Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Cashel

Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland's most spectacular historic sites: a prominent green hill, banded with limestone outcrops, rising from a grassy plain and bristling with ancient fortifications. Sturdy walls circ…
Top Choice Historic Site in Cahir

Cahir Castle

Cahir's awesome castle enjoys a river-island site with moat, massive walls, turrets and keep, mullioned windows, vast fireplaces and dungeons. Founded by Conor O'Brien in 1142, and passed to the Butler family in 137…
Top Choice Museum in Limerick City

Hunt Museum

Although named for its benefactors, this museum, opened in 1997, is also a treasure hunt. Visitors are encouraged to open drawers and otherwise poke around the finest collection of Bronze Age, Iron Age, medieval and…
Top Choice Castle in Limerick City

King John's Castle

An obdurate and brooding Norman mass over the River Shannon, Limerick's showpiece castle, with its vast curtain walls and towers, was built on the orders of King John of England between 1200 and 1212. The massive tw…
Top Choice Gallery in Limerick City

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Limerick's excellent gallery adjoins the peaceful People's Park in the heart of Georgian Limerick. Among its permanent collection of paintings from the last 300 years are works by Sean Keating and Jack B Yeats. Temp…
Historic Building in Cahir

Swiss Cottage

A 30-minute walk along a riverside path from Cahir Castle car park leads to this thatched cottage, surrounded by roses, lavender and honeysuckle. A lavish example of Regency Picturesque, the cottage was built in 181…
Church in Fethard

Holy Trinity Church

Fethard's Holy Trinity Church and churchyard occupy a captivating time warp. The main part of the building dates from the 13th century, though its ancient walls have been blighted with mortar for weatherproofing. A …
Museum in County Tipperary

Famine Warhouse

A relic of one of Ireland's darkest chapters, the Famine Warhouse today sits seemingly benignly amid typical farmland a few kilometres northeast of Ballingarry. During the 1848 rebellion, rebels led by William Smith…
Cave in County Tipperary

Mitchelstown Caves

Hollowed out of a narrow band of limestone along the southern side of the Galtee Mountains, the Mitchelstown Caves are superior to Kilkenny's Dunmore Cave and yet less developed for tourists. The caves are near Burn…
Ruins in Cashel

Athassel Priory

Reached over a stile and across grassy (sometimes muddy) fields, the atmospheric ruins of Athassel Priory sit in the shallow and verdant River Suir Valley, 7km southwest of Cashel. The original buildings date from 1…