The 10 Best Things to Do in Tipperary, Ireland

March 25, 2018 Esmeralda Fenner

Discover the best top things to do in Tipperary, Ireland including Glen of Aherlow, Holy Cross Abbey, Athassel Priory, Tipperary Racecourse, St. Declan's Way, Ahenny High Crosses, Farney Castle, Cahir Abbey, Redwood Castle, Moor Abbey.
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1. Glen of Aherlow

Tipperary, Ireland
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Glen of Aherlow

Reviewed By Brendan M

My wife & I stayed from 30th October to 2nd November,the room was excellent with a view of the Mountains showing the clouds sweeping down over the Mountains like a waterfall .waking up to that view each morning realy sets you up for the day staff very friendly & helpful .dinner was served in the bar .a few dislikes,when finished the dinner no place to sit besides the bar could do with a lounge ,or if they built a sunroom outside attached to the bar this would make the hotel rate 100%
The other item is we were there for 3 dinners & the menu NEVER changed
WILL GO BACK AGAIN & AGAIN
Brendan Mc Dade

2. Holy Cross Abbey

R660 Co. North Tipperary, Tipperary, Ireland +00353 - 0504
Excellent
68%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
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0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

Holy Cross Abbey

Reviewed By NHjo - Rye, New Hampshire

Spent a night in Cashel, then drove out to view this abbey. It was about a 20-minute drive on a typical Irish winding, narrow road, but worth it. Beautiful architecture, strong presence, right near the road. Didn't go in (it was too early, they weren't open yet).

3. Athassel Priory

Golden, Tipperary, Ireland
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

Athassel Priory

This is the largest medieval priory in Ireland.

Reviewed By mabrondani - Vancouver, Canada

We ended up coming here serendipity. It was very exciting to get in this Priory, the largest medieval in Ireland, stretching over a 4-acre site. It is from the 12th century, founded by the Augustinians under the patronage of William de Burgh (as per Wikipedia).

4. Tipperary Racecourse

Limerick Junction, Tipperary, Ireland
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

Tipperary Racecourse

Located in the heart of Ireland Tipperary Racecourse lies two miles outside Tipperary tow Tipperary hosts summer season National and Flat racing from April - October. €10 for adults and €8 for student and OAP's, Under 18's are FREE.

Reviewed By lhjraffe - Homosassa, Florida

A beautiful horse track outside of Tipperary. Get used to steeplechase races, as they are different than the "flats". Instead of betting with the track, try to bet with bookmakers with booths set up -- the odds fluctuate and it makes it a bit more exciting. Stand with the regulars so you get a good view of whole track as the horses jump the barricades. Hopefully, you horse stays up! Food is pretty good for this type of venue. With any luck, you will have a very inexpensive afternoon's entertainment and you may leave with more than you came in.

5. St. Declan's Way

Tipperary, Ireland
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

St. Declan's Way

St. Declan's Way is a 100 Km long ancient pilgrimage running from Cashel, Co. Tipperary to Ardmore, Co. Waterford, the home of St. Declan. It passes through the towns of New Inn, Cahir, Ardfinnan, Goatenbridge, Lismore, Cappoquin, Aglish, Clashmore and Ardmore.

Reviewed By Croughkeale - Tipperary, Ireland

I would recommend this walk to everyone. Terrific work by the organisers! We were blessed with wonderful weather.

6. Ahenny High Crosses

Kil Crispeen Churchyard | Ahenny, Tipperary, Ireland
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
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0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Ahenny High Crosses

Reviewed By ChALUTCH - BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.

Very tough to locate,wasted good time that we could have done other things.We arrived late and the one great thing were the photos we got to take.A bit scary,no one around the whole time we were here.Graveyards and stone crosses are abundant in Ireland but not like these.

7. Farney Castle

Castlerea Holycross | Thurles,, Tipperary E34 FX79, Ireland +353 504 43281
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
13%
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4 based on 22 reviews

Farney Castle

Historic Farney Castle, built in 1495, is close to two famous heritage sites, Holycross Abbey and The Rock of Cashel and taking in these three sites is an ideal day tour for anyone interested in heritage and authentic Ireland. If you want to discover real Irish culture, craft, music and hospitality, visit the Cullen Family at Farney Castle. Farney Castle is the family home of Cyril and Margie Cullen and their four daughters, The Cullen Harpers. Cyril Cullen is a renowned Irish designer/maker who celebrated his 50th year in business recently. He has designed knitwear for some of the world's best dressed women including the Astaire Family and Cyril is one of the few remaining parian porcelain manufacturers in the country. Cyril and his family design and produce the handmade Knitwear and Porcelain creations at the converted workshops and studios in the old courtyard of Farney Castle. Cyril's designs can be purchased in the old kitchen of the castle itself . Visitors to Farney Castle, which features in 'The Michelin guide', enjoy a unique medieval shopping experience. Cyril & Margie love to welcome visitors to their home and tours of the castle are given daily. Among the treasures one will see on the tour, are two rare 18th century harps which are part of Cyril and Margie's vast and quirky collection of art, design, craft and curiosities. Farney Castle estate is home to an extremely rare Cornish Elm tree which measures 34 metres high, making it the tallest elm tree in Ireland. Elm trees are nearly extinct due to Dutch Elm disease. The visitor's book at Farney Castle is testimony to the delightful experience enjoyed. To quote 'Ireland of the Welcomes' magazine, “As we leave we make a silent wish that we may carry something of the magic of Farney Castle with us wherever we go.”

Reviewed By Jen G - Kildare

My Mom and I were visiting Tipperary and this was one of the things on our list, we were looking forward to it in particular. We were disappointed to find that you cannot wonder through the grounds and in order to see any of the house you must purchase a tour. After doing so Cyril took us through 3 rooms in the house, which seemed very little, he spoke mainly of his own and his daughters achievements, which by the way are marvellous but this is not what we had paid or come to see or hear. By all accounts its a beautiful place but I would not recommend it as I found it too expensive far too rushed and lacking in any real historic interest.

8. Cahir Abbey

Cahir, Tipperary, Ireland
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Cahir Abbey

Reviewed By GarethCahirNews

Cahir Abbey was a house of Augustinian Canons Regular, founded in the last decade of the twelfth century. The Abbey is situated off Upper Abbey Street on The Tipperary Road , Cahir ,Co Tipperary. The Abbey has no full time staff and is open to the public Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm daily by the gate keeper excluding bank holidays. The abbey is looked after by the OPW and local community groups such As Cahir Tidy towns. At the site rests an informational plaque. If further information is requested I would recommend a visit to the nearby ( 5 minute walk ) Cahir Cahir (Also under the care of the OPW). This year (2013) work is been carried out by Cahir Tidy Towns and the OPW which has seen a wall been restored and plants been set in a flower bed at the entrance. Cahir Abbey is FREE to visit. The chancel still stands today along with towers and other statures. The Abbey has really only started to appear on the tourist map as an attraction to see. A must see in Cahir , But after you have visited The Swiss cottage and Cahir Castle.

9. Redwood Castle

Castlerea Castlerea Castlerea Lorrha | Nenagh, Tipperary, Ireland +353 87 747 9566
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Redwood Castle

Reviewed By Jackie C - Cork, Ireland

Being with a paranormal research group i regularly get the chance to travel to various Castles and many historic buildings. We have been to much more well known Castles in Ireland and in all honesty i had never heard of this castle until a few weeks be four are investigation but it turned out to be one of the best. Its huge and when on the battlements you can see county Offaly,Galway and Tipperary. Its only open to the public for a short time each year so check in advance of trip but is very cheap to go in. The owner is lovely and is really knew the history of the building and is a family member of the original family. Must see if you are in the area

10. Moor Abbey

Mandeville Park, Tipperary, Ireland
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
20%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Moor Abbey

Reviewed By Vicki C - Tipperary

Moor Abbey is a beautiful old ruined abbey in the Glen of Aherlow right between Galbally, Limerick and Lisvernane, Tipperary. The beautiful Aherlow river flows nearby, under the old bridge and on through a farmer's field. It is so idyllic, that wedding parties often use it for photos.

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