County Tipperary information
County Tipperary is a county in the Shannon Region of Ireland. The county is named after the town of Tipperary, and was established in the early thirteenth century, shortly after the Norman invasion of Ireland. It is also the largest landlocked county in Ireland.
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Tipperary is referred to as the "Premier County", a description attributed to Thomas Davis, Editor of The Nation newspaper in the 1840s as a tribute to the nationalistic feeling in Tipperary and said that "where Tipperary leads, Ireland follows". Tipperary was the subject of the famous song "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" written by Jack Judge, whose grandparents came from the county. It was popular with regiments of the British army during World War I. The song "Slievenamon", which is traditionally associated with the county, was written by Charles Kickham from Mullinahone, and is commonly sung at sporting fixtures involving the county.
Below you will find a list of towns within County Tipperary. If a Further information link is available, please click on it to find detailed information including accommodation, restaurants, bars, pubs, shops and more...
Places of interest
Athassel Priory - the largest medieval priory in Ireland, stretching over a 4-acre (1.6 ha) site.
Cahir Castle - one of the largest castles in Ireland, is sited on an island in the river Suir. It was built from 1142 by Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond. Now situated in Cahir town centre, County Tipperary, the castle is well preserved and has guided tour and audiovisual shows in multiple languages.
Coolmore Stud - headquarters of the world's largest breeding operation of thoroughbred racehorses. Through its racing arm, Ballydoyle, Coolmore also has raced many classic winners and champions
Devil's Bit – a mountain in County Tipperary, Ireland which is 478m (1570 feet) above sea level at its highest elevation.
Dromineer - village and home to an ivy clad ruinous 13th-century Kennedy tower house, idyllic scenery, a public harbour and other facilities, it is a popular place to visit, especially for those boating on the lake.
Galtymore – is a 919 m (3015 ft) mountain on the border between counties Limerick and Tipperary.
Glen of Aherlow - is a picturesque valley nestling between Slievenamuck and the Galtee Mountains in the western part of County Tipperary - Further information
Glengarra Wood - is a mixed woodland in Ireland located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southwest of Cahir, Co. Tipperary off the M8 motorway and R639 road. Approximately 570 hectares (1,400 acres) in extent, it is situated on Old Red Sandstone on the southern slopes of the Galtee Mountains.
Holy Cross Abbey - is a restored Cistercian monastery in Holycross near Thurles, County Tipperary, situated on the River Suir. It takes its name from a relic of the True Cross or Holy rood. The fragment of that Holy rood was brought to Ireland by the Plantagenet Queen, Isabella of Angoulême around 1233. She was the widow of King John and bestowed the relic on the original Cistercian Monastery in Thurles, which she then rebuilt, and which was thenceforth thereby named Holy Cross Abbey - Further information
Kilcash Castle - is a ruined castle off the N24 road just west of Ballydine in County Tipperary, Ireland. The castle is currently ruined and is in the care of the Irish State.
Lough Derg - is a freshwater lake in the Shannon River Basin, Ireland. It is the second-biggest lake in the Republic of Ireland and the third-biggest on the island of Ireland (after Lough Neagh and Lough Corrib).
Mitchelstown Cave - a limestone cave near Burncourt, County Tipperary. Situated 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Mitchelstown, County Cork, it became the first cave in Ireland to be developed for the public in 1972.
Ormonde Castle - is a castle on the River Suir on the east side of Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland. The oldest part of the existing castle is a mid-15th century walled bawn, cornered on the northeast and northwest by towers.
Redwood Castle - also known as Egan Castle is a Norman castle near Lorrha in County Tipperary.
Rock of Cashel - also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick's Rock, is a historic site located at Cashel, County Tipperary - Further information
Slievenamon – mountain associated with many Irish legends (721m)
Recommended accommodation in County Tipperary
Inch House, Thurles - Nestled in the Heart of County Tipperary’s rich countryside, Inch House offers excellent service and the heartiest of welcomes. Each one of the rooms in this Country House is individually decorated to the highest Standard. The locally sourced food is of excellent quality and many of the fruits and vegetables are grown at this working, 18th century farmhouse. The restaurant opens five nights and offers an extensive array of choice for both the Food and Wine connoisseur - Visit website
The Old Convent, Clogheen - The Old Convent is nestled at the foot of the Knockmealdown Mountains in beautiful County Tipperary - a unique destination for those seeking elegant accommodation, Irish artisan cuisine, refreshing walks in the picturesque countryside and a convenient location to explore local antiquities and natural amenities - Visit website