The best way to start your trip to Tipp is to check a true icon off your bucket list. The Rock of Cashel, perched majestically at the top of a grassy hill, is stunning to look at and fascinating to learn about so gen up on its long history and significance with a short tour of the remaining remnants.

Follow that with a quick trip over to visit Cahir to one of Ireland’s few full time honey farms. The Galtee Honey Farm, nestled next to a 1,200 acre forest packed full of ancient trees and oak wood, is home to the native and endangered Irish Black Honey Bee. You can get stuck in, donning a bee suit and lighting the smokers, before tasting the variety of honeys and learning all about the conservation of these important little pollinators.

Take time for lunch at the popular gastropub Mikey Ryan’s Bar & Kitchen where they serve up high quality, organic food sourced from local farmers and producers. The food is full on fresh and seasonal and gives a real taste of what Tipperary is all about. Savour a delicious two-course lunch with a glass of wine.

Stay right in the heart of Tipperary at the well named Horse and Jockey Hotel – so good, they named the village after it. With impressive culinary experiences at breakfast, lunch and dinner made from locally sourced food and their onsite artisan bakery, you’ll be in foodie heaven. Book a two night stay with breakfast, one evening meal, access to the pool, gym and spa and a take away Tipperary Food Box to see you on your way.

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