The Aherlow House Hotel: Beauty and Elegance in an Idyllic Setting. This hotel in Tipperary Mountains was taken over by the Purcell family in 2002, the property was renovated but kept in the original historic traditional Tudor style. Now a 29-bedroom family run property, the hotel has a warm and friendly atmosphere with a plush interior and a focus on the authentic Irish experience.
All 29 bedrooms and bathrooms are tastefully decorated to a very high standard and equipped with all of the modern comforts demanded by today's discerning traveler. Standard features include King sized beds, TV, hairdryers, tea, coffee making facilities, safe, direct dial telephone and private parking. Also part of the hotel is "The Treetop Restaurant", an elegant 100 seater A La Carte Restaurant with a very attractive menu boasting the best in local and international dishes. As we are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, there is also a great selection of seafood.
"The Hunting Lodge Bar" is a Traditionally Irish themed bar with a good lively atmosphere in the evenings, with an extensive Bar Food Menu that runs daily from 12pm-9.30pm. Craic agus ceoil guaranteed with a strong local trade bringing atmosphere and enjoyment.
The Glen of Aherlow Nature Park is a 50 acre natural woodland, with many local and historical features and provides a series of walking trails with helpful historic / nature information panels. The Hotel & Lodges overlook the Glen of Aherlow and has beautiful views of the Galtee Mountains; The Galtees are Irelands highest inland mountain range with a variety of peaks, including Galtymore at 3018-ft/919 m, and rank as one of the most attractive of Ireland's inland ranges. The Galtees are Irelands highest inland mountain range with a variety of peaks, including Galtymore at 3018-ft/919 m, and rank as one of the most attractive of Ireland's inland ranges.
The name Slievenamuck (Mountain of the Pigs) is derived from the legendary slaying of a sow by Fionn Mac Cumhaill. The sow, called Beo, had devastated much of Munster. Fionn had a pair of spears forged locally and killed the sow. He then took the sow's head as a bridal gift to Cruithne the smith's daughter. On the summit of the Ridge are two Megalithic Tombs, styled 'Dermot and Grainne's Beds'. The legendary pair are said to have rested here in their flight from the angry Fionn.