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Tipperary

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Co. Tipperary (North)

Tipperary's countryside is rich in contrast. The Silvermines and Devil's Bit mountains provide spectacular drives and stimulating walks. The river Suir is noted for its brown trout and is accessible at many points. Along the shores of Lough Derg, Ireland's Pleasure Lake, are many picturesque villages, including Dromineer, Terryglass and Garrykennedy. Nenagh is the chief town of North Tipperary and site of the finest Castle Keep of its kind in Ireland.

Tipperary attractions include Holy Cross Abbey - one of Europe's most significant early monastic sites; Nenagh and Roscrea heritage centres and "Lar na Pairce", Thurles, an interpretative centre that tells of the history of Gaelic Games. Activities include River Shannon cruising (including day cruises), sailing, angling, watersports, golf, horse riding and bird watching.

Tipperary (South)

A scenic County, fashioned by the Galtee Mountains, the River Suir and rich, lush, green landscape, Tipperary is where the visitor is king. Angling, golf, mountain walking and caves are all to hand and there's the Rock of Cashel, countless abbeys, castles, and forts to explore, experience and enjoy.

Explore

Ballyporeen
Ronald Reagan's great grandfather was baptised here in the local church (1828).

Cahir
Small town in 'The Vee'. The movie "Excalibur" was filmed in nearby Cahir Castle.

Carrick on Suir
Sean Kelly Square is located in the centre of town. Many buildings in the town date back to the 18th century and the modern Tipperary Crystal factory is close by.

Cashel
Cashel's history has been documented since the 4th century. St. Patrick converted the king in the 5th century, Brian Boru was crowned King of Ireland on this spot in the early 11th century.

Clonmel
Clonmel boasts a Wilderness Gorge, Excellent Museums and Galleries, St. Mary's Cathedral, and a well that is said to cure many disorders.

Fethard
It's name in Irish means 'high wood'. Medieval buildings remain in the city centre including an Augustinian Abbey.

Killenaule
A lively village with a Gothic Church.

Kilsheelan
On the banks of the River Suir, the bridge is the focal point of this town. A good spot to admire the majestic Sleivenamon.

Tipperary
Designated as a Heritage Town. The Town boasts Heritage Centre, Pubs, Leisure Activities.

Attractions

Bru Boru Heritage Centre, Cashel
Adjoining the Rock of Cashel, this facility incorporates folk theatre, restaurant,craft centre, information centre and geneaology suite.

Cahir Castle
One of Irelands largest and best preserved castles situated on a rocky island on the river Suir. Castle includes audio visual show and exhibitions. Open seasonal.

Carrick on Suir Heritage Centre
The Pre-Reformation burial ground and church site of Carrick Mor (Big Carrick) is now restored as a Heritage centre. Numerous local artefacts and photographs on display. Open year round.

Cashel Folk Village
A series of informal reconstructions of various traditional thatched village shops, a forge and other buildings. Open seasonal.

Fethard Folk, Farm and Transport Museum
The museum and a well equipped children's play area are open all year. On Sunday a popular 'car boot sale' takes place.

GPA Bolton Library, Cashel
The library houses an impressive collection of antiquarian books and rare manuscripts dating from the 12th Century. Open seasonal and by appointment.

Mitchelstown Cave
A well developed cavern. Lit passageways lead to the 3 caverns. Fully guided service, open all year.

Rock of Cashel
The spectacular group of Mediaeval buildings set on an outcrop of a limestone in the Golden Vale including a round tower, Romanesque Chapel, cathedral and restored hall of the Vicar's Choral. Open all year.

Swiss Cottage, Cahir
Cottage overlooking the Suir, it was built in 1810, access by narrow stone steps only. Open all year round, tour available.

Celtic Plantarum Dundrum
The Dundrum Plantarum has eight acres of trees, shrubs and a two mile walk. There are 60,000 plants and over 2,000 varieties. There are also some interesting water features such as lakes and waterfalls.

Cashel Heritage Center
The Heritage Centre invites you to turn the key to the rich heritage of Cashel, one of Ireland's most significant Ecclesiastical Centres dating to before Saint Patrick. It provides the visitor with a series of changing exhibitions, a large scale model of Cashel in the 1640's, highlighting the lesser known treasures of the town.

Ormond Castle
Ormond Castle is the best example of an Elizabethan manor house in Ireland. It was built by Thomas, the 10th Earl of Ormond in the 1560's.It is the country's only major unfortified dwelling from that turbulent period.

Tipperary County Museum
The County Museum, Clonmel, has displays illustrating the history of Tipperary South Riding from prehistoric to modern times. A lively programme of interesting visiting exhibitions is planned for throughout the year.

Tipperary Crystal Craft
The Tipperary Crystal Craft Factory is housed in two thatched cottages, with the display area and factory close to the banks of the river Suir, opposite an ancient tower house. Visitors can see glass being made in the age old, hand crafted way characterised by skilful use of mouth, hand and timber moulds.

Activities

GOLFING - GENERAL INFORMATION

Cahir Park Golf Club
Delightful 18 hole course embracing what was once the heart of Lord Cahir's estate.

Carrick-on-Suir Golf Club
With the backdrop of the Comeragh Mountains on one side and the breathtaking views of the Suir Valley on the other, visitors will find their round of golf a very pleasant and memorable experience.

County Tipperary Golf & Country Club
The County Tipperary Golf And Country Club is situated 10 km west of Cashel in the heart of the Golden Vale, Ireland's rich dairy land.

Clonmel Golf Club
Set in the scenic slopes of the Comeragh Mountains, just a short distance from Clonmel town, Clonmel Golf Course measuring 5845 metres with lots of open space, is a testing course with features abounding.

Tipperary Golf Club
Beautifully situated in the shadow of Cordangan Woods and the Galtee Mountains. Scenic but testing 18 hole parkland course.

EQUESTRIAN - GENERAL INFORMATION

Bansha House Stables
Award-winning Bansha House & Stables, The Marnane Family have been inviting guests to their georgian countryhouse for over 25 years. .

Cahir Equestrian Centre & Farmhouse Accommodation
Cahir Equestrian Centre is an AIRE approved equestrian centre, located in Cahir, County Tipperary.

Clonmel Equestrian Centre

Clonmel Racecourse
Horse racing in Clonmel, County Tipperary takes place throughout the year with either National Hunt and Flat race meetings being staged.

Davern Equestrian Centre
An extensive, well equipped and popular riding centre on the outskirts of Clonmel.

Kilcooley Abbey Country & Equestrian Centre

Lissava House Riding Stables
Lissava House provides the ideal location for those wishing to enjoy a total equestrian holdiay in perhaps the most picturesque section of famous County Tipperary.

ANGLING - GENERAL INFORMATION

Kavanagh Sports
Fishing Tackle Specialist and outdoor adventure stockist. Tel: 052-21279

WALKING - GENERAL INFORMATION

St. Declan's Way
Rising as a huge, heather dome, amid gentle, green countryside, Slievenamon's profile naturally attracts the eye.

Ballyhoura Way

Blackwater Way

East Munster Way

The Glen Of Aherlow
The Glen of Aherlow stretching from the N24, south of the famed town of Tipperary sits snugly between the Galtee Mountains on the South and the Slievenamuck Ridge on the North.

Slievenamon

Galty Mountains

CYCLING - GENERAL INFORMATION

Rambler Cycle Hire, Tipperary Tel: 062-54296

OTHER ACTIVITIES

BIRDWATCHING

Cappamura Bogsummer birds
Clonmel Wilderness Gorge
Galtee Mountains- Golden Plover, birds of prey
Glengarra Wood- Crossbills, pheasants, Jay, Heron
Marlfield Lake- bird sanctuary

Gardens and Open Farms

Gardens in Tipperary include:

Glenleigh Gardens, Clogheen. A superlative yet informal garden. It is necessary to phone in advance of visit. Open seasonal, . Contact Mr. Edgar Colder-Potts 052-62251

Moortown, Cahir Road, Clonmel. An extensive apple and arable farm, with prepared walks of interest supported by maps. Free admission.

Greyhound Racing
Davis Road Track, Clonmel, each Mon and Thur. Town Park, Thurles each Tues and Sat, .

Silver and precious metals
Gallery and studio. Padraig O'Mathuna, Cashel. Open all year. Tel: 062-61741

Sport and Fitness Centres
There are many sports facilities, including swimming pools, golf, tennis, badminton, snooker, table tennis and car racing.

Watercolours
Summer instruction available. Contact Ms Karen Colbert, Windmill House, Cashel. 062-62193

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