GALLERY: Treasure Ireland – 16 images of Tipperary that will make you want to live there 6 years ago

GALLERY: Treasure Ireland – 16 images of Tipperary that will make you want to live there

Contrary to popular belief, Tipperary is not a long way to go to.

Kerry and Cork are further and you don't hear people singing about that.

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Anyway, Treasure Ireland is back this week and with it our focus on the Premier County. The images have been kindly sent in to us by Robert from IrelandUpClose.

Midlands of Ireland: Tipperary: Balina. A view of the Killaloe-Balina bridge and of Molly's Bar in the pretty village of Balina, on the Shannon, south of Lough Derg. Midlands of Ireland: Tipperary: Balina.
A view of the Killaloe-Balina bridge and of Molly's Bar in the pretty village of Balina, on the Shannon, south of Lough Derg.

Tipperary-Cahir-Castle Cahir Castle

Midlands of Ireland: Tipperary: Cahir. Image of Cahir (or Caher) Castle in the evening, viewed from the weir on the River Suir. Cahir Castle is a very fine example of a late Medieval castle.  It was remodeled and extended in the 15th to 17th centuries. Midlands of Ireland: Tipperary: Cahir.
Image of Cahir (or Caher) Castle in the evening, viewed from the weir on the River Suir.
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Midlands of Ireland: Tipperary: Glen of Aherlow: Galtee Mountains.  A photograph the Lyracappul in the Galtee Mountains taken from the Glen of Aherlow. Midlands of Ireland: Tipperary: Glen of Aherlow: Galtee Mountains.

Midlands of Ireland: Tipperary: Glen of Aherlow: Galtee Mountains. A photograph of the Galtee Mountains from the Glen of Aherlow in the early evening. A photograph of the Galtee Mountains from the Glen of Aherlow in the early evening.

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Midlands of Ireland: Tipperary: Holycross Abbey.  A photograph taken at dusk of the 14th Century Cistercian Abbey at Holycross. A photograph taken at dusk of the 14th Century Cistercian Abbey at Holycross.

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Midlands of Ireland: Tipperary: Holycross Abbey. Tipperary: Holycross Abbey.

Midlands of Ireland: Tipperary: Glen of Aherlow: Galtee Mountains.  A photograph of yellow flag irises in the Glen of Aherlow.  The Galtee Mountains are in the background. A photograph of yellow flag irises in the Glen of Aherlow. The Galtee Mountains are in the background.

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West of Ireland: Tipperary: Lough Derg. A view of Lough Derg from Tountinna mountain.  The image was taken in late spring, when the gorse is at its most vibrant. The border between Tipperary and Clare runs through Lough Derg.  In the distance is Cappaghabaun mountain. A view of Lough Derg from Tountinna mountain. The image was taken in late spring, when the gorse is at its most vibrant

West of Ireland: Tipperary: Lough Derg. Lough Derg is on the border between Tipperary and Clare.  It is a beautiful lake with a long, irregular shape and many lovely islands. This image was taken on a fine spring afternoon. Lough Derg is on the border between Tipperary and Clare. It is a beautiful lake with a long, irregular shape and many lovely islands.

Midlands of Ireland: Tipperary: Knockmealdown Mountains. A view of rhododendron near The Vee in the Knockmealdown Mountains.  The hillsides are covered in rhododendron in June. A view of rhododendron near The Vee in the Knockmealdown Mountains.

Midlands of Ireland: Tipperary: Cashel. This image is a photograph of The Rock of Cashel after sunset. There is still a little light left in the sky.  Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings, is dominated by the huge and iconic castle known as The Rock of Cashel (Carraig Padraig or St Patrick's Rock, as it was formally known). It is reputedly the site of the conversion of Aenghus the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century AD.  Long before the Norman invasion of Ireland, The Rock of Cashel was the seat of the High Kings of Munster.  Most of the buildings on the current site date from the 12th and 13th centuries when the rock was gifted to the Church. It is one of the most remarkable examples of medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe. Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings, is dominated by the huge and iconic castle known as The Rock of Cashel

Midlands of Ireland: Tipperary: Knockmealdown Mountains. A view of Bay Lough near The Vee in the Knockmealdown Mountains.  The hillsides are covered in rhododendron in June. A view of Bay Lough near The Vee in the Knockmealdown Mountains.

Midlands of Ireland: Tipperary: The Vee. This photograph was taken from near the top of The Vee (or The Gap) in the Knockmealdown Mountains, looking down onto Bay Lough.   The mountainside is covered in Rhododendron.  The mountains in the distance are the Galtee Mountains The Vee. This photograph was taken from near the top of The Vee (or The Gap) in the Knockmealdown Mountains, looking down onto Bay Lough.

West of Ireland: Tipperary: Tountinna Mountain. A view from the top of Tountinna mountain beside Lough Derg. Tountinna is a derivation of the Gaelic Tul Toinne which means 'hillock of the wave'. The wave in question was the biblical flood, which, according to Lebor Gabala Erenn (which means 'The Book of the Taking of Ireland'), drowned most of the members of the first invasion of Ireland, led by Cesair (or Cessair, a grandaughter of Noah). Fionntan was the only member of the party who took refuge in this mountain. While the others were drowned in the deluge, he survived to tell the tale to later generations.  The small lake shown in this image is believed to be a bottomless lake. In the distance are the Silvermine Mountains. A view from the top of Tountinna mountain beside Lough Derg.

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