We are an ideal base for touring with the Rock of Cashel--Bru Boru Heritage Centre,Cahir Castle, Swiss Cottage, The Vee, Holycross Abbey & Mitchelstown Caves all within a 20km radius.
The Glen of Aherlow.
The Glen of Aherlow is a quiet country valley,
secluded but not isolated. It stretches from the N24, South of
the famed town of Tipperary, through sixteen (16) miles of unspoilt
countryside affording some of the most breath taking scenery imaginable.
The Glen sits between the Galtee mountains on the South and the
Slievenamuck Ridge on the North. The Galtees, Irelands highest
inland mountain range, boast five spectacular corrie lakes, dominated
by a variety of magnificent peaks Galteemore at 3,018 ft. This
expansive vista is further enhanced by the many streams cascading
down the face of the mountain. The foothills are forested as is
the entire 12 miles of the Slievenamuck ridge, providing the walker
with a variety of delightful woodland trails. The mountain climber
and serious hillwalker will enjoy ample challenge on the upper
slopes of the Galtee Range. The soil is acidic and supports an
abundance of mosses, heathers, ferns and lichens. Proving a delight
to any botanist. The early morning or late evening walker may
encounter members of the deer herds who inhabit the forested slopes.
Moorabbey on the road to the Glen of Aherlow was
a Franciscan Abbey built in 1204. The pass through
the glen was an important route to Tipperary. Three
of its friars were martyred there in 1570 and the
story goes that on being beheaded no blood flowed
from their necks.