The Glen of Aherlow is the ideal location for the little adventurers in your life. Enjoy the outdoors and nature at its best, a walk in the Nature Park to see the birds and wildlife, pick flowers and have the freedom to run in a woodland setting.

Bring a picnic to enjoy at Christ the King or the more adventurous families can walk the many trails from the statue. Explore the ruins of Lenihan’s cottage, a small labourer’s dwelling, which dates back to famine times, or the restored stone bridge on the old Bianconi road. Read the many poems, the work of local writers, see the fairy houses dotted throughout the forest or just take the time to listen to the woodland sounds and bird songs.


The Glen of Aherlow is an ideal destination for your fishing holidays in Ireland, the River Aherlow offers Brown Trout and Perch, whilst just a short drive away the River Suir also has stocks of Salmon. Fishing permits can be obtained in the tourist office in Cahir +353 (0)52 41453, whilst no permit is required to fish in the River Aherlow. The River Blackwater in Fermoy is well stocked and again only a short drive away.

Imagine golden rays of sunshine reaching through a gentle mist, the dew still on the grass and trees and the fresh country air on your face. Mountains reach high up to the sky scored with gushing streams running to the meandering river as it winds its way though the valley past ancient monuments under the shade of the forest and onwards to the river Suir. Nothing beats early morning fishing in the River Aherlow, in such quiet and tranquil surroundings.

Further information available from:

Southern Regional Fisheries Board
Angelsea Street
Co. Tipperary
Tel: 052 6180055

Horse riding

Both the beginner and accomplished rider are well catered for by horseriding establishment within the Glen of Aherlow. Riding Centres specialise in Pre-Hunting and Cross-Country Courses, Hacking and Trekking. Choose your route on the some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland, that runs over farmland, through forests or up the Galtee mountains to the corrie lakes.

Hillcrest Riding Centre

Galbally Co. Tipperary
Tel/sms/WhatsApp: [+353] (0)62 37915

Cahir Equestrian Centre

Ardfinnan Road, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Tel: Fiona 086-2515875

Located just outside the heritage town of Cahir in the south of county Tipperary, Ireland, the centre provides a wide range of equestrian services. Horse riding lessons are available for all age groups with tuition from experienced instructors; both flat work and showjumping are catered for.


There are four 18 hole golf courses within a 12 mile radius of the Glen of Aherlow, two of which are championship designed courses. Located on the Glen of Aherlow Road in Tipperary, Dundrum, Ballykisteen and Cahir, they offer plenty of varied choice and challenge to golfing enthusiasts. Green Fees are reasonably priced.

Tipperary Golf Club

Rathanny, Tipperary.
Tel: [+353] (0)62 51119

Beautifully situated in the shadow of Cordangan Woods and the Galtee Mountains. Just one mile from Tipperary town. Scenic but testing 18 hole parkland course. Visitors welcome. Phone for weekend bookings. 5843 metres, Par 72.

Facilities include bar, restaurant, pro shop and driving range.

Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort

Monard, Tipperary.
[+353] (0)62 32117

Directions: 5 km west of Tipperary Town. Club trolley and caddie hire available. Practice facilities, bar and restaurant available.

Course Details 6765 yards, SSS: 73

Narrow fairways dominate this course. However the golfer has a variety of tees to play from thus altering the difficulty of the course and accuracy required to suit ones handicap. Plenty of water.

County Tipperary Golf Club,

Dundrum, Tipperary.
Tel:[+353] (0)62 71116

County Tipperary Golf And Country Club was founded in 1986. The course was designed by Philip Walton. Using the natural features of woodland and parkland interwoven by the Multeen River. Philip created a challenging par 72, a real test of golf.

Cahir Park Golf Club

Cahir, Tipperary.
Tel:[+353] (0)52 7141474

Half-a-mile from Cahir town on Clogheen road. Parkland. 18 holes 5740 metres.

A stunning setting in the old Demesne of Cahir castle, with the River Suir running along below.


A Walkers Paradise..

The Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary is a walkers paradise offering a variety of low level loop and mountain walks. Walking and trekking holidays are now the most sought after activity for Irish and overseas visitors to Ireland and what better way to enjoy the natural resources of mountains, rivers, lakes, forests and scenic landscape combined with fresh air and healthy exercise. All of these natural features are in abundance in the Glen of Aherlow, which makes it so attractive to walkers.

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Two parallel roads run the length of the Glen of Aherlow and are linked by several narrow roads. These create small loop cycles suitable for all the family and can be accessed from any point in the glen making it an ideal destination for your cycling holiday in Ireland.

Forestry tracks offer rough routes for the keen mountain biker. For those who like a long outing, trips are often made to Mitchelstown, Cahir and Cashel by visitors. The central location of the glen provides endless variety in your choice of cycling route.

Bicycle hire available from:
+353 (0)87 652 6000

Tipperary Wheelers Cycling Club

For anyone interested in joining the club the process is very easy. Just arrive at one of the leisure spins that leave from the Canon Hayes Sports Complex every week.