Revitalise yourself in the fertile vales of Tipperary: an undiscovered wonder of Ireland’s Ancient East with landscapes to take your breath away. There are so many spectacular sights to see in the farming heartland of Ireland: the majestic Galtee and Knockmealdown Mountains; historic landmarks such as the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and Holycross Abbey; and so many delightful towns and villages.
There is so much to see and do. Please click below for the full map.
Discover Tipperary for yourself. Here, pilgrim paths and heritage towns are the backdrop to rolling mountains, which are brought to life by beautiful tracks and trails and engaging local folklore. Explore stunning valleys and unspoilt hillsides, wander off the beaten track and lose yourself in nature.
Immerse yourself in 5,000 years of history and culture. Mingle with the locals, whose ancestry can be traced back to these lands for generations. Partake and enjoy our hospitality. Tipperary has something to offer for the whole family: whether you are looking to stay at a cosy hotel or country house, looking to experience an authentic Irish pub or café, or you just want to revel in the natural surroundings by taking a relaxing river cruise on Lough Derg.
Relax and enjoy our hospitality while savouring the flavours of the Golden Vale and beyond, sampling the artisan produce of this rich and fertile land in our outstanding selection of restaurants. You are sure to leave feeling refreshed and fulfilled. Make our home your home.
The Butlers in Clonmel
Nestled in the valley of the River Suir, Clonmel is a thriving and bustling town. Once theadministrative centre of the Butlers, Clonmel today is the county town of South Tipperary. James Butler, the 12th Earl and 1st Duke of Ormond (1610-88), was a grandnephew of Black Tom. James was arguably the Butlers’ most important family member, being the most influential Butler in Ireland’s history. James built the Main Guard in Clonmel in 1675 and King James II visited in 1689. Visit the Main Guard to learn more about James’ influence on Clonmel, his role in the English Court and his lasting legacy in Ireland.
James Butler (1610-1688)What did Black Tom predict?
The story is told that in 1614 Black Tom said that his then four-year-old grandnephew James would be ‘the saviour of the Butler Family’!