5. Cahir Castle
This is one of Irelands largest castles. It was built in 1142. It’s a well-preserved castle and retains its original defensive structure. It has been the site of bombings and attacks for centuries. It has also appeared the historical fiction television series ‘the Tudors’ and in 1981 the battle scene in the film ‘Excalibur’ was filmed here.
4. Knockmealdown Mountains
Located in South Tipperary with highest peak of only 794 metres. It is next to Sugarloaf Hill which gives you an added climbing attraction. The mountain is a very easy walking/climbing stretch for tourists given that there are no lakes, corries, deep glens or cliffs. Due to the extremely rich coverings of greens/flowers and the ease of climbing you feel like your simply walking around a garden.
3. St Patrick’s Well
At the center of this small lake in a picturesque valley you can find a weather-beaten Celtic Cross descending from early Christian era. You will then notice a large volume of spring water constantly rises from underground. There is a church at the site which dates back to the seventeenth century and within the walls of the church lies the remains of Nicholas White of Clonmel who died in 1622. One cannot help but feel a sense of mystery here as your imagination is evoked.
2. Loughmoe castle
Located in the centre of Tipperary is a castle in ruins that has first built in the 15th century. The castle has no visitor center or guided tour. It is simply left there abandoned for hundreds of years, perfect for the off the beaten track tourist. The sheer size and intrinsic structures within and outside of the castle are so spectacular that you wonder why nothing has been done to restore it. The castle was the seat of the Purcell family. One story tells of a king who lived here that put his daughter’s hand up for marriage for the man who could kill the gigantic boar from the nearby forest.
1. Rock of Cashel
Here you find a collection of Medieval limestone buildings that are situated on a hill that was once resident to the Kings of Munster. It lies within the ‘Golden Vale’, known for its quality fertile land. It dates back to the 12th century. Visitors come to admire the beautiful round tower, Romanesque chapel and gothic cathedral. However out of all these the most impressive is the remains of Romanesque frescoes dating back to 1134.
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