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Tipperary is a captivating area of mountains & valleys populated by historic towns & villages.

The Main Guard

The Main Guard was built by James Butler, Duke of Ormond, in 1675 as a courthouse for the Palatinate or administrative area of Co. Tipperary. It is at the intersection of the four main streets of the town, showing the importance of the building at the time. The building is open for visitors from April to September.

Tel: 052 6127484

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Tipperary Museum of Hidden History

This museum is a storybook, a treasure -trove of hidden history.

This is a state-of-the-art interactive visitor experience in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East.

The museum brings Tipperary's rich hidden history vividly to life through memorable historic characters & amazing stories.

Expect to be surprised and intrigued by what you find!

Immerse yourself in stories of castles and conquests, courage, superstition, murder and death,

Explore tales of two worlds', from rural life in 19th Century Tipperary to the big houses of the Suir Valley.

Learn about one man and his boat and meet a host of heroes from world of sports & entertainment.

This multi-sensory experience is a must-see on your journey into Ireland's Ancient East.

Tel:0761 065252


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Rock of Cashel

One of the most visited sites in Ireland, this is a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including a 12th Century Round Tower, High Cross, and Romanesque Chapel. 13th Century Gothic Cathedral, 15th Century Castle and restored Hall of Vicars Choral. Includes an audio-visual show & exhibition.

Tel: 062 61437  

Bru Boru Cultural Centre

Located in Cashel Town, Bru Boru is dedicated to Brian Boru, King of Munster in the 11th century and High King of Ireland. The theatre holds frequent performances, fine food in the centre's restaurant and a Teach Ceoil with music sessions. In addition it has a fully computerised genealogical service for South Tipperary, an exhibition hall and a well-stocked craft shop. The underground "Sounds of History" experience relays the romantic and moving story of Irish song, music & poetry.

Tel: 052 61122 

Cahir Castle

This imposing 13th -15th century structure located in the picturesque town of Cahir was skilfully designed to be a state of the art defensive castle. Every last foot of the rocky island was utilized to such good effect as to make it difficult in places to determine which part of the castle is the main part and which is the "living" rock from which it seems to grow. A guide service and an audio visual presentation are also provided.

Tel: 052 7441011 

Mitchelstown Cave

This is one of the most spectacular caves in Europe, Mitchelstown Cave is located midway between Cahir & Mitchelstown just off the N8. The guided tour takes you through almost half a mile of this world famous cave, which includes three massive caverns. The formations shapes, colour & history make an enthralling visit at any time. Access to the cave is easy, along well-lit passageways.

Tel: 052 7467246

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Swiss Cottage

Located at Kilcommon Cahir (off Ardfinnan Road). A fairy-tale, rustic "cottage orne" of great charm built in the early 1800's. Its interior contains a spiral staircase and some elegantly decorated rooms.

Tel: 052 7441011 

Ormond Castle

Located in Carrick on Suir, this manor house was built in the 16th Century fronts a larger complex dating from the 14th century, Thomas Butler, the 10th Earl of Ormond added the "new" north range which became known as the Manor House to the existing buildings. They follow a typical manor house layout which includes a magnificent long gallery. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the house is the decorative plasterwork which provides the finest of early examples in Ireland.

Tel: 051 640787 

Back to the Wall Tours

Guided tours of the medieval walled town of Fethard, the best preserved Walled Town in Ireland, with 1.2KM of Town Wall, North Gate, and Wall Walk & Battlements. Visit the Norman church (C.1200) and Augustinian Abbey (c.1305)-both still in daily use. Hear the stories of the married RC Bishop, the martyred friar, the "Jolly" soldier, the oldest roof and lots more......

Tel: Colm McGrath 086 3502360 or Terry Cunningham 086 3905373

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Lismore Castle

Lismore Heritage Centre: Visit the Boyle Room and watch the historical film of Lismore, indulge in our retail experience and cafe.

Lismore Walks: Enjoy a guided historical walk of the town. Relax and unwind with a family friendly nature trail. Areas include: Lady Louisa’s Walk, The Towers Lismore and The Riverside Walk.

Blackwater Adventures: Kayak down the famous Blackwater River to Cappoquin, under the safety of a trusted guide. Find a little spot to rest and enjoy a packed lunch. Collect a bike, helmet and map from Lismore Cycling Holiday to explore the region and complete your adventure.

Lismore Heritage Centre Adventure Pack: Delight in a family friendly trail. Fill out the questionnaire and claim your adventurer’s prize.

Lismore Great Day Out: Tailor made packages for groups. Explore the great houses of the Lismore Blackwater Valley including Lismore Castle Gardens and Arts, as well as surrounding artisan craft and foodie destinations.

Lismore Two Top Visitor Attractions: The Lismore Heritage Centre and Lismore Castle offer a joint ticket. The package includes a screening of the historical film of Lismore and an exploration of The Castle Gardens and the Castle Arts.

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Contact: Alice on 058-54975

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Tour of Holy Island

The tour starts with a mini-bus leaving The Ring of Lough Derg Tourist office in Killaloe (Co. Clare) on Tuesday & Thursday at 12.30pm.

This mini-bus brings people to a Mountshannon pier where Ger Madden (a very experienced local guide) drives a boat to and from Holy Island.

The tour concludes with a lunch at "Flanagan's on the Lake" at approx 3.00pm following the mini-bus trip back from a Mountshannon pier.

Tour and lunch €40 per person 

Bookings need to be made in advance by phoning 0851086497 

Roscrea Castle 

No trip to Roscrea is complete without a visit to the grounds of Roscrea Castle and luckily it’s hard to miss this imposing structure in the heart of town. 

Roscrea is approximately an hour from the hotel but definatly worth a visit if you are staying in the premier county for a few days.

Built in 1213, it is a motte castle similar to many Norman fortifications of the time. However the original wooden castle was destroyed later that century and replaced by a sturdier stone structure. The castle consists of a walled courtyard, gate tower and two additional towers and was once surrounded by a river on one side and a moat on the other sides. 

Inside the courtyard is Damer House, a large 18th century Georgian house built by local merchant John Damer after he came into possession of the castle. Continue to the rear of the house to visit the beautiful gardens which provide a tranquil little haven from the bustle of the town.

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