Historical Places to Visit in Tipperary

Tipperary is a captivating area of mountains & valleys populated by historic towns & villages.

The Main Guard

The Main Guard was built by James Butler, Duke of Ormond, in 1675 as a courthouse for the Palatinate or administrative area of Co. Tipperary. It is at the intersection of the four main streets of the town, showing the importance of the building at the time. The building is open for visitors from April to September.

Tel: 052 6127484

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South Tipperary County Museum

This extensive museum building has displays from prehistoric to modern times. It is open year round from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am- 5pm.

Tel: 052 6134550

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Rock of Cashel

One of the most visited sites in Ireland, this is a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including a 12th Century Round Tower, High Cross, and Romanesque Chapel. 13th Century Gothic Cathedral, 15th Century Castle and restored Hall of Vicars Choral. Includes an audio-visual show & exhibition.

Tel: 062 61437 www.heritageireland.ie

Bru Boru Cultural Centre

Located in Cashel Town, Bru Boru is dedicated to Brian Boru, King of Munster in the 11th century and High King of Ireland. The theatre holds frequent performances, fine food in the centre's restaurant and a Teach Ceoil with music sessions. In addition it has a fully computerised genealogical service for South Tipperary, an exhibition hall and a well-stocked craft shop. The underground "Sounds of History" experience relays the romantic and moving story of Irish song, music & poetry.

Tel: 052 61122 www.bruboru.ie

Cahir Castle

This imposing 13th -15th century structure located in the picturesque town of Cahir was skilfully designed to be a state of the art defensive castle. Every last foot of the rocky island was utilized to such good effect as to make it difficult in places to determine which part of the castle is the main part and which is the "living" rock from which it seems to grow. A guide service and an audio visual presentation are also provided.

Tel: 052 7441011 www.heritageireland.ie

Mitchelstown Cave

This is one of the most spectacular caves in Europe, Mitchelstown Cave is located midway between Cahir & Mitchelstown just off the N8. The guided tour takes you through almost half a mile of this world famous cave, which includes three massive caverns. The formations shapes, colour & history make an enthralling visit at any time. Access to the cave is easy, along well-lit passageways.

Tel: 052 7467246

Swiss Cottage

Located at Kilcommon Cahir (off Ardfinnan Road). A fairy-tale, rustic "cottage orne" of great charm built in the early 1800's. Its interior contains a spiral staircase and some elegantly decorated rooms.

Tel: 052 7441011 www.heritageireland.ie

Ormond Castle

Located in Carrick on Suir, this manor house was built in the 16th Century fronts a larger complex dating from the 14th century, Thomas Butler, the 10th Earl of Ormond added the "new" north range which became known as the Manor House to the existing buildings. They follow a typical manor house layout which includes a magnificent long gallery. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the house is the decorative plasterwork which provides the finest of early examples in Ireland.

Tel: 051 640787 www.heritageireland.ie

Back to the Wall Tours

Guided tours of the medieval walled town of Fethard, the best preserved Walled Town in Ireland, with 1.2KM of Town Wall, North Gate, and Wall Walk & Battlements. Visit the Norman church (C.1200) and Augustinian Abbey (c.1305)-both still in daily use. Hear the stories of the married RC Bishop, the martyred friar, the "Jolly" soldier, the oldest roof and lots more......

Tel: Colm McGrath 086 3502360 or Terry Cunningham 086 3905373

www.backstothewalltours.com

Lismore Castle

Lismore Heritage Centre: Visit the Boyle Room and watch the historical film of Lismore, indulge in our retail experience and cafe.

Lismore Walks: Enjoy a guided historical walk of the town. Relax and unwind with a family friendly nature trail. Areas include: Lady Louisa’s Walk, The Towers Lismore and The Riverside Walk.

Blackwater Adventures: Kayak down the famous Blackwater River to Cappoquin, under the safety of a trusted guide. Find a little spot to rest and enjoy a packed lunch. Collect a bike, helmet and map from Lismore Cycling Holiday to explore the region and complete your adventure.

Lismore Heritage Centre Adventure Pack: Delight in a family friendly trail. Fill out the questionnaire and claim your adventurer’s prize.

Lismore Great Day Out: Tailor made packages for groups. Explore the great houses of the Lismore Blackwater Valley including Lismore Castle Gardens and Arts, as well as surrounding artisan craft and foodie destinations.

Lismore Two Top Visitor Attractions: The Lismore Heritage Centre and Lismore Castle offer a joint ticket. The package includes a screening of the historical film of Lismore and an exploration of The Castle Gardens and the Castle Arts.

For more information see: http://www.discoverlismore.com

Contact: Alice on 058-54975

or by email adonoghue@lismoreheritage.ie

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