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Tipperary Tours - Sacred Ireland

Great National Abbey Court Hotel has teamed up with local businesses and Tipperary Tourism to bring you 'The Sacred Ireland' bundle.

Package includes Two Nights Bed & Breakfast, One Evening Meal and a Two Day Self-Guided Tour.

Reconnect with yourself as you explore beautiful County Tipperary in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Through lush green fields, soaring mountain ranges and hidden glades, people have been inspired for millennia to build churches, shrines, monasteries and tombs to echo the sacred landscapes of Ireland’s Premier County.

Experience an amazing two-day Sacred Ireland self-guided tour that includes visits to Tipperary’s most impressive medieval landmarks, a cruise on Lough Derg and an unforgettable day in Holy Cross Abbey and the Rock of Cashel, one of the most spectacular landmarks in Ireland.

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Day One

Nenagh Castle Walking Tour
Immerse yourself in Medieval Ireland with a walking tour of Nenagh Castle, an impressive building steeped in history, boasting the finest cylindrical keep in Ireland. Initially built as a military castle, it was also home to the Butler family until the end of the 14th century.

Visit Lorrha Monastic Village
Explore the village of Lorrha, which grew up in the shadows of monasteries once renowned across the Christian world, and experience its rich ecclesiastical history. Visit the ancient ruins scattered throughout the town and monastic sites such as Augustinian Priory, Lackeen Castle and Redwood Castle.

Lough Derg Cruise
Sail through time over the sacred waters of Lough Derg, and traverse a land where the stories of the gospel are beautifully crafted by the skill of stonemasons who carved intricate high crosses and built soaring round towers over a thousand years ago. Sailings depart at 1pm daily.


Day Two

Rock of Cashel
Relive the past with a visit to the Rock of Cashel, one of the most spectacular landmarks in Ireland, overlooking the Golden Vale. Once the traditional seat of the kings of Munster, it is one of the foremost pieces of Celtic art and medieval architecture in Europe. A truly remarkable piece of history, the Rock of Cashel is an integral monument in Ireland’s Ancient East.

Holy Cross Abbey Tour
Visit one of Ireland’s national monuments, you can find sacred relics, intricate medieval sculpture and a truly unforgettable atmosphere. Today this working parish church is a peaceful landmark, a place for quiet contemplation and historical discovery.

Sunset Walk with Climb Ireland
Join Cathal and the Climb Ireland team who will offer you a really unique location experience with a guided walk at Sunset through one of the beautiful routes; The Galtee Mountains, The Devil’s Bit or Lough Derg, bringing you through a walker’s paradise with beautiful mountain lakes, waterfalls and rich bog life.

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