The Irish town of Cahir sits in a rural inland position beside the River Suir in the heart of County Tipperary in Ireland. There are mountains in all directions including the Knockmealdown, Comeragh ranges and the legendary Slievenamon. Perhaps best known for its impressive and well preserved castle, Cahir is a colourful bustling town. Stay in or close to Cahir for a taste of Irish history, gardens, parklands and fascinating underground caverns. Enjoy discovering the scenery of the nearby mountain ranges and for the sporty, activities such as golfing or fishing are on offer locally. Whether you choose to stay in town or in the nearby countryside, Cahir has a lot to offer for a special self-catering break away.
About Cahir for Cottage Holidays
Cahir’s gem is undoubtedly Cahir Castle, which is said to be one of the best preserved and largest castles dating back to medieval times in the whole of Ireland. Standing proudly on an island on the River Suir, this is a magnificent, well preserved castle which is well worth a visit whilst enjoying a cottage holiday in the town. Guided tours for groups are available if booked in advance, get in touch with the castle for more information. For those aged under 4, entrance is free but charges apply for all other age groups.
If you enjoy discovering historical architecture whilst on a cottage break you will also want to visit the atmospheric ruins of Cahir Abbey and head out of town to Golden where you will find monastic ruins that date back to the 1100s at Athassel Abbey. Another point of interest close to Cahir is Swiss Cottage, a large country house with a thatched roof set within 800 acres of parklands. Guided tours of this fascinating property are available at set times.
For those with a fascination for caves and caverns, don’t miss Mitchelstown Cave, just 15km to the south west of Cahir. Here you will be guided through three limestone caverns where you can discover fascinating rock formations as well as underground columns.
For those who love to stay active on a self-catering holiday there is plenty to keep you entertained in South Tipperary. Walk and hike in the nearby mountains. There is plenty of choice with the Galty Mountains, Knockmealdowns and Comeraghs all nearby. For those who love golfing, Cahir Park Golf Club is located on the outskirts of town and is an 18 hole parkland golf course set within the Golden Vale. If you love fishing then you will be pleased to learn that the River Suir runs by Cahir. Known as an excellent place to fish for salmon and brown trout and for offering excellent access, the fishing season here runs from the middle of March until the end of September and an angling licence is required to fish.
For those prefer to take it easy, a short trip out of town will take you to the scenic mountain drive known as ‘The Vee’ travelling to the heritage town of Lismore and Cappoquin via Knockmealdown.
For all ages, Cahir is a fascinating part of Ireland for a special break away. When it comes to finding a good quality holiday home to stay in, Country Cottages Online features a great selection of family cottages, romantic cottages and pet-friendly cottages in Ireland and beyond.
Book a Cahir cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Tipperary on holiday.