Things To Do In Tipperary

 

The Rock of Cashel

A spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including the 12th century Round Tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century castle and the restored Hall of the Vicars.

T: 062 61437

E: rockofcashel@ealga.ie W: www.heritageireland.ie

Cahir Castle and Park

Cahir Castle, located in the middle of Cahir town, was once the stronghold of the Butler family and is one of the best preserved of all standing castles in Ireland, retaining its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure. A visit to the castle includes an excellent audio-visual show.

T: 052 7441011

Swiss Cottage

A delightful “cottage orné” built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall, to a design by the famous Regency architect John Nash. Its interior contains a graceful spiral staircase and some elegantly decorated rooms. The wallpaper in the Salon, manufactured by the Dufour factory, is one of the first commercially produced Parisian wallpapers.

T: 052 7441144 E: swisscottage@opw.ie

Mitchelstown Caves

Situated off the main Cork to Dublin road, Mitchelstown Cave is a must on your itinerary. Although the name can be deceptive Mitchelstown cave is located in Co. Tipperary at the foothills of the Galtee Mountains. Tours will take you through three massive caverns in which you are surrounded by indescribable dripstone formations, stalactites, stalagmites, graceful calcite curtains hang from sloping roofs, calcite crystals glisten like diamonds in the distance. Huge calcite columns and one of Europe’s finest columns the inspiring “Tower of Babel”. Perfect for families and groups.

T: 052 7467246

South Tipperary and County Museum

A regular programme of visiting exhibitions, covering a wide range of topics, supplements our standing exhibition on the history of the county. The museum incorporates an educational area, which is used to host regular workshops and educational activities. Clonmel.

T: 052 6134550 E: museum@southtippcoco.ie W: www.southtipperarycoco.ie

The Main Guard (Clonmel)

The Main Guard was built by James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, in 1675 as the courthouse for the Palatinate or administrative area of County Tipperary. The Main Guard is now used to host numerous social and cultural events throughout the year.

T: 052 6127484

A: Sarsfield Street, Clonmel, Co Tipperary

The Butler Trail

The Butler Trail stretches over 38km through the tranquil River Suir valley from picturesque Carrick on Suir through the county town of Clonmel to the ancient town of Cahir. Each town has a strong connection with the Suir river flowing through it and with the Butler family who have influenced their development over several hundred years. The Trail offers culture and history, medieval towns and castles, museums and art galleries, concerts and theatres as well as traditional Irish music, tempting artisan food products, beautiful riverside walks and entertaining festivals. Each of these interesting towns has a different character with signposted walks enabling visitors to explore the cultural heritage of each.

The Source Arts Centre

A year round programme of events from music, dance, ballet, film, children’s events and visual arts.

T: 0504 90204.

W: www.thesourceartscentre.ie

Tipperary Excel Centre

This venue has a cinema, theatre and entertainment each evening and frequent exhibitions.

T: 062 80520

 

For Families


Parsons Green Holiday Park

Garden & River Walks, Pet Farm, Farm Museum, Crazy Golf, Viking Sweat House, Playground with Cable Swing, Toddlers Sandpit and Wendy House, Trap, Boat & Pony Rides, Coffee, Sweet & Souvenir Shop, Picnic Area & Hot Food Takeaway

T: 052 7465290

Pallas Hill Open Farm

Variety of farm animals, adventure playground, picnic areas, farm museum, play park, activity huts. Open Easter Sunday to first Sunday in September.

Contact Ella & Bill Darcy on 087 2909688

Fairy Fort Farm

Indoor play area, feed the animals, Fairy Fort (make wishes), swearing stone, kids play area, bouncy castle, obstacle course, picnic area, shop, ice creams, tea and scones, farm walks.

W: www.fairyfortfarm.com E: info@fairyfortfarm.com T: 086 4021659 A: Summerhill, Borrisoleigh

Empire of Fun

An exciting, safe, clean, indoor play and adventure experience for

children from 0-12 years. The perfect venue for a party, a school tour or

a family fun.

A: Gortavalla Business Park, Tipperary Town. T: 062 82777

Planet Playground

An indoor fun filled play centre with an adjoining cafe. It also offers

birthday party packages and is a great wet weather venue for kids. It is

open seven days a week.

A: Gortnafleur, Clonmel. T: 052 6122874

Hotshots Bowling Alley

Open year round from early morning until late at night and located on the inner relief road in Clonmel. Aside from bowling it also offers facilities for younger children.

T: 052 6128448

 

Much Loved Favourites


Dundrum Nurseries & Celtic Plantarum

Enjoy a visit to Dundrum Nurseries and the Celtic Plantarum. As well as a magical combination of plants, shrubs and trees, it features a range of conjectural reconstructions of ancient field monuments all presented in a delightful setting with meandering pathways and ever-present birds and wildlife.

T: 062 71303

Shopping

Cashel & Tipperary Town are just 10 minutes’ drive from Dundrum, and both offer a truly eclectic shopping experience. Travel half an hour to Clonmel to enjoy an impressive collection of craft shops, boutiques, and gourmet food stores as well as international high street brands. Carrickon- Suir Dove Hill Centre presents a unique blend of fashion, homeware, furniture and food all under one roof, and a lovely coffee shop as well!