Things To Do

On- Site

ballinacourty house children's playground
Children's Playground
ballinacourty courtyard
Relax Outdoors
Walled Garden

Local Area

ballinacourty forest walks

Walking in Aherlow

The Glen of Aherlow is a walkers paradise offering a variety of low level and mountain walks. Walking and trekking holidays are now the most sought after activity for visitors to Ireland. Mountain lakes and Nature Park walking maps are available in reception.


Galtee Mountains

For the more energetic, Galteemore is just up the road. At 917.9 metres, it is one of Ireland’s highest mountains. It is a challenging walk to the summit and conditions are often windy, so be equipped with warm clothing and raingear. The climb takes about 4-5 hours. 

Tipperary Golf Club

Set in the shadows of the Galtee Mountains on the road to the scenic Glen of Aherlow, this par 72 course presents a testing but enjoyable challenge.Founded in 1896 Tipperary Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in Ireland.

Full details in reception

ballyhoura biking

Ballyhoura Biking

Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails are the largest trail network of its kind in Ireland. The 98 km of trails, including forest road climbs, tight twisty singletrack with ups and downs, board walk, tight turns and technical rocky bits, are guaranteed to leave you smiling.

sean treact pool tipperary

Swimming Pool

The Sean Treacy Memorial Swimming Pool adjoins the Canon Hayes Recreation Centre in Tipperary Town. The main 25 metre pool is available 7 days a week. It is a great place for a family, learners, as well as advanced and professional swimmers. The learner pool is ideal for learners and kids.

canon hayes sports complex

Leisure Centre

The Canon Hayes Recreation Centre in Tipperary Town boasts a vast range of fitness, and sports facilities. Indoor facilities include a Sports Hall, Squash and Racquetball Courts, and a magnificent Gym. Outdoor facilities include a flood-lit Running Track and 2 Tennis Courts.

glen pottery studio

Glen Pottery

Mandy Parslow creates her wheel thrown ceramics at her rural studio in the Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Continually challenged by the natural landscape, she incorporates its ever-shifting light and tones into a body of work that celebrates the individual.

irish trad night

Irish Trad Nights

Tigh Roy provides a space where people can access Irish culture in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Tigh Roy provides activity weekends suitable for groups of 15 to 20 people and includes hillwalking, set dancing, horse riding, visiting local sites, dining out and traditional Irish music.

cahir castle

Cahir Castle

Once the stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the castle retains its impressive  tower and much of its original defensive structure. It is one of Ireland’s largest and best preserved castles. Attractions include an excellent audio-visual show which informs visitors about the castle.

swiss cottage

Swiss Cottage

A delightful “cottage orné” built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall to a design by the famous Regency architect John Nash. Its interior contains a graceful spiral staircase and some elegantly decorated rooms. It is located 2km south of Cahir Town.

rock of cashel

Rock of Cashel

It is huge, it is complex, it is iconic. The Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig) or, more formally, Saint Patrick’s Rock. It is also known as Cashel of the Kings. It is located 500 metre from the centre of Cashel Town.

Mitchelstown Cave

Although the name can be deceptive Mitchelstown cave is located in Co. Tipperary at the foothills of the Galtee Mountains. Mitchelstown Cave is a world without sun, without time, a world where man almost feels an intruder, stumbling on a past age.