Tipperary, The Golden Vale County is rich with culture, heritage and scenery. Lush landscapes & fascinating archaeological sites like Rock of Cashel cannot be missed.
Clonmel in South Tipperary is situated along the River Suir nestled in the Comeragh Mountains. Clonmel is the ideal base to visit a wide range of wonderful attractions. These not only include the breath-taking scenery at the Glen of Aherlow but Cahir Castle, the Swiss Cottage, Mitchelstown Caves and in addition a feast of cycling, golf, walking and equestrian activities.
Rent a bike, inhale the fresh air, head off on a casual ramble in the Nore Valley or spend the day at Clonmel racecourse, the choice is truly endless. Neighbouring counties Cork, Clare, Limerick, Waterford & Kilkenny are easily reached from Clonmel.
Some events locally worth checking out during the year are:
Finding a Voice is a five-day festival of music by women composers, coinciding with International Women's Day.
Finding a Voice features leading Irish and international performers, playing music by women composers, to demonstrate the range and depth of creativity of women through the ages.
The Clonmel Junction Festival will take place from 1st to 9th of July. The Clonmel Junction Arts Festival celebrates the town of Clonmel and the artists who live and work there. It will feature a range of music, dance, theatre and more, as it brings the best of local and regional art together.
For more information: www.junctionfestival.com
The Cashel Arts Festival is a four-day festival located in town of Cashel, taking place from Thursday 14th - Sunday 17th September. The festival will contain music, dance, theatre, film, falimy events and more. The festival uses the town’s heritage sites, such as the Rock of Cashel, as dramatic backdrops to a fine selection of contemporary arts events.
For more information: www.cashelartsfest.com
The Clonmel Applefest is an annual festival that celebrates the food, heritage, and nature of Clonmel. It brings the town's medieval heart to life with celebration of it's industrial and agricultural heritage. Applefest invites families, residents, tourists and anyone intrested in farming or nature to enjoy the vibrant artistic programme.
For more informations: www.clonmelappplefest.ie
Clonmel Busking Festival is an annual event that takes place on the second weekend of August. The Busking Festival provides free music and events throughout Clonmel. The festival brings the people of Clonmel together throughout a vibrant weekend of art performances.
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The Clonmel Agricultural Show is a registered charity with the objective to promote agricurture and horticulture. The show provides amusements, a dog show, arts and crafts, trade stands and much more. It takes place on Sunday the 2nd of July.
For more information: www.clonmelshow.ie
Clancy Brothers Festival is an annual festival that features a variety of music concerts, workshops, sporting events and an art trail for all ages. Enjoy Open Air concerts, River Festivals, Lunchtime theatre and much more. The festival takes place in Carrick-On-Suir from 31st of May - 5th of June.
For more information: www.clancybrothersfestival.com
Cahir Trad Fest is an annual festival every September over a weekend that is filled with music and dance. The festival includes concerts, a trad trail, competitions and workshops.
Also north of the county celebrating the bounty of Tipperary’s rich and fertile lands is ‘A Taste of Lough Derg’, a series of food events around the towns and villages of the Lough Derg Lakelands running from June to September.
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