Tipperary Vacations

Book a trip to Tipperary, in Shannon, Ireland, and discover the many attractions on offer to weekend visitors and vacationers.

Around 5,000 people call Tipperary in Shannon home.

From here it's roughly 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest to Limerick and 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the east to Kilkenny.

Tipperary is well-known for its places of worship, so take advantage of the chance to admire the numerous sites. The Holy Cross Abbey and the Hore Abbey are two of the most photographed of these. The Athassel Abbey and the Augustinian Abbey are two other impressive places of worship in Tipperary.

Book a guided tour of a few of the historical castles around Tipperary. If you love legendary places, explore Leap Castle and Cahir Castle to discover how different life was in olden times. The Ormond Castle and the Nenagh Castle are two other castles in the area that are steeped in history.

Learn about the past in Tipperary by visiting some of the well-preserved local historic places. Three of the most rewarding heritage sites to see are the Bolton Library, the Graves of the Leinster Men and the Templecheally.

When the sun is shining, head to Lough Derg or Marlfield Lake. These are two idyllic places where the locals often come to see if the fish are biting. In Tipperary these two lakes are among the best destinations where tourists can savour the beautiful colors of sunset.

If you enjoy tales of human endeavor round up the entire family and head to the South Tipperary County Museum and the Cashel Folk Village, two of the area’s best museums. Examine the displays, view the exhibits or just relax in the quiet space.

In Tipperary there are a handful of remarkable cultural centers and museums, such as the South Tipperary Arts Centre, where you can see local exhibits. Even if you are only casually interested in art, head here to enjoy the atmosphere and learn about the history of art.

Saint Patrick's Well is one of the most cherished natural escapes around the city. Follow the paths through botanical displays, take a few photos, or just relax in the shade. This park is the perfect place to unwind.

Discover the lighter side of in the Tipperary area at Bru Boru Cultural Centre, a popular day out that will have the whole family smiling. Don't miss the chance to visit this whacky and engaging attraction, offering a great day out for the young and the young at heart.

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