A county with a big personality, Tipperary has loads of experiences to offer when it comes to holidays – so how will you know where to start? Don’t fear – we’ve lined up an array of itineraries to help you get planning your ideal trip.
During your stay at Fethard, the desire to learn more and the satisfaction of gained knowledge will leave you with more than just a souvenir to take home.
Be wowed by the architectural and historical significance of the town of Fethard during a guided tour, learn about the connection between the people, the land and the horse at Fethard Horse Country Experience and visit castles steeped in historical intrigue.
You will also visit lots of other instagrammable spots and dine in style as you explore… so much to see and discover!
Discover 800 years of intrigue, drama and romance at the heart of one of Ireland’s most influential dynasties
The Butlers of Ormond were one of Ireland’s most famous and influential dynasties. Learn about their rise to power, from the arrival of Theobald Walter, the first of the Chief Butlers to the King, with England’s Prince John in the 12th Century, to the heights of the Earls and Dukes who help shape Irish history.
The castles, mansions, churches and towns they built have left an indelible mark on the landscapes of Tipperary. Each landmark has its own story to tell of romance, intrigue, frolics, fun, or bitter rivalries. Explore a house built for a queen at Ormond Castle, take a relaxing stroll along the River Suir to the romantic Swiss Cottage, spot the cannonball in the walls of Cahir Castle, or delight in a visit to the restored former courthouse at the Main Guard.
The Butler Trail is the perfect driving route for the whole family.
Download the Butler Trail App & Audio Guide on iTunes or Google Play and immerse yourself in this network of stories told through the landscape of Ireland’s Ancient East. The app includes three audio trails (available in English, French and German) and a travel guide of Ireland’s Ancient East. These trails, that last about 40 minutes each, will guide you around the ancient towns of Cahir, Clonmel, Carrick-On-Suir and Roscrea, revealing a network of stories – set in a landscape stretching out over 5,000 years.
Every artist needs a muse, it is said, and Tipperary has inspired many. The county has long nurtured a vibrant artistic scene, with deep roots in music, art, crafts, poetry, drama, literature and folklore.
It must have something to do with the inspiring landscapes, fascinating heritage and wonderful quality of life which define the county.
This three-day itinerary features a range of artistic and cultural attractions featuring songwriters, musicians, performers, writers, visual artists, crafters, artefacts and exhibitions.
There’s also information on the packed calendar of festivals which celebrate the county’s cultural scene through music, theatre, street performance, comedy, visual and art.
Prepare to be inspired, enthralled and entertained…
Open your eyes to a world of natural wonders in Ireland’s Ancient East
Suir Blueway Tipperary is a 53km kayaking and canoe trail from Cahir to Carrick-on-Suir and a 21km walking and cycling trail from Clonmel to Carrick-on-Suir (or vice versa) along the beautiful River Suir. It is the perfect way for all the family to sample Ireland’s beautiful countryside and rich cultural heritage.
Enjoy a paddle on the River Suir’s flowing waters, go for a cycle or walk along its banks, a hike up nearby mountains, or a sedate stroll in bustling towns and villages. Suir Blueway Tipperary has something for all ages and interests.
Marvel at centuries old castles, tower houses and churches. Discover their history of drama, romance, intrigue and deadly rivalries. Stay a while and sample the sensational local food produce, arts and crafts – it’s matched only by the local hospitality.
From Cahir through the picturesque villages of Ardfinnan and Newcastle to the medieval town of Clonmel and on to historic Carrick-on-Suir, this two-day itinerary will open your eyes to the world of natural wonders in Ireland’s Ancient East.
Everyone needs time to relax and recharge, why not treat yourself to a long weekend or midweek break of fun in the lovely Tipperary countryside?
Your bags are packed, the road ahead is dotted with forests and farms leading you through quaint towns, the hustle and bustle of city life fading into your rearview mirror…
This weekend is about making memories that will last a lifetime… go kayaking amongst some of the most breathtaking scenery Ireland has to offer, take a tour of the enchanting Brookfield Farm, cruise on the River Shannon and if adventure is calling, embrace the rugged terrain of the Devil’s Bit.
Enjoy all of this and more, what are you waiting for?
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For all you history buffs out there, Lorrha monastic village is a hidden gem and the destination your soul is craving… so listen up. This charming rural village has castles, ruins and abbeys galore, to name but a few. Not to mention all kinds of other amenities, something for everyone in the family!
Dine well, stay in a traditional rural cottage, hire bikes and cycle to spectacular castles, hike the Ormond Way, take a guided tour of Lorrha, and more… it all awaits you!
This itinerary from Bansha castle is so diverse, it is sure to impress one and all.
Take in the unmatched iconic views of the Glen of Aherlow, gape at the timeless masterpiece that is the Mitchelstown Caves, scale Lake Muskry in the Galtees, marvel at Cahir Castle and the Swiss Cottage along with much much more!
Immerse yourself in the charming town of Cashel nestled in the Golden Vales. This unique spot boasts some of the most spectacular tourist destinations on our lovely Emerald Isle.
Take a guided tour of the town, walk the High King’s Loop, visit Ormond Castle, go for a leisurely cycle, marvel at Cahir Castle and the Swiss Cottage, enjoy delicious grub in Mikey’s Beer Garden and Chez Hanz… to name but a few!
It’s time to savour the awe-inspiring moments captured by getting out there and engaging in familiar and new experiences
Connect with nature on Lough Derg Blueway. Bordered by the beautiful and dramatic countryside of counties Tipperary, Clare and Galway, the Lough Derg lakeshore is dotted with picturesque towns, villages, and rural communities which offer the opportunity of exhilarating activities, wonderful adventures and memories that will last a lifetime.
Hire a boat or kayak and explore the crystal clear Blueway water trails, stride by boot or bicycle along the land trails, experience unique culture and ancient heritage, before savouring exceptional cuisine made from superb local produce in authentic Irish restaurants and pubs.
Whatever you choose, Lough Derg Blueway is yours to enjoy, and is a great way to uncover the beauty of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.