Cahir – lots to offer to the local and the visitor

Walking, fishing, golf, cycling, equestrian sports - you’d be forgiven for thinking you just don’t have enough time to sample everything that is on offer when you spend time in the centre of Tipperary, in Cahir.

Walking, fishing, golf, cycling, equestrian sports - you’d be forgiven for thinking you just don’t have enough time to sample everything that is on offer when you spend time in the centre of Tipperary, in Cahir.

Within easy travelling distance of all the other main towns in the county, Cahir also boasts more than enough attractions to keep you closed to your base, if you come to visit this lovely town.

Of course in and around the town itself that are also many lovely places to take a stroll and see, on a leisurely walk.

Cahir is an ideal central location for walking enthusiasts. The town is nestled between three major ranges, The Galtee Mountains, The Knockmealdowns and The Comeraghs, plus the solitary Slievenamon.

The Galtee Mountains are only a 10 minute drive from Cahir and is very popular among hill walkers.

The Knockmealdown Mountains lie on the Tipperary-Waterford border and the best known part of the area is ‘The Vee’, so called because of the V shaped gap in the mountains.

The Comeragh Mountains boast some of the finest examples of corrie lakes in Europe, and they even give the range its name - the word Comeragh comes from Coumarach which means ‘full of hollows, glacial in origin’.

In the centre of the town stands the majestic Cahir Castle. This is best preserved medieval castles in Ireland and contains one of the very few working portcullises (drop gates) on the island. A national monument, it has been open to the public since 1971 and is a lovely place to visit. It has been used many times on screen, most recently in ‘The Tudors.’

A short drive, or a scenic walk a few miles from the town is the unique Swiss Cottage. This cottage was built in the early 1800s

A fully restored National Monument, it has been open to the public since 1989. It boasts hand painted wallpaper and some fine furniture.

Cahir is also a vibrant and lively community with many events going on in the town throughout the year. The town benefits from some lovely shops, many family owned businesses, and if you are looking for a snack or a more substantial meal then Cahir is the ideal place to stop and spend some time, be it for a coffee or your dinner.

As you spend time in the town you are sure to enjoy the hospitality and the services of the following local business, that support the local community.

Cahir House Hotel

Cahir House Hotel are thrilled to be celebrating 85 years in business this year. When you visit us at Cahir House Hotel, you will be always greeted by a friendly face. David Walsh, formerly of “The Bay Leaf” restaurant, Clonmel, is one of the Directors along with Robert Scannell. Whether it is in the bar, restaurant, or wedding reception, they will be happy to take care of all your needs.

Our wedding packages start from €E29.95. We have silver, gold and platinum wedding packages available. There is something to suit all budgets.

Eventing in Cahir

Cahir castle will again be the focus point of lots of equestrian activities this summer. On the weekend of July 30 to July 1 the expanded “Tipperary horse festival” will take place.

As last year, one of the eight National Carriage Driving Trials will form the centrepiece for what shall be a weekend long action-packed horse events.

Lots of Cahir residents are involved in the planning of what shall be a great family entertainment in the middle of the summer.

Organisers are again Mossy Casey and Folke Rohrssen, who put on such a wonferful show last year.

The Mill Race Cafe

The Mill Race Cafe, owned by Kim Flynn Egan and her husband, local farmer Billy Egan, was established in April 2011. They are thrilled to be soon celebrating the first anniversary of the restaurant.

The Mill Race Cafe is open seven days a week, Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 5pm serving all day breakfast, lunch and dinner. A selection of sandwiches and homemade soups are available and we also provide our own homemade desserts.

The restaurant uses bread, milk, meat and vegetables sourced from local suppliers as much as possible. At the moment they have two local staff employed but hope that as business increases that they will be able to employ more.

Kim and Billy would like to thank all their customers for their valued support. 70% of their customers are from the Cahir area and their custom is greatly appreciated.

Galileo Cafe

Galileo Café opened in August 2003. Since then its name has become more and more popular with fashionable local residents, tourists and the people passing through.

The year 2011 saw the opening of Galileo’s third venue in Mitchelstown. Our customers admire the lay out, the decor and, of course, the food and service. Why not call in to the cafe and find out by yourself !

At Galileo we keep it simple and tasty. We love to give you authentic Italian food and the feeling of being in a Mediterranean atmosphere with our fast and friendly service contributing to the charm.

With its open-plan design, Galileo Café offers a unique ambience with the emphasis on value, quality, consistency and the great interaction with our customers. We strongly believe in “word of mouth” and not in expensive publicity. We prefer to use the money to promote the business through supporting charities and sponsoring local sport teams.

Cahir 052 7445689, Clonmel 052 6170855, Mitchelstown 025 85634.

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The Natural Tile Gallery

The Natural Tile Gallery opened in 2001 specialising in marble, limestone’s, travertine and other tiling.

Suitable for use throughout your home with various finishes. All materials are sourced from well-established quarries, guaranteeing good quality and consistency

“We have a very large display for you to choose from in all types of finishes and sizes for period and new houses. There is a number of end of lines at greatly discounted prices why not pay us a visit?”

Woodview Service Station

Woodview Service Station, Mitchelstown Road, Cahir, is in business for the last 22 years. Owned by local businessman, Noel O’Donnell. Noel is proud to offer a fast and friendly service to the people of Cahir and the surrounding areas and also to be creating local employment.

They use the XL brand which stocks all your daily requirements, hot food, deli, fresh rolls and pastries daily. Petrol, diesel, oil and all your grocery provisions.

Mini valets are available on request. Woodview Service Station is the only place in Cahir facilitating the Big Bin whereby you can dispose of 2 x 80ltr bags for only €E5.

Buds n’ Blooming

Buds n´ Blooming is more then a flower shop! We are innovative and we can transform simple things into magic. With us, you can have the perfect wedding. Your house can now become a home with our range of designs. We can advice you and create your own and unique bouquet.

Try us, you are more then welcome to visit us in Cahir and see by yourself the fabulous range of products that we have.

Casey Tiles & Wooden Floors Ltd.

Established 34 years ago in Cahir, Casey Tiles & Wooden Floors Ltd. has earned a solid reputation as a supplier of products all over Ireland.

Unbeatable prices and helpful and knowledgeable staff have resulted in thousands of loyal customers.

Tiles are sourced directly form the manufacturers in England, Italy, Spain, China, Egypt, Canada, Austria and France. The company has established a firm base and is well positioned for future growth.