Athassel Priory is a ruined monastic site on the western bank of the River Suir 8 km southwest of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland. The Athassel Priory of St. Edmund the King was a foundation of the Augustinian Canons Regular under the patronage of Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster who was buried there in 1271. The Augustinians were not centralised to the same degree as that of the Cistercians.
These two sandstone Ahenny High Crosses are impressive and both date from the 8th to 9th century, among the earliest of the ringed high crosses. These crosses reproduce in stone what would have been patterns in earlier wooden crosses, complete with patterns that mimic the metalwork that held the wooden cross together. While later high crosses concentrated on biblical scenes, these earlier crosses carried intricate interlace designs on almost every surface.
Cahir Castle is one of the largest, best preserved castles in Ireland and is situated on a rocky island outcrop in the middle of the River Suir. It represents the pinnacle of mediaeval skill. Superbly presented, it has one of very few working portcullises in Ireland. The origins of the castle are traced back to the third century when a Dun (earthen fort) was built upon the rocky Island and gave the town it's original name "Dun Iascaigh" or "town of the fish fort".
The picturesque Glen of Aherlow sits between the Galtee mountains and the Slievenamuck Ridge. It is from the South of Tipperary, through sixteen miles of unspoilt countryside with wonderful views. The principal village is Lisvarrinane or more commonly spelt Lisvernane with a hamlet at Rossadrehid where Aherlow creamery was located before its closure in the late 20th century. Other adjacent centres of population are the villages of Galbally on the western fringe, Kilross (on the north west front) and Bansha which commands the eastern approach. Across the northern flank of Slievenamuck lies Tipperary Town.
Mitchelstown Cave is located in Co. Tipperary at the foothills of the Galty Mountains. Tours by informative guides will take you though three massive caverns in which you are surrounded by indescribable dripstone formations, stalactites, stalagmites, graceful calcite curtains hang from sloping roofs, calcite crystals glisten like diamonds in the distance. Huge calcite columns and one of Europe’s finest columns the inspiring “Tower of Babel".
Cashel is home of the majestic Rock of Cashel. A spectacular tourist attraction in Ireland and one most visited. Cashel’s rich history is reflected in its built heritage, from prehistoric raths to mediaeval monasteries and fortified town houses, a Georgian Cathedral and a 21st century Library. The Rock of Cashel was the seat of the High Kings of Munster. The buildings represent both Hiberno-Romanseque and Germanic influences in their architecture. Brú Ború is a national cultural centre at the foot of the Rock of Cashel. This cultural village is designed around a village green and is a home to the study and celebration of native Irish music, song, dance, theatre and Celtic studies.
Roscrea Heritage Society was founded in 1980 to develop Roscrea Heritage Centre at the Roscrea Castle Complex, specifically at the proposed restoration of the Damer Annex.
Swiss Cottage is a delightful "cottage orné" built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall to a design by the famous Regency architect John Nash. Its interior contains a graceful spiral staircase and some elegantly decorated rooms. The Cottage was restored between 1985 and 1989 and is well worth a visit, in order to fully appreciate its history, enchanting beauty and situation. Extensive woodland and riverside walks abound.
Tipperary Crystal is an Irish design legend, and has become synonymous with high-end designs and excellent quality, creating modern and classical collections in Irish crystal and many other products. The company was founded in the 1980s by master craftsmen Joe Foley and John Meagher when they established a team of craft workers and designers, uncompromising in their commitment to superb design and high quality product.