Information Tipperary Ireland

Welcome To Tipperary!

Tipperary, Ireland's largest inland county, has richly varied scenery in its hills and mountains, its plains and river valleys.

In the south are the Galtee Mountains, the Knockmealdowns and the isolated height of Slievenamon.
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Tipperary Ireland

Because the exciting coastlines of the peninsular Kerry and Cork are big draws for many tourists, County Tipperary is often overlooked by travellers, bypassed or driven through to get to the beautiful cliff views and coastal towns. However, a trip to County Tipperary is not without its merits, and there are definite advantages to going off the beaten track to take in some of the attractions. For example, the Mitchelstown caves are the longest network of their kind in Ireland at just three kilometres, but their length isn’t what’s important: Their enormity and the natural formations of stalactites and stalagmites are what’s most impressive. The caves themselves have not been overly enhanced in any way for the visiting tourist. Those who are more impressed with history than nature can find an island on the River Suir that holds the castle at Caher, an example of fourteenth century architecture that was originally built by Conor O’Brien in 1142. One reason the castle has withstood the ravages of time is down to the surrendering of the castle to Cromwell in 1650 without the need for him to use artillery on its walls. Athassel Priory was the largest priory in Ireland – founded in 1192 for the Augustinians – the remains of which are also on the banks of the River Suir. Its abbey church walls, the cloister ruins and the gatehouse can all still be seen there. Another castle, meanwhile, is that of Ormond in Carrick-on-Suir – an example of Tudor architecture can be found in the nearby domestic mansion while the castle itself was built in 1309. County Tipperary has the Rock of Cashel among its tourist destinations, the seat of power for the kings of the south of the country and known since the fourth century as “Cashel of the Kings”. It became a spiritual centre too, with the Church making its mark through both Cormac’s Chapel and St Patrick’s Cathedral on the grounds.
General information Tipperary

Tipperay is a county in the southern half of Ireland.

Tipperary was one of the first Irish counties to be established in the 13th century and for all government administration purposes the county is divided into North Tipperary and South Tipperary. This division goes all the way back to the Local Government Act of 1898.

The centre of County Tipperary is known as 'the Golden Vale', a rich pastoral stretch of land in the basin of the Suir River, which crosses the north of the county to the south. Tipperary is known for its horse breeding industry and is the home of Coolmore Stud, the world’s largest thoroughbred breeding operation.

Accommodation in Tipperary

Tipperary is home to a bundle of accommodation options to suit all requirements and budgets. Bed & Breakfast, Guest Houses, Hostels, Hotels and Farm Houses are some of the possible choices for your stay in Tipperary.

Hotels in Tipperary

Tipperary’s hotel vary in size, shape, style and price but all if Tipp’s hotels offer you the chance to spend the night in a comfortable and convenient atmosphere. Hotels in Tipperary include Rackett Hall in Roscrea, Cashel Palace Hotel and Clonmel Park Hotel.

Bed & Breakfast in Tipperary

Bed & breakfast accommodation in Tipperary provides you with a nice warm bed, just like home, with deliciously cooked breakfast greeting you in the morning, for an affordable price. B&B in Tipperary includes names such as Ashley Park House in Nenagh and The Castle B&B in Thurles.

Tipperary Restaurants

Tipperary restaurants serve some of Ireland’s finest meals with a variety of venues satisfying all tastes at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Popular restaurants in Tipperary include Befani in Clonmel and Paddy’s Bar & Restaurant in Terryglass.

Shopping in Tipperary

Whether you are looking for a bargain or the latest fashions, Tipperary has it all from its factory shops like John Hanly & Co to Tipperary Town Shopping Centre.

Tipperary Car Rental

Car rentals in Tipperary facilitate cars on rent for a pre defined period and according to budget. Plan your route starting at the likes of Ballina Car Hire, Thurles Car Hire, Cashel Car Hire, Cahir Car Hire, Clonmel Car Hire and Clogheen Car Hire.

Tipperary Golf

Tipperary has many picturesque golf courses including Clonmel, Roscrea and Nenagh Golf Clubs, offering some of the finest parkland golf the country has to offer.

Attractions Tipperary Ireland

Cahir Castle - Cahir

Located at Castle Street, Cahir, is one of Ireland's largest and best preserved castles. It is situated on a rocky island in the river Suir. The Castle's attractions include an excellent audio-visual show called 'Partly Hidden and Partly Revealed' in English, French, German and Italian, informing visitors about all the main sites of the area.

Carrick On Suir Heritage Centre - Carrick-On-Suir

This former Protestant church, now restored as a heritage centre, was once part of the Pre-Reformation burial ground and church site of Carrick Mor. Its interesting gravestones include a memorial to Thomas Butler, an illegitimate son of Thomas, tenth Earl of Ormonde. Dorothea Herbert, daughter of the eighteenth century rector and author of 'Retrospections' is also buried here.

Cashel Folk Village - Cashel

Located at Dominick Street, Cashel, it has a delightful series of informal reconstructions of various traditional thatched village shops, a forge and other business. It is housed within the town of Cashel, near by the famed Rock of Cashel.

Mitchelstown Cave - Cahir

Located at Burncourt, Cahir, is considered one of the most spectacular caves in Europe. The caves have three massive caverns, in which the visitor is surrounded by indescribable drip stone formations, stalactites, stalagmites and huge calcite columns.

Ormond Castle - Carrick

Located at Castle Park, Carrick on Suir, is one of the finest examples of an Elizabethan manor house in Ireland. It was built by Thomas, the tenth Earl of Ormond in the 1560s. Closely integrated into the manor house are two fifteenth century towers. It is the country's only major unfortified dwelling from that turbulent period. The state rooms contain some of the finest decorative plasterwork in the country, including plasterwork portraits. Access to the castle is by guided tour only, with a maximum number of twenty people at one time.

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