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County Tipperary

The cup of life is overflowing in Tipperary. In this extensive and wondrously fertile region, there's an air of fulfillment, a comfortable awareness of the world in harmony. And the placenames reinforce this sense of natural bounty.

Across the middle of the county, there's the Golden Vale, with prosperous lands along the wide valley of the River Suir and its many tributaries, and westwards towards County Limerick across a watershed around Donohill. The Vale be so named because the village of Golden is at its heart, but then it could be the other way round - that’s the kind of place it is

The county's largest town, down in the far south under the Comeragh Mountains, is the handsome borough of Clonmel - its name translates as "Honey Meadow". Yet although there are many meadows of all kinds in Tipperary, there's much more to this largest inland county in Ireland than farmland, for it is graced with some of the most elegant mountains in the country.

North of the Golden Vale, the Silvermine Mountains rise to 694 m on Keeper Hill, and beyond them the farming countryside rolls on in glorious profusion to Nenagh - a town much improved by by-passes on either side - and Tipperary's own riviera, the beautiful eastern shore of Lough Derg. Inevitably, history and historic monuments abound in such country, with the fabulous Rock of Cashel and its dramatic remains of ancient ecclesiastical buildings setting a very high standard for evoking the past.

But Tipperary lends itself every bit as well to enjoyment of the here and now. Tipperary is all about living life to the full, and they do it with style in a place of abundance.      
     


Local Attractions and Information

Fiddlers Retreat - the first and only school of its kind in Ireland that runs a Traditional Irish Music and Culture School.

Aherlow, Glen of Glenbrook Trout Farm +353 (0) 62 56214

Birdhill Tipperary Crystal Visitor Centre +353 (0) 61 379066

Cahir Cahir Castle +353 (0)52 41011

Cahir Farmers Market Sats 9am-1pm +353 (0) 86 6482044

Carrick-on-Suir Ormond Castle +353 (0)51 640787

Carrick-on-Suir Tipperary Crystal Visitor Centre +353 (0) 51 641188

Cashel Bru Boru Culture Centre +353 (0)62 61122

Cashel Rock of Cashel +353 (0)62 61437

Cashel Tourism Information +353 (0)62 61333

Clonmel Clonmel Racecourse +353 (0)52 23422

Clonmel Theatre & Arts Festival (July) +353 (0)52 29339

Clonmel Tourism Information +353 (0)52 22960

Nenagh Heritage Centre +353 (0)67 32633

Nenagh Tourism Information +353 (0)67 31610

Roscrea Roscrea Heritage - Castle & Damer House +353 (0)505 21850

Thurles Holy Cross Abbey +353 (0)504 43241

Thurles Race Course +353 (0)504 21040

Tipperary Race Course (Limerick Junction) +353 (0)62 51357

Tipperary town Tourism Information +353 (0)62 51457

Gardens

Killurney Garden - Clonmel County Tipperary Ireland
Killurney Garden
Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
A serene 1880 farmhouse with views south to the Comeraghs, a crystal stream flowing from Slieve Namon and the ruins of a 16th century church are some of the blessings of Killurney Garden. Complement them with imaginative design and the knowledge ...
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Golf

Nenagh Golf Club - Nenagh County Tipperary Ireland
Nenagh Golf Club
Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Course Type: Parkland
Blending the old with the new, Nenagh Golf Club’s regulation Par 72 Patrick Merrigan designed layout offers a wonderful array of golfing holes over 6,009 metres - ten Par 4’s, four Par 5’s and four superb Par 3’s, each wit ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Kilmaneen Farmhouse & Cottage
Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
As neat as a new pin, Kevin & Ber O'Donnell's delightfully situated farmhouse and cottage is on an ex-dairy farm, surrounded by three mountain ranges - the Comeraghs, the Knockmealdowns and the Galtees - and close to the rivers Suir and Tar, ...
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Tourist Attractions

Cahir Castle - Cahir County Tipperary Ireland
Cahir Castle
Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Cahir Castle is one of the largest and best preserved castles in Ireland, it is situated on a rocky island in the river Suir. Once the stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the castle retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its origina ...
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Wedding Venues

Inch House Country House - Wedding Venue - Thurles County Tipperary Ireland
Inch House Country House
Thurles, Co. Tipperary
John and Norah Egan, who farm the surrounding 250 acres, took over this magnificent 1720 house in a state of dereliction in 1985 and then restored it to the handsome, comfortably furnished period house, with the correct Georgian decor, which gues ...
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