A few minutes from the golf club is the town of Fethard, which is one of Ireland’s finest walled towns, the walls rise to a height of 25 feet. Most of the circuit of the town survives making Fethard the most complete medieval circuit in Ireland. www.fethard.com
Close by is Knockelly Castle, a well fortified Tower House and one of many fine historical buildings in the area.
Slievenamon - The Mountain
Set deep in the south-east corner of South Tipperary the mountains of Slievenamon (The Mountain of Women) have become almost synonymous with the county. The woods, fields, and heatherland of Slievenamon - known in ancient times as Sliabh Díle, covers an area of about 7,000 acres, most of which, about 5,000 acres is open mountain.
This mountain is a store of history and fokelore, and it is related that the fairest women in the locality raced to the mountain top to claim the marriage hand of the Celtic Warrior Fionn MacCumhaill. Fionn secretly fancied Grainne the daughter of the High King of Ireland, so he advised her how to win the race.
Slievenamon is surrounded by smaller heights, like the main summit where you can view ancient burial Cairns, the highest Cairn is said to mark the entrance to the mysterious Celtic underworld. Guided walks and pony trecking can be arranged. Slievenamon
Clonmel (Irish: Cluain Meala, meaning "honey meadow") is located approximately ten minutes from the golf club. The town lies at the foot of the beautiful Comeragh mountains (which can also be seen from our course) and is situated in the valley of the broad and beautiful river Suir. Read about the history of Clonmel
Cashel is home to the iconic Rock of Cashel. One of the most spectacular tourist attractions in Ireland and one of the most visited. Cashel’s rich history is reflected in its built heritage, from prehistoric raths to mediaeval monasteries and fortified town houses, a Georgian Cathedral and a 21st century Library (which holds regular exhibitions, workshops and concerts). The Georgian quarter also boasts the Bolton Library where you can find the smallest book in Ireland. www.cashel.ie
As one of Tipperary’s designated heritage towns, Cahir is a popular town for tourists and locals, with Cahir Castle as its focal point. Built on the banks of the Suir, the beautifully-preserved defense dates from the 13th century, with 15th century additions. It is a splendid structure that has been fully restored and is the largest of its period in Ireland. It has a massive keep, high enclosing walls, spacious courtyards and a hall. A guide service is available throughout the year. www.cahir.ie
Coolmore Stud is internationally known in the thoroughbred horse racing industry as are many local horse training stables. www.coolmore.com
Situated near the town of Clonmel, Clonmel Racecourse (Powerstown Park) is a renowned horse racing track with top facilitiess. www.clonmelraces.ie
The Ned Kelly Connection
Within a few miles is the Birth place of John Red Kelly at Clonbrogan, Moyglass father of Australian Bush Ranger Ned Kelly. The Kelly Story
Slieveardagh - Irelands Hidden Corner
Located between the major tourist centres of Kilkenny and Cashel, the area is adjacent to the major urban centres of Thurles, Cashel, Clonmel and Kilkenny. It can be approached from the N8 at Urlingford or from the N76 via Ballingarry. The medieval, walled town of Fethard is nearby as is the Lory Meagher Brod Tullaroan Centre. www.slieveardagh.com
Mitchelstown cave is located approximately half an hour form the club at the foothills of the Galty Mountains. The Cave is a world without sun, without time, a world where man almost feels an intruder, stumbling on a past age, and an era where nature reigns supreme.
More History & Places to Visit
Other attractions close by include the Butler Castle at Cahir Holy Cross Abbey, the Bru Bru Culture Centre and Cashel Folk Village. The rolling Slieveardagh Hills host the “War House” at Ballingarry , Kilcooly Abbey and in the Neighbouring Parish of Killenaule visitors can reach Derrynaflann Island where the Derrynaflann Hoard was discovered on a bog island in 1980. Less than one hour away is the beautiful Medieval city of Kilkenny and its Butler Castle.