5 great historical attractions in Tipperary with a 3 night heritage special from only €480
Tipperary & Ireland's Ancient East
Ideally situated to explore both Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and Irelands Ancient East. When you visit Tipperary which is all set amid beautiful lakes and leafy Blueways you can uncover the mysteries of this great land with hidden historical locations such as Athassel Abbey, Lorrha Monastic Village and St Patrick’s Well. Tipperary has some of the most fertile rolling hills in Ireland allowing for some fantastic Instagram shots, and Tipperary is an incredible place to explore on horseback or by bicycle. For the foodie in you, the delights of the land will be there for you to sample with a choice of restaurants and eateries.
1. Suir Blueway
Suir Blueway Tipperary is a 53km kayaking and canoe trail from Cahir to Carrick-on-Suir and a 21km walking and cycling trail from Clonmel to Carrick-on-Suir (or vice versa) along the beautiful River Suir. It is the perfect way for all the family to sample Ireland’s beautiful countryside and rich cultural heritage. Enjoy a paddle on the River Suir’s flowing waters, go for a cycle or walk along its banks, a hike up nearby mountains, or a sedate stroll in bustling towns and villages. Suir Blueway Tipperary has something for all ages and interests.
2. Ormond Castle, Carrick-on-Suir
Situated on the river’s edge in Carrick-on-Suir, Ormond Castle is the finest example of an Elizabethan manor house in Ireland. When open to the public, guided tours lasting around one hour highlight its superb decorative plasterwork and reveals stories about the castle’s creator, ‘Black Tom’, a Butler who is reputed to have had a particularly close relationship with Queen Elizabeth I.
3. Cahir Castle
Cahir Castle is one of the largest and best-preserved castles in Ireland and it became the stronghold of the powerful Anglo-Norman Butler family in 1375. It remained in their possession until 1961. In the intervening 600 years, the Butler family defended this region from attack and they brought jobs, industry and great architecture to Cahir, as well as to the nearby Butler towns of Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir.
4. Swiss Cottage
Swiss Cottage is Ireland’s most elegant cottage, and, arguably, one of the most romantic to be found anywhere in the world. Built by Richard Butler, the 12th Lord Cahir you can climb the stone steps and spend an hour visiting this delightful elevated site.
5. The Main Guard, Clonmel
The Main Guard occupies a dominant position on the corner of the two main streets in Clonmel. It was built around 1685 by James Butler, the first Duke of Ormond, to serve as the town’s new courthouse. It is a beautiful building and a must see in Clonmel town – in fact, it may even have been designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the architect behind St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Hotel Minella & Leisure Club, Clonmel
Hotel Minella Clonmel is nestled between the Comeragh Mountains and the River Suir in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The original Georgian house was built by the Malcomsoms in 1863, and the Minella was opened as a hotel by Mr & Mrs Jack Nallen in 1963. The Hotel is 4**** and has an AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence for the last 10 years. Clonmel is the Home of Tipperary food Producers and the Hotel Minella features an array of local produce on its menus. 90 bedrooms including 2 suites with private Hot Tubs on the balconies overlooking the River Suir. Conference and Banqueting for up to 650 persons. Club Minella has a 20-meter indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub overlooking the River Suir, sauna, Steam room, Jacuzzi and Aerobics room. Treatments are also available. The Nallen Family also have Minella racing stables and breed and train all the MINELLA horses.
3 Nights Heritage Special
- 3 Nights for 2 Adults in a King Room
- Tipperary Breakfast each morning
- Complimentary tea/coffee & homemade cake on arrival
- Use of Club Minella Pool, Gym & Amenities
- Access to Ormond Castle, St Patrick's Well, the Rock of Cashel & Fethard Horse Country Experience
Weekend Supplement of €25 per night - Friday and Saturday.