For a short family trip

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For a short two day break with the family in the Munster Vales, there’s a great choice of hotels such as the charming Carraig Hotel in the gorgeous town of Carrick-on-Suir.

Spend Day 1 at Ormond Castle, an impressive Elizabethan manor joined to an earlier medieval castle which sits along the riverside and offers audio visual aides which help bring its history to life. Settle in for a good feed at the cosy, family friendly O Ceallaichain's Gastro Bar which has a range of mouth watering choices.

Next, we suggest a trip to the Tudor Artisan Hub which is home to a collective of over 100 artists from around the region. This quirky, buzzy hub has crafts from across the arts using all sorts of textiles and skills.

On Day 2, get out into the heart of nature with a cycle along the Suir Blueway. Pick up your bikes and helmets from Blueway Bike Hire and explore the woodlands, castles and wildlife along this safe riverside route.

Stop off for lunch at the 17th Century Raheen House for a beetroot salad or deluxe toastie with a tasty range in sides; or pick up a daily special from Fodar at Hotel Minella and take a stroll around the gardens at Raheen.

Head into Clonmel for a really fun, interactive session on the history of Tipperary at Tipperary Museum of Hidden History. It covers rural life in Tipperary and Big House living, the politics, fighting and wars and the key players in all of it.

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