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Cahir Castle – One of Ireland’s best preserved and often missed castles, County Tipperary

The fastest route from Dublin to Cork follows the M7 & M8 through County Tipperary. And while many travelers make the stop at the castle-topped outcropping of stone in Cashel, very few make the small detour into Cahir. Cahir Castle is one of Ireland’s largest and most well preserved, held privately until 1961. Though used […]

The Medieval Treasures of Fethard: Co Tipperary

The village of Fethard is home to a surprising number of medieval ruins. The old walls still surround the village and a signposted walking route has been established. Visitors can stroll along a section of the tall walls from the grounds of Holy Trinity Church which was built by the Normans in the 1200s Inside […]

The Tomb of the Cormack Brothers: Loughmore, Co Tipperary

In 1858, two Tipperary brothers, Daniel and William Cormack, were convicted of murder. They insisted on their innocence, but the evidence, which was later found to be fabricated, was damning. They were hung outside Nenagh Gaol (Jail) on May 11, 1858, and buried on the prison grounds. Later, a man confessed to the murder, and […]

Enjoy the View from the Christ the King Statue: Glen of Aherlow, Co Tipperary

Between the Slievenamuck and the Galtee Mountains lies the glorious Glen of Aherlow. The scenic pull-off on Slievenamuck provides one of the most accessible spots to take in the beauty of the glen. The area includes a picnic area, forest walks, and a Christ the King statue that looks out over the valley. The winding, […]

St Berrihert’s Kyle and Well: Glen of Aherlow, Co Tipperary

Truly hidden in the Glen of Aherlow, there are no signposts that will lead you to these sites dedicated to St Berrihert (sometimes called Bernihardt). From the road, a stile takes you over the fence to the path lined with rushes. The circular kyle is made up of more than 75 pieces of stones — […]

Fethard Car Boot Sale: Co Tipperary

For the last 25 years, Fethard has been home to a notable car boot sale (flea market). Items range from antiques to laundry soap to parakeets. There is a small cafe on site, a large parking lot behind, and a very nice playground for the kids. The gates open at 11am and stallholders are usually […]

Remembering the Victims of the Titanic: Cahir, Co Tipperary

With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in April 2012, small memorials are popping up all over Ireland to note locals who boarded the ship. In Cahir, a plaque has been installed on the Halpin House to mark four locals who were on the ship… only one survived. The Nationalist: Cahir remembers […]

Discovering Irish Design and Craftsmanship: Cahir, Co Tipperary

It’s refreshing to find a place dedicated to Irish designed crafts. The Craft Granary in Cahir says “no thanks” to mass-produced Plastic Paddy items and specializes in beautiful, handcrafted items by artists from the southwest corner of Ireland. The product line is exceptionally diverse from pottery to glassware to baby clothes to knitwear to painting… […]

Honoring Olympians: Nenagh, Co Tipperary

The town of Nenagh celebrates her Olympic athletes with a trio of statues outside the newly refurbished courthouse. The statues of Matt McGrath (hammer throw), Bob Tisdall (400 meter hurdles), and Johnny Hayes (marathon) include plaques that tell a bit about them. The ball of the hammer throw seems to disappear from time to time… […]

Ballyartella Bridge, Weir, and Castle: Ballyartella, Co Tipperary

Just a stones throw from Hanly Woolen Mills and Shop, this five-arch bridge and tower house remnants provide a picturesque stop along the Slí Eala (Way of the Swan) Riverbank Walk that runs between the lakeside village of Dromineer and the outskirts of Nenagh. There is a weir (dam) built right next to the bridge […]

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