Introducing County Tipperary
Landlocked Tipperary boasts the sort of fertile soil that farmers dream of. There's still an upper-crust gloss to traditions here, with fox hunts in full legal cry during the winter season. The central area of the county is low-lying, but rolling hills spill over from adjoining counties.
Walking and cycling opportunities abound, especially in the Glen of Aherlow near Tipperary town. But the real crowd-pleasers are the iconic Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle. In between, you'll find bucolic charm along pretty much any country road you choose.
It's no wonder that Cashel (Caiseal Mumhan) is popular with visitors (the Queen included it on her historic visit in 2011). The iconic Rock of Cashel and historical religious buildings that crown its breezy summit seem like a magical extension of the rocky landscape itself, and Cashel maintains a certain charm as a smallish market town.