Tipperary is a place of majestic beauty situated in the heartland of Ireland. Bounded by stunning mountains and serene rivers and lakes, it offers a diverse array of spectacular walking trails with breath-taking views of open countryside and rolling hills.
Tipperary is a mecca for hiking and hill walking. Highlights include the newly developed Derrynaflan walk started at the Horse & Jockey Hotel. Others include:
Devils Bit Mountain Loop
Glen of Aherlow Looped Walks
The Grange – Cragg Loop
Cahir Castle – Aherlow
The home of Hurling, nearby Thurles is the where the GAA was founded in 1883. Today Thurles is home to Semple Stadium, one of Ireland’s main stadiums and an exhilarating place to watch some inter-county hurling.
The Lar na Pairce GAA museum is also well worth a visit.
Top Quality Parkland Golf Courses can be found in Tipperay. Main courses as below:
Thurles Golf Course
Dundrum Golf Course
Cahir Golf Course
Open in 2019 the Suir Blueway runs for 53kfrom Carrick on Suir to Cahir. The route is made up of 32 k of waterways. Kayaks can be rented at Cahir or Golden.
There is a 21km marked trail along the Suir Blueway river towpath from Carrick-on-Suir to Clonmel which is ideal for leisure cyclists and walkers of all abilities. The stretch between Cahir and Clonmel is mainly for water-users, except for the short 4km stretch between Cahir Castle and the Swiss Cottage.
Kayaks are available to points at Cahir Castle & Golden.