Tipperary County

1. The Rock of Cashel

In this period The Rock of Cashel, rearing up from a huge limestone perch and touching the sky, is quite possibly the most recognizable landmark on the island of Ireland—also known as St. Patrick’s Rock. This is a superlative complex of mediaeval buildings including a round tower, a Romanesque chapel, a Gothic cathedral, and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral. The site also carries a reputation that it is where St. Patrick converted the King of Munster in the 5th century.

2. Cahir Castle

Among the best examples of a massive and relatively well-preserved castle in Ireland, Cahir Castle stands on a small island in the River Suir. The castle has figured prominently in many separate sieges and captures since its construction in the 13th century. Today, all those people can visit the place and admire tremendous towers, defense, and most of all, great grounds. It has also appeared in films such as “Excalibur” and “The Tudors” and, therefore, even enjoys huge popularity among film fans.

3. Lough Derg

For those of the outdoor kind, there’s enough new air about Lough Derg. That is fresh, they say, to move to boating, fishing, and every kind of water-based sport within reason. Village prettiness, whether eating or relaxing, is available at most points on the shores, from Terryglass to Dromineer. The Lough Derg Way gives one the chance to enjoy leisurely walks and views over the lake along part of its shore.

4. Swiss Cottage

Among the most outstanding examples of the early 19th-century architecture, the most picturesque representative of the neo-Gothic style was Swiss Cottage, placed not far from Cahir. It was designed by John Nash, one of the leading architects, and had richly decorative interiors with a thatched roof, lying serenely within the wooded environment.

The cottage is endearing when visited due to the romantic charm and historic value the place affords.

5. The Galtee Mountains

The Galtee Mountains are the highest range of mountains in Ireland, far inland. This is a real heaven for walking and nature expeditionaries who offered the visitor a suite of the several marked trails, among which includes Galtee Crossing. Also, the mountains are rich in diverse flora and fauna which, in return, make it home to some of the most attractive views across the rich plains of Tipperary.

6. Mitch

Situated close to the border with County Cork, Mitchelstown Cave is home to one of the most magnificent cave systems found in Ireland. Guided tours down the subterranean landscape explain and show off the natural beauty of the county underneath its surface and show impressive caverns and formations.

7. Tipperary Town

In Tipperary Town has so much history steeped in it that a visit is fully worthwhile. From its rich military history to the excellent Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, there is something for the history buff in every person. The heritage center of the town elaborates on the town’s role in the War of Independence and gives a summary of local history via exhibits and events.

8. Holycross Abbey

Holycross Monastery is built from the 12th century and set on the banks of the River Suir. It presents a religious and historical monument still in use for pilgrim visits and prayers. The stunning architecture and the peacefully conducive atmosphere combine to give the Abbey its spiritual and calming retreat.

This represented, but this was just the tip of the iceberg of what one could expect. Tipperary, from its old castles and limpid lakes to the savage beauty of its mountains, is a county that catches at the heart and never lets go.