There’s so much to do, see, eat and drink around the Munster Vales so with two days to spare, you might want to check out Co Cork’s Ballywillin House, a charming house on the edge of Mitchelstown with peaceful gardens, farmed deer and wild boar. It’s well known for its sustainably produced food, wine tasting and mindfulness retreats. Take a walk through Mitchelstown and check out the Holy Well dedicated to the town’s patron Saint, St Fanahan.
Start Day 1 at Cashel Blue Cheesemakers where you’ll get a taste of how the journey of the creamy blue cheese from the grass fed milking cows to your cheese platter. Leave plenty of room though for the delights of the very popular Dooks Fine Food’s which serves up fresh, seasonal dishes with a delicious twist. You can’t go to Cashel without getting up close to the iconic Rock of Cashel so make sure you book a ticket.
On Day 2, take a trip to Mitchelstown Caves in Co Tipperary for an awe inspiring tour of the unique formation of these underground chambers and passages. Then head off to explore the Glen of Aherlow with a hike to the top or bike hire from nearby BB Bike Hire. Grab a coffee and a bake from Ri Coffee Van or drop into the Aherlow House Hotel which is surrounded by trees and an unbeatable view of the rugged, rural landscape. You can choose from their sumptuous three course lunch and dinner menus, or the hearty bar menu.Back for more itineraries