County Tipperary Things to Do

  • Close-up on north wall.
    Close-up on north wall.
    by pfsmalo
  • Weir on the Bunnow river.
    Weir on the Bunnow river.
    by pfsmalo
  • Up to the entrance.
    Up to the entrance.
    by pfsmalo

County Tipperary Things to Do

  • Meet "The Rock"

    A theme to which my poor husband has become quite accustomed is "we have to go to _____ because I read about it in a book." Overall, it's worked out fairly well and we've seen some very interesting places. The Rock of Cashel, ancestral seat of the high kings of the ancient province of Munster is probably the most interesting of these. This group of...

    more
  • Take a little "Cahir."

    Located in the Tipperary town of Cahir, this castle is one of the best preserved in Ireland. The keep, defensive walls and the tower are still quite intact and visitors may fully explore these. Guided tours are available along with an audio-visual presentation.The Castle is open from 9:30 a.m. (opens 9:00 a.m. from mid-June to mid-September) with...

    more
  • CAHIR CASTLE.....A GEM.

    This impressive castle is situated on a rocky island in RIVER SUIR and is one of the largest and BEST PRESERVED castles in Ireland.CAHIR, the name of the surrounding town, derives its name from the Irish word CATHAIR, meaning STONE FORT.The full form of the name is CATHAIR DHUN lascaigh or: stone fort of the dun of the fish.This castle is an...

    more
  • VISITING CAHIR CASTLE.....

    She was our guide.......and she was GREAT!She was a gifted story-teller, moved from left to right, danced around, pointed here and there and everywhere and we, her little group followed her every movement....It was an extra........the tour was made extremely pleasant and interesting for everyone of the group!We walked every wall, climbed the...

    more
  • THE BUTLERS' COAT OF ARMS ABOVE THE...

    DESCRIPTION.It is difficult to compare CAHIR CASTLE with other Irish castles because t is so much larger than most of them and far more complicated: you could easily lose your way there!What we can visit now is the outcome of several building stages from the 13th to the 19th Century!This island site gies room to 3 wards, an outer, a middle and an...

    more
  • THE GREAT HALL.....

    The great hall was largely rebuilt in the 19th Century, although the external (west) wall appears to be part of the 13th Century structure with window embrasures of the same date.Restorations works were carried out throughout the CASTLE in the 1840s and although not well documented the 19th Century work can be distinguished by its style.After this...

    more
  • ABOUT THE NORTH-WEST TOWER.......

    and the kitchen....The North-West Tower in the inner ward is the largest & strongest building afther the KEEP, probably designed to be independently defensible.The original entrance, through the hall, was guarded by a MURDERING HOLE! It was designed in a special way: something substantial or a heavy weight could be dropped onto the head of an...

    more
  • THE FRONT, PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN AT...

    although it was already raining.Looking back in my travelreport and scanning the photos, this seems to have been the Ireland holiday with the most rainy days & nights, grey skies and cold winds.....Well, that is Ireland, i.e. that is how it CAN be but luckily not always IS.THE KEEP which dominates the middle ward was originally the hate tower of...

    more
  • THE RAPID IN RIVER SUIR...

    This is the "rapid" I talked about in my previous tip.Having climbed the highest tower there was to be climbes I could take this photograph......grey skies, but remember that I was in IRELAND......green green Ireland thanks to the huge quantities of rain........

    more
  • WALKING AROUND IN THE CASTLE.....

    camera at hand, I discovered this piece of a ?? I don't know what.But doesn't he look great with that straight nose, the long hair : a noble face......and with a crown on top of his head he surely must have been important here in CAHIR CASTLE!He will stay unknown to me forever and ever.....

    more
  • BRU BORU HERITAGE CENTRE, CASHEL

    To start with: BRU BORU means : "PALACE OF BRIAN BORU".This Centre compromises a well-equipped theatre with frequent performances, BANQUETS in the Centre's RESTAURANT, an informal TEACH CEOIL (house of music) with sessions NIGHTLY and in addition, to cap it all, a fully computerised, genealogical service, an exhibition hall and a VERY WELL STOCKED...

    more
  • ROCK OF CASHEL.....

    CASHEL has a very ancient history, albeit only documented since the 4th Century.....The HUGE CATHEDRAL, ancient round TOWER and the very early, ROMANESQUE COMAC'S CHAPEL, perched on a dramatic outcrop of rock, were silent witnesses to many of the stirring events of IRISH HISTORY!This place once was the seat of the MUNSTER KINGS (370 A.D. - 1101)...

    more
  • DEEP DOWN TREASURES......

    Walking down and down, feeling the water dripping on my head and hearing the drops falling on the floors, I suddenly realised that this WONDERWORLD never ever is the same.The very idea that everything in there changed every second while I was walking there, was thrilling.......I felt so close to NATURE and to MOTHER EARTH with her WORKS OF...

    more
  • THIS MADE ME THINK OF AN ACCORDION /...

    This cave has sensitively been developed over a number if years and the results are really great!Today access is easy along the suitably well-lit passageways leading to the caves massive caverns, of which there are 3 open to the public now.It was quite a relief not to see people arriving in droves......it still felt very exquisite!

    more
  • THE SAME WONDROUS GROWTH FROM ANOTHER...

    A FREAK OF NATURE........nature's persistent playing resulted in the most wondrous formations here in MITCHELSTOWN CAVE.Yet we have to assume that this is looking like an accordion by our eyes only..........nature was just playing about in those underground caverns......The names of the HALLS here that are open to the public are: the HOUSE of...

    more
  • IN FRONT OF A RED HOT FURNACE???

    No, this was a quite dark place......we were allowed to roam about a little bit after the GUIDE had left us and so I took the challenge and walked down a rather steep slope and could descry this promising place and....yes, it was good luck: you see me i.e. my shadow, while taking the photograph.....Imagine: it was dark there, dark, cold & wet and a...

    more
  • Glengarra Woods

    Glengarra Woods is a wooded area covering over 700 hectares. This peaceful wood, located between Cahir Town and Mitchelstown under the slopes of the Galtee Mountains is one of my favourite places in Tipperary. The woods are laid out with a variety of walking trails and picnic areas and the Burncourt River passes through the woods.The area was...

    more
  • Swiss Cottage

    The Swiss Cottage was built around 1810 and was the rural residence of the Butler's who used the cottage as a country lodge and for entertainment purposes. The cottage is located in a stunning setting on the banks of the River Suir, surrounded by woodland and sitting an a raised hill overlooking the surrounding area. For more details check my Cahir...

    more
  • Cahir Castle

    Cahir Castle is one of Ireland's finest and best preserved castles. Originally it was Conor O'Brien, Lord of Thomond, who built a fort here on the banks of the Suir River in the 12th century. This was later used as a basis for further development by one of Ireland's most powerful families, The Butlers, after they had gained ownership of the Castle...

    more
  • The Vee

    The Vee is a twisting mountain route leading from Clogheen, Co. Tipperary through the Knockmealdown Mountains into Co. Waterford. The area offers stunning views over the Plains of Tipperary and beyond especially on a clear day. Hikers and Hill walkers flock to the area to enjoy the undless miles of unspoilt nature through woodland and mountain...

    more
  • Holycross Abbey

    Holycross Abbey is a Cistercian monastery located in the small village of Holycross between Cashel and Thurles. The village and abbey are built on the banks of River Suir. The name of the abbey and village derive from the abbey's possession of a relic of the True Cross. The relic was first brought to Ireland by Queen Isabella of Angouleme, in 1233....

    more
  • Rock of Cashel

    The Rock of Cashel is the most visted heritage site in Ireland and one of the most recognisable landmarks of Ireland. Just to clear up some common misconceptions - The Rock (as it is known locally) is not in fact a castle but is actually a church (or series of churches). Also the 'Rock' refers, not to the buildings themselves but to the giant lump...

    more
  • Caher Castle

    Caher Castle dates from the 12th century when it was constructed on an island on the River Suir by Conor O’Brien. The castle gave its name to the town which later developed in the surrounding area. The Castle has been the site of some important moments in Irish and British history - in 1599 it was besieged by Lord Essex during the Elizabethan wars...

    more
  • Knockmealdown Mountains

    The Knockmealdown mountains are in the south of the county and most of the main summits are shared between County Tipperary and County Waterford. This mountain range is an excellent place for hiking and though the highest mountain, Knockmealdown, is only 794 metres high, the terrain can be tricky and it’s vital to carry a map and compass. The small...

    more
  • Rock of Cashel

    Possibly the best known tourist attraction in County Tipperary, the Rock of Cashel consists of a number of important religious buildings dating from the 12th and 13th centuries. The Rock of Cashel is run by the Office of Public Works and there is much to see on the site including an excellent guided tour of the buildings and a video on the...

    more
  • Holycross Abbey

    Holycross Abbey was established as a Cistercian monastary in the 12th century on the foundations of a previous Benedictine monastary and took its name from the relic of the True Cross that it once (and again) possessed. Over the centuries the Abbey, like many in Ireland fell into ruin. It was restored in the 1970s and restored to use at that time....

    more
  • Rock of Cashel

    This group of medieval buildings on a rock overlooks a wide plain and looks impressive from outside. Cashel was once the seat of the kings of Munster and was given to the bishop of Limerick in 1101. Already in the 5. century, St Patrick has been there, and since then Rock of Cashel has developed to become as well a political as a religious...

    more
  • Cahir Castle

    Cahir Castle is situated at the river Suir and dates from around 13./15. century. It once was an important stronghold of the powerful Butler family. As we noticed most Irish castles are tower houses, but not this one. It’s a mighty castle, and it’s interesting to walk around and discover it.There’s an audio-visual show of about 10 minutes (also in...

    more
  • Mitchelstown Cave

    This cave, which was discovered 1833 by a farmer, is a beautiful cave with nice stalactites and stalagmites and some huge halls. Also our guide was very good. I’ve visited also Dunmore Cave (close to Kilkenny) and Ailwee Cave (Burren, County Clare), but this was the cave I liked most.The cave is privately owned and not much commercialised, you...

    more
  • Tipperary Club hurling game

    During April to September it should be possible to catch a club hurling game between the villages/towns. Derby games (between neighbouring villages) are generally the best as there is alot of pride at stake. Ask a local when you are there, what games are on at the week-end and which should be the most "interesting". It was a programme on "Timmy...

    more
  • Hurling game at the home of hurling:...

    My favourite venue for a hurling game is Semple Stadium in Thurles. It not as big as Croke Park in Dublin. Semple holds 50,000, Croker hold 80,000 plus. But because Thurles is taken oven by the game, 50,000 people mulling around a town of 15,000 creates more buzz than 80,000 people in a city of 1 million plus. Munster championship games and the...

    more
  • Hore Abbey

    I dread to think what would've been going on in an abbey by this name but I trust it's nothing like what comes to mind.Anyway, this abbey is somewhat dwarved by the nearby Rock of Cashel. It's still very nice though.

    more
  • Rock of Cashel

    The Rock of Cashel is a flippin' amazing sight in county Tipperary. If you're traveling from Dublin to Cork, be sure to stop at the Rock of Cashel and take a walk around.The Rock of Cashel has a rich and interesting history into which I'm not going to launch here. Suffice it to say that it would be time well spent going to the Rock of Cashel.

    more

County Tipperary Hotels

Top County Tipperary Hotels

Roscrea Hotels
21 Reviews - 43 Photos
Clonmel Hotels
4 Reviews - 12 Photos
Tipperary Hotels
6 Hotels
Terryglass Hotels
1 Review - 4 Photos
Nenagh Hotels
2 Reviews - 3 Photos
Limerick Junction Hotels
1 Hotel
Knock Hotels
3 Hotels
Killenaule Hotels
See nearby hotels
Cashel Hotels
87 Reviews - 282 Photos

Instant Answers: County Tipperary

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

77 travelers online now

Comments

County Tipperary Things to Do

Reviews and photos of County Tipperary things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for County Tipperary sightseeing.
Map of County Tipperary