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Feed your imagination with our upcoming festivals in Tipperary

Clancy Brothers Festival Tipperary

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

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

mythology story Tipperary Devils Bit Mountain

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

The Butler Trails

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

Time for Tipperary- Video

Special Offers-Butler Trail

Butler Experiential Bundles

There are Special Offers going on at the Moment and they are the experiential offers. The offers are the Butler Trail and The Sacred Ireland Trail. They are around all of County Tipperary.They take in attractions,amenities and accommodation. The Offers are part of Ireland Ancient East and we highly recommend them. Come discover Tipperary and Take the time to take it all in.

It’s time for a You and Me day

Cloughjordan honours Thomas MacDonagh

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

Easter Family Fun Days

Tipperary Irelands ancient east

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

Marlfield News

Marlfield 1 Raising of the Flag

Raising the Flag

Launch of the new Tipperary Tourism Brand

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

Time to download the Butler Trail App

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

The launch of the Tipperary Breakfast

The Tipperary Breakfast

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

Tipperary Wedding and Event Venues

Inch House Tipperary

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

Top Tipperary locations for romantic couples

Terryglass Lough Derg Tipperary

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

Discover Tipperary Map

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

The Butler Trail

Tipperary Membership Scheme 2017

Ormon Castle Carrick on Suir Tipperary

Sign up to Tipperary Tourism for 2017

Something For The Weekend...

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

Ireland's Ancient East

Cahir Castle County Tipperary Ireland

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

A Taste of Lough Derg returns for 2016

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

New Tourism Strategy for County Tipperary

New Tourism Strategy for County Tipperary

Video - Tipperary Highlights

Munster Vales Marketing and Branding launched

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

Bishopstown Hillwalking Festival covering Galtees and Knockmealdowns

Bishopstown Hillwalking Festival


Bishopstown Hillwalking Festival

Sean Kelly Classic Leisure Tour of Tipperary


Sean Kelly Classic Leisure Tour of Tipperary

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

Upper Limits in Upperchurch


Upper Limits in Upperchurch

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

This month, we are starting off with an activity!

New Marketing Plan for ‘Munster Vales’


Munster Vales - New Marketing Plan

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

Food Producers host Great Taste Awards

Tipperary Food Producers Host Great Taste Awards


Tipperary Food Producers

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

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

Munster Vales Workshop - Presentations

Presentations on bundling the Munster Vales

Four Stars for The Anner Hotel,Thurles

Anner Hotel

Four Stars For The Anner Hotel

Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative - Tipperary

Local Events in Tipperary Urged to Apply For Community Tourism Grants

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

Munster Vales - Workshops

Photo by Catriona Kenny

Munster Vales is a new Tourism Destination

Tipperary Guidebook 2016

County Tipperary - Home of horse breeding and horseracing

The Tipperary Holiday Guidebook 2016

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

Where to Stay in Tipperary


Where to stay in Tipperary

A great selection for everyone's budget.

Tourism Strategy Public Consultations


Tipperary Tourism Company - Tourism Strategy Public Consultations

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

Tipperary Tourism Seminar


Tipperary Tourism Seminar

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

10th Upperchurch Walking Weekend

Ten Years of Walking in Upperchurch

Upperchurch Walking Weekend - Ten Years of Walking

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

Waterside Wonders on Lough Derg

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

Top Historical Sites in Tipperary

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

Discover The Beauty Of The Knockmealdowns

walking Knockmealdowns

The Knockmealdown Mountains

Something For The Whole Family


Something For The Whole Family

We can guarantee there’s something for the whole family. Walk through unspoilt hillsides and visit country pubs and cafés.
Enjoy Tipperary’s sporting tradition – Thurles town is the birthplace of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Enjoy some of Ireland’s quirkiest festivals, play golf on challenging courses or take in a day at the races.

The Best Angling Ireland Has To Offer

Fishing

For anglers there are numerous options all over Tipperary. Babbling stream, gently flowing river or broad lake; game or coarse; novice or expert; here in Tipperary you have a choice no matter what kind of angler/fisherman you are.

Tipperary's Top Golf Courses

Golfing in Tipperary

Tipperary Golfing is teed up and ready for you

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

Explore Tipperary's Equestrian History

Horse racing in Tipperary

Horses run through our blood

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

Check Out Tipperary's Finest Pubs

Traditional Music Session

Tipperarys Finest Pubs

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

Uncover Your Tipperary Roots

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

Visit Explore Tipperary Website

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

About The Tipperary Tourism Company

Tourism Company Board

About The Tipperary Tourism Company

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

Tipperary Food & Drink

Tipperary Food Producers

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

The Butler Trail


The Butler Trail

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

Walking in Tipperary

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

Maurice Davin (1842–1899)

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

Explore Tipperary Town

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

Explore Cashel

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

Explore Cahir

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

Tipperary Through The Ages

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