The County of Tipperary is situated in the province of Munster. It is divided into two ridings for Rock of Cashel County Tipperary Irelandadministration purposes. The North Riding (NR) and the South Riding (SR). A county fashioned by the Galtee Mountains, the River Suir and lush green landscape, Tipperary is where the visitor is King. Angling, Golf, Mountain Walking and Caving are all at hand, and then there is The Rock of Cashel, Castles, Abbeys and Forts just waiting to be explored.
The River Suir and the Knockmealdown mountains present a vivid landscape, and the Galtees in the South west corner of Tipperary offer excellent scenery, with the northern foothills overlooking the Glen of Aherlow. Tipperary offers a variety of accommodation, food and activities for all ages in a natural setting. Sporting activities in the county are varied
Tipperary is famed in song and story and renowned for its scenic beauty heritage and culture, its equine industry, and the warmth of its welcome for visitors. Tipperary is well know for the production of its wonderful Tipperary Crystal so why not shop around for a souvenir to take home. Tipperary is just 1 hours drive from Cork so why not rent a car at Cork Airport and drive to Tipperary and its surrounding county. Tipperary is located just under 40 minutes to Limerick and Kilkenny and Waterford is only 1 hour 20 minutes as is Shannon Airport.
In the South of Tipperary is the town of Cashel which is overlooked by the magnificent Rock of Cashel, which was the seat of the High Kings of Munster and where Brian Boru was crowned. Take a guided tour around this group of Medieval buildings, round tower, High Cross and ancient chapel, and enjoy the views from this part of the Golden Vale region. Cahir Castle is a 13th Century castle built on the River Suir in the beautiful setting of Cahir town, enjoyed by many as a stop off point, with the Castle as the main focal point explore Cahir town. The Swiss Cottage is located 1 mile from Cahir is a beautiful thatched cottage with its many tree branched verandas, a fabulous design dating from the 1800′s. Roscrea in North Tipperary is a small heritage town where you can visit Roscrea Castle with its gate tower and Damer House a fine example of Palladian architecture, with its restored mill, and High Cross. In Rocrea you will see also the Franciscan Friary with its bell tower and also the Round Tower in Roscrea. For more details on Tipperary Castles and Forts click here.
Tipperary can be enjoyed for its many trails and walking routes with the Knockmealdown Mountains and the wonderful Vee area, The Galtees where you can visit the Tír Na nóg limestone caves, The Comearghs and Slievenamon all within a short distance. Tippearary with its River Suir is popular also for fishing for both salmon and trout.