Ancient castles, serene scenery, and exquisite Irish cuisine are just some of the perks that await you in beautiful Tipperary! Located in the south of Ireland, this landlocked county offers an utter escape from the hustle and bustle of busy city life.
Tipperary boasts the kind of magic that keeps visitors coming back for more time and time again. Regardless of what type of traveller you are, an exhilarating trip through Irish history, across grasslands, over mountains and past peaceful villages, makes for a great short break!
Follow our guide to making the most out of your trip to Tipp!
Where to Stay
Check out these Tipperary hotels:
Ideally situated on the doorstep of the Comeragh Mountains, the four star Talbot Hotel Clonmel is the ideal base for day excursions around County Tipperary. The famous Rock of Cashel, Mitchelstown Caves, Cahir Castle, Swiss Cottage, and more, are all just a short drive away.
Facilities include the famous ‘Howards Restaurant’ and the ‘Wheat Bar & Bistro’, as well as the hotel’s renowned ‘Eco-Spa’ which specialises in Dermalogica & Kerstin Florin products.
Anner Hotel, in the heart of Tipperary, with heart-warming old world charm throughout. Relaxing rooms for wonderful stays with 92 guest rooms all tastefully decorated in restful tones!
Facilities include Ed’s Bistro & Seasons Restaurant, 18m swimming Pool, sauna, jacuzzi and gym, outdoor patio area, elegant gardens and much more!
What To See In Tipperary
The Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland’s most iconic locations steeped in historical importance. The Gothic Cathedral is a large cruciform church without aisles and was built between 1230 and 1270. Immerse yourself in the story of the Rock with the audiovisual show and exhibitions in the Hall of Vicars.
Cahir Castle is one of Ireland’s largest and best-preserved castles. It stands proudly on a rocky island on the River Suir. Once used a prime defensive location, Cahir Castle is an imposing structure, once used as a defensive location in sieges and city sackings.
In 1961, the last Lord of Cahir died and it was handed over to the State. It still retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure.
Brú Ború Cultural Centre
Located near the Rock of Cashel, this makes for a great additional stop when exploring the history-rich area. With art, music, and entertainment, Brú Ború acts as a centre for visitors and locals. It celebrates local art and performance as well as offering an education centre.
A delightful ornamental cottage that was built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, first Earl of Glengall, Swiss Cottage is an enchanting building with a distinctive thatched roof and was designed to be inspired by nature. Take a guided tour and see inside this charming structure which has a graceful spiral staircase, a parquet floor and elegantly decorated rooms with Parisian wallpapers.
For those explorers out there, the Mitchelstown Caves are a must-see to add to your Tipperary bucket list. Explore three massive caverns filled with dripstone formations, stalactites and stalagmites! Picnic stations are also available outside these beautiful caves with views of the Galtee Mountains to enjoy.
St. Patrick’s Well
Escape to a place of spiritual tranquillity at Saint Patrick’s Well, near Marlfield Village.This scenic area is famous among visitors on pilgrimage trips. This sacred place is home to the most significant holy wells in the country. The well’s water flows into a pool, with an early-Christian, Celtic-style cross at its centre via two stone channels.