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The Local Area Page

Take a look at the official Cahir website for more information on things to see and do in the area.


Photo of the magnificent Tower of Babel in the Mitchelstown Cave

Photo of the Swiss Cottage on its 200th anniversary in 2010

Welcome to the Cahir Area in County Tipperary

Tipperary is arguably Irelands most scenic and varied inland county. It is also the largest inland county and shares its border with eight neighbours—more than any other county in Ireland. These are Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Offaly, Laois and Kilkenny.

A ring of mountains and hills follow the county border with wide flat valleys between them. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Tipperary Plain’ most of this area is better known as ‘The Golden Vale’—one of the most fertile areas in Europe. This is also the valley of the river Suir and its tributaries.

Tipperary’s largest mountains surround Cahir in the south of the county, making for spectacular scenery with impressive cloud formations, sunrises and sunsets. This, along with a wealth of antiquities, which include some of the largest monastic ruins in the country, makes the area a haven for sightseeing and photography.

Major attractions

The most popular attractions within the Cahir district, apart from the overall scenery, are Cahir Castle, the Swiss Cottage, the Mitchelstown Cave, Glengarra Wood and the fishing on the Suir and its tributaries. Now a designated European Centre of Excellence for Brown Trout fishing the area attracts anglers from all over Europe. However, there are many more activities and things to see within the Cahir district and nearby. Cashel, with its magnificent 'Rock of Cashel' and other attractions is just fifteen minutes or so up the M8 from Cahir.


Phot, part of the Galty mountain range in winter

Photo, part of the Knockmealdown mountain range at harvest time - truly the golden vale

Banner photo: The bridge over the river Suir to the Swiss Cottage from Cahir Park
Top photo (above): Part of the Galty Mountain range in winter.
Bottom photo (above): Part of the Knockmealdown Mountain range at harvest time.
Top photo (right): The magnificent 'Tower of Babel' formation in the Mitchelstown Cave.
Bottom photo (right): The Swiss Cottage.