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.

Rossa Pottery

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

Historic Family Homes

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

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.

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.

Holycross Abbey

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

Kildare Village Personal Shopping

Enjoy Personal Shopping Experiences at Kildare Village.

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.