ireland's ancient east

The 4 star Anner Hotel Thurles in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East.

Where it all begins is right here in County Tipperary, in this lush green landscape. Over 5,000 years of history lie buried within the verdant meadows, bustling towns and rugged stone monuments of Ireland's Ancient East. Each landmark has its stories to tell, as indeed do the locals, who delight in telling tales that are rich in famous battles and magic rituals.

Immerse yourself in the unique experiences of Ireland’s Ancient East. Dig deep into this fascinating region and feel the stories come alive!

From high kings and heroes to perilous journeys by sea, discover the twists and turns of Ireland’s tumultuous history; stories that have been written on the land and echo in the voices of the locals in Ireland’s Ancient East.

Take a short break and stay in the Four Star Anner Hotel situated in Thurles , The hotel boasts 92 Bedrooms with Leisure centre, facilites include 20m swimming pool, Kiddies Pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym

Visit Tipperary's Ireland's Ancient East places with lasting memories just waiting for you to be amazed!


The Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland’s most spectacular and – deservedly – most visited tourist attractions.  Set on a dramatic outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale, the Rock of Cashel, iconic in its historic significance, possesses the most impressive cluster of medieval buildings in Ireland. Among the monuments to be found there is a round tower, a high cross, a Romanesque chapel, a Gothic cathedral, an abbey, the Hall of the Vicars Choral and a fifteenth-century Tower House.


Located just 15km from The Rock of Cashel, Holycross Village is a tranquil, and picturesque medieval village straddling the River Suir in the middle of County Tipperary. Holycross is a very special and sacred place where you can walk in the footsteps of ancient Monks. Experience firsthand, through local guides, the story of Holycross, spanning 10 centuries of a changing social, political and religious landscape, in the very heart of Ireland.
Ireland’s only inhabited round tower, Farney Castle is the home of fashion designer, Cyril Cullen, and his family. His porcelain workshop is also here and pieces can be bought in the castle shop along with other gifts and clothes. There’s a coffee shop here too. Farney Castle was built in 1495, and it has had many other famous residents and visitors. They include the Earls of Ormond, Henry VIII, James I and George I. 


Cahir Castle is one of Ireland’s largest and best-preserved castles. It stands proudly on a rocky island on the River Suir.


The Swiss Cottage, just outside the heritage town of Cahir, is a cottage orné – a fanciful realisation of an idealised countryside cottage used for picnics, small soirees and fishing and hunting parties and was also a peaceful retreat for those who lived in the nearby big house.


Tipperary is a place of majestic beauty situated in the heartland of Ireland. Bounded by stunning mountains and serene rivers and lakes, it offers a diverse array of spectacular walking trails with breath-taking views of open countryside and rolling hills. Walk and hike the many trails throughout the Munster Vales, the Knockmealdowns, Slieve Feilim, the Silvermines, Galtee Mountains and The Devil’s Bit taking in the splendour of the Golden Vale. Tipperary has walking trails to suit both the casual walker as well as experienced hikers.


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