Tipperary is a large and beautiful county situated in the mid-west of Ireland. The river Shannon runs down the western edge - including the picturesque Lough Derg, and its twin town of Ballina and Killaloe (Co. Clare). The population is approximately 135,000.
Borrisokane Nenagh Portroe
Shannon airport and the city of Limerick are nearby. Due to its large size and central position (within Ireland it is usually NOT a long way to Tipperary), parts of the county may be visited from Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick or Galway.
The county is well served by road and rail. Limerick Junction railway station is 4 km from Tipperary town.
If visiting South Tipperary - lunch or dinner at *Lily Mai's Café, in Thomastown (between Cashel and Tipperary Town) is a must! Open Tuesday to Saturday.
As one of Tipperarys main tourist towns, Cashel has a number of eating possibilities - however the pre-eminent one remains Chez Hans, now in it's second generation, serving a 'best of irish menu' in a converted Church. They also provide a cheaper bistro option during the day.
In Nenagh try the Peppermill Restaurant or The Abbot's Bistro or Cloister Restaurant at the Abbey Court Hotel.
Just discovered Lily Mai's Cafe between Carrick-0n-Suir and Clonmel - excellent food and herself can go shopping in Blarney Woollen Mills and Meadows & Byrne as well! I have had Sunday lunch there with the family - top class - and have dropped-in twice when on the way to Waterford. Both ocasions have proved well-worth it. Food is top-drawer. The also have a Deli - very Avoca!
In Nenagh the following two pubs are well worth a visit. Rohan's on Sarsfield Street is a very friendly local pub, caught in an authentic 1970's timewarp. Una Powell's in the Summerhill area is another fine local pub. Both are generally only open in the evenings.