Local Area Information

If you can drag yourself away from your very own Pub for a few hours, there is plenty to see and do in the local area.

 

Food & Drink

Terryglass  (3km) has 2 pubs, both serve great food and are next door to each other - the Derg Inn http://www.thederginn.ie/ and Paddy's Bar - http://paddysbar.ie/ are both popular, during busy times it's recommended to book in advance.

Borrisokane is 10km from the Pub and has a number of bars, takeaway, (many of which will deliver to the Tavern), a Chinese Restaurant and  Pub Grub.

Brocka on the water is a destination restaurant - one of the top 50 in Ireland, and well worth a visit if you can get a table http://www.tipperary.com/brocka-water-restaurant

Portumna is 12km away and similar in size to Borrisokane, with plenty of bars and dining options including a great french and Indian Restaurant.

Nenagh is the nearest large town, with large supermarkets, shopping, cinema and dining options.

 

Sports Activities

Bike park Ireland - Experience the thrill of gravity-fed (downhill) mountain biking at Bike Park Ireland. It’s very similar to skiing, which is how it all started in the 1980’s. With skiing you use a ski-lift to the top, here they use Army Trucks!  The Army Trucks, each with 30 bus seats and a bike trailer, will transport you and your bike to the top of the trails and operates every 15-20mins. From the top you choose which trail you want to cycle down and when you return to the pick-up-point at base, the Army Truck will take you back up to the top again, giving you lots of bike time. visit http://www.bikeparkireland.ie/

Lough Derg Watersports - http://www.discoverloughderg.ie/lough-derg-water-sports/ provide water based activities all around the lake

Pallas Karting and paintball provides the best karting track in the country, along with the opportunity to shoot your friends with paintballs - http://www.pallaskarting.com/

Portumna Castle and Birr Castle are well worth a visit during your stay - Birr Castle hosts what was the largest telescope in the world in the 1800's - http://birrcastle.com/

Portumna Forest park