Local Attractions

The Rock of Cashel

‘The Rock’, remains one of Ireland’s most spectacular landmarks rising about the plain and dominating the surrounding area. Set on an outcrop of limestone in the heart of the Golden Vale it was once the seat of the High Kings of Munster. The site, the most visited in Ireland, provides an interpretative centre, museum, guided tours and superb views over the breath-taking plains of Tipperary.  www.cashel.ie


Cashel Blue Cheese Farm Visitor Experience

Cashel Blue Cheese has now reopened for their Visitor Experience. The experience is a fabulous way to learn and see how the world famous cheese is made here in Tipperary. There is also a new Tasting Experience too. A delicious way to experience Tipperary.

Visitor Experience - €7 per person

Tasting Experience - €14 per person



Brookfield Farm

Brookfield Farm welcomes visitors for open days to view broadleaf forestry, wildflower meadows, lambs, crops, hives and craft demonstrations.

What a wonderful way to spend the day in Tipperary and then rest yourself here at the hotel. https://www.brookfield.farm/


Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre

Adventure Awaits at the Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre.

The centre is family run and specialise in horse riding and pony trekking experiences. The experiences take place through the mountain pastures and scenic countryside. All levels are welcome.

1 hour trek for €35 per person

2 hour trek for €65 per person



Holy Cross Abbey

This impressive abbey became a place of pilgrimage when a relic of the true Cross was presented to the Cistercian monks in 1180AD. The annual novena takes place every September. Open all year round.


Farney Castle Holycross

Ireland’s only inhabited round tower, Farney Castle is the home of fashion designer, Cyril Cullen, and his family. His porcelain workshop is also here and pieces can be bought in the castle shop along with other gifts and clothes. There’s a coffee shop here too. Farney Castle was built in 1495, and it has had many other famous residents and visitors. They include the Earls of Ormond, Henry VIII, James I and George I. Look out for the “Salmon of Knowledge” in the Guardroom.


Cahir Castle & Swiss Cottage

Cahir Castle is one of the largest and best preserved of its type in the country and is situated on a rocky outcrop in the River Suir. Its history dates back to the 12th century. The tours are still currently closed.



Tipperary is a walkers paradise with a diverse range of walk available on our door-step. The various hill walks of Upperchurch & The Glen of Aherlow/Galtees Mountains within 30mins of our hotel which makes the Horse & Jockey an ideal base for walking enthusiasts. Below are a selection of web-sites which have a wealth of information regarding walks in the area:



Tipperary has much to offer the cyclist. Including the wonderful Blueway.

Whether following designated routes throughout the county or heading off your own way through the countryside. www.tipperary.com



Fishing on the River Suir. The River Suir rises in the Devils Bit Mountains and flows through the limestone country of South Tipperary and North Waterford. Its physical characteristics provide an ideal habitat for salmon and trout. Grilse runs begin in late June and usually last through to the end of September, when the season ends. www.cashel.ie/angling


Turtulla Garden

Turtlla Gardens in Thurles. This mature, award winning garden features a fish pond shrubs, herbaceous perennials, over 30 types of daffodil, an impressive hydrangea bed and over 300 roses. www.loughderggardens.com


GAA Museum

Lar na Páirce is an interpretative centre of Gaelic Games on Slievenamon Road, Thurles. It is the first centre of its kind in the country and it was the first attempt to tell the story of Gaelic Games in an interactive way. www.discoverireland.ie/Arts-Culture-Heritage/


Famine Museum

In 1995 the Thurles Church of Ireland community kindly donated one third of this building to create a Famine Museum to commemorate the many people who lost their lives through disease and starvation during the Great Famine in Ireland of 1845-1850. www.faminemuseum.com