Local Services

Sunday Night Entertainment:

The Ship pub will have Live Traditional and Country music after the Cut Loose Country Festival. The Ship is just five minutes from the festival venue. Admission is free. 8pm till late. For further information please contact 086 3830088

The Wytchway Inn Bar & Restaurant will be having live music on Sunday evening of festival.

Where to Stay:

– Boherna Lodge B&B, Clohane, Holycross, Thurles, Co.Tipperary. Phone 0504 43121 or 086 8785863 wwwbohernalodge.com

– Abbeyvale House B&B  www.abbeyvalehouse.com

– Whitefort Lodge B&B, 086 0606692

Where to Eat:

– The Old Abbey Inn, Café and Take Away, Holycross, Thurles. Co. Tipperary. Phone 0504 43768 or Email: bridskelly@gmail.com Website: www.theoldabbeyinn.com. Open 7 days 8am to 10pm. All day breakfast, pizza, steak burgers, taco fries etc

– Parkers of Holycross. For Lunch and Evening Meal. Open 7 days a week. For Reservations/inquiries please call 0504 43944 or email Parkersofholycross@hotmail.com.

– The Wytchway Inn Bar and Restaurant Holycross. Open 7 days a week.  For reservations/inquiries please call 0504 43117 or email thewytchwayinnholycross@gmail.com

Website: www.thewytchwayinn.ie

– O’Gorman’s Bar & Restaurant in Holycross. Food served all day. Contact 0504 43194.

Other Services:

Holycross Stores Grocery – for all your shopping needs.  Delicatessen – fresh salads and hot food counter.  Bakery – award winning breads & creamy confections!  Location: Holycross Village, Thurles, Co. Tipperary (opposite the thatched cottages)  Brian Walsh – 0504 43257

The Tipperary Kitchen Award winning bakery producing ‘Holycross Chocolate Biscuit Cake’ – Holycross Stores (opposite the Thatched Cottages)  Contact: Ann Marie Walsh 086 8246310  www.thetipperarykitchen.ie

Where to Go:

Farney Castle is a studio of Fine Porcelaions and Designer Knitwear. Castle tours daily (open Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th July).  Contact: Cyril Cullenon 0504 432891

Holy Cross Abbey – situated just 5 miles from the town of Thurles, this former Cistercian Abbey dates from 1164 and has been lovingly restored to serves as a parish church and very popular tourist attraction.

Thurles – The largest town in North Tipperary, Thurles owes its 13th century origins to the Norman Butler Family and two of the family fortresses remaining to this day, along with a section of the original town wall. Regarded by many as the ‘spiritual home’ of the GAA, the town is the location of the second largest GAA ground inIreland, Semple Stadium. Visitors to the town don’t have to wait until match day, however, and can learn much about this hallowed ground and its sporting passions at the town’s GAA visitor centre, Lár na Páirce. Fantastic shopping, a wide selection of cafes, restaurants, bars and an unrivalled nightlife are all within a stone’s throw of the centre of the town, making it the perfect focal point for your weekend.

Cashel – A short drive south of Thurles, this medieval town is home to the world famous Rock of Cashel. Atop a rocky outcrop rising from the plain below stands a perfectly preserved round tower and some of the best examples of Romanesque architecture inIreland. At the foot of the Rock stands Bru Boru, a national heritage centre that is home to the study and celebration of traditional Irish music, dance, theatre and storytelling.

Nenagh – the administrative ‘capital’ ofNorth Tipperary. Served by the main Limerick-Dublin road, the N7, the town offers a range of accommodation, lively pubs and a choice of restaurants.

Lough Derg – with almost 50 kilometres of shoreline, this stunning lake makesTipperary a somewhat surprising haven for water sports! The picturesque village of Dromineer is home to the oldest yacht club in the world, while the village of Garrykennedy is renowned for its boating, fishing and great traditional music.

The Silvermines and Slieve Felim uplands in the north of the county will give those fond of hill walking hours of pleasure, while the famous hill of Slievenamon and the Knockmealdown Mountains to the south will provide visitors with some of the most scenic walks and drives inIreland.

Fishing – Tipperary offers anglers some of the best fishing spots inIreland. The Shannon, and its many tributaries, Lough Derg and the Suir are a haven for trout fishermen – and women! Most waters are easily accessible, stiles and footbridges have been erected in many places, in addition to excellent mooring facilities for those who wish to boat.