Tipperary, The Golden Vale County is rich with culture, heritage and scenery. Lush landscapes & fascinating archaeological sites like Rock of Cashel cannot be missed.
Clonmel in South Tipperary is situated along the River Suir nestled in the Comeragh Mountains. Clonmel is the ideal base to visit a wide range of wonderful attractions. These not only include the breath-taking scenery at the Glen of Aherlow but Cahir Castle, the Swiss Cottage, Mitchelstown Caves and in addition a feast of cycling, golf, walking and equestrian activities.
Rent a bike, inhale the fresh air, head off on a casual ramble in the Nore Valley or spend the day at Clonmel racecourse, the choice is truly endless. Neighbouring counties Cork, Clare, Limerick, Waterford, Kilkenny, and Laois & Galway & Offaly are easily reached from Clonmel.
Some events locally worth checking out during the year are:
The Clonmel Junction Festival 4th-12th July 2020 features an exciting new cabaret venue, some pop-up art installations in the heart of the town, a host of musice and theatre shows, and lost of wasy to get involved either as a spectator or performer.
The Cashel Arts Festival September 2020 uses the town’s heritage sites, including the ancient and iconic Rock of Cashel, as dramatic backdrops to a fine selection of contemporary arts events. This festival has everything from music, dance, visual arts, film, theatre, workshops, family events and literature events.
Some of Ireland’s best amateur musical theatre groups are showcased at the Carrick Music Theatre Festival in Carrick-on-Suir (tbc November 2020), while Clonmel Applefest (tbc September 2020) brings the town’s medieval heart to life with a celebration of its industrial and agricultural heritage. Enjoy a wide range of events around all things apple, food and biodiversity – including craft activities, apple pressing, delicious local foods, storytelling, talks and walks, tastings and a community street feast. This annual event promises to be a week-end packed with vibrant and inspiring experiences for the curious and young at heart, so make sure to join in one of our three free public events or for one of our exclusive talks, performances and/or soirees.
Also north of the county celebrating the bounty of Tipperary’s rich and fertile lands is ‘A Taste of Lough Derg’, a series of food events around the towns and villages of the Lough Derg Lakelands running from June to September.
Blackwater Valley Opera Festival Tuesday 26th May to Monday 1st June 2020
Each summer, visitors flock to the historic, romantic and unforgettable surroundings of Lismore Castle in Co. Waterford. They come for a Festival that brings music to enchanting locations, drawing people from all around the world to enjoy a unique musical experience.
The 2020 Festival runs from 26th May to 1st June and this year is another first for the Festival as it presents an evening opera double-bill, Gianni Schicchi by Puccini and Pagliacci by Leoncavallo at Lismore Castle. A packed programme of recitals and concerts will also take place at stunning venues around the Blackwater Valley.
An evening at the opera at Lismore Castle is a wonderful event. The famous Lismore Castle Gardens are opened to ticket holders and VIP guests are welcomed with a glass of champagne. The opera starts at 8.00pm and concludes at 11.00pm
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