Munster Vales is a new inland tourism destination in the heart of Munster, of domestic and international significance incorporating the Comeragh, Knockmealdown, Galtee, Ballyhoura and Nagles mountain ranges.
The purpose of Munster Vales is to promote the geographical area as a unique brand, linking the counties of Waterford, Tipperary, Cork and Limerick and everything in between. The Munster Vales area sits between four of Irelands six cities: Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Kilkenny. Gateway towns include Cashel, Tipperary, Carrick on Suir, Dungarvan, Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Buttevant and Charleville.
“Rejuvenate yourself in Ireland’s richest fertile vales, where your reward will be the treasures you will find from arresting views at the majestic Rock of Cashel, to the ancient university town of Lismore. Our stunning landscape in the farming heartland of Ireland will take your breath away from the depths of the valleys to the tops of the mountains.”
The Munster Vales strives to be the premier outdoor activity offering in Irelands Ancient East. The gorgeous mountain ranges provide a mix of soft outdoor recreational activities (walking, cycling and angling) historic, coastal and rural towns and villages, and numerous heritage and cultural attractions of scale and significance. The area boasts a year-round hospitality offering including a number of established festival and events, many of which celebrate the rich heritage and traditional culture of these mountain areas. Major tourism attractions in the Munster Vales area include, Doneraile Wildlife Park, the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, the Waterford Greenway, Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Park, Glen of Aherlow, Lough Gur & Lismore to name but a few.
Explore our landscape, our delightful towns and villages, wander off the beaten track and discover thrilling cycling in Ballyhoura, or restful strolls along the meandering River Suir. Here pilgrim paths and heritage towns are the backdrop to rolling mountains which are brought to life through tracks and trails and engaging local folklore. Immerse yourself in 5,000 years of history and culture. Mingle with the locals, whose ancestry can be traced back to these lands for generations.
Partake and enjoy our hospitality. Stay in a farmhouse in the Golden Vales and sample the artisan produce of this rich and fertile land. You will leave here feeling refreshed and fulfilled. Make our home your home!