The Medieval Circuit - 2 to 4 hour tours

Knigh Cross

This tour introduces you to some of the most historical sites around North Tipperary, including churches dating back up to 1500 years, and castles dating back up to 800 years.

Important Information

What do I need to wear?

You need to wear comfortable clothing. Lightweight rain gear is always advisable.

What do I have to pay?

The price for this tour is 75 per person 

How long is the tour?

The tour is available in 2 hour and 4 hour versions. Because of the additional distance covered, it is recommended that inexperienced cyclists opt for the 2 hour version.

How can I purchase a ticket?

You can book your slot at the Nenagh Tourist Office, or online. Guided tours must be purchased in advance, by close of business the day before.

How many people will there be on the tour?

We have a maximum of 6 people per tour

Where does the tour begin?

The 2-hour tour begins from Dromineer. The 4-hour tour begins from the Nenagh Tourist Office, although it can also begin from your accommodation by prior arrangement, within 20kms of Nenagh.

Highlights

Dromineer

Castles

View castles dating back to the 13th-16th Centuries.

St Bairrfhionn's Church(4)

Churches

Visit ruined churches, including the abbey at Kilbarron, which has been a sacred site since the 6th Century. All the churches on the route are open for you to wander around.

Dromineer

Lake Views

Visit the lake shore at Dromineer. Here you can pause for refreshments at The Lake Cafe.

More Information - The Medieval Circuit

This tour takes in some of the most historical sites around North Tipperary.

Both the 2-hour and 4-hour versions take in Knigh Cross, Old Kilbarron and Dromineer, featuring medieval churches and castles. You can walk around inside the ruins of each of the churches.

In the 4-hour version, the tour will also visit historical sites in Nenagh, including the 13th century abbey and castle, both of which can be explored on foot.

The 2-hour version of the tour starts and ends outside Lough Derg house in Dromineer and is suitable for all abilities, while the 4-hour version starts and ends in Nenagh, and is more suited to experienced cyclists due to the greater distance covered. Coffee and sandwiches are available at the Lake Cafe in Dromineer (cost not included in the tour).

Please note that the tour can also begin and end at your accommodation, by arrangement.

The map below shows the 4-hour version of the Medieval Circuit Tour.