Planning a trip to Ireland? Forget Dublin and Cork. If you want to immerse yourself in the rich, millennia-old history of Ireland, you should head for County Tipperary. County Tipperary is home to some of the country’s greatest and oldest historical treasures.
Ireland is home to hundreds of castles, but few are as well-preserved as Cahir
Castle. This early 12th century castle is located on a small island within Cahir town centre. Most of the castle is open for exploration, so you’re free to explore at your own pace. Since the famous Rock of Cashel about half an hour away, big crowds aren’t usually a problem at Cahir.
After you leave Cahir Castle, don’t miss the Swiss Cottage, located just 2 km away. This quaint thatched cottage, located in the Clogheen countryside, combines rural and royal. Have you ever seen a thatched country cottage with a lavish spiral staircase? You will when you visit the Swiss Cottage. Though in disrepair as recently as the late 1990s, the Swiss Cottage has since been fully restored according to its original décor. Make sure to plan your visit for the first Wednesday of the month for free entry.