This Summer experience exactly what an active adventure break is all about with a trip to Munster Vales. The 1,100 kilometre stretch of olden routes and timeworn trails through the counties of Waterford, Tipperary, Cork and Limerick and across five mountain ranges is the perfect setting for you and your other half to enjoy a fantastic summer break. A visit to the Munster Vales is the perfect way to relax while also enjoying the exciting activities and attractions of Ireland’s most diverse region.
Summer Adventures in Munster Vales
Exploring Munster Vales is an exhilarating adventure, where history and heritage blend seamlessly with modern Irish life in an unforgettable travel experience. Why not experience it for yourself?
Classy Cork City
You can stay a night at the Charleville Park Hotel in Cork in June from €135.00 for two sharing. You’ll get a full Irish breakfast along with dinner in the Greenfinch Restaurant. You’ll also be able to use the Leisure Club which has a 25m pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room.
Horsing Around Tipperary
You can stay three nights B&B in the Hotel Minella and Leisure Centre in Tipperary. Their Minella Champions Package allows you to enjoy a morning at Minella Racing Stables, entry to Fethard Horse Country Museum and full access to Minella Leisure Centre. All from €600.00 for two adults and two children.
Mellow in Mallow
Or, if you’re planning a group holiday, Courtyard Mews at Longueville House in Mallow – a luxurious self catering home – may be exactly what you’re looking for. Adjacent to the historic manor house and surrounded by parkland, orchard and vigorous gardens, Courtyard Mews sleeps up to ten guests.
If you like the idea of camping but are worried about the unreliable Irish weather, then glamping in Nire Valley in Ballymacarbry, County Waterford may be exactly what you’re looking for! Glamping is a fusion of glamour and camping meaning that it is the ideal self-catering holiday. There is also plenty of exploring to do with an area of woodland nearby with animals and wildlife making Nire Valley the perfect place for you and your loved one to relax and unwind this summer.
Ireland’s Ancient East
Open your eyes to a world of natural wonders in Ireland’s Ancient East. Among the many attractions in Tipperary is the Suir Blueway – where you can sample Ireland’s beautiful countryside and rich cultural heritage. The 53km kayaking and canoe trail from Cahir to Carrick-on-Suir and a 21km walking and cycling trail from Clonmel to Carrick-on-Suir along the beautiful River Suir, is ideal for anyone seeking an active adventure! You can enjoy a paddle on the River Suir’s flowing waters, go for a cycle along its banks, hike up nearby mountains, or take a relaxing stroll in bustling towns and villages. Suir Blueway Tipperary has something for all interests.
The Nagle Mountains
Among the many great attractions in Cork is the Nagle mountain range region. Take in the stunning landscape from the top of Corrin Hill which overlooks the Nagle Mountains in Fermoy. There are also a number of trails available through Blackwater walking trails. Each of these walks entails a sense of the beauty that surrounds the natural heritage and landscape of the Nagles.
Then continue your Munster Vales journey with a visit to the beautiful county of Limerick. The stunning Terra Nova Garden has announced that it will be reopening on Friday 14th May! The Garden’s use of weaving pathways and imaginative features has seen the garden win the prestigious title of “Best Garden in Ireland”. There is even a fairy fort behind that garden that has been there for thousands of years! It is a wonderful place to take a stroll and explore what nature has to offer!