Discover Tipperary Package
2020 is the year of the staycation… and what better place to start than the heart of Ireland! Thurles is a perfect destination for a base to discover Tipperary & even the wider Shannon Region. Treat yourself to a stay in our Double Deluxe Bedrooms with Soft Fluffy Pillows and Cosy Beds, essential for a good nights sleep! Wake up in the most famous hotel in Tipperary and head to Cusacks Bar for a Full Irish Cooked Breakfast including some of the best produce Tipperary has to offer! Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or book direct below!
Here are some of our favourite things to do around Tipperary!
Devils Bit Loop
Time: 1hr 30min
A wonderful 5km loop that utilises forestry tracks and hillside paths to provide a pleasant walking trail with views of Lough Derg and Slievenamon and distant views of the Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains.
Farney Castle, Holycross
The first early Norman fortification at Farney Castle is a must-see hidden gem in Ireland’s Ancient East. Built around 1185, after Richard de Clare (Strongbow) arrived in Ireland, the castle was synonymous with the Butler family name for centuries.
St Patrick’s Well, Clonmel
Situated at the base of a limestone cliff, this beautiful natural well is a great location to relax and enjoy a picnic. At the bottom of a set of winding stone steps, the waters from the well flow into a big shallow pond, with an ancient stone cross on a little island in the middle. The site also has a stone statue of St Patrick.
Fethard Horse Country Experience
If horses are your thing, make sure you add a stop at the Fethard Horse Country Experience. Just off the Butler Trail, the museum gives a beautifully vivid and modern display of the history of the land and the role horses have played, from draught horses to racing legends.
Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel is one of the most spectacular and iconic landmarks in Ireland. Perched on an elevated limestone plain, overlooking the Golden Vale, it is an incredible sight to behold. The history of the rock implicates the Devil himself. The story goes that the Rock was originally part of a mountain that stands 30km north of Cashel (the Devil’s Bit). During an epic battle between St Patrick and the Devil, the Devil bit a chunk of rock out of the mountains and spat out the rock, which landed in Cashel.
Once the traditional seat of the kings of Munster, it is one of the foremost pieces of Celtic art and medieval architecture in Europe. Most of its buildings date back to the 12th and 15th centuries. Audio-visual shows and exhibitions bring centuries of the Rock’s incredible stories to life. It is an integral monument in Ireland’s Ancient East and whether you are exploring solo or listening to the lively narrations of a guide, it is a must see.