Cultural & Outdoor Activities

History & Culture

Travel to the heart of medieval Ireland, to a time of turrets, towers and battlements when the Normans held sway. Savour the stories of the family dynasties and castles which played host to the battles, romance, rivalries and rebellions which shaped Ireland for centuries to come.

Tipperary’s beautiful landscapes have been shaped by a turbulent and often bloody past, where power was won and lost, where alliances were formed and betrayals unearthed, where villains and heroes earned their reputations.

From the iconic Rock of Cashel to picture perfect Cahir Castle, to a workshop masterclass with Ireland's oldest Potttery or simply exploring the rich past of Cashel and neighbouring towns and villages – explore Ireland’s forgotten past through magnificent sites and vibrant storytelling.

The Great Outdoors

Tipperary is a place of majestic beauty situated in the heartland of Ireland. Bounded by stunning mountains and serene rivers and lakes, it offers a diverse array of spectacular walking trails with breath-taking views of open countryside and rolling hills.

This landscape sets the stage hotel guests to get active and make the most of their stay amid stunning lakes, quaint country roads, spectacular hikes and leafy Blueways.

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Rossa Pottery

Enjoy a Masterclass from the Owner of Ireland's Oldest Handmade Pottery
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Historic Family Homes

Three landmark homes complete with a guided tour and refreshments by the owners.
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Private Fishing

Cashel Palace holds the rights to its own 6km of private fishing grounds along the rivers Suir and Aherlow. This river is world renowned for its large stocks of brown trout, beautiful waterways and the scenic backdrop of Tipperary’s mountain ranges.
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The Rock of Cashel

Set on a dramatic outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale overlooking Cashel Palace, the Rock of Cashel, iconic in its historic significance, possesses the most impressive cluster of medieval buildings in Ireland.
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Cahir Castle & Swiss Cottage

Cahir Castle is one of Ireland’s largest and best-preserved castles. It stands proudly on a rocky island on the River Suir.
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Ormonde Castle

Joined on to an earlier medieval riverside castle, Ormond Castle Carrick-on-Suir is the finest example of an Elizabethan manor house in Ireland. Thomas, 10th Earl of Ormond, built it in 1565 in honour of his distant cousin Queen Elizabeth.
Holycross Abbey

Holycross Abbey

Discover the rich, colourful past of Holycross Abbey, one of Ireland’s National Monuments.
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Parklands Golf

Our central location and transportation offers access to Ireland's most beautiful parkland courses and world famous links courses.
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Hikes & Trails: Glen of Aherlow

The Glen of Aherlow is one of Tipperary’s most attractive and scenic holiday destination – a lush valley where the River Aherlow runs between the Galtee Mountains and the wooded ridge of Slievenamuck.
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The Suir Blueway

The Suir Blueway Tipperary is a 53km kayaking and canoe trail from Cahir to Carrick-on-Suir and a 21km walking and cycling trail from Clonmel to Carrick-on-Suir (or vice versa) along the beautiful River Suir. It is perfect for a romantic amble along the riverside or a jam packed family adventure by boat whilst sampling Ireland’s beautiful count...
Kildare Village Personal Shopping Suite

Kildare Village Personal Shopping

Enjoy Personal Shopping Experiences at Kildare Village.