Dining, Entertainment and Shopping within Driving Distance of Lisheen Castle
Although many others have since followed suit, the idea of opening a restaurant in a church was highly original when Hans-Peter Matthia did so in 1968. The scale – indeed the whole style of the Chez Hans – is superb and provides an unusual and atmospheric setting for the seriously fine food which people travel great distances to sample.
Café Hans: Hans-Peter’s son, Jason returned from working in some of London’s finest kitchens joined his father in the business in 1998 to open the less formal bistro style Café Hans. Jason brought renewed energy to Café Hans and Chez Hans, confirming the status of both eateries among the leading restaurants in Munster.
Expect exceptional standards of service and quality at Inch House Restaurant where the Egan family will host you. Inch House restaurant has built an excellent reputation for itself over the past 20 years. Far away from the hustle and bustle of urban life Inch House offers a uniquely luxurious experience, combining cooking with all of the comforts afforded by the 18th century gentry.
Located in Mitchel Street in Thurles, Mitchel House serves modern Irish Cusine in a relaxed environment. Owner Michael O’Dwyer is the third generation to operate a business from this property where his parents and his Grandfather before them operated a public house since the 1960’s. Michael has come home to breathe new life into the well-known Thurles landmark.
Fiacri Country House Restaurant and Cookery School is situated in the heart of North Tipperary approximately 13 miles from Lisheen Castle. Run by husband and wife team Ailish and Enda Hennessy here you will enjoy a five-course menu inspired by seasonal local produce. Fiacri House was the 2004 winner of the Georgina Campbell Feile Bia award.
Cooking Classes at Eden Hall has something to offer all food lovers.
Learn, taste, and enjoy with demonstrations for all groups from the novice to the more experienced cook.
Located in a traditional old Irish house in the heartland of County Kilkenny, they provide special demonstrations for tourists, groups of friends and corporate events.
To make a booking or to enquire further contact Tel: +353 56 883 0838 or +353 87 285 8753 or send them an email
Pub trading, at ‘The Monks,’ public house, goes back to just after the Great Famine period in Irish History, around 1860, with the basic structure today little changed. Despite the name P.O’Gorman clearly displayed over the door, the pub has become known as ‘The Monks. If you are looking for the ultimate in a real Irish traditional pub experience, then a visit to “The Monks,” is essential at least once in anyone’s lifetime. Expect no gimmicks or commercialism stationed here, but do expect a quality pint, combined with impromptu music, singing and story telling, particularly on a Wednesday night where a traditional Irish music session is delivered courtesy of visiting, very talented clientele.
De Burca’s pub is owned by the family of fiddle player Theresa Bourke, of Bru Boru, Spirit of Ireland and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and as you may expect from a pub with such musical ownership, it is a fantastic venue to visit to enjoy some traditional Irish music while on your vacation in Tipperary. Scheduled music sessions are held every second Friday.
Orignally established in 1823, no trip to Ireland is complete without a shopping trip to the legendary Blarney Woollen Mills. Offering a wide selection of Irish products including Irish sweaters and woolens, crysal and china you are sure to find the perfect gift to take home to a loved one or a souvenir to treasure as a moment of your trip to Ireland and Lisheen Castle for many years to come. There are tax refunds on offer for non EU visitors, and overseas free shipping is also available. There are five Blarney Wollen Mills shops in Ireland, all Lisheen escorted vacations enjoy a stop at Blarney Woollen Mills Site in Bunratty.
Kilkenny Design Centre offers an unrivalled selection of Irish handcrafted gifts. The center remains Ireland’s most prestigious source of Irish gifts of exceptional quality, all chosen with a discerning eye for quality, uniqueness and style. The Centre’s unequalled supplier list, drawn from Ireland’s most eminent craftspeople and designers, gives visitors a uniquely special shopping experience, allowing them to purchase the best of Irish crafts and design under one roof. A selection of Jewelry, Knitwear, Celtic Gifts, China & Crystal, Pottery & Glass, Home & Fashion Accessories and stunning one-off contemporary design pieces, are all available, ensuring that choosing that perfect gift for any occasion is a true pleasure.
One of Ireland’s most exciting artistic venues, the National Craft Gallery is the Craft Council of Ireland’s flagship exhibition space. The Gallery is an inspirational outlet where craftspeople can develop new and innovative designs and have them showcased in a year-round exhibitions program. Talented makers and imaginative curators are responsible for its critically acclaimed exhibitions program, which has included textiles, glass, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, baskets, and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.
Located in a restored 19th century grain store the Craft Granary Cahir, acts as a showcase for quality handcrafted items from the South East of Ireland. Featuring crafts such as pottery, glassware, woodturning, occasional furniture, photography, fashion accessories, handmade cards, jewelry and children’s toys all with a Celtic twist.
Farney Castle is the home, design studio and retail outlet of Irish International Designer, Cyril Cullen, and it is the only Round Tower in Ireland occupied as a family home. The first castle was built at Farney in 1185 and this would have been a timbered structure. The present round tower was built in 1495 by Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond, and it was part of a defensive system created by the Butlers to protect their land in Tipperary.