Vast, rich and varied, enjoy a plethora of activities in Ireland’s largest inland county.
Enjoy exhilarating golf on world-class courses or have a flutter at the races
The Gaelic Athletic Association was founded in Thurles in 1884 and both the county of Tipperary and the town of Thurles are sports-mad. Visit the Lar na Páirce interpretative centre to learn all about the history of Gaelic Games.
The annual two-day Glen of Aherlow Walking Festival is the perfect way to enjoy this secluded valley, which stretches through 16 miles of unspoilt countryside and is held in the Springtime.
Scenic, challenging and plentiful, both North Tipperary and South Tipperary enjoy a wide range of excellent courses with dramatic backdrops.
Thurles Racecourse is home to Tipperary’s top horse racing with an excellent February meeting, which is renowned as a trial for the National Hunt Festivals at Cheltenham, Fairyhouse and Punchestown.
You can take your time walking alongside the Nire River as it tumbles down through this valley from its source high up in the Comeragh mountains, to the smooth flowing Suir river near Newcastle. The festival itself takes place around October every year.
From a fascinating folk village to an incredible cave.
Kids can experience a touch of history with this reconstruction of traditional thatched village shops and businesses.
An amazing tour through several caverns spread out over a 3km stretch of caves.
Culture & Festivals
Tipperary celebrates the arts with an excellent heritage centre and a lively summer festival - enjoy!
Designed around a village green, this centre cultivates the study and celebration of Irish music, song, dance, storytelling and theatre.
Cashel comes alive each summer in July, with this enjoyable event that encompasses live music, free outdoor concerts, literary events, competitions, art exhibitions and theatre.
Eating, Drinking & Luxury
Enjoy elegant accommodation in sublime natural surroundings.
Nestled on the eastern shores of Lough Derg this unique private retreat offers a range of luxury accommodation in village rooms, lakeshore and house suites. Enjoy cozy furnishings, secluded gardens and turf fires, or experience utter relaxation in the tranquil spa.
Set in the heart of the Golden Vale, close to the Rock of Cashel, this elegant Georgian manor affords a relaxing country retreat.
Lovely antiques and pottery influenced by the beautiful Tipperary countryside
This vast shop contains Ireland’s largest selection of antiques.
Beautifully situated in the Glen of Aherlow, Mandy Parslow produces lovely pieces of pottery influenced by the ever-changing landscape around her.
Tipperary is a top sightseeing destination with some of Ireland’s most remarkable castles.
Designed to be a state-of-the-art defensive castle; this imposing 15th century structure is one of Ireland’s best preserved castles. Located on a rocky island in the River Suir, the castle’s attractions include an audio-visual presentation in several languages.
Located in a magnificent setting on the banks of the River Suir, Holycross is an early 12th century monastery. Before the close of the 12th century, it was passed on to the Cistercians and became a place of pilgrimage for people from all over the Ireland.
A spectacular medieval complex that contains a castle, a cathedral, a round tower and the remains of two churches, dating back to 1014AD.
One of Ireland’s many heritage towns, Roscrea boasts an intriguing 13th century stone castle with some furnished rooms and house exhibitions. Daily tours are available.