Cashel Palace Hotel shares Unique Experiences for 2022 in Ireland’s Golden Vale
Ireland’s first dedicated Equine Concierge provides inside look into Racing Royalty
Cashel, Ireland (February 18, 2022): Upon the grand opening of Cashel Palace in March 2022, as the first five-star hotel in the heart of County Tipperary, this new exclusive property sets the stage for visitors to explore further within the region offering culinary, equine, outdoor and historical tours for travelers. In the charming heritage town of Cashel, surrounded by rolling fields, Cashel Palace lies just two hours from Dublin and one hour from Cork, providing travelers with a luxury accommodation perfect for a 4- night stay in the region. Below are the top unique experiences guests can look forward to when visiting Ireland’s Golden Vale.
Cashel Palace’s dedicated Equine Concierge, the only one in Ireland, curates exhilarating equestrian adventures for guests across Tipperary’s Thoroughbred Trail. The Magnier Family, owners of Cashel Palace, have been at the very heart of Ireland’s rich tapestry of thoroughbred racing and breeding legacy for generations, with their world-renowned Coolmore Stud just mere miles from the hotel. This passion for all things equine is expressed throughout the hotel and passed onto guests through an exciting program of equestrian experiences and exclusive access to some of the most prestigious racing and breeding facilities in the world. The Racing Royalty Equine Experience offers guests at Cashel Palace an exclusive look behind closed doors of the Magnier family’s breeding operation at Coolmore Stud and training facilities at Ballydoyle. The hotel’s dedicated Equine Concierge will guide guests around these private operations where they’ll have the opportunity to see world class racehorses in action during the morning and magnificent stallions in the afternoon. It is a truly unique experience reserved normally only for those directly involved in the business.
Tipperary offers an extensive network of providers who supply Cashel Palace with the finest ingredients served at the Relais & Chateaux property. The farmers, growers and artisanal food producers offer guided culinary tours for visitors providing an inside look at these gourmet experiences. Guests can visit Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers and enjoy a tasting experience like no other on their extensive farm and cheesemaking facilities in Fethard and meet the family behind this incredible food story to learn about how Cashel Blue® rose to international success. Guests can also go beyond the incredible whiskey and spirit selection at the Cashel Palace Cocktail Bar and visit the Tipperary Boutique Distillery for a guided tour to learn about the process of bringing spirits from grain to glass and enjoy a tasting alongside their master distillers.
The lush landscape sets the stage for hotel guests to get active and make the most of their stay amid stunning lakes and quaint country roads. Spectacular hiking and biking trails, private fishing trips and golf tours provide experiences for every type of guest. Cashel Palace has its own 1500 acres of private fishing grounds along the rivers Suir and Aherlow, renowned for its large stocks of brown trout, beautiful waterways and scenic backdrop of Tipperary’s mountain ranges. From fly fishing lessons, to half and full day trips, the Cashel Palace gilly will guide guests on a truly unique fishing experience. Like its national counterparts, Tipperary boasts beautiful parkland golf courses from the Philip Walton designed Dundrum House Golf Course to Adare Manor, host of the 2027 Ryder Cup. For those looking to tee off at some of Ireland’s other most prestigious links courses, Cashel Palace offers private helicopter service. River Suir's Blueway, located 20 km from Cashel is the perfect setting for a romantic amble along the riverside, a family cycling adventure along Ireland’s beautiful countryside or casual kayaking and exhilarating rides down rapids.
From the iconic Rock of Cashel to picture-perfect Cahir Castle, the Elizabethan splendor of Ormond Castle or simply exploring the rich past of Cashel and neighboring towns and villages, travelers to the region can explore Ireland’s forgotten past through magnificent sites and vibrant storytelling. The Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland’s most spectacular and most visited tourist attractions. Cashel Palace offers private access through their spectacular Gardens along The Bishop’s Walk. Guests can then enjoy an audio tour or guided tours with a local expert on Ireland’s Ancient East. Other nearby experiences include a visit to discover the rich, colorful past of Holycross Abbey; one of Ireland’s National Monuments, a guided tour of Cahir Castle and the Swiss Cottage for those in search of great Irish history, and a visit to the medieval riverside castle, Ormond Castle Carrick-on-Suir, the finest example of an Elizabethan manor house in Ireland. These destinations and stories of the family dynasties and castles which played host to the battles, romance, rivalries, and rebellions shaped Ireland for centuries to come.
Suite starting rates $755 or Main House starting rates $345. For further information visit www.cashelpalacehotel.ie.
About Cashel Palace:
Set within a magnificent Palladian manor, built in 1732, Cashel Palace has been meticulously restored to create a truly desirable destination hotel in the heart of Ireland and opened its doors in March, 2022. Optimally located between town and countryside, the five-star property epitomizes the finest of Irish hospitality set in the shadow of the iconic Rock of Cashel in Tipperary. A proud Relais & Chateaux member, Cashel Palace’s dining offering delivers a deep connection to the local Golden Vale. In 2023, Cashel Palace was awarded Best Hotel and Guesthouse Restaurant for the Bishop’s Buttery in the Irish Restaurant Awards, while being recognized in Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List and Travel + Leisure’s It List. For more information, visit cashelpalacehotel.ie.