Rock Of Cashel

Legend has is it the devil was eager to get away from Patrick and in fear that he would be cornered he bit a chunk out of the mountains and made his escape through the gap. The devil then spat out the rock from his mouth and it landed in the middle of the plains of Tipperary.

The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster for several hundred years

Knockroe Passage Tomb

The tomb known locally as ‘The Caiseal’ has two passages on the southern side. The eastern passage, has a cruciform chamber with a sill stone towards the front of the passage and very large kerbstones on the southern side arcing around to the western passage which has an alignment to the winter solstice. The passage has decorated stones forming the chamber which resemble designs at Gavrinis in brittany France.

Jerpoint Abbey

An outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century. The church with its Romanesque details dates from this period. In the transept chapels the visitor can see 13th to 16th century tomb sculpture. The tower and cloister date from the 15th century. The chief delight of the Abbey is the sculptured cloister arcade with unique carvings.

Royal Oak Distillery

Located in Ireland’s ancient east region, Royal Oak Distillery is one of the largest independent manual whiskey distilleries in the country and the first to be developed in Carlow in over 200 years and is the only independent distillery in the world to produce all three types of Irish whiskey in one still house, namely – pot still, malt and grain.