Exploring Tipperary

  • Port

    Cobh (Cork), Ireland

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    City Tour, Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD USD

    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 8 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

From the ship, travel in a northern direction to neighboring County Tipperary. Tipperary is Ireland's largest inland county, with richly varied, breathtaking scenery in its hills and mountains, its plains and river valleys.

Upon arrival in Cashel, visit the Rock that bears its name. The Rock of Cashel is an impressive pre-Christian settlement and the royal seat of the Kings of Munster from the 4th century AD. You will have some free time in Cashel.

Lunch will be served at a restaurant located beside the impressive Rock.

Travel to Cahir, located on the River Suir. Cahir Castle, which dates mainly from the 15th century, was a stronghold of the powerful local Anglo-Norman Butler family and the Dukes and Earls of Ormond. The huge walls enclose three separate 'wards' -- outer, middle and inner. The inner ward is guarded by a gate with a portcullis. Rooms in the keep are whitewashed and contain armor displays and period furnishings from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Return to Cobh via the picturesque Vee Road, Lismore, Tallow and Midleton.

Notes:

Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations. Tour requires a lot of walking and standing at both Rock of Cashel and Cahir. There is steep incline to visit Rock and the visit at Cahir Castle features uneven surfaces. Wear warm comfortable, clothing; bring a waterproof outer layer. Wear sturdy, non-skid walking shoes. Bring local currency, as many vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars.