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Lorrha Friary (6)

Monastic Settlement Tour

This tour is suitable for all levels of ability.  Groups are a maximum of 4 people and is suitable for all ages (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult).

Setting off from your accommodation with tour guide Rob you will first head to Lorrha. Lorrha is a deeply historic village which features 2 amazing churches, an ancient abbey and a Friary.

It was a monastic settlement, originally founded around 600AD. The oldest surviving buildings are the 11th century St Ruadhan's Church and the 13th Century Dominican Friary.

Also featured on this tour is the O'Kennedy family stronghold at Lackeen Castle, which dates back to the 12th Century.

The history of the village is fascinating, featuring long periods of peaceful monastic settlements interspersed with less peaceful incursions from the Vikings, the Normans and the forces of Oliver Cromwell.  Thankfully though, today we can promise you a nice peaceful stroll through history where Rob will be happy to provide some interesting stories.

After leaving Lorrha and Lackeen Castle behind, you can either return to Terryglass via quiet country roads, or can continue on to the 12th Century Redwood Castle before returning to Terryglass.

4 hours

Easy

75 per person

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Old Kilbarron

The Lake Shores Group Cycle

This tour is ideal for beginner eBikers.  Groups are a maximum of 4 people and is suitable for all ages (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult).

Setting off from your accommodation with tour guide Rob you will head on quiet country roads through the North Tipperary countryside to the lake shore at Luska. From here you will work your way north along the Lough shore.

The first port of call will be the 16th century Annagh Castle, where Rob will tell you of the O'Kennedy family, and how one of their members is said to haunt the castle!

As you travel north, you will pass beautiful quays, with fantastic lake views, at Old Kilbarron and Mota. In between the two is Kilbarron Abbey, a 12th Century church on the site of a 6th century abbey, which was established by the great traveller St Bairrfhionn.

Next port of call is another small Irish village called Ballinderry, where you will pass over the 18th century Mouse Hole toll bridge.

Finally you will take a wooded back road which will bring you to the Quay at Terryglass, before returning to River Run House.

2 to 3 hours

Easy

45 per person

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Self Guided eBike Rentals

all bikes

If you prefer to find your own way, you can also rent an eBike from Lough Derg eBike Tours at River Run House. We will deliver the bikes to you and can provide GPS routes on a Garmin satnav device so that you can explore more!

Rentals start at 10am or 11am and are collected at 6pm.

50 per person - Please use promo code 'riverrun23' for 15% discount