Local Tourism

The working organic farm has much to offer the visitor. The landscape is laced with beautiful hedgerows between the river valleys. The built and natural heritage provides engaging stories that succeed in enthusing the visitors. Guided tours of the organic farm and also of the woodland, hay meadow, pond and river habitats offer a great opportunity to have a fun learning experience.

You can be spoiled for choice from the huge range of activities to choose from in close proximity to Cloncannon Biofarm. Apart from the many scenic walking and cycling routes of varied endurance levels there are equestrian centres, opportunities for water sports and fishing on Lough Derg and fishing also on the River Suir, heritage towns of Roscrea, Nenagh and Birr. Visits President Obamas’ ancestral home in Moneygall and/or Cloughjordan Eco-village.

The area has several archaeological sites of significance, for example, Shanballyedmond Court Tomb, Rearcross;  Ashley Park near Ardcroney and also Rathurles near Nenagh.

A number of ecclesiastical enclosures and early Christian establishments are known in North Tipperary,for example, St Ruan established monastic settlements at Lorrha and Nenagh. Iniscealtra, on Lough Derg, founded by St.Caimin, in the sixth century, remains a key landscape element in the expanse of Lough Derg. Examples of early Cistercian houses can be found at Holy Cross near Thurles whilst older monastic communicates such as those at Roscrea, Lorrha and Monaincha adopted Augustinian rule.

Overseas visitors love the chance to see their first ever hurling or camogie game and soak up the competitive atmosphere.

 

For further to help plan your itinerary, I wouild suggest these three websites:

1. Discover Ireland Website, Tipperary Section

2. Tipperary Tourism Company A Tourism website about Tipperary.