide range of events, including weddings, corporate meetings, conferences and private dining. In beautiful tranquil surroundings of the River Suir, the fabulous four star hotel is only a 5 minute drive from the town centre of Clonmel in County Tipperary with lots of shopping and entertainment
The Minella has seen much change over the years, including up to date technology, and the addition of the award winning leisure facilities at Club Minella. Hotel Minella offers a choice of 90 Classic and Contemporary bedrooms, including four superior suites with balconies, two of which have private outdoor hot tubs.The Hotel Minella Restaurant is inviting and cosy and is renowned for its excellent quality food and warm personal service.
The hotel is owned and managed by the Nallen family for 50 Years.

Family breaks in Clonmel
(1) 2 Nights B&B for a family room 2 adults & 2 Children (under 14years) €300.00
Included a welcome pack for the children , children's packs, Trasses apple juice & O'Donnell's crisps
Full use of club Minella & children's playground.

(2) 2 Nights B&B for a family interconnecting room 2 adults & 3 Children (under 14years)
Included a welcome pack for the children , childrens packs, Trasses apple juice & O Donnells crisps
Full use of Club Minella & children's playground. Admission to cahir castle & swiss cottage €380.00

(3) The Tipperary Garden Break
2 Nights B&B and admission to 3 Tipperary gardens on the Tipperary Garden trail
(1 within walking distance of the Hotel)
Tea & coffee & home made cake each afternoon . €265.00 2 persons

Check out the horse-racing background of the hotel here - Minella Racing
or visit the website here - The Minella Clonmel

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Frontdesk
Address: 
Coleville Road,
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 52 6122388
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Maryville Bed & Breakfast

Maryville Bed & Breakfast is a high quality en-suite accommodation with T.V, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities and free WiFi. We also have a breakfast conservatory and a garden with patio area.

Set in the pretty village of Ballycommon on the outskirts of Nenagh. Only 150 metres to the Thatched Cottage bar and restaurant.

We are located on the R495 to Dromineer Bay on Lough Derg, this makes us an ideal base for all water sports, walking and cycling. It is a great location for touring Lough Derg and the surrounding region.

Complimentary tea/coffee and home baking on arrival and a warm welcome is assured.

For more information, please visit us at Maryville B and B

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Mr William Hayes
Address: 
Ballycommon (Near Dromineer)
Near Dromineer
Nenagh
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)67 32531
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A network of Visitor Information Points around the country, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, provide a tourist information service that includes, local information on attractions, activities and events.

For opening times please contact us directly.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Mr Patrick Fitzgerald
Address: 
Heritage Centre
Main Street
Carrick On Suir
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (51) 640200
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The Apple Farm

The Apple Farm is home to some of the tastiest fruits you can imagine, grown naturally in the soil, and harvested when perfectly ripe, just as nature intended.
If you have never tried fruits this good; so good that you can't stop eating them, then it's an experience you need to try. The Apple Farm has ready-picked fruits such as strawberries, raspberries and cherries right through the summer.
In the autumn, there are plums and apples. The orchards boast more than fifty different eating apples, including traditional Irish varieties, harvested almost every day from August until November.
Right through the winter you can see juices and cider being made, both natural and sparkling, which takes place right on the farm. And these aren't just any juices, they are award-winners, having collected Bridgestone's, National Fruit Show Awards (UK), and an Irish Food Awards Silver Medal too.
For the food connoisseur who wants more than fruit, juice, jams and cider the farm shop stocks a small range of additional local produce, including apple tarts, apple syrup, balsamic cider vinegar, organic cheese and oils,
The Apple Farm is open all year round, until 6pm in winter, and until 8pm in summer. Call in, take a walk around, try some of the delicious produce, and relax.

Please visit Our Website for more information.

Location: 
Address: 
Moorstown
Cahir
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)52 744 1459
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The town of Templemore, County Tipperary is on the plain beneath the eastern slopes of the Devil's Bit mountain range, in the centre of the upper Suir Valley, a prosperous agricultural area. Templemore, Tipperary is defined by the Devil's Bit mountain range to the west, by Barnalisheen and Baunmore bogs to the east, by Roscrea (17Km) town to the north and by Thurles town (12Km) to the south. Templemore is situated in the north of County Tipperary.

The townland on which the town is built is Kiltillane (Cill Silean- Sheelans Church). Later a large church was built; the ruins of which can be seen in the Town Park. It is from this church that the town got its present name ' An TEAMPALL MÓR',(large or Grand Temple) Templemore. The Town Park is an excellent resource for visitors and locals and is definitely worth visiting if you are in this area whether it's for a walk or a picnic or to use the playground.

Templemore, County Tipperary is a great base to explore Tipperary and the surrounding counties. There is a hotel in the centre of the town and plenty of Bed and Breakfast close to the area. The Devil's Bit mountain range is within easy reach for walking and hiking enthusiasts. There are visitor farms for families, a local brewery (White Gypsy) and great local eateries to whet your appetite during your visit to Templemore.

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Hollymount House

A warm Irish welcome awaits you at Hollymount House.
Perched on a mountainside amid lush woodlands in a quiet and tranquil setting,
Hollymount is my little piece of Heaven I wish to share with you.

We are overlooking the beautiful heritage town of Cahir with the castle standing proudly on the river Suir, which is the centre of excellence for Brown Trout fishing.
A leisurely walk by the river, through the woods will take you down to the famous Swiss Cottage.

Cahir also has a wonderful golf course.

Mitchelstown caves is located a few kilometres off the old Cork road and many Mountains for the Hill walker to climb.

Cahir is at the crossroads of Munster, which makes it the ideal place to use as your touring base. We are 2 klms from the town centre. Come, relax and enjoy coffee in our garden, taking in the beautiful panoramic landscape for miles and miles. Let life's cares pass you by.

I look forward to having you as my guest @ HollymountHouse

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Ms Margaret Neville
Address: 
Upper Cahir Abbey
Cahir
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)52 7442888
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Abbeyview Bed & Breakfast

Abbeyview Bed & Breakfast is a recently built, spacious house offering bed and breakfast accommodation in Nenagh Co. Tipperary.

Each bedroom is fully en-suite with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Each room is spacious and decorated to the highest standard to ensure the most comfortable night's sleep.
Each room has its own dedicated en-suite with toilet, hand basin and shower unit, and complimentary toiletries.

For Rooms & Rates, Please visit AbbeyviewB&B

Your host: Siobhan O'Dwyer

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Ms Siobhan O'Dwyer
Address: 
Lisbunny
Dublin Road
Nenagh
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)67 41554
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O' Briens Cashel Lodge is ideally positioned just a few minutes from Cashel Town Centre, but far enough away to provide a tranquil holiday in a scenic setting.
Found on a working farm, the park is an ideal accommodation for couples, families and groups visiting County Tipperary.

On the grounds, visitors can relax in the gardens while taking in views of the famous Rock of Cashel and Hoare Abbey. The camping park, which welcomes campervans and tents, has all the necessary facilities to ensure guests enjoy their stay. There are women's and men's showers and toilet facilities, as well as a camper's kitchen with refrigerator, cooker and kettle.

Additionally, Cashel Lodge is a 200-year-old stone building available for self-catering and bed-and-breakfast accommodation.

Cashel is home to Hoare Abbey and the famous Rock of Cashel, one of the most visited attractions in Ireland. The town is also extremely central, making the camping park an ideal base for touring the region. It is only one hour from Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Kilkenny, while Dublin City is two hours away.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Mr Tom O Brien
Address: 
Rock House
St Patrick's Rock
Cashel
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (62) 61003
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Boolakennedy Self Catering Luxury Farm Cottages Cahir, Tipperary, Ireland, offering you a choice of two luxurious homesteads for your perfect holiday. Boolakennedy or in “gaeilge” the Irish language (Buaile Ui Chinneide) is set in unique countryside at the foot of the Galtee mountains in the beautiful county of Tipperary that borders with Limerick, Cork and Waterford, these are in the province of Munster along with Kerry & Clare offering you a world of possibilities for your stay with us.

Mary Kate’s farmhouse and John’s Dairy, between them, share over 250 years of Lonergan family history. They rest on the same site and are available individually or simultaneously. Lovingly and carefully brought into the 21st Century, they now provide warm, comfortable and luxurious accommodation to whoever visits.

Our aim to please at Boolakennedy is shown by our warm welcome from the moment you arrive and our commitment to make your experience with us enjoyable and memorable be it for a week, or two, or just a weekend in winter time.

Travelling from outside Ireland and don’t want the inconvenience of hiring a vehicle or just tired of driving, then why not choose our premium package! Collection and return to an airport or ferry terminal, then upon your stay day tours can be arranged to suit all types of interests be it historical, walking, cycle drop-offs, golf, fishing or whatever takes your fancy.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Paul Lonergan
Address: 
Boolakennedy
Cahir
Co Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 86 8388848
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The award-winning Coach House Cottages are located on a farm just 6km from Lough Derg and the River Shannon.
They are within walking distance of the historic and picturesque village of Lorrha, County Tipperary.
Coach House Cottages holiday rentals are the ideal location for you to drop anchor and relax or to use as a base for exploring the surrounding countryside or further afield.

The Coach House and stables (now listed heritage buildings) have been converted into five comfortable holiday homes suitable for families and couples.

The Coach House Cottages are well-equipped cottages. They have a kitchen/living area and a dining area that overlooks open farm land with cattle and sheep.
Guests of the cottages can enjoy a large stone and brick fireplace with cast iron stove, pine ceilings and furniture. On the property guests can also make use of the sauna, laundry room, tourist information area and DVD library. The owner's boat and bicycles are available free, subject to availability.

There are many pursuits in the countryside, such as bird watching, photography, cycling and walking. Portumna Forest Park, which is a 10-minute drive away, has 50km of walking and cycling trails. Excellent looped trails are also available in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, which are within easy reach. Horse riding and pony trekking can be enjoyed nearby and for golfers there are several superb courses in the area.
Lough Derg offers opportunities for a wide variety of water sports, and fishing (both lake and river) is close by.
Detailed maps on walking trails in the region can be supplied.

All houses are Fáilte Ireland (Irish Tourist Board) Approved 3 & 4 star rating.
WIFI available on site.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Mr Roland Dyer
Address: 
The Old Rectory
Lorrha
Nenagh
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)90 7947010
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Munster Vales - New Marketing Plan

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

The Board of Munster Vales 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. To date three successful workshops have been held in Cahir, Bruff and Dungarvan with the support of over 160 tourism providers. A critical element in the process of developing the "market ready bundles" is this work with the tourism service providers and stakeholders, exploring opportunities for collaboration within the sector and thinking collectively about initiatives which will enable Munster Vales to fulfil its intention as the key inland destination in Irelands Ancient East.
The final Workshop and Networking Event where the highlights of the marketing plan will be presented will be held on Wednesday April 20th, with registration from 10am, in Hotel Minella, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The workshop will conclude no later than 1:30pm and light refreshments will be served.

Sinead Carr, Chairperson, Munster Vales is urging tourism providers to grasp this opportunity, ‘Don't miss out on this opportunity to participate as it will have direct benefits to you, your business and your area, your contribution is important. The workshop 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 continue planning and promoting for the 2016 season. As networking is a key activity on the morning, please bring your business cards and brochures (approx. 100). It is so important to get to know one another to create an opportunity for working together and / or to become familiar with the businesses in the Munster Vales for referrals and to increase visitor numbers and extend stays.’

This event is open to everyone in the Munster Vales area who has an interest in tourism. All are welcome to attend. Numbers are limited and registration in advance is essential. Please contact Brigid Dillon, Munster Vales Admin Support, indicating your intention to attend on or before Friday April 15th, with the name(s) of those who will be attending from your organisation or business to brigiddillon@stdc.ie.


Planet Spice

At planet Spice our emphasis is on the quality of food and it is equalled only by the importance we attach to the friendly and the efficient service we provide in this exciting and bustling atmosphere. Staff are highly trained and pride themselves on the personal attention they give to each table, making diners feel part of the planet spice family.
The established customer base of Planet Spice is broad, appealing to the full cross-section of the Community, including families and visitors from all over the country. The environment attracts a broad mix of age groups and wide pattern of use. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, avoiding alienating exclusivity. Customers come equally to celebrate a special occasion or simply to eat well at a reasonable price.

We take special care to ensure you have a fantastic night out. When placing your reservation please notify the receptionist of the nature of your occasion and we will be happy to provide balloon decorations,champagne, birthday desserts and photography. Customers are welcome to bring along their own celebration cakes and leave it with the receptionist prior to the event.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Anu Tarafder
Address: 
8 Mary St
Clonmel
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)52 617 6985
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Killenure Castle is a composition of architecture spanning over a period of 450 years. The ruinous monument is the last stronghold of the O'Dwyer Clan and is the only structure in Ireland to have 4 round towers.
It is a site that hosts both cultural and historical celebration.

It is a home to the current owners and their three small children. It is also home to a happy herd of Dexter cattle, a native breed of dwarf cattle that originated in the early 17th century in the locality.
There are Tea, coffee and Toilet facilities available. Private Hire is available of the property for events. Private tour guides are available on request.

Pop up boutique cultural events accruing during the year. There are Hotel and Guest Houses within the area.
Visit the Little Tea Room and even bring home some locally made cakes and jams.

Open on selected days throughout 2015.
May 10-31
June 1-30
Aug 22-30, 10.30am-2.30pm

To avoided disappointment please telephone for more information on visiting arrangements, etc,..

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Ms Eavaun Carmody
Address: 
Knockavilla
Dundrum
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)62 71498
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There is something rather attractive about round tower houses but sadly only a relatively small number were built, mostly in Munster.
Perhaps the finest to survive is the impressive early 16th century tower of the Purcells at Ballynahow.
It stands five storeys high with two internal vaults, each covering two storeys; the top storey was formerly covered by a conical timber roof carried on squinch arches.

Both the lower floors were dimly lit round chambers that were probably used for storage, though their size was relatively small because of the wall's thickness at this level.
The three storeys above were larger and approximated to a rectangular shape, with ogival and segmental headed windows.

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Address: 
Ballycahill
Thurles
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (67) 31610
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In Carrickbeg, just across the bridge from Carrick-on-Suir in County Waterford, people can discover St Molleran's Church.

It stands on the site of a 13th-century friary, fragments of which are incorporated into the present building.

The Earl of Ormond gave the land to the Franciscans, who occupied the site until the suppression of the monasteries under Henry VIII.

The front wall stands as a reminder of the Great Famine; peasants constructed it as part of a work-for-food project in the 1840s.

Location: 
Address: 
Carrickbeg
Carrick-on-Suir
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (51) 640340
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Things to see and do in Tipperary

Tipperary has a wealth of different entertainment facilities.

Experience

Fiddlers Retreat, Irish Music and Culture Courses offer you a unique opportunity to experience a holiday with a difference, taking in many of the cultural aspects of Ireland.

There are 2 course options available for you to choose from:
*The Appreciation Course is ideal for people wanting to enjoy a wide variety of cultural activities.
*The Irish Fiddle Course is devised for people who specifically want to focus on learning Irish Style of Fiddle playing and enjoy other cultural activities during the week.

The activities during the courses include a combination of the following: Irish music classes (beginners Tin Whistle tuition on The Appreciation Course and all levels of tuition on the Irish Fiddle Course).
Irish language workshops, escorted tours to the scenic and historic sights of the area, outings to local sporting events.
Cookery demonstrations, night-time Traditional Irish music sessions.

The course director is Theresa Bourke, teacher and former violinist with Bru Boru and Lord of the Dance.

Fiddlers Retreat is open throughout the year and is based in Co. Tipperary.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Ms Theresa Bourke
Address: 
Loughmore Village
Templemore
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (86) 8099661
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A splendid example of early Christian art and craftsmanship, these 8th century High Crosses are ornately carved with intricate Celtic designs. The base of each cross has carved figures depicting Biblical scenes including Daniel in the Lion’s Den and Adam naming the animals. Both crosses are made of sandstone and stand over 3 metres high. The Ahenny crosses are part of the Ossory group of High Crosses; Ossory was an ancient kingdom which straddled Tipperary and Kilkenny. They are evidence of a monastic settlement at this site. Situated to the east of Slievenamon Mountain, about 5 miles north of Carrick-on-Suir, Ahenny High Crosses are located in Kilclispeen graveyard.

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Address: 
Ahenny
Carrick-On-Suir
Tipperary
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  • Cluain Meala Tipperary
  • What's on in Tipperary this August
  • Galtee Mountains Tipperary
  • Terryglass Lough Derg Tipperary
  • Cahir Castle Tipperary

With the end of the summer holidays looming and the kids going back to school this month, there has never been a better time to enjoy some quality time with the family. August is the perfect month for adventures as the weather returns to its warm ‘back to school’ phase, so why not get out and about and experience some of the events that Tipperary has to offer? To make it easier for you to decide what to do, we’ve grouped together some of our favourite events in Tipperary for the month of August. We've put them in a group order. By the way, don't miss our newest temporary exhibition A Message in Time it's free and a super way to see how we've communicated through the ages. A must for culture vultures.

August 1-7 2017

DUNDRUM HOUSE GOLF CLUB OPEN WEEK

Fancy picking up a new hobby or just finding a new place to play? Get ready to fall in love with Tipperary’s great outdoors this week at Dundrum House Golf Club Open Week. The annual event is open to all, old members and new. For just 20 euro for visitors (and 8 for members), discover a new talent or even just a passion for golf. It is suggested that you book early to get your preferred tee times.
Contact name: The Golf shop
Telephone: 06271116

REPLAYING HAMLET

Cyclone Rep Theatre Company and Cahir Social and Historical Society have come together to present “Summer Shakespeare Season at the Castle”.

This series will feature modern and humorous adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece. “Replaying Hamlet” will be performed in the Great Hall, Cahir Castle on the 4th August at 8.15pm.

Tickets are €15 and are available from Cahir House Hotel
@ 052 744 3000 or contact info@cahirhousehotel.ie

August 5, 2017 — August 13, 2017

FESTIVAL CLUAIN MEALA

Clonmel Co. Tipperary

Clonmel in August promises to be full of Festival cheer with the return of Festival Cluain Meala from the 5th – 13th August. The town is to be transformed over nine summer days with bike races, gigs, busking, medieval village, medieval inn trail, culture and a family fun day, all focusing on free events. The successful collaboration of the three major festivals staged in Clonmel in August – the Medieval Walled Town Festival, the Suir Valley Three Day Cycling Festival and the Clonmel Busking Festival celebrate Clonmel’s rich tapestry of culture, sport and music. www.clonmelbuskingfestival.com

August 10, 2017 — August 13, 2017

CLONMEL BUSKING FESTIVAL

The 8th annual busking festival will take place from 10-13th August. With 4 days of live music and over 100 live bands, you will get to discover busking, new artists and lots of family fun including the family fun day in Denis Burke Park on Sunday. All music is free of charge.

On Saturday the 12th August the 2nd Bulmers Busking competition takes place, with 1500 euros in prize money up for grabs.

Contact Name: Eelco Beckers

Email: buskingfestival@yahoo.ie

085 8502289

August 12

Cheese tasting and walking on the Lough Derg Way

Garranmore, Newtown, Co Tipperary

Explore the beautiful views along the Lough Derg Way with a short guided walk and work up an appetite. After this, meet the cheesemongers Kay and Paddy on their farm and sample some deicious Derg Farmhouse Cheese.

Booking is essential, phone: 0868789973/0862431615

August 16, 2017 — August 20, 2017

TERRYGLASS ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

Terryglass Co. Tipperary

A whopping 5 days of Entertainment through the Arts. The Terryglass Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary arts festival celebrating creativity, talent, inspiration and enjoyment, which takes place annually on the shores of Lough Derg in County Tipperary.
The festival actively promotes access to and participation in the arts and the programme includes visual arts, dance, theater, literature, music, film, storytelling, and performance

https://www.facebook.com/TerryglassArtsFestival

August 18, 2017 — August 20, 2017

FEI SHEEHY CHALLENGE

Comeragh, Galty & Knockmealdown Mountains

Charity fundraiser aimed at the challenge hill walker who can self-navigate an open mountain. Participants can do one, two or three days of the challenge which incorporates the Comeragh, Galty and Knockmealdown Mountains.
Contact Name: Gerard Sheehy.

August 19 - August 20, 2017

LILY'S HAPPY DAY FESTIVAL

Lily's Bar Nenagh are hosting North Tipperary's no 1 festival, Lily's HappyDay's Festival, in the Nenagh Showgrounds the weekend of the 19th and 20th of August. The music festival will be over 2 days, packed with both local and national talent Headlined by the BLIZZARDS and JERRY FISH. Overnight camping is available for those who have come from afar or those who just want to make a weekend of it.

Tickets available now on www.eventbrite.com. STRICTLY OVER 18.

August 22, 2017

ENERGY IN AGRICULTURE

Event in Gurteen College

Tipperary County Council in partnership with Teagasc, Tipperary Energy Agency, the IFA and Gurteen College are running the ‘Energy in Agriculture’ event on the 22nd August, 2017 in Gurteen College. The event, which will be opened by Minister Naughton, will include national and international speakers on energy efficiency on farms, renewable energy developments and the legal and regulatory processes involved. The event will open with a panel discussion facilitated by Damien O’Reilly who hosts RTEs Countrywide and will also include practical demonstrations of technologies and trade exhibitions.

No admission charge.

More information on www.energyinagriculture.ie

Ashley Park House

Ashley Park House was known until the eighteenth century as Rathone, ‘earthen fort’, a name derived from several Neolithic ring forts found in the estate. The first known reference to the site occurs in 1640 when the lands of Rathone were recorded in the ownership of John Grace of Ballylensey. At this time it appears that there was at least one dwelling on site, on the island in Lough Ourna. Another record of 1640 notes a thatched cottage standing besides an already ruined castle, or tower house, part of which still survives. By 1660 the lands had passed to an Englishman, Peter Foxwell, who lost them through the Cromwellian Grantees to a Samuel Wade.
The original house of Ashley Park is believed to have been built in about 1700 by John Head, a native of Waterford. In 1692 Head augmented his fortune by marrying Samuel Wade’s daughter, Elizabeth and, partly with her money, proceeded to build a gentry house on land to the north of the lough. Sadly, no illustrations of the original house are known to have survived nor any maps to record any formal layout which may have been around it.

Special Offers from Ashley Park
Ashley Park Country Home is offering a getaway break for you to try your hand at archery or fishing. Enjoy your day while being guided to the best fishing locations in the region.Feast on a delicious four course banquet after your day on the lake. During your stay explore the magnificent gardens and fairy trails at Ashley Park.

Total Price for a two night stay with either fishing or archery with dinner €250 per person.
or
A one night stay with dinner and massage €150 per person.
or
An afternoon golfing, dinner and an after dinner drink by the fire and a one night stay in the Four Poster bed room and a late breakfast next morning for €130.

Contact Margaret now to make your booking or visit Ashley Park

Location: 
Contact Name: 
PJ or Margaret
Address: 
Ashley Park Country House
Nenagh
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)67 38223
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Our coaches are maintained to the highest standard at our state of the art maintenance facility with 3 26m bays so that six vehicles can be tested at any one time.
Our sister company Tipperary Testing Centre is a Government Approved DOE Commercial Vehicle testing centre Est. in 1982.

We have vast experience in advising people how keep their vehicles in top shape in our ever increasing road safety conscious times.

We have a modern fleet of vehicles ranging in size. From 10 to 53 seater's we provide coaches for all major sporting events, airport transfers, concerts, day trips, weddings, corporate events, school tours all occasions are catered for.

We can also provide coaches with toilet facilities and Dvd players for your longer trips.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Mr Matt Kavanagh
Address: 
Limerick Road
Tipperary
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (62) 51563
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Carrigeen Castle

Carrigeen Castle is a Historic castellated (former prison) home, adapted for use as the Bridewell of Cahir, 1812-15. Bedrooms are in former cells and keepers rooms with many original features, accessed by a cut limestone spiral staircase tower.
A comfortable, spacious building overlooking the town and encircled by a walled garden.
Architecturally listed and in family ownership since 1919. Centrally located, near bus and train stations and restaurants.

Please visit CarrigeenCastle for availability and Tariff's .

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Ms Peig Butler
Address: 
Mitchelstown Road
Cahir
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)52 7441370
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Found in the historic town of Cashel, County Tipperary, the Bolton Library contains a unique collection of antiquarian books and is the finest collection outside of Dublin.
The books were collected by Archbishop Theophilis Bolton, Archbishop of Cashel from 1730 to 1744.
The library is now housed in the Chapter House situated in the grounds of the Cathedral Church of St Patrick's Rock and St John the Baptist in John Street.

The collection contains a wide range of subjects and includes a 12th-century manuscript, the Nuremnberg Chronicle, and works by Dante, Swift, Calvin, Erasmus and Machiavelli.
Also on display are maps and church silver.

Organised tours may be available by prior arrangement.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Dr Phillip Knowles
Address: 
John Street
Cashel
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (62) 61232
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Here in the heart of the midlands, Roscrea, Tipperary is one the oldest and most historic towns in Ireland. For thousands of years people have lived in the valley between the Slieve Bloom and the Devils bit mountains. The antiquities and monuments date as far back as the Stone Age and every succeeding age has left its own unique mark on the town and district. The town can trace its roots back to three of the sources our ancient towns have come from, the Aonach, the monastery and the castle. Because of this diversity in origin Roscrea has a wide variety of monuments and stories such as Monaincha, the thirty-first wonder of the world, and Aonach Éile, the great fair of Ely that merchants would come from foreign lands to see. Nowadays these amazing monuments stand as mute sentinels, reminding us of a history and culture.

Visit Roscrea Castle and Damer House on your next trip to Roscrea and take in the Blackmills Visitor Centre, all located in the heart of the town. There are plenty of accommodation options with two hotels in Roscrea and bed and breakfasts around the town and surrounding area. Roscrea is close to the Slieve Blooms and the Devil's Bit which are ideal locations for walking and hiking enthusiasts. Local pubs have tradtitional Irish music sessions throughout the year and the town has a good choice of restaurants and cafes to entice you in and sample the local Tipperary produce.

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Founding Of Holycross Abbey

The Holycross Abbey (Mainistir na Croise Naofa) in Tipperary is a restored Cistercian monastery in Holycross near Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland, situated on the River Suir.
It takes its name from a relic of the True Cross or Holy rood. The fragment of that Holy rood was brought to Ireland by the Plantagenet Queen, Isabella of Angoulême, around 1233. She was the widow of King John and bestowed the relic on the original Cistercian Monastery in Thurles, which she then rebuilt, and which was thenceforth thereby named Holycross Abbey.

Tradition presents a picture of a visit by King Donal Mór O’Brien with a retinue of bishops and chieftains to his place, where there was already a monastery or hermitage following a Celtic rule of life. The Cistercian Rule, having spread throughout Europe with amazing rapidity had been introduced to Ireland some forty years previously by St. Malachy, Archbishop of Armagh, and now King Donal proposed to endow a Cistercian monastery with large tracts of land here by the Suir in the country of the O’Fogartys, his mother’s people.
The group of monks who founded (or ‘colonised’) this monastery came from Monasteranenagh (Mainister, near Croom, Co. Limerick). Monasteranenagh had been colonised from Mellifont and Mellifont from Clairveaux in France, whose abbot, St. Bernard, was a friend of St. Malachy. The first Cistercians, aiming at a hidden and silent life, drew up a simple Rule. The monasteries were to be in remote places and the monks were to be self-supporting through working the monastic lands themselves, hence a sizeable estate was needed.

The Cistercian plan grouped the building in a square with the church on the North side, an East range including the sacristy, chapter house and parlour, the kitchen and refectory (dining hall) on the South side, and in the West Range, the cellars and foodstores. In the centre was the cloister garth, a grass-covered square with a roofed-in walk around it. On the first floor in the East Range was the dormitory for the choir monks while the dormitory of the lay brothers was similarly provided in the West range.
Life was austere and silent, devoted to prayer and work. Community prayer was distributed over seven periods each day, beginning at 2 am, and consisted of the chanting of the Divine Office (psalms and readings); there was also the Conventual (community) Mass. The abbey church was bare and plain, with whitewashed walls which reflected light coming mainly from the windows on the North side.

Please visit the website for more details.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Fr. Tom J. Breen
Thurles
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)504 43124
+353 (0)504 43118
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Ach na Sheen

Ach na Sheen is a family run guest house just five minutes walk from the centre of Tipperary Town. The building has a spacious feel both inside and out with a large lounge and dining room overlooking mature gardens and the beautiful Galtee Mountains.

Ach na Sheen has eight bedrooms, all of which are ensuite, with TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Iron, ironing board and hairdryer are available on request. General facilities include complimentary tea or coffee, early alarm calls and babysitting service.

Local amenities include a theatre and cinema complex, as well as a top of the range sports and leisure centre with an adjacent 25 metre pool. Golf can be arranged at any one of three championship courses nearby. It is centrally located close to Limerick junction racecourse and three miles from scenic Glen of Aherlow for hillwalkers and fishermen.

AchNaSheen GuestHouse

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Mrs Sylvia Noonan
Address: 
Clonmel Road
Tipperary Town
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (62) 51298
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O 'Ceallachain's is a friendly family run Bar & Bistro based on the Main Street in Carrick On Suir.

O 'Ceallachain's serve food daily from 12pm until 6.45pm featuring local produce and supply a full accompaniment of beverages.

O 'Ceallachain's can provide a private modern function room which caters for all types of occasions and is supplied free of charge.

Customers can take a short stroll to view Ireland's only Tudor Manor or visit one of Ireland's largest outdoor murals, both rest on the banks of the River Suir.
Carrick On Suir is also perfectly situated for hiking/hill walking as The Comeragh and Slieve na mban Mountains are within 20 minutes drive of the town centre.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Mr Brian and Neil o Callaghan
Address: 
57 Main Street
Carrick on Suir
Tipperary
Tipperary
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Phone: 
+353 (0)51 645502
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Come and experience the magic of the Devil's Bit mountain on horseback.

Devil's Bit Pony Trekking caters for people of every level of experience.

Devil's Bit Pony Trekking cater for all individuals and groups of all levels. We are professional pony trekking business that caters for corporate and team building days.

Rates are two hourly, half day and full day.

If you're into horse riding in Ireland you need to visit Devil's Bit as it is a great place to ride with its majestic scenery and beautiful landscape.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Maura Bergin
Address: 
Templemore
Tipperary
Phone: 
083 8661666
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Coach Road Inn is located within walking distance of the Tourist Information Point, the Nature Park and Aherlow House Hotel.

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Address: 
Coach Road Inn
Newtown
Glen Of Aherlow
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)62 56240
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Tinhalla Golf Course is an 18-hole par-3 course with two par four holes. To practice your professional or beginner's swing, a floodlit driving range is at the golf complex and a beautifully kept putting green is open to perfect the final score card. Set in the beautiful settings of the Suir Valley, Tinhalla is open all year round to beginners and professionals alike.
Players are welcome to pay and play, go away and come back and play again on the same day.

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Contact Name: 
Mr Humphrey O'Sullivan
Address: 
Tinhalla Cross
Carrick On Suir
Waterford
Phone: 
+353 (0)51 640338
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Upper Limits in Upperchurch

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

This month, we are starting off with an activity!

Upper Limits in Upperchurch is Tipperary’s only indoor climbing and bouldering wall. Based in Upperchurch (15 kms from Thurles), the centre has been open since 2013. The 8 metre wall is suitable for everyone over 6 years old looking for a fun challenge and only costs €7 per person for a session lasting up to 2.5 hours. No experience is needed and all fitness levels are welcomed. Upper Limits is open every Wednesday and Thursday evening from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturday mornings from 10 to 12.30pm. Bookings are advisable as numbers per session are limited. The team at Upper Limits (who are all volunteers) cater for groups and birthday parties outside these times. Contact 087 391 9190 to book. All equipment is provided - just bring runners, comfortable clothes and a sense of adventure!

The vast majority of users are from Tipperary – either for social climbing (for example a number of climbing groups use it throughout the winter months), birthday parties, school tours, scouts and guides, and company day outs. If you have guests that are looking for a great wet weather activity or a family challenge, consider recommend Upper Limits to them.

Check out some More Details here

Upperchurch is home to some fantastic national looped walks also. You will find them here


The River House Restaurant & Cafe Bar

Situated across the street from one of Ireland’s best known tourist attractions, Cahir Castle, The River House Restaurant & Cafe Bar is a stylish, friendly and relaxing setting, serving a variety of food & drink to suit all tastes. The River House is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Tipperary offering some of the best food in Tipperary.

Café Bar
Enjoy a relaxing drink at the bar before or after your meal at the River House.

You can book the River House for your party or any other event. We can cater for up to 65 people comfortably.

Please visit The River House

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Contact Name: 
Jennifer Maher
Address: 
1 Castle Street
Cahir
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)52 7441951
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Killmacomma is a mature garden located in County Waterford. Set on an expansive site, it has been developed by Pauline and Pat Hegarty over the past 30 years.
The garden is located in a scenic area just 3km from Clonmel, County Tipperary and is overlooked by wooded areas back and front.

The garden has a neutral soil that allows acid-loving plants to flourish. It contains a variety of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. The garden is divided into different areas, some of which contain natural stone features, small ponds and a Japanese section.

In the Viking Irish Garden Awards 2008, Killmacomma achieved the award for the best garden in County Waterford.

Facilities
Garden is wheelchair accessible

Opening Times
From May to September Appointment Only

Admission Fee
€6.00
Proceeds to charity

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Ms Pauline Hegarty
Address: 
Kilmacomma
Clonmel
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)87 7632231
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Bansha Castle is one of Ireland's best kept secret getaways. The historic estate offers visitors a haven of rest and relaxation in County Tipperary. The lovely old country house, dating from the 18th Century is set in private grounds with mature gardens, backed by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee Mountains.

Once owned by General Sir William Butler, the Butlers of Ormond crest is still evident on the façade of the round tower, highlighting the rich heritage of this unique residence.

Downstairs, guests will find a newly refurbished and fully equipped country style kitchen. There is an elegant dining room with the space to seat 15 to 18 people, an anteroom with full snooker table and spacious lounge. Outside, there is a garden, patio and barbecue area so guests can make the most of warm, sunny days. The first and second floors, meanwhile, comprise seven lovely bedrooms, where guests are sure to enjoy a restful night's sleep.

Set just 500 metres north of Bansha Village, the castle is ideally positioned within an hour of Cork, Kilkenny and Limerick. Within about 15km, guests will find three highly rated 18 hole golf courses. The area also boasts extensive walking and cycling routes, fishing, tennis and horse racing. Local places of interest include the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and Holy Cross Abbey.

Bansha Castle plays host to intimate and unique gatherings, including wedding blessings, civil wedding ceremonies, corporate events, business meetings, birthday and anniversary celebrations, and family reunions.

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Contact Name: 
Mrs Teresa Russell
Address: 
Bansha
Bansha
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)62 54187
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The village of Lorrha boasts a number of fascinating religious sites, including the place where St Ruadhan founded a monastery in 540.

The present church ruins, situated about 30km from Nenagh, County Tipperary, date from about 1000 A.D.

Visitors to the historic site won’t want to miss the opportunity to see the remains of two high crosses, found in the churchyard.

They date back to 750 and are among the oldest of their kind in Ireland. St Ruadhan’s Well, which served as the monastic settlement's main source of water is also nearby.

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Contact Name: 
Mr Roland Dyer
Address: 
Lorrha
Nenagh
Lorrha
Tipperary
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Festivals and Events in Tipperary

For visitors and residents alike, there are lots of festivals and events planned during the year.

Festivals


Fishing for Kids

Fishing For Kids believe they can open up a whole new world of outdoor adventure, where each child is left with a lasting impression and memories that will bring them back to the water time and time again.

We are located in the beautiful picturesque area of Ballina/Killaloe Co. Clare. Lough Derg is well known worldwide. The most southerly lake on the River Shannon.
It is famous for its stocks of pike and trout.

We offer fishing day courses for children, giving them the knowledge required to select, set up and operate a standard spinning fishing rod, select various baits and lures and choose the correct worms. Having caught a fish, they are then taught how to unhook it and release it unharmed back into the water.
Children will also learn safety and responsibility near and on the water.

Killaloe is easily reachable as it is just 10 minutes from Nenagh and 20 minutes from Limerick City. This scenic area is the ideal place for a family holiday.
With lots of things to see and do, Killaloe can keep the family happy.
A day at Fishing for Kids will entertain children and introduce them to a new lifestyle and a new hobby to keep them entertained for the rest of their lives.

We strive to ensure each child gets as much enjoyment as possible from his/her outing.

Please visit The Website for more details.

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Address: 
Fishing For Kids
Killaloe
Clare
Phone: 
+353 (86) 7856633
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Fethard Town Walls

Fethard is undoubtedly the best example of a medieval walled town in Ireland. Founded around 1200 by the Norman Lord William de Braose, the Town Walls, Holy Trinity Church, the Augustinian Abbey and Fethard Tholsel are amongst the reminders of Fethard’s long history which survive to this day.

Fethard Town Walls dates from 1292 when King Edward I of England made provision to the burgesses of Fethard for ‘the inclosing of their village and the greater security of Ireland.’ Further murage grants followed in 1375 and 1409. Most of the great sweep of wall visible today is likely to be attributable to the five year murage levy of 1450–1455 granted during the Lord Lieutenancy of Richard, Duke of York prior to his claim on the English throne (Wars of the Roses 1455-1485). Subsequent 12-year maintenance-and-repair grants followed in 1456 to 1468 and 1468 to 1480. Despite the various works, the fortifications were insufficient to prevent the burning of the town by Garret Fitzgerald in the spring of 1468, avenging the judicial murder of Thomas Fitzgerald, Earl of Desmond.

Fethard Town Walls highest point is in the north section where early masonry still stands to the height of 7.8m. Originally there were five gates into the town. Today only the North Gate remains standing. Fethard also has one of Ireland’s most significant urban tower houses in Court Castle and a rare fifteenth century hall house, Edmond’s Castle, which is incorporated into the Town Wall.
The 'magnificent Thosel (Town Hall), dating from the early 1600s' was built as an almshouse for six indigent men c.1600, and came into use as a town hall some time after 1763.
It is the subject of a major restoration project that will provide a tourist gateway to the town with a café, exhibition spaces and unique tourist accommodation.

These and other features can be viewed by walking the 2 km historic town trail. Watch out for the geese and the Sheela-na-Gig at Watergate Street. Fethard has a strong association with horse racing and is home to the world-renowned Coolmore Stud.
It also has numerous pubs and bars with music and craic galore.

More on Fethard

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Contact Name: 
Fethard Community Council Office
Fethard
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)52 6131000
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  • Things to do this summer in Tipperary with kids
  • The celtic plantarium Dundrum
  • The Devils Bit Tipperary
  • Rock of Cashel Tipperary
  • Cahir Castle Tipperary
  • Roscrea Castle Tipperary
  • The Swiss Cottage Tipperary
  • Woodlands at the Marl Bog Tipperary
  • Lough Derg Tipperary

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

1. BRÚ BORÚ HERITAGE CENTRE AND THE ROCK OF CASHEL

Set in the gorgeous Golden Vale, the Rock of Cashel is a movie set designer’s dream: a medieval round tower, chapel, cathedral and castle within a wall high on a grassy outcrop. Having even seated Brian Boru in the late 10th century, it was later granted to the Church and was used after the 17th century sacking by Cromwellian troops. The castle translates as “stone fort”, and is a perfect place to explore and let imaginations run wild. Wandering around alone, or listening to the lively narrations of a guide, you can even look around the 12th-century Romanesque building, Cormac’s Chapel. Family admission price: €11.50

A national culture centre, Brú Ború is set at the foot of the Rock of Cashel. The village, designed around a village green, include folk theatre, a genealogy centre, restaurant and even more. Admission is free to some parts but exhibition prices are listed in the centre.

2. ROSCREA CASTLE, CHURCH, HIGH CROSS, AND ROUND TOWER.

Families can find lots of interesting visitor sights in Roscrea. Standing on the grounds of Darmer Hous, an 18th-century building that shows off its pre-Palladian architecture, it’s presumed that King John built the castle in 1213. Guests can visit St Cronan's Church and round tower. Only the west facade of the remains of the 12th century romanesque church. Family admission: €10

After exploring the locality, bring your swim gear and head to Roscrea Leisure Centre. With a super slide and family changing rooms, it's a perfect place to bring the kids. And after working up an appetite after a busy day, visit the café there too.

3. SWISS COTTAGE, CAHIR.

This beautiful attraction is actually national monument and is regarded as one of the finest ‘cottage ornee’ in Europe. Built in 1810 for Richard Butler and his wife, Lord and Lady of Cahir, it was designed by famous architect John Nash. The little house was inspired by nature and is the perfect place to spark your curiosity and imagination.

4. CAHIR CASTLE AND THE SENSORY AND MOBILITY GARDEN.

Another fabulous castle to visit with the kids, Cahir Castle was once a stronghold for the Butler family. The castle still has much of its original structure. The castles attractions include an excellent audio-video show which narrates the life of the castle. Family admission: €8

Sensory & Mobility Garden in Church St. is also a great place in Cahir to take the kids. Specially created to be accessible and enjoyable to all, but particularly for people with disabilities. It contains many varied features, such as scented plants, sculptures, water features, Braille signs, pathways of different textures and much to stimulate the senses and is also a mobility practice area.

5. FETHARD FOLK FARM AND TRANSPORT MUSEUM

Situated in Fethard County Tipperary, the Fethard Folk Farm and Transport Museum specialises in transport as well as folk and farm life. The Museum is housed in a railway goods shed which was built in 1879. Displays in the Museum contains more than 1200 exhibits.
The grounds include a cafe, picnic facilities, toilets, provision for the disabled, a well-equipped playground and ample free parking, all providing a perfect family day out with the kids.

6. GO ON A LOUGH DERG DRIVE

It is undeniable that sometimes a perfect day out is just going for a drive and exploring the area. The shores of Lough Derg provides the perfect landscape for a lazy Sunday drive with the kids. Our suggested route is that you start off in Dromineer, feed the swans, watch the boats and have a play in the playground. Head to Garrykennedy, go for a forest walk, have a play in the playground, lunch in Larkins or picnic in the lovely BBQ & picnic areas. Small kids might be due a sleep after lunch so head off in the direction of Ballina, stopping at The Lookout to take in the amazing scenery. Then head to Ballina playground. For the adults, there’s outdoor gym beside the playground. If you bring the kids swim gear they can take a dip in the Outdoor Pool. And if there’s anything left in the picnic basket, you can find picnic benches on the Shannon bank!

7. NENAGH HERITAGE CENTRE

Nenagh Heritage centre is a unique museum. Located in 19th-century Gaol buildings. Here you can learn about the history of these unique buildings, step back in time to experience old rural Ireland and follow in the footsteps of the condemned prisoners. The centre contains a school room, Bar and grocery shop, museum of rural Life, dairy, original kitchen dating from the mid 1800’s, and The Lough Derg room.This museum is open Tuesday to Friday admission is free . There are free guided tours every day.

8. THE DEVILS BIT

The Devils Bit is a great place to bring the kids for a walk and spark their imagination. Legend has it that not only did the devil take a bite out the mountain, he broke a tooth while doing it, which now stands as the Rock of Cashel. Read up on the legend behind it before you go, and take a picnic to enjoy on the walk.

9. CELTIC PLANTARIUM DUNDRUM

Located in Dundrum, Co. Tipperary, a display of reconstructions of ancient field monuments drawn from Ireland’s past the Celtic Plantarium is a combination of plants, shrubs and trees. Some are quite rare and even water features, birds and wildlife can be found amongst the pathways.

10. PICNIC AND FISHING AT THE MARL BOG

Bring a picnic and your fishing rod and go to the Marl Bog. A lovely woodland and a man-made lake, just 2klm from Dundrum, it has parking facilities on site and existing forest and lakeside trails. The lake is stocked with brown trout managed by the Dundrum Fisheries Group.

Tipperary County Museum honours Patrick Mulroy

Tipperary County Museum honoured one of Clonmel’s sons recently, when it mounted a display to show the sporting achievements of Patrick Mulroy of Scrouthea West, just outside Clonmel.

Patrick was presented with the great honour of seeing his medals and Irish blazer displayed as part of the museum’s recent acquisitions exhibition. The whole display was put together with flair by Marie McMahon, Curator . Alongside the medals, there are photographs of him captaining the Irish team and proudly carrying his country’s flag at the World Olympic Trap Clay Pigeon Championships.

The well-put together collection was launched by Deputy Mayor Andy Moloney who spoke of how appropriate it is to honour the achievements of Clonmel’s citizens, particularly in sports and activities that do not always get national recognition.

Patricks cousin, retired Chief Superintend Garda John McGroarty, also of Clonmel, regaled the visitors to the museum of Paddy’s ability to bag two rabbits for the pot using one cartridge and his aunt’s farm gun when he was still in short trousers in the 1940s.
‘If he only had one cartridge we knew there would be one unlucky rabbit that morning.’ His cousin remembered fondly.

Patrick Mulroy was born over his parents bar on the corner of Parnell Street and Anglesea Street, eighty-one years ago. While he was a town boy, he grew up shooting rabbits and crows on his aunt, Katty Gavin’s farm outside Cahir.

The boy who could shoot two rabbits with one shot would, as a grown man, represent Ireland many times as a clay pigeon shooter. He was many times Irish Champion. He also won gold medals in the British Grand Prix as well as competing successfully for Ireland in Spain, France, Italy and Argentina. The highlight of his career was winning a gold medal at the World Championships in 1974 in Seoul, South Korea.

As he was presented with the spectacle, Paddy, a quiet man who was clearly surprised by the great honour was joined by his wife Maureen and family including his son Billy, and daughters Mary and Shirley, grand daughter Zoe, cousins Mary and Eleanor McGrath, John and Maura McGroarty and Maurice Power, Mickey Connors as well as friends and well wishers.

The exhibition will run for a month and after that the items will join the museums extensive sporting archive. Admission is free.

Tipperary County Museum

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Contact Name: 
Marie Mc Mahon (Curator)
Address: 
Tipperary County Museum
Mick Delahunty Square
Clonmel
Phone: 
0761 065552
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Arra View

Arra View is a spacious cottage set in a scenic area near Newport, County Tipperary. The cottage commands panoramic views of the beautiful surrounding countryside.
It can comfortably sleep nine people and boasts a high standard of comfort for all people with limited mobility. It has full wheelchair access.

It is conveniently located close to all amenities and just an hour's drive from the Shannon Airport. It is an ideal base for touring the region and enjoying active holidays such as boating, fishing and other water sports are available nearby at Lough Derg. There are scenic walks and drives, as well as heritage sites like Nenagh Castle and the Nenagh Heritage Centre.

For reservations and other Enquiries, please visit McNamara Cottages.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Todd & Ann McNamara
Address: 
Killoscully
Newport
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)67 25282
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Come and experience the undiscovered Ireland. A stay in this memorable old house set in lush green farmland in the heart of the countryside, heals the heart, soul and mind and gives an opportunity to experience quietness and tranquility. You can walk through the farm roadways, or take a bicycle ride around the local area to hear the warm witty tales of the neighbourhood. Carrigmore or Big Rock in the Irish Language, is a major geological feature adjacent to the farm which can be used as a viewing point.

The farmhouse is situated approx 50 minutes from Shannon Airport, bypassing Limerick City and three miles from the village of Doon. The village has a Roman Catholic church and three grocery shops, one with petrol station and bakery, a butcher shop, a garage, a doctor's surgery and pharmacy, a hardware store, and a bank and post office. There is also a take away and restaurant and numerous pubs with live entertainment at weekends for both young and old to enjoy.

Visit Tipperary Town to enjoy weekly traditional Irish music or cinema, swimming pool and leisure centre, or to shop more extensively.

Set in peaceful pastoral farmland, the house offers you an opportunity to see a working farm, visit old castle ruins,(the nearest one in Castletown dating back to 1225, a non-Norman castle with many unique features) and admire many beautiful country churches. If you wish to relax by fishing or deer stalking just let us know.

Your days can be spent visiting the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and Swiss Cottage, or roaming the Glen of Aherlow hills on foot or by horseback. Ballykisteen Golf Club and Tipperary Racecourse are only 8kms from us. Also nearby is the option to take a train to any part of the country, Dublin, Cork, Galway, or Waterford. From Limerick City you can see Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, the Hunt Museum, Adare Heritage Centre or take a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry.

We will be here to meet you on your arrival with helpful hints and directions. The house has TV/DVD games consul with Internet access. There is also an option to relax and enjoy old favourite music records. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, fridge, kettle, toaster and George Foreman grill, microwave and sufficient delph and cutlery for five or more people. The bathroom has toilet with separate shower and bath. Three bedrooms are located on the ground floor accommodating up to 4 people, the last single bedroom is in the loft. Linen and towels are provided. High chair and travel cot also available if required and welcome pack on arrival.

Our outside laundry includes washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board. There are also wellingtons available for trekking through the fields. The courtyard has a large parking area with table and chairs to enjoy the setting sun in the evenings. Children can play both outdoor and indoor games.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Mr Tom Cummins
Address: 
Meadowvale
Carrigmore
Doon
Limerick
Phone: 
+353 (0)86 3122223
Category:

Whatever your reason for visiting Carrick on Suir, Tipperary, a warm welcome awaits you at The Carraig Hotel Tipperary. The history of hospitality in The Carraig hotel Tipperary dates back to the eighteenth century having started its life as The King's Head Inn.

Today, The Carraig hotel in Carrick-on-Suir is the focal point of the town of Carrick On Suir. It is a fine hotel with 23 bedrooms and all modern facilities as well as excellence in conference facilities, dining and banqueting whilst still retaining much of its old world tradition, charm and character.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Mr Paul Norris
Address: 
Main Street
Carrick On Suir
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)51 641455
Category:

Planet Playground Clonmel is the largest kids indoor activity play centre in Clonmel.

Parties includes games / play, a disco & meal.

SPECIAL RATES AVAILABLE FOR SCHOOLS, CLUBS AND GROUPS.

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR SCHOOL TOURS, CLUBS AND SPECIAL NEEDS GROUPS.

Location: 
Address: 
Gurtnafleur Business Park
Clonmel
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)52 6122830
Category:

Description

Freestanding multi-period Church of Ireland church, having four-bay medieval nave, possibly thirteenth-century, with square-plan four-stage belltower c.1480 to west end, extensively renovated 1785 and aisles refenestrated 1815, and single-bay single-storey confessional addition with lean-to slate roof to south of tower.
Remains of original aisle to south, and ruined chancel, chapel and domestic building to east. Pitched slate roof with cut limestone coping. Recent poured concrete roof to tower, with medieval 'Irish' chamfered crenellations. Battered rubble limestone walls with roughly dressed quoins and cut limestone string courses to tower, rendered rubble limestone walls to aisles, with rendered buttresses to south aisle, rubble limestone wall to east gable.
Pointed arch window openings to aisles, having round-headed double timber sliding sash leaded six-over-four pane windows with limestone sills. Pointed-arch window to first floor of tower, with moulded limestone surround, hood-moulding and flamboyant bar tracery with stained glass above four leaded ogee-headed lights, louvered single and double ogee-headed lights elsewhere. Pointed four-light window to east end of church with interected tracery and stained glass.
Blocked square-headed window to north aisle with two ogee-headed lights and carved limestone label moulding. Pointed arch door opening to west elevation of tower, having chamfered cut limestone surround and voussoirs, limestone threshold and studded panelled timber double-leaf door. Wall memorial to north wall. Interior has square-profile piers with chamfered corners, limestone flag floor, carved timber pulpit, organ, porch screen and altar seating, limestone medieval and later memorials and plaques, and brass wall memorials.
Limestone date plaque 1815 to porch. Decoratively carved timber pointed door to addition. Graveyard accessed by lane from Main Street having decorative wrought-iron double-leaf gate with wrought-iron arch overhead bearing name of church, and double-leaf decorative wrought-iron gate with dressed limestone piers at graveyard end of lane.

Location: 
Address: 
Town Centre
Fethard
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (86) 2750735
Category:

Aherlow House Hotel located in an area of exceptional scenery, uniquely positioned in the Glen of Aherlow close to Tipperary Town, offers a warm and friendly welcome. This stunning Hotel has an abundance of the old world charm features from the wedgewood effect on the furnishings to the medieval detail on the doors and grand fireplace. With its idyllic setting on the slopes of the Galtee Mountains in its own private woodland, the hotel has long been appreciated for its romantic and picturesque beauty.

The Hotel offers 29 Bedrooms luxuriously appointed and tastefully decorated, most overlooking the spectacular views of the Galtee Mountains. All of the bedrooms offer crisp cotton sheets, hairdryers, direct-dial telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and WIFI. Situated on the grounds of the property there are also Scandinavian Style Self-Catering Lodges, the perfect getaway from the city for the break away!

The Hotel’s “Tree Top Restaurant” stylishly decorated offers that home from home feeling with its low ceilings, intimate lighting and warm décor. The Table D’Hote menu encapsulates the very essence of fine dining with local, fresh produce and in-house homemade pastries and desserts. The team of Chefs led by Head Chef David Gibson have an emphasis on fine wholesome food and work tirelessly to showcase their exquisite culinary skills.

A popular destination for Weddings, the hotel can cater for 240 wedding guests. The “Diarmuid & Grainne Suite” bestows large windows, bringing the beauty of outdoors in, classic décor with ornate chandeliers.

The Glen of Aherlow is a walkers paradise, the surrounding areas have a wide range of activities on offer including, hiking, horse-riding, golf and mountain climbing excursions.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Ms Eve Quigley
Glen Of Aherlow
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (62) 56153
Category:

Located in Thurles, County Tipperary, the O'Driscoll Garden Centre specialises in quality rare and unusual plants.

Visitors to the centre can explore the stock and discover all manner of treasures, such as trees, shrubs, perennials, alpines, climbing plants, ferns and herbs.

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Mr Seamus O'Driscoll
Address: 
Mill Road
Thurles
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (504) 21636
Category:

Copperfield House Bed and Breakfast is situated in Boherclogh, Cashel, Tipperary. Josephine Devitt and her family offer visitors a very warm welcome within their home, with the added addition of expertise knowledge on what to see and do in Cashel and Tipperary. Copperfield House offer visitors a comfortable, luxurious Bed and Breakfast style accommodation with all the amenities to hand. Copperfield House caters for all your visitor expectations providing an extensive breakfast menu which includes home baking and freshly cooked breakfasts to order. Visitors are guaranteed a pleasant stay within the heart of Tipperary

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Josephine Devitt
Address: 
Boherclogh
Cashel
Cashel
Co Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 62 61075
Category:


Coolbawn Quay

In an idyllic lakeshore setting bordered by forests and lush rolling green fields, the private village resort of Coolbawn Quay nestles on the eastern shores of Lough Derg in North Tipperary, Ireland.

Built in the style of a traditional Irish village it has a sense of timeless tranquillity but with all the comforts of contemporary life.
Escape to this charming boutique resort and unwind in relaxed rustic comfort for a pampering weekend or a longer stay…feel the velvet air.
Enjoy soft furnishings, fresh flowers and turf fires. Wine and dine in the clubhouse bar and restaurant.

Relax in the Aqua Spa, with counter-current pool, sauna and steam room, and enjoy an extensive range of body and beauty therapies.
Full conference facilities are available as well as a marina with private berthing.

You can check availability at CoolbawnQuay

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Jay Roachford
Address: 
Coolbawn Quay
Lough Derg
Nenagh
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)67 28158
Category:


Tinsley House

Tinsley House is a town house with period style décor. Maintained inside with separate lounge for patrons. Town centre location. Roof garden accessible to guests. Room with tea and coffee making facilities.
Ideal location for touring the South of Ireland, close to mountains and heritage trails. Great fishing rivers nearby. Suir and Aherlow six golf courses within half hours drive.

Two hours from Dublin, one and a half hours Shannon Airport, two and a half hours Rosslare port. Located centre of Cahir Heritage Town, 300 metres from Castle, twenty minutes walk from Swiss Cottage Heritage Site.
300 metres from bus station and 500 metres from train station. 200 metres from Cahir Park walks and Tipperary Heritage trail.

More information can be viewed at TinsleyHouse

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Mr Liam Roche
Address: 
The Square
Cahir
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)52 7441947
Category:


Sean Kelly Classic Leisure Tour of Tipperary

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

With a choice of two routes, 50k and 115k, through some of the most picturesque countryside that the Premier county has to offer, the event promises to be a superb experience for all who take part in the company of the former World Number One cyclist.

The gentle rolling roads, without any major climbs, make the routes very manageable for cyclists of all abilities, from absolute beginners to the more experienced who want to cycle on the same roads that Sean trained on throughout his very successful career. There is a minimum age limit of sixteen for all participants on both distances.

Slievenamon Cycling club are delighted to have the honor of hosting the event with the support and assistance of Tipperary County Council and Tipperary Sports Partnership, Super Valu Carrick on Suir, Sean Kelly Bikewear and Carrick Print, along with local clubs Clonmel Cycling Club, Rock Pedallers Cashel and Panduit Carrick Wheelers.

The sponsorship that helps make an event like this possible has generously been provided by Skoda, Kellogs, Medite, Carrick on Suir Business Association, James Coleman of Mill River Business Park, Ryan Motor Power, Suirway Farm Machinery, Maher Plant, BH Bikes, O’K Cycles and Sports, Clonmel Oil, Kiely Gaule and River Rock Water.

Online entry is now open at Sean Kelly Classic. With a limit of just 500 participants spaces are filling up very quickly, so be sure to enter as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment. It might just be the best €20 that you will spend all year.

You can also keep up to date with the latest news about the event on social media @ Facebook.com/seankellyclassic

Twitter @SKellyClassic


Cinnamon Alley

Hidden away in Hanly's Place, Sarsfields St, Nenagh is Cinnamon Alley. This smart restaurant/café offers the customer something different and exciting, a real alternative to a typical restaurant menu, either in Nenagh or elsewhere.

While it does a roaring trade in its signature sandwiches and Italian Panini's, there is a great emphasis on well sourced, simply cooked main courses and great desserts well displayed within beautifully designed setting.

All our food is cooked on site and served by a group of people who love preparing, indulging and chatting endlessly about food.

BRIDGESTONE AWARD
"Best in Ireland 2011, 2012 and 2013.

RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND
"Nominated for Best Regional Restaurant and Best Chef 2011 and 2012"

FOOD AND WINE MAGAZINE
"Cinnamon Alley Cafe" is one of Tipperary's finest dining experiences".

Find us on Facebook CinnamonAlley

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Marie Nagle
Address: 
Hanly's Place
Sarsfields Street
Nenagh
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)67 33923
Category:

Killurney Garden is set on 1 hectare of land in an idyllic setting at the foot of Slievenamon near Clonmel, County Tipperary.
It is a mature garden that includes rare trees and shrubs, extensive herbaceous borders, a scree bed, rolling lawns and the ruins of a 16th-century church.
A mountain stream fills a large pond and flows away between banks, which feature water-loving plants .

This is a serene and calming place with charming seated areas where one can bask in the glory of the beautifully planted garden, complemented by old stone walls and natural features with the murmuring sounds of the stream winding its way through this colourful and relaxing place.

Facilities
Toilet facilities. Limited Wheelchair access

Opening Times
May to September by appointment

Admission Fee
€6

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Ms Mildred Stokes
Address: 
Killurney
Ballypatrick
Clonmel
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (52) 6133155
+353 (0)87 9444662
Category:


Bansha House

Bansha House is a beautiful old country Georgian house set in lovely wooded grounds and gardens. A warm welcome combined with superb food makes this gracious house your ideal base.

Walking, fishing, horse riding and golf all nearby.

Awake to the sound of horses being exercised on the gallops and you are welcome to observe the activity of a professional stable, going about its daily routine.

For more details, please visit Our Website

Location: 
Contact Name: 
Mrs Mary Marnane
Address: 
Bansha House
Bansha
Tipperary
Phone: 
+353 (0)62 54194
+353 (0)86 8237946
Category:

Health & Fitness centre with swimming pool, sauna and workout rooms.
The Sean Kelly Swimming & Sports Centre welcomes all users and aims to provide a high quality service at competitive prices and in a friendly and professional environment.

FACILITIES/SERVICES

  • 20 metre Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Cardiovascular Room
  • Strength Training Room
  • Aerobics Room
  • Personal Training
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Various Exercise Classes
  • School Lessons
  • Birthday Parties
  • Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Yvonne Power
    Address: 
    Tinvane
    Waterford Road
    Carrick On Suir
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (51) 640955
    Category:

    Things to do in Tipperary

    There is a wealth of interesting things to do in Tipperary

    Todo

    A-B. Starting from the car park (the carpark is a short distance west of Marlfield and will be signposted from the village), enter the woods through the swing gate and veer right onto a woodland trail - following the blue (and green and purple) arrows. Follow this trail for approx 300m to reach a junction of tracks where all three loops turn left.
    Follow the trail downhill now to reach a 3-way junction where the shorter green loop turns left - you continue straight here.

    B-C. After 400m along a downhill track, you reach a 3-way junction where the longer purple loop veers right - you turn left.

    C-D. Now follow the blue arrows along a fairly level, winding track for approx 1km.
    The loop then descends via steps to rejoin the purple loop on a forest roadway close to the bank of the River Suir. Turn left here.

    D-A. Continue along the riverbank roadway for 200m before turning uphill and ascending to reach the stone boundary wall at a gated entrance. Do not exit here - follow the woodland trail along the inside of the boundary wall for approx 1km to regain the trailhead.

    The three walks start from the carpark.
    Fox Covert Loop.
    Glenbawn Loop
    Dun Ui Faolain Loop

    Today, Glenbawn Wood is owned by Coillte. In former times, the wood formed part of the Bagwell Estate, laid out by Fanny Bagwell and Sir Joseph Paxton in the 19th century.
    In previous times, it was the site for the fort of the Faolains chiefs of the Deise (the longest of the three loops here is called the Dun Ui Faolain).
    The woods teem with wildlife and diverse plant species and are a haven of solitude in today's frantic world.

    Three loop walks have been developed as part of a regeneration of the wood by a local community group called the Two Bridges Partnership, this is the second longest in the set.
    The Glenbawn Loop, Fox Covert Loop, and Dun Ui Faolain Loop.

    Location: 
    Address: 
    Fox Covert Loop
    Marlfield
    Near Clonmel
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    Category:

    Holycross

    The origin of this village and its name is apparent to all who visit it. Since the Cistercian Abbey was founded here in 1182, The Abbey has been home to a relic of the True Cross.
    Over the centuries, pilgrims have travelled here to venerate the relic. The Abbey underwent painstaking restoration in the 1970's to bring it back to life as a working church.

    Guided tours explaining the rich history and beautiful architectural features of the Abbey are available.
    Holycross is also known as the home of Tipperary hurling legend John Doyle and the John Doyle Centre at the local GAA grounds is testament to his greatness.
    You can also visit the unique wildlife habitat and education centre at nearby Cabragh Wetlands.

    For more information, Please visit the website.

    Location: 
    Holycross
    Tipperary
    Category:

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

    Sacred Ireland V2 from Tipperarycoco on Vimeo.



    Experience an amazing two-day Sacred Ireland self guided tour that includes visits to Tipperary’s most impressive medieval landmarks, a cruise on Lough Derg and an unforgettable day in Holy Cross Abbey and the Rock of Cashel, one of the most spectacular landmarks in Ireland.


    To book this amazing offer in our partner hotels click on the following links
    Great National Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh
    Anner Hotel Thurles

    Thomas MacDonagh Centre

    "I’ve found wise books but never such
    As could teach me a single word
    To set by what my childhood heard".

    Thomas MacDonagh wrote fondly of the people and places of Cloughjordan, the place where he was born and attended school. With his friends he roamed the fields, bogs and woodlands of this area in "calm of middle country".
    Visit the Thomas MacDonagh Centre, based in a former home of the MacDonagh Family, on Main Street, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary.
    Opening hours:
    12 - 4 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
    4 - 7 pm Friday
    12 - 4 pm Saturday and Sunday

    Special openings for guided talks on the MacDonagh Family can be arranged for schools and interested groups.
    To make a booking phone: 087 3946862
    Further information is available on MacDonagh Heritage Centre

    Location: 
    Address: 
    Lower Main Street
    Cloughjordan
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    087 3946862
    Category:

    Midland Paragiding are dedicated to ensuring your flying experience is fun filled and safe.

    They Employ BHPA (British Hanggliding & Paragliding Association) trained professional instructors. You are trained in small groups (maximum four novices) ensuring more personal instruction time. Flying you on some of the most beautiful sites in the Midlands, South, East and West of Ireland. Using the highest quality, user-friendly training paragliders, harnesses, radios, helmets etc.
    Working flexible teaching hours. They stay on the hill as long as it takes. Constantly seeking to improve our quality of service to you.
    They are located in Tipperary, County Tipperary,

    Training is usually conducted on gentle nursery slopes, practicing take offs and 'low hops', all the time under our expert tuition. All their instructors are very experienced pilots with a caring and enthusiastic attitude committed to maximising your enjoyment and safe progress. The instructor will explain how the canopy is laid out, checked, inflated and how it is controlled when on the ground and in the air; you'll then take it in turns with other members of your group to have your first short training hops.

    When you've become adept at ground handling, controlling airspeed and making gentle turns, you'll go to a higher hill for longer flights.
    As you gain experience you'll learn to soar, to stay up in favourable winds and make longer flights.
    Eventually top landing and no more climbing slopes and onward to flying for many miles across the Irish countryside.

    Location: 
    Address: 
    Midland Paragliding ltd
    6 Cashel Road
    Tipperary
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (86) 2232955
    Category:

    Carrolls Loop
    The name Lisvarrinane comes from the Irish Lios Fearnain, which means the fort of the fairies.
    The village was developed in the 18th century to service two local landlord families, the Massy’s of Stagdale and the Massy-Dawson’s of Ballinacourty.

    The church in the village was built in 1889 and is mainly constructed of sandstone with limestone facing.
    It is popular for weddings of couples not alone from the parish but from all of the neighbouring counties.

    When William Bulfin, author of Rambles of Eireann, arrived at the top of Slievenamuck and looked down on Lisvarrinane he was completely captivated by what he saw
    and wrote…"the brightness and freshness of its beauty are entrancing… Those green, swelling, smiling fields, that silver stream, the heather clad slopes of the Galtees, and the thick woods along the northern hills are glorious".

    This loop is the shortest of three that start and finish at the trailhead
    in the middle of the village.

    A-B. Carrolls Loop, Starting from the village pass the church on your left and turn left onto Carrolls Bohereen from where the loops proper begin.
    After a short trek along this roadway, you reach a laneway on your right. Turn right here.

    B-C. The laneway ascends to reach a forestry track where it joins the long-distance Ballyhoura Way (marked with the standard yellow walking man and arrow).
    Turn right here – both the blue and red loop turn left.

    C-D. Follow the Ballyhoura Way for approximately 1km to reach a 3-way junction.
    A number of loops merge here (from both the Lisvarrinane and Christ the King trailheads) so be careful to follow the green arrows as your loop turns right continuing to follow the Ballyhoura Way and merging with the blue loop and red loop on the return to the trailhead.

    D-E. The forestry road takes you downhill to reach a T-junction of forestry roads where you turn right and shortly afterwards emerge onto a surfaced road.
    Continue straight here.

    E-A. The last section of the loop follows surfaced roadway to emerge at a T-junction at the top of Lisvarrinane village – turn right here and enjoy the 200m back to the trailhead.

    PLease visit Glen Of Aherlow for more.

    Location: 
    Address: 
    Glen of Aherlow Failte Society
    Coach Road
    Glen Of Aherlow
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (62) 56331
    Category:


    The Castle Country House

    The Castle Country House is an award winning 5 star AA country house offering bespoke stay packages with bed and breakfast just a stone throw from Thurles Town Center in the historic settings of Two Mile Borris.
    The house and grounds are nestled in the shadow of an actual 12th Century Castle tower house that stands as a land mark to centuries of travellers.
    As a Country house with a heritage we have tastefully kept the house and room décor furnished with antiques and fittings to the period of the building for you to enjoy.

    The Castle Country House offers guests a beautiful and peaceful place to rest with options of bespoke stay packages from a refreshing Bed and Breakfast to a Guided walking break or a Romantic Getaway.

    More details can be found at TheCastleCountryHouse

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Mr Pierce Duggan
    Address: 
    Two Mile Borris
    Thurles
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)504 44324
    Category:

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

    The most storied place in Tipperary is undoubtedly the Rock of Cashel. From here, the powerful Eóganacht dynasty ruled as Kings of Munster in ancient times. St. Patrick brought Christianity here in the 5th century when he arrived to baptise King Aengus. According to legend, during the baptismal ceremony Patrick accidently stuck his crozier into Aengus’ foot, but the King remained silent as he assumed this was part and parcel of his initiation into the church. In the centuries since, Cashel has been an important centre of ecclesiastical power.

    There are many other links to early Christian times around the county. The magnificent Derrynaflan hoard, a sumptuously decorated collection of liturgical vessels, is a tangible reminder of this early Christian heritage. It was discovered in 1980 at the 6th century monastic site of St Ruadhan in the middle of Littleton Bog. Ahenny High Crosses in the east of the county are a splendid local example of early Christian artwork. St Patrick’s Well outside Clonmel was reputedly where the national apostle met St. Declan back in the 5th century. Peace and tranquillity can be found at St. Berrihert’s Kyle and Holy Well in the Glen of Aherlow, a site which has drawn pilgrims since the 7th century.

    The heritage of Tipperary is intimately tied to the fortunes of Christianity and the arrival of monastic orders from Europe from 1100 onwards brought a new era of ecclesiastical development. The Cistercians, Dominicans, Franciscans and Augustinians all had a presence in Tipperary during the Middle Ages. Sadly, these monasteries were suppressed by King Henry VIII in 1540. Today they stand in a ruined state, apart from Holycross Abbey, which was restored and re-consecrated in the 1970s, and Fethard’s Augustinian Abbey. Athassel Abbey near Golden, Hore Abbey at the foot of the Rock of Cashel, Kilcooley Abbey in the Slieveardagh region, Molough Abbey, a convent near the River Suir, and Cahir Abbey recall this pre-Reformation era.

    The Normans arrived in Ireland in the 12th century and were patrons of many of these Abbeys. One Norman family in particular emerged to dominate Tipperary for the following five centuries. The Butlers of Ormond have an association with almost every corner of the county. They were the chief landowners, they built castles and they endowed monasteries. Today their story is related through the Butler Trail, a modern driving route that links some of the key Butler sites. At Ormond Castle in Carrick-on-Suir, the Main Guard in Clonmel and Cahir Castle, you can get a sense of the power and influence exerted by the Butlers over the centuries.
    One of the remarkable aspects of the Butler story is that they managed to retain their lands and titles during the turbulent years of the 17th century; because it was in the middle of this century that Oliver Cromwell undertook his notorious conquest of Ireland. His campaign brought him to Tipperary in 1650 where he secured the surrender of the towns of Carrick-on-Suir, Fethard, Cashel and Cahir. However, he met fierce resistance at Clonmel where over 2,000 of his soldiers were killed before the townspeople submitted. A visit to these medieval towns is an ideal way to learn more about this fascinating period in Irish history.

    In the 19th century, Tipperary became one of the focal points in the fight for Irish Independence. Tipperary gained the moniker ‘The Premier County’ and the nationalist writer Thomas Davis penned the famous line “Where Tipperary leads, Ireland follows”. The only significant engagement of the 1848 Young Ireland rebellion took place at Ballingarry in the Slieveardagh Hills and the house where the shootout happened is now a museum.
    The Gaelic Athletic Association was founded in Thurles in 1884 and Tipperary has remained at the forefront of the organisation ever since. As the independence struggle intensified in the early 20th century, it was in Solohead in West Tipperary where the first shots of the War of Independence were fired in January 1919. Tipperary was in the vanguard of the ensuing military campaign which ultimately led to the foundation of an independent Irish state.

    Jump 'n' Gyms Childrens Play Centre in Nenagh is the perfect choice when looking for kids activities in Nenagh especially on those rainy days! There is a wide range of equipment to cater for all age groups up to twelve years. Jump n Gyms also caters for Birthday Parties.

    Location: 
    Address: 
    Jump n Gyms, Unit 9a
    Springfort Retail Park, Limerick Rd
    Nenagh
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)67 32770
    Category:


    Homeleigh Farmhouse

    Since 1987 the Frewen Family have welcomed guests to our attractive comfortable farmhouse. Situated in the beautiful stunning scenery in the Glen of Aherlow County Tipperary.
    This heavenly valley nestled between the Galtee mountains and Slieve Namuck.
    The Glen of Aherlow offers a feast of walking - 8 looped walks on Slievnamuch, mountain trails to 5 corrie lakes and the Big Challenge - Galteemore at 1000metres.

    If you like horses, trekking & trains available nearby for the beginer and accomplished rider through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland will give you hours of pleasure.
    Your host John is a keen Golfer and a member of G.U.I and will organise your game for you.
    There are five 18-hole golf courses within 15kms
    The nearest 5 km away. Tuition can also be arranged with the Pros.

    Homeleigh Farmhouse is an ideal base for touring with the Rock of Cashel, Bru Boru Heritage Centre, Cahir Castle, Swiss Cottage and Mitchelstown Caves all within a 20km radius.

    Salmon fishing on the River Suir (15km). Permit can be purchased in Cahir.

    Tipperary town is a market town with shopping, sports complex (25 metre pool) genealogy in Excellent Centre, Cinema, Theatre, Pubs and Music Session. Irish music performed by Family.
    TighRoy Cultural Centre nearby.

    Home Produce (Beef & lamb) and home baking by Carmel our speciality. Walk from door 8 looped National Approved Walks to choose from.

    Please visit Our Website for more information.

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Mrs Carmel Frewen
    Address: 
    Ballinacourty
    Glen of Aherlow
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)62 56228
    Category:

    Aherlow Walks with Michael Moroney, offer walks that can be customised according to your requirements. You choose the length of time, the level of difficulty and the pace.

    The Glen of Aherlow, County Tipperary, is a walker's paradise, offering a variety of low level and mountain walks. Walking and trekking holidays are now the most sought after activity for visitors to Ireland and what better way to enjoy the natural resources of mountains, rivers, lakes, forests and scenic landscape combined with fresh air and healthy exercise.
    All of these natural features are in abundance in the Glen of Aherlow, which makes it so attractive to walkers.

    There is a wide variety of guest accommodation available in the Glen and Tipperary Town including bed and breakfast accommodation, guesthouse accommodation, hotels, caravan and camping facilities.

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Mr Michael Moroney
    Address: 
    Lisvarrinane
    Glen Of Aherlow
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (62) 56331
    Category:

    Situated in the town of Clonmel, County Tipperary, Old St. Mary's Church is believed to have been built by William de Burgo in 1204.

    In the late 14th to early 15th century, a fortified church was constructed on the site.

    The base of the bell tower and the east tower house survive from that house of worship, which was largely destroyed in 1650 during the Cromwellian occupation.

    In 1805, the structure underwent major renovations and the 25m-high octagonal bell tower was built on the base of the original tower.

    Old St Mary's is still use by the Church of Ireland.

    Location: 
    Address: 
    Mary Street
    Clonmel
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (86) 2750735
    Category:

    Stonepark Caravan and Camping caters for Touring Caravans,Motorhomes and Tents. Facilities on site include power points,toilets and showers.

    Stonepark Caravan and Camping Park located in the village of Ballinderry, North Tipperary Ireland close to Lough Derg with shower and toilet facilities.Cater for camper vans tents and caravans. Stonepark have static mobile home sites.

    Facilities close by include Pubs,Restaurants,Shops lovely walks within 2 miles.

    Contact Name: 
    Sean O' Hara
    Address: 
    Ballinderry
    Nenagh
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    086 3820762
    Category:

    Coolcree Cottage

    Coolcree Cottage is adjacent to the home of the owners and has everything you may need for your comfort and relaxation. The cosy, country cottage is ideal for couples, families, or a single booking.

    The cottage contains two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with a bunk bed. A cot is available on request. The bathroom is spacious and includes an electric shower.
    Bed linen and towels are provided.

    There is oil fired central heating throughout the cottage. The fuel and power is included in the price.

    The open plan kitchen/living room includes an electric stove. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, fridge, washing machine, microwave, toaster and electric kettle.
    The living area is equipped with a TV, DVD player, large selection of DVDs, free WiFi, Radio, CD player, large selection of books and magazines.

    There is a patio including a gas BBQ behind the cottage with an extensive garden. The secure parking is enclosed in the yard with electric gates. No pets allowed.

    There is a welcome tray of tasty homemade treats on arrival. There are local amenities in Clonmel including Pubs and Restaurants.

    Please visit the website for more information.

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Miss Maura Cleary
    Address: 
    Chancellorstown
    Clonmel
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)52 6122176
    +353 (0)86 3238595
    Category:

    The Tipperary Christian Fellowship is a small group that has met in the town for more than 20 years. Meetings are held every Sunday morning and are open to the public.

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Paul O'Driscoll
    Address: 
    St Michael's Street Community Centre
    St Michael's Street
    Tipperary
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (61) 301975
    Category:
    • Bishopstown Hillwalking Festival


    Bishopstown Hillwalking Festival

    The Bishopstown Hillwalking Festival will take place over the weekend of Sat 21st and Sun 22nd May 2016 to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Bishopstown Hillwalking Club.
    The festival will include walks to the Galtees and Knockmealdown Mountains.
    The Kilbeheny Community Centre will be the event centre for all walks. Registration will take place at the Kilbeheny Community Centre from 1 hour prior to the bus departure up to 15 minutes prior to the bus departure for any particular walk.

    The walks will be graded as follows. A Walk : Fast Pace, Strenuous, Duration up to 7hrs, Total Ascent up to 1400m, Distance up to 25km. B walk : Tough, Good Pace, Duration up to 6hrs, Total Ascent up to 1000m, Distance up to 18km. C walk : Moderate, Moderate Pace, Duration up to 5hrs, Total Ascent up to 600m, Distance up to 14km. D Walk : Easy, Easy Pace, Duration up to 4hrs, Mainly on the flat, tracks and paths. All walks are guided and will have leaders and co-leaders appointed by BHC. All participants in the walks are asked to follow the instructions of the walk leaders at all times.

    Proceeds to SEMRA.

    Download your entry form by visiting here


    The Old Convent

    The Old Convent is nestled at the foot of the Knockmealdown Mountains in beautiful County Tipperary - a unique destination for those seeking elegant accommodation & Irish artisan cuisine, refreshing walks in the picturesque countryside and a convenient location to explore local antiquities and natural amenities.

    This elegant adults-only hotel in a former 19th-century convent is 12.5 km from the Mitchelstown Cave and 15.3 km from Cahir train station.
    The quaint rooms and suites feature pillow-top mattresses and down duvets. All but 1 have sitting areas and some have separate lounges.

    Complimentary hot breakfast is served in a dining room with evening meals available. Other amenities include a guest lounge with DVDs, books, free drinks and snacks. Stroll through the mature gardens and stop for a swing in the hammock.

    Explore the Vee Gap with a scenic mountain drive or hill walk, relax by the fire with fresh baked goodies and tea or curl up with a DVD or great book from our collection.
    Hideaway from it all at The OC!

    Please visit Our Website for pricing or availability.

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Christine Gannon
    Address: 
    Mount Anglesby
    Clogheen
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)52 746 5565
    Category:


    Kilmaneen Farmhouse

    Kilmaneen Farmhouse owners Kevin and Bernadette O'Donnell offer award winning, family run 4 star Bed & Breakfast and 4 star Self-catering accommodation in Co. Tipperary near Clonmel and Cahir. Members of the O'Donnell family have lived and farmed here for six generations and the Farmhouse is over 200 years old. The accommodation has a quiet unspoilt rural setting and we endeavour to give our guests a very personal service in a genuine Irish home.

    Private fishing in the Suir and Tar Rivers can be done on the farm, with fishing tackle and a gillie available by prior arrangement. Dogs are welcome on the premises.

    The location in Clonmel, County Tipperary is ideal for walking in Comeragh, Knockmealdown and Galty Mountains.
    Maps and sightseeing routes are provided and a guide is available on request.

    Your hosts are Mr and Mrs Kevin and Bernadette O'Donnell.

    More details can be found on the website.

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Kevin and Bernadette O'Donnell
    Address: 
    Newcastle
    Ardfinnan
    Clonmel
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)52 6136231
    Category:


    Bansha Wood

    Bansha Wood was originally part of the Moor Estate and Moor's Rock is situated 1 km from the car park. Once part of the Moore estate there are many references to Moor in the area (also spelt Moore).

    Moors Rock and Moor abbey to name a few. The wood contains the site of a penal church west of Slievenamuck. Ballagh fort and the ruin of Aherlow Castle.

    From this rock there are panoramic views of counties Tipperary, Cork, and Limerick.

    Details are on Coillte

    Location: 
    Bansha
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (52) 7441453
    Category:

    This 25m pool is located at bank place, Tipperary town, at the end of Main Street adjoining the Cannon Hayes Recreation Centre.

    Sean Treacy Memorial Swimming Open Times:
    10.00am to 9.45pm from Monday to Friday
    10.00am to 6.45pm Saturday and Sunday.

    We offer:

    Adults swimming classes Mon 7.45pm 8 CLASSES €70

    Childrens swimming classes every day Mon to Sat 6year olds and up 8 CLASSES €60

    Water confidence classes for 3-5year olds 8 CLASSES €50

    Aquafit classes Mon 7pm €7 PER CLASS

    ONE TO ONE SWIMMING INSTRUCTION FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN €25 PER CLASS
    • Individual instruction in the water during a public session
    • Class duration is 45 minutes
    • You can arrange a time & day with the instructor of your choice.

    EARLY BIRD SWIM 7AM TO 8AM (LANES) TUES & THUR €5.50

    Location: 
    Address: 
    Sean Treacy Memorial Swimming Pool
    Bank Place
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)62 51806
    Category:

    Fishing in Tipperary

    Tipperary has some of the best fresh water fishing available in Ireland.

    Fisheries


    Foxford Farm House

    Foxford Farm House is a wonderful farmhouse B&B located only 4km outside the town of Bansha in County Tipperary.
    The approved accommodation is modern and commands fantastic views of the Glen of Aherlow.

    You can expect tea or coffee on arrival and you hosts the Russell family ensure that you have a memorable vacation in Tipperary.
    Rooms are en suite, sitting room with T.V. Tea / coffee served to guests on arrival.
    Ideal for walking or climbing on Galtee Mountains.
    Many amenities available locally.
    Sports complex and swimming pool in Tipperary Town.

    Please visit FoxfordFarmHouse for more details.

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Mrs Honora Russell
    Address: 
    Foxford
    Bansha
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)62 54552
    Category:

    Holycross is undoubtedly one of the ecclesiastical jewels of Ireland. The 12th century Cistercian Abbey was an important place of pilgrimage and prayer for centuries.
    Visitors from far and wide came to venerate the relic of the True Cross. The Butlers of Ormond made their mark here when they sponsored a renewal of the abbey in the 1400s.
    Many of the beautiful architectural features including the intricate ribbed stone vaulted ceilings, the sedilia, the hunting scene mural and the waking monks’ bier, date from this period.

    Painstaking restoration during the 1970s brought the abbey back to life as a working church.
    The restored Holycross Abbey is unique. It has a great mix of features that blend well together.
    It has the widest range of window patterns and tracery of any medieval building. No two windows are the same.
    The Sedilia and Waking Bier draw superlatives from the experts. Roger Stalley in his book on the Cistercians describes them as "the finest piece of church furnishing in medieval Ireland”.
    They are the highpoint in Cistercian art in stone. The Relic of the Cross was probably displayed in the waking bier. It drew pilgrims from far and wide since the foundation in 1182 AD.
    The sanctuary and the north transept have the finest ribbing of the period.
    A 750 years old bell, called Michael, is reputedly the oldest church bell in Ireland and hangs in the belfry.
    It has the only surviving medieval chapter house doorway in Ireland. There is also a whispering arch. The arcading of the cloister is beautifully executed.
    There is plenty more here in stone, folklore, legend and history.
    Holycross Abbey are open to tours with guided tours of HolycrossAbbey and Holycross village available to visitors. The tours take place every Sunday and Wednesday at 2.30pm from March to September (inclusive).
    For further information or to book a group tour at any time please phone 086 1665869 or email holycrossabbeytours@gmail.com.
    Tour times will change to adapt to any religious events taking place in the Abbey. The tours accept donations of €4.

    Location: 
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)86 166 5869
    Category:

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

    The Butlers have left an indelible mark on the landscape of Tipperary as they constructed castles and mansions, founded churches and monasteries and established towns and settlements. Their rise to power, and the bitter rivalries that broke out along the way, forever shaped Irish history.


    Butler Trail V2 from Tipperarycoco on Vimeo.


    Join our two-day self guided adventure which includes visits to historic sites along the Butler Trail and a guided sunrise walk through the Galtee Mountains.
    Find out more on how to book by clicking in the offer pdf below.



    To book this amazing offer in our partner hotels click on the following links:
    Clonmel Park Hotel
    Anner Hotel Thurles

    Marie's Paradise Bed and Breakfast

    Marie’s Paradise Bed and Breakfast in Garrykennedy, Lough Derg Lakelands, County Tipperary can accommodate one booking at a time, they are dedicated to making their guests feel special, little ones and grown ups, Marie’s Paradise are able to offer a total break in the beautiful surroundings and an extra service of babysitting by a professional child minder.

    The guest’s quarters at Marie’s Paradise consist of a big family room, a double room, a bathroom and a big bright playroom complete with toys, board games, DVD player and lots more. Tea and coffee are served downstairs in the sunny conservatory overlooking the mature gardens and the Shannon.

    At Marie’s Paradise parents can avail of a professional childminding service, which allows them to take a break, go for a walk, a meal or a trad session in Garykennedy or Portroe villages nearby, both only a 15 minute walk from Marie’s Paradise, or just rest and relax while the little ones are safely looked after.

    Facilities at Marie’s Paradise include parking on site, possibility of ordering light snacks, laundry service, local information, possibility to organise fishing, hiking or private tours with local providers.

    Marie’s Paradise is open from Easter to Halloween and was recently awarded the Welcome Standard by Fáile Ireland for its commitment to outstanding service. Marie’s Paradise is the ideal place to take a breath of fresh air for a weekend or the best base in the Shannon region to visit Ireland, with international attractions like Lough Derg, Bunratty Castle and Medieval Banquets, the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch and Galway, all are within easy reach.

    Marie is French and her husband Paul is Irish so both languages are spoken at Marie’s Paradise and international guests feel very much at home. Kids can play in the garden, pick strawberries in June or apples in August. An early booking is always advisable as Marie’s Paradise can only satisfy one demand at a time and the more notice they get the more tailor made your stay will be.

    For more information on Lough Derg visit www.discoverloughderg.ie

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Marie Hassan O'Connor
    Address: 
    The Antipodes
    Garrykennedy-Portroe
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    0879435262
    Category:

    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! The Millenium Stone was erected to celebrate the new millennium, and was a joint project between the parishes of Tipperary and Bansha Kilmoyler. The conglomerate stone, weighing in at 13.5 tons, was dug out of a hillside nearby. A mix of stone, sand and ferrous oxide causes it to have a pink hue in the evening sun.
    Designed by renowned sculptor Jarlath Daly, the stone depicts the Annunciation, Birth, Crucifixion and Resurrection from the life of Christ.

    A-B. From the mapboard in the green area climb onto the road and go to the Christ the King statue. Follow the blue arrow and enter the forestry at the barrier.
    Note that you are also following red arrows which are for the shorter Rock an Thorabh Loop. After 50m you reach a Y-junction where the red loop continues straight but you veer right and downhill following the blue arrow.

    B-C. Continue to follow the red arrows along this forestry track for almost 4km to reach a surfaced road where you turn left. Shortly afterwards you reach the Millennium Stone on your right.

    C-D. After leaving the Millennium Stone travel for a short distance and watch closely as the loop turns left and enters forestry again.

    D-E. Fine views of County Tipperary (and Tipperary Town) open up along this section of the loop.
    After nearly 3km you will rejoin the red loop at a junction and turn right.

    E-F. 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!).

    F-G. Continue to follow the blue (and red) arrows along the forestry roadway to reach a surfaced road near Stafford O Brien Well. Joining the road, turn left.

    G-H. 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.

    H-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!

    Location: 
    Address: 
    Glen of Aherlow Failte Society
    Coach Road
    Glen Of Aherlow
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (62) 56331
    Category:


    Cashel Folk Village - Highlights for visitors include

    1. Unique to Cashel Folk village, we have Ireland’s only 1916 Easter Rising/Irish War of Independence/ Irish Civil War Museum combined.
    2. Ireland’s only 1916 Easter Rising Garden of Remembrance/Memorial Plaza.
    3. The Great Irish Famine Museum and much more,throughout our three museums.

    Cashel Folk Village has an unrivaled collection of original historical/cultural artifacts/memorabilia throughout its 3 museums.
    Items such as; an authentic Tinkers/Travellers Caravan, built in the 19th Century, which was home to 14 children and 2 adults;
    The ORIGINAL Croke Memorial, built in the 19th Century to honour Archbishop Croke, one of the founder patrons of the G.A.A;
    The Penal Chapel, constructed from the original stonework of the 13th Century Franciscan Abbey, Hacketts Abbey;
    An original Giant Irish Elk Antlers/they are extinct for between 8 and 12,000 years;
    An original, and rare Blueshirt Uniform;
    The original O Rahilly Memorial/ The O Rahilly was killed in action near The G.P,O. during The Easter Rising;

    Cashel Folk Village also has a unique historical link to the nearby world famous Rock of Cashel i.e. Bernard Minogue is Curator of Cashel Folk Village, and his Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and Great Grand/Uncle were the last sole caretakers of The Rock of Cashel.

    Cashel Folk Village is the ideal destination for all of the following; Educational School Tours, Historic Groups,and Active Retirement Groups.

    Described as a one-stop-shop historical master-class in the Public Sector Magazine and ranked as the No.1 museum in Co. Tipperary on TripAdvisor. It is also a multiple winner of the internationally prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Situated only 250 metres from the Rock of Cashel, this is truly one of Ireland’s must-visit sites.

    Cashel Village Online

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Mr Bernard Minogue
    Address: 
    St. Dominics Street
    Cashel
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    353 (0)62 63601
    353 (0)87 915 1316
    Category:

    The Abbot’s Steakhouse is part of Great National Abbey Court Hotel based on the outskirts of Nenagh Town, just off the main M7 Motorway at junction 24. The perfect choice for dining with fresh sumptuous food served throughout the day from 7am-9:30pm, 7 days a week. The Steakhouse serves the very best of Tipperary Steaks. The Fish and Seafood are from Rosslare and Kenmare Bay. The Steakhouse also features many locally sourced products including our ice cream desserts, made at Boulaban Farm in Roscrea and several locally made cheeses. Our menu is designed to have something for everyone and we also have a children’s menu to keep the little ones happy. With a little bit of notice we can cater for vegan, halal, kosher, lactose intolerance, nut, seafood and fungus allergies. A new addition to our Abbots Steakhouse is the Craft menu which is already proving to be very popular. The idea of CRAFT is to showcase the efforts of people who really care and are passionate about food in all its different forms. This includes farmers, artisan producers, craft butchers, cheese makers, bakers and distillers and brewers. The fishermen, hunters and gatherers. The hotel’s suppliers are also an important link in the chain and finally, the chefs that put these ingredients into dishes and make them delicious. Reservations are recommended for large parties and as well as the restaurant we have a private dining room for up to 20 guests if you’d like something a little more intimate.

    Location: 
    Address: 
    Abbey Court Hotel
    Nenagh
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)67 41111
    Category:

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

    Cahir Castle forms the starting point for three heritage walks – a red route exploring the town itself, an orange route venturing towards the Augustinian abbey, and a green route setting out along the Coronation Walk to the intriguing Swiss Cottage.

    The latter is a rustic folly designed by John Nash for the Butler family, a quirky hunting lodge whose thatched roof, cedar shingles and tree trunk supports were created to give the impression of a house grown from the soil. Inside, you’ll find trompe l’oeil effects and early commercial wallpapers from Paris, but in effect, it existed so its owners could play at being peasants.

    Cahir Abbey, reached by the orange trail, was founded in the late 12th century. It once housed Augustinian canons, and several towers and carvings survive along with its chancel today.

    Other heritage highlights include the Ha-Ha, a 19th-century sunken walkway used by local gentry for romantic strolls. St Paul’s Church (1820) is one of only two surviving churches known to have been designed by John Nash, and Cahir’s old granary has been sensitively restored as a craft centre.

    While people have been racing greyhounds for hundreds of years, greyhound racing as we know it today is a relatively modern phenomenon. The first greyhound stadium in Ireland was opened in Celtic Park, Belfast in 1927. This was quickly followed by the opening of more tracks in Dublin and Cork. The sport continued to grow in popularity and there are now 20 tracks operating throughout Ireland. In the early 00’s The Irish Greyhound Board embarked on a rebuilding programme which saw many of the countries greyhound stadiums and catering facilities upgraded to the highest standards. This investment paid dividends and a night at the dogs has now become one of the most popular forms of entertainment in Ireland.
    Full restaurant facilities are available at Clonmel Greyhound Race Stadium.

    Open for Lunch Friday & Sunday 12.30pm to 3pm

    Race Nights:
    Friday: 7:49
    Sunday:7:30

    Qualifying Trials:
    Friday Morning 10am to 11.30am sharp
    After Racing Friday Night

    Unrecorded Trials:
    Monday from 2.00 to 7.30 p.m. ;
    Tuesday from 2 .00 to 5.00 pm;
    Friday morning 8.30 to 9.30 a.m. & 11.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon
    After Racing Friday Night ;
    Saturday morning 9.00 to 12.00 noon

    Admission
    €10 (all inclusive i.e. students & O.A.P.’s included)
    Under 14’s free of charge.

    Enjoy a night out at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium!

    Location: 
    Address: 
    Clonmel Greyhound Stadium
    Davis road
    Clonmel
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)52 6183333
    +353 (0)52 6183334
    Category:

    Hore Abbey, found just outside of Cashel in County Tipperary was originally a Benedictine monastery.
    In 1272, the archbishop of Cashel expelled the monks and Cistercians arrived from Mellifont Abbey.

    Hore consisted of a cruciform Gothic church, tower, square cloister and living quarters.
    Today, the church and sections of the east range remain.
    There are also fragments of the cloister arcade, which is of interest due to its unique positioning north of the abbey.

    Location: 
    Address: 
    Hore Abbey
    Cashel
    Tipperary
    Email: 
    Phone: 
    +353 (46) 9481793
    Category:


    Aherlow Woods Holiday Homes

    Aherlow Woods Holiday Homes is situated in the heart of the luscious Glen of Aherlow Nature Park, Aherlow Woods comprises modern self-catering holiday cottages. Found in County Tipperary and surrounded by the impressive Galtee Mountains, the cottages are perfect for hiking and cycling enthusiasts. There are a variety of marked walkways and cycle trails of varying difficulty with stunning, panoramic views. There are also prehistoric and early Christian sites throughout the glen, and guided walks can be booked locally. An alternative way to explore the mountains is on horseback, as the Hillcrest Riding Centre in nearby Galbally gives riding lessons and treks for riders of all levels of ability.

    The tributaries of the River Suir flow through The Glen of Aherlow and offer excellent trout and perch fishing. Visitors can also relax with a game of golf at a local course, enjoy a day at the Tipperary Racecourse or experience the lovely traditional pubs in the area.

    Aherlow Woods Holiday Homes are a property of Trident Holiday Homes and boast a four-star rating. They have an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area with TV, DVD player and Internet access. There is one ground floor bedroom and two additional rooms on the first floor. The property also features an open garden, on-street parking and patio with outdoor furniture.

    A wheelchair-adapted house is available and features widened doors, a ground floor bedroom with king-size bed, roll in shower and support rails.

    Please visit Trident Holiday Homes for more.

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Mrs Rosaline Drew
    Address: 
    Ballynacourty
    Glen of Aherlow
    Aherlow
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)62 56555
    Category:

    The Ormond Hotel is situated in Nenagh Town centre, within walking distance of the shops and amenities of Nenagh.

    The hotel has been in operation since the 1960's and has an old world elegant charm.

    The hotel comprises of ten ensuite rooms, the Front Bar, Pepé's Restaurant, a night club and conference facilities.

    The bedrooms are modern, bright and comfortable; furnished with tea- and coffee-making facilities, television, power showers, hairdryers and guest toiletries.

    The Ormond Hotel is host to Maximus night club which has an exciting selection of DJ's every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

    In Nenagh Town you can visit Nenagh Castle, with its unique circular tower built in the 13th century or the old gaol, with its beautiful octagonal governor's residence.

    The Ormond Hotel is a great location from which to experience Lough Derg, which boasts various fishing, equestrian and water sport facilities.

    For golfers there is an excellent 18-hole golf course nearby.

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Mr Patrick Dowling
    Address: 
    51 Kenyon Street
    Nenagh
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (67) 44404
    Category:

    Nagle's Bar is situated in the scenic village of Kilsheelan, Co Tipperary. Nagles Bar can provide all the facilities you require for parties and social occasions.

    Nagle's is a lovely bar where one can relax and enjoy the ambiance.

    Proprietor Tony Gleeson and he will be glad to recommend local visitor attractions or regale you with tales of his 20 years living and working in Kilsheelan.

    Contact Name: 
    Tony Gleeson
    Address: 
    Kilsheelan
    Kilsheelan
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    087-2398100
    Category:

    Fraoch Cottage

    Cornode comprises three self-catering cottages set on the eastern shore of Lough Derg near Portroe, County Tipperary. Fraoch Cottage is a single storey property with access to the adjacent private harbour and seating area. The idyllic location is a wonderful romantic hideaway and a great base for touring and exploring the countryside.

    The four-star house is partially stone fronted, double glazed and has oil heating. It can sleep up to six people plus a baby in three bedrooms.
    There are two bathrooms, and linen and towels are provided.

    At Fraoch Cottage, guests can relax in the spacious living and dining area, which features a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace and wooden ceiling. The farmhouse-style kitchen allows for preparing meals with ease, as it has an electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator.
    There is also a utility room with washing machine, dryer, vacuum, iron and hairdryer.

    The cottage is an ideal base for visiting Lough Derg, renowned for its course fishing and for touring other highlights of the region, such as the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Birr Castle Gardens, Damer House, Rock of Cashel, Holycross Abbey, the Hunt Museum, King John's Castle and Bunratty Castle.

    Local towns and villages are Garrykennedy, Portroe and Nenagh, which has a railway station, bus stop, banks and post office. Golf, bicycle hire, pitch and putt, swimming pool, tennis, children's activity centre, heritage centre, cinema, shops & restaurants.
    Supermarkets are also available.

    Please visit the website for more information.

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Gerardine Malone
    Address: 
    Castlelough
    Portroe
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)67 33376
    Category:

    "A circular route from Limerick City brings you through some of Ireland's finest farmland in County Tipperary. Following the main Dublin road the N7 you come to the ancient market town of Nenagh.
    Nenagh Castle, is the main attraction in the town. From here you can take the R497 signposted as The Silvermines Drive which will bring you high over the mountains where silver was indeed mined many years ago. You will enjoy many beauty spots along the way.

    Turn east in the aptly named village of Milestone and head for Thurles, the birthplace of the world's largest amateur sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association or GAA. Picturesque Holycross Abbey which dates from 1169 is situated on the bank of the River Suir, a little south of the cathedral town of Thurles.

    Continuing southwards you come to the incomparable Rock of Cashel where mediaeval ecclesiastical buildings cluster precariously on a rocky outcrop rising dramatically from the plains below.

    From Cashel your journey takes you further south to Cahir where you can visit the imposing Castle and the enchanting Swiss Cottage.

    Travelling northwest on the N24 you reach Tipperary Town a thriving and prosperous market town in the heart of the fertile plain known as The Golden Vale. The N24 will bring you back through the plains to your starting point of Limerick City."

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

    Following a public consultation process the Board of Munster Vales prepared 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 networking among tourism service providers and stakeholders, exploring opportunities for collaboration within the sector and thinking collectively about initiatives which will enable Munster Vales to fulfill its intention as the key inland destination in Ireland's Ancient East.
    The highlights of the marketing plan were presented to a gathering of tourism providers from the Munster Vales region at the Hotel Minella, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary recently.

    You can download the highlights of the Marketing plan and the Brand Identity and Guidelines at the links below.


    Spearmans Bakery & Tearoom

    Spearmans Bakery & Tearoom offers all you would expect from a family-run Irish tearoom. A warm welcome, delicious traditional Irish soda bread, a comfortable atmosphere, tasty home-made lunches and scrumptious cakes, friendly customers with a great location in the centre of Cashel in Co. Tipperary, Ireland.

    Spearmans Bakery & Tearoom have offered quality produce and a friendly family service in Cashel for decades.

    The Spearman's have been providing quality fresh food since the early 1930's to the residents of Cashel. The business started as a family grocery shop and in the 1970's it moved into the confectionery trade opening the first confectionery shop in Cashel in conjunction with the family grocery shop.

    Trading successfully for over 30 years before closing the grocery shop and getting into the restaurant business for 9 years. In 2001 we returned to our first love - confectionery, cakes and bread making and now run a busy town centre tearoom and bakery.

    Today we operate as a family business with John David (JD) as the baker responsible for the delicious cakes and breads working with his sister Elaine and the rest of the team.

    Please visit Spearman's Tea Room

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    John Spearman
    Address: 
    97 Main Street
    Cashel
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)62 61143
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    The Kilmastulla River is a drained river with very high banks in places. It holds moderate stocks of brown trout which are best fished close to the headwater and in a short stretch immediately upstream of the Nenagh to Limerick Road.

    Open season runs from 1 March to 30 September.

    Location: 
    Nenagh
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
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    Benuala B&B

    Sitting 300 metres off the Limerick road and just a short walk from Clonmel centre, Benuala B&B is conveniently situated while offering a quiet and restful stay.
    Visitors here can relax in the friendly atmosphere of the house or in their cosy room featuring ensuite and TV.

    The family who run the B&B have a great interest in traditional music and local history and will be able to advise guests of all the local attractions. They may well suggest a visit to nearby Carey's Castle with its walks through lush woodland or a tour with Clonmel Heritage Trail where guests will visit the Franciscan Friary and the 300 year old Jail Gate. Those who are travelling around the area by car can avail of the private parking available on the premises.

    Your Host: Ms Nuala O'Connell

    For Pricing & Availability, Please visit Benula

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Ms Nuala O'Connell
    Address: 
    Marlfield Road
    Clonmel
    Tipperary
    Phone: 
    +353 (0)52 6122158
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    Shannon Breeze

    Shannon Breeze is an approved Failte Ireland (Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) Bed & Breakfast. An attractive B&B set near Lough Derg on the River Shannon. Experience the comfortable, relaxing and peaceful atmosphere of our Bed & Breakfast only 5 minutes away from the vibrant Heritage Town of Killaloe.

  • Friendly, family run B&B.Lough derg B&B
  • Rooms en-suite with TV
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Double & Family rooms
  • Breakfast Room
  • Extensive Breakfast Menu
  • Private Guests Lounge with an open fire
  • Car Parking area & Garden.

  • Shannon airport 18 miles, Limerick University 12 miles. Activities: hill walking, riverside walks, watersports, horse riding, golf, fishing, boat trips, heritage town, pitch & putt, traditional Irish music and set dancing.

    Award winning restaurants and pubs in the area. Super location, close proximity to shores of Lough Derg. Ideal base for touring Clare, Galway, Tipperary and Limerick.

    Your Hosts: Noel & Phyll Bugler

    Please visit Our Website for more

    Location: 
    Contact Name: 
    Mrs Phyll Bugler
    Address: 
    Inchadrinagh
    Ballina
    Killaloe
    Clare
    Phone: 
    0872807655
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    Food and Drink in Tipperary

    You'll be spoiled for choice with the quality of eateries and food suppliers in Tipperary.

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    In the 15th century, a Franciscan friary was established in the town of Roscrea, County Tipperary. Its founder is not known with certainty, though many people attribute the ecclesiastical site to Maolruany na Feasóige or Maolruany O'Carroll.

    The friary featured a house, dormitory, prior’s chamber, chapel, cemetery, garden and orchards. It fell into ruin after the friars were expelled in 1579.

    Today, the remains are incorporated into a Roman Catholic church. Visitors can view the original east and north chancel walls, bell tower and parts of the northern nave arcade.

    Location: 
    Address: 
    St Cronan's Praish
    Convent Hill
    Roscrea
    Tipperary
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    The Canon Hayes Recreation Centre

    The Canon Hayes Recreation Centre in Tipperary town boasts a vast range of state of the art Health, fitness, and sports facilities. Indoor facilities include a sports hall, an aerobics studio, A Sauna/Steam room, Squash and Racquetball Courts, a magnificent Gymnasium, Lady-Fit, and Pre-School and an adjoining swimming pool.

    Outdoor facilities include a flood lit running track, 3 all-weather astro turf pitches and 2 tennis courts. The sports Centre caters for families and individuals of all age groups and fitness levels.

    Excellent membership and group rates available on Cannon Hayes Recreation.

    Location: 
    Address: 
    Avondale Crescent
    Tipperary Town