About Cahir


Cahir Castle photo in the Evening

About Cahir, Co. Tipperary

The South Tipperary town of Cahir is located just off the M8 motorway, at exit 10. Exit 11 is also signposted as Cahir, but it is actually in Kilcoran, about 4 miles from the town. Cahir is famous as home of the spectacular Cahir Castle , which makes it a regular stop for buses touring Ireland. The wonderful picture of the castle above is hanging in The Pod in the Lazy Bean Café.

But there’s much more to the town than just the castle. There is also the quaint and beautifully restored Swiss Cottage just outside town, fishing on the river suir is a great attraction and walking in the Galtee, Knockmealdown and Comeragh Mountains is also a treat for outdoor types. The world famous Mitchelstown Cave is also close by as are The Vee, Grubb’s Monument and Bay Lough in the Knockmealdown Mountains outside Clogheen. If you are interested in Ireland’s long and illustrious past you can also pay a visit to Athassel Abbey, Molough Abbey, the Rock of Cashel and Hoare Abbey so Cahir is an ideal centre for undertaking a historic tour of South Tipperary and mid-Munster.

For those more interested in cultural exploits a visit to Brú Ború in Cashel is well worth the trip and for nature and garden enthusiasts the New Haven Garden and the weekly Farmers Market (now in Cahir Castle car park) are well worth the effort.

Those with sporting interests are also well catered for with a number of successful GAA teams, soccer teams and the wonderful parkland golf course that is Cahir Park.

If you need to relax for a little time then you can visit the Cahir Sensory and Mobility Garden, just a short walk from the Lazy Bean Café (just beside the Protestant church).

You’ll find some other interesting things to see and do in and around Cahir listed here.

Of course, when you’re done taking in the sights there’s always the Lazy Bean Café for a meal or some light refreshments right in the middle of town.