May 292013

Walking in Cahir

Walking in Cahir

One of the most common activities carried out by visitors to South Tipperary is walking – with immediate access to the Galtee Mountains, Knockmealdown Mountains and Comeragh Mountains, this is hardly surprising. Walking in Cahir is a very satisfying activity and will give you a great appetite, something with which we can help you.

Walking in Cahir – The Galtee Mountains

If you want to walk the Galtee Mountains then you should contact the Galtee Walking Club who organise regular events in and around the Galtee Mountains which stretch southwards from Cahir.

Walking in Cahir – The Knockmealdown Mountains

If you take a quick 15 minute drive to Clogheen you have full access to the Knockmealdown Mountains which stretch from Newcastle to Ballyporeen on the Tipperary side and also have significant coverage in Waterford from Lismore across the county.

The St. Declan’s Way Pilgrimage Walk from Cashel to Ardmore (taking place in 2013 from July 24th to 28th – see here) takes in Cashel, Cahir, Ardfinnan, Goatenbridge, Lismore, Cappoquin, Aglish and Ardmore. If you want to explore the area of South Tipperary and West Waterford then this is certainly a great way to do it.

Walking in Cahir – The Comeragh Mountains

If you take a 15 minute drive out the Clonmel road you’ll arrive at the Comeraghs, another beautiful mountain range right on our doorstep – we truly are blessed. If you contact the guys at Peaks Mountaineering in Clonmel they’ll be able to guide you in the direction of the best walks around. They also organise annual walks such as the Knockmealdown Crossing. If you continue into the Comeraghs proper you’ll come across the Nire Valley Walking club which organises the annual Comeragh Bogtrot.

Walking in Cahir

Apr 172013

Cahir Pet Show - April 21st, 2013

Cahir Pet Show – April 21st

The Cahir Pet Show will take place at The Big One Car Boot Sale on Sunday April 21st, 2013.

The show will take place in two phases in the morning and afternoon.

Cahir Pet Show – Morning & Afternoon Events

  • The morning phase will include Any Small Pets – Including Dogs – entries from 9am, judging at 10am.
  • The afternoon phase is for Any Large Pets – Including all dog breeds – entries from 1pm, judging at 2pm.

The Pop Up Reptile Zoo will be present from 12 noon to 3pm.

Refreshments are available all day with lunches for €7.50.

Proceeds from the show go to “The Promoting Cahir Group”.

Enquiries to Maureen Calvert on 086 840 5020.

Cahir Pet Show – April 21st

Mar 292013

Hot Cross Buns & CoffeeHot Cross Buns & Coffee

Easter offer on Hot Cross Buns & Coffee or Tea at the Lazy Bean Café.

Hot Cross Buns – Just €1.95.

Add a Filter Coffee or Tea for just €3.70.

We’re open all through Easter (see our opening hours) so please do pop in to see us.

Happy Easter to all our customers.

Karen & the Lazy Bean Café staff.

Mar 292013

Lazy Bean Easter Opening Hours

We would like to wish a Happy Easter to all our customers. Our opening hours over the holiday will be as follows:

  • Good Friday – March 29th – 9am to 6pm
  • Easter Saturday – March 30th – 9am to 6pm
  • Easter Sunday – March 31st – 9am to 6pm
  • Bank Holiday – Easter Monday – April 1st – 9am to 6pm

Yes indeed, it is business as usual in the Lazy Bean Café all through Easter, we’re open for your well deserved cuppa, lunch or take-away all through the holiday.

Mar 292013

South Tipp Hospice Fun Run

On Wednesday May 1st 2013 there will be a South Tipp Hospice Fun Run to raise much needed funds for this exceptional organisation. It is a four mile run that will cater for a range of capabilities from seasoned runners to walkers.

The entry fee is €8, collected on the evening at Morrisons Garage, Old Mitchelstown Road, Cahir. Registrations will take place from 6pm with the race itself at 7.30pm.

For further information contact Niall O’Sullivan 086 166 0888.

South Tipp Hospice Fun Run

South Tipp Hospice Fun Run

Mar 202013

Healthy Options Specials

For all those looking for healthier eating options, our new ‘Healthy Option’ low calorie baps will be just the ticket.

Our special ‘low-cal’ baps can incorporate a range of fillings including chicken, ham, tuna, smoked salmon & salad all accompanied with a similarly ‘low-cal’ dressing.

Each bap is either 100 calories (unseeded) or 110 calories (seeded) and the whole meal is low in sugar, low in saturated fats with no artificial colours or flavours. This all means that you get a wonderfully tasty meal without all the fattening and unhealthy  bits.

Everyone’s a winner and you can ‘feel good about being good.’

Healthy Options Special

Mar 202013

Restaurants with Gluten Free Meals

For those with gluten intolerance, it can be difficult to find restaurants that cater to your specific needs. Well fear not, if you’re looking for restaurants with gluten free meals, you’ve found one. Here at the Lazy Bean Café in Cahir we’ve always supplied a range of gluten free options to our customers.

Restaurants with Gluten Free Meals – Plenty of Choice

In many cases, even when you can find restaurants with gluten free meals, you don’t get much choice – apart from take it or leave it. This is not the case at the Lazy Bean Café, here you can find a large range of food to choose from. This includes a range of breads, soups, drinks, desserts, sauces, jams and dressings. All you have to do is to inform a member of staff that you would like to see the Gluten Free options and they’ll be very happy to assist.

Restaurants with Gluten Free Meals – Right on the M8

Travelling the M8 from Dublin to Cork or Cork to Dublin? Then you’re passing the door of the Lazy Bean Café. We’re located at Exit 10 in the centre of historic Cahir Town. There is free parking in the square, right outside the door and we’ve also got Free WiFi. Everything you need for a relaxing coffee, meal or tasty treat.

You can see below some of the items from which you can choose.

Restaurants with Gluten Free Meals

Restaurants with Gluten Free Meals

Mar 202013

Demo & Dine in Cahir HouseCahir House Hotel – Cooking Demo – March 22nd

If you fancy seeing a cookery demonstration, with a difference, then you could do worse than taking a trip over to Cahir House Hotel next Friday evening, March 22nd at 7.30pm.

Here you’ll find the Knockmealdown Active crew with JJ Healy, Eileen Condon and TJ Crowe taking on the ‘Demo & Dine‘ experience. This is a cookery demonstration where all attendees get to taste the food after it has been prepared.

The door prize on the night is worth the entry fee of €15 alone – it’s a tasting dinner for two at the wonderful Old Convent Gourmet Hideaway Restaurant in Clogheen. The restaurant is run by Dermot & Christine Gannon who had a lovely restaurant (Gannon’s at the Bell) over the Bell Pub in Cahir, for a number of years.

See the PDF poster for the event below:

Download (PDF, 390KB)

Feb 042013

Daily Specials at The Lazy Bean Cafe

Daily Specials at the Lazy Bean Café

Each day at the Lazy Bean Café you’ll be able to avail of a daily special from the following list. Just check our site every day to see what today’s special is. Alternatively visit our Facebook Daily Specials Page, where our specials will appear daily.

All Day Breakfast –

Baked Potato Special –

Bacon Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich Selection –

Warm Cajun Chicken Salad –

Chicken Nigello Panino –

Ciabatta Ham Delight –

Ciabatta Pesto –

Ciabatta Bacon Sizzler –

Ciabatta Chicken Twist –

Curry Wrappo –

Egg Mayonnaise Bagel –

Ham Nigello Panino –

Hickory Chicken Bacon Wrappo –

Hot Tuna Melt –

Italia Time –

Lo Cal Special –

Low Cal Day –

Mediterranean Salad –

Mozzarella Foccacia –

Olive Oil Panini –

Quiche Lorraine –

Roast Beef Sandwich –

Seasonal Wrap –

Special Panini –

Toasted Bagel –

Toasted Double Decker –

Veg Nigello Panino –

Veg Salad Bowl – 

Feb 012013

Day Trip in South Tipperary

Day Trip in South Tipperary

If you are planning a day trip in South Tipperary (essentially the region past Cashel on the M8 Motorway south to Mitchelstown in North Cork) then Cahir is the ideal centre from which to operate. It has a number of attractions itself, but it is also very close to the Galtee and Knockmealdown Mountains and it is very central in South Tipperary, so attractions tend not to be too far away in general. It is a great place to stop for a rest and a bite to eat either before you start or when you are finished.

Please do come visit us at the Lazy Bean Café, avail of our exceptional coffee, beautiful meals, tasty treats, free WiFi, Coeliac and Gluten free options and, of course, wonderful friendly and accommodating staff.

If you are planning a day trip in South Tipperary you probably have your own ideas on what you would like to do. In case you are short on ideas, however, here are some options that may appeal to you.

The Rock of Cashel, a beautiful and much vaunted attraction for a day trip in South Tipperary. It is just 15 minutes drive along the M8 Motorway north of Cahir. The Rock is not, in its own right a day trip, but is ideal as part of a trip. A quick visit across to Hoare Abbey, just across the road from the Rock is also worth the effort.

If you like old castles, Churches and history in general then a trip to Cahir Castle on your return to Cahir will fit the bill. The castle is less than 100 yards from the Café and you can park for free in the Square (parking in the car park in front of Cahir Castle is not free). There is also free parking behind Cahir House Hotel if the Square is full, as it does tend to be on occasion. A 2Km walk along the Coronation Walk from Cahir Castle to the quaint and very beautiful Swiss Cottage is also highly recommended.

If you rather the underground then a 15 minute trip in the opposite direction on the M8 will take you to the Mitchelstown Cave – a must see on any visit to South Tipperary. It is one of the most famous caves in Europe and, if you visit, you’ll know why this is. It is a stunning attraction.[/wpcol_1half]

While you’re on that side of the M8 a quick trip through Ballyporeen and into Clogheen is highly recommended. Here you can take the Cappoquin/Lismore road and visit the breathtaking panoramas from The Vee and the sheer beauty of Bay Lough. At this stage if you have some time to spare a drive over the Knockmealdowns to Lismore is well worth the trip, it is a beautiful town and is host to the Towers Walk, just ask in the town, a very quaint walk that kids will just love. It is also the home of Lismore Castle, you can’t actually tour the castle, but you can see the gardens and they are well worth the visit.Third Column
If you’d rather take the Cappoquin road at the fork in the Knockmealdown Mountains you can always visit the awe inspiring Mount Melleray Abbey. If you drive past the Monastery and continue on to Newcastle over the mountain, you can complete your scenic tour of South Tipp and West Waterford by venturing back to Cahir through Ardfinnan. All are well signposted.

If your idea of a day trip in South Tipperary is more in the line of expending energy, then there are no shortage of walks in the Galtee Mountains and the Knockmealdown Mountains. We are, indeed, blessed in this part of the world to have such fine amenities right on our doorstep.

We do hope you will visit, because we know you will enjoy all you find here and we’ll be very happy to look after all your refreshment needs on your visit. And don’t forget that free WiFi in case you need to catch up on your email or the football results before you go or when you return. Just ask for a code at the counter and off you go.