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Things to see & do in Tipperary
The Abbey Court is uniquely located in the heart of the Midlands in Nenagh, County Tipperary where so many places are easily accessible by car and public transport.
Discover all that Tipperary has to offer during your stay with us at the Abbey Court.Enjoy a leisure stroll along the Lough Derg Way overlooking beautiful views of the River Shannon or enjoy an accelerating Kayak tour or River Cruise and discover the stunning Lakelands of Lough Derg. For a fun-filled day and something for the whole family visit Lough Derg Aqua Splash, or enjoy a relaxing picnic overlooking the villages of Killaloe and Ballina.
From water activities to some of the best walking routes in Ireland enjoy magnificent scenery while keeping active during your stay with us at the Abbey Court.
See below for some of the most popular attractions and hidden gems around Nenagh as well as its neighbouring areas.
Walking in Tipperary
Nenagh & surrounding areas in County Tipperary offer a walk route suitable for all levels of fitness - whether you want a leisurely stroll, a forest exploration or a challenging hill walk there is something for everyone.
The Aonach ar Siúl Walking Club in Nenagh organise a range of walks throughout the year. Visitors to the area are welcome to join in on the walks, but remember to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. For more information visit www.nenaghwalk.ie
Nenagh Walking Tours
Walking Tours take place in Nenagh each day, commencing at 10am in Banba Square. Walks take approximately one hour. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the historical town of Nenagh and experience the differents stages of life as it was in Nenagh - learn about nenagh during the Norman Settlement, the Medieval Period, the Famine War and its development into a thriving town. For more information visit www.nenaghwalkingtours.com
The Abbey Court Hotel is the ideal place to stay to enjoy a Walking Break in Tipperary.
Discover the Lakelands Lough Derg, a majestic lake located between the counties of Clare, Tipperary, and Galway. Discover heritage, culture and plenty of activities to keep you entertained. From water activities to some of the best walking routes in Ireland you can enjoy magnificent scenery while keeping active and sample some delicious local food en route. Lough Derg guarantees not to disappoint.
Plan your own itinerary to go exploring the scenery in the region by cycling around the Lakelands Lough Derg. Experience up hills and down valleys, busy towns and villages and tranquil locations close to the lakeshore.
Experience some of the best fairways around the Lakelands Lough Derg region. Golfers can test their game on quality parkland courses, challenge the water-traps and other hazards on the tree-lined fairways of Clonlara Golf and Leisure Club, East Clare Golf Club, Nenagh Golf Club, Portumna Golf Club and Oldthort Golf Club.
Experience a mix of cross-country trekking, trail rides through woodlands and close to the lakeshore or improve your skills with some lessons while exploring all the stunning Lough Derg Region.
Walking & Hiking
Walking is one of the best ways to fully appreciate the beauty of the Lakelands Lough Derg. There are a number of different types of walks including The Lough Derg Way, Waymarked Ways, loop walks, linear walks and scenic and historical walks with hundreds of kilometres of marked walks to bring you to scenic and remote countryside. The Millennium Cross, Ballycuggeran Woods & Tountinna on the Lough Derg Way offers the best viewing points to see panoramic vistas of Lough Derg while enjoying a picnic.
Water Activity Centre
Aqua Splash Activity Centre is a water-based activity zone centred in Dromineer on Lough Derg. These water activities are suitable for all ages, families, groups and individuals alike.
They offer a wide range of activities such as:
Inflatable water park
Banana boating/ inflatables
SUP's (stand up paddle boards)
For more information, you can visit their website: www.aquasplash.ie
Our guest here at The Abbey Court Hotel can avail of 10% discount at Aqua Splash while staying with us.
My Next Adventure
Lough Derg - Kayak Tours
At My Next Adventure, they believe Family Adventure should be accessible to everybody. They have designed their tours to suit people of all expertise levels and with expert guides on hand, everyone will be safe and secure.
There is a range of tours to suit individuals, small groups, families and couples. These tours take place in the towns of Killaloe, Scariff/Tuamgraney and Mountshannon on the shores of Lough Derg on the Shannon.
You can book your Next Adventure on the website or get in touch by phone or email below. If you are looking to build a custom adventure for your friends and family, the team are always looking for more outlets and options and if they can help you find your next adventure they will be delighted to assist.
The 13th century Nenagh Castle is one of the oldest medieval buildings in the town, located on O’Rahilly Street, just 5 minutes’ walk from the Great National Abbey Court Hotel.
Explore the finest cylindrical keep in Ireland. Nenagh Castle is a must see for all families, couples and individuals.
You will need to walk 101 steps in total to the very top of the castle and see some stunning views from above.
April to October: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Things To Note Before Arrival
Last admission is 3:45pm.
Free admission and guided tours (Available upon request)
Groups of 15 or more must pre-book.
Please note that the stairs in the castle are very steep and narrow.
No wheelchair access.
Address: O’Rahilly Street, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland.