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 will be held this year at Old St. Mary’s Church from the 3rd -8th of March 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. This will be the 5th edition of this event.
The Clonmel Junction Festival features an exciting new cabaret venue, some pop-up art installations in the heart of the town, a host of musice and theatre shows, and lost of wasy to get involved either as a spectator or performer.
The Cashel Arts Festival uses the town’s heritage sites, including the ancient and iconic Rock of Cashel, as dramatic backdrops to a fine selection of contemporary arts events. This festival has everything from music, dance, visual arts, film, theatre, workshops, family events and literature events.
The Clonmel Applefest brings the town’s medieval heart to life with a celebration of its industrial and agricultural heritage. Enjoy a wide range of events around all things apple, food and biodiversity – including craft activities, apple pressing, delicious local foods, storytelling, talks and walks, tastings and a community street feast. This annual event promises to be a week-end packed with vibrant and inspiring experiences for the curious and young at heart, so make sure to join in online on facebook and various locations around Clonmel.
Check out www.clonmelappplefest.ie or more details
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.
So if any of these events are of interest to you, then why not stayover and make a night of it, to check out our special offers just click here