The county of Tipperary is an Irish region that dates back to the early days of the country. It has a long, storied history, being divided into two regions until early 2014. Located in the province of Munster, it starts its history in the 13th century and is named after the town of Tipperary.
There are many places to visit in the county, and equally many places to stay. Conveniently, you can typically find hostels and other accommodation around the landmarks in the area.
One landmark worth visiting are the Ahenny High Crosses. These are monuments that date back to the early 8th century. Made in the form of Celtic crosses, these are carved with designs from early Christendom.
You can also take a look at the Art and Healing Center in Ballinaclough, or travel to Golden, a village just outside Cashel. This village contains the ruins of the Athassel Abbey. Other abbeys you can visit include the 12th century Augustinian Abbey, among others.
When looking for places to stay in County Tipperary, there are plenty of hostels and cottages available throughout the county. The Ballyboy House, Garden and Woodlands is a famous place to visit even if you don't stay there: it consists of a guest house, a cottage, and 2-hectare gardens. Another garden you can visit is the Ballynahow Garden, which is a little smaller but just as unique of an experience.
If ruins are what you seek instead, look for a hostel within reach of the Ballynahow Castle or the Cahir Abbey. Cahir Castle is another 13th century ruin you should visit, set in the middle of River Suir. To experience the rich heritage of the region, you can visit the Carrick on Suir Heritage Center, a converted Protestant church.
Museums are also scattered around the countryside of Tipperary. The Cashel Folk Village is one of these, located near the Rock of Cashel. A museum dedicated to the Easter Rising of 1916 is present here as well, along with a heritage center and a town Walk that takes you to all the places of historical significance in the town.
Nature parks and camping societies are also to be found in Tipperary. The Glen of Aherlow camping park is one of these, stretching across five acres of land. Glen of Aherlow also has a nature park in it. Other natural attractions include the Golden Grove Forest and Gortavoher.
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