Abbey Court Holiday Homes are brand new & located in the grounds of the Great National Abbey Court Hotel in the busy and bustling North Tipperary town of Nenagh.
There are 12 x 5 bedroom houses comprising:
3 x double bedrooms ensuite, 1 x double bedroom & 1 x single bedroom, sleeping up to 9 people
2 x 8 bedroom houses (wheelchair friendly)
Bedroom Layout in 8 bedroom house is 1 King (Disabled access) this room is not ensuite, the wheelchair bathroom is located adjacent to the kitchen, 5 double ensuite, 1 double, 1 twin bedroom ensuite.
There are also some 3 Bedroom houses on site comprising of 1 double, 1 twin and 1 king bedroom ensuite.
Each house is furnished to 4* standard and is fully equipped with all modern conveniences.
The holiday homes each have their own enclosed "wooden deck" back garden with wooden bench for eating outdoors.
Electricity and gas for heating and lighting is a charge of E10 per day, this is payable on site.
A security deposit of €100.00 must be given to the hotel on arrival. This will be returned to you within 7 days provided the supervisor is satisfied that the terms and conditions of the rental have been complied with. Failure to leave your house in a clean and tidy condition may result in an extra cleaning charge. Costs of repairs to property as a result of damage or negligence will be deducted from the security deposit, with an additional charge where this is insufficient.
There are wonderful onsite Hotel facilities available for use by holiday homes guests including:
Swimming Pool- Free access to Trinity leisure Club with 20 metre pool with Jacuzzi, sauna & steam roomIndoor Heated 20m Pool – separate children’s pool and therapeutic bubble and massage pools. Qualified lifeguards are on duty and changing rooms have lockers, hairdryers and shower- poolside towels for rental €1.50. Swimming Caps and poolside footwear must be worn. Children must be supervised and under 16 year olds are asked to vacate the leisure centre by 6.30pm daily except Wednesday and Friday when’s it’s 8pm.
Gymnasium - This large state of the art gymnasium is equipped with the latest equipment.
Brand New Spa- You will find the Spa an idyllic haven of tranquility, the ideal place to be spoiled & pampered (payable locally)
Abbots Bar has simply the best entertainment in town! Traditional atmosphere & a stone fireplace complements the restaurant beautifully.
Summer Kiddies Club
The Great National Abbey Court Hotel’s Rug Rats Kids Club includes organised activities for junior guests (4-10years) while for super junior guests, the hotel also provides a crèche on-site. Activities include swimming, painting, play dough, puzzles, story time, out-door play, arts and crafts, tea time and much more!
The Trinity Leisure Club at the Great National Abbey Court Hotel Tipperary is renowned for being equipped to the highest standards, whether you want to relax, unwind or increase your fitness level, we have something for you. Featuring a 20 metre swimming pool, kiddies pool, spa, sauna, steam room and spacious Jacuzzi. The fully equipped and state of the art conditioned gymnasium features free weights area, exercise and fitness programmes, aqua aerobic classes, personal training and a sports injury clinic. Guests may also avail of our onsite Jamie’s Hair Salon, open Tuesday – Saturday 9.30 -6pm.
Fishing: The Nenagh River flows into Lough Derg and provides very good trout fishing and in the lower reaches there are Roach, Bream, Pike and PerCH.
Lake Side Forest Walks
Lough Derg is set in some of Ireland's most beautiful countryside. Winding uncrowded country roads encircle the lake. Forest walks have been developed on the shoreline.
Boating & Sailing
Explore the lake by boat. Enjoy some brisk sailing or take your ease in a fishing boat. The area of deep navigable non-tidal water exceeds 60 square miles.
Day Cruises on Lough Derg
There are several Lake Bus operations on Lough Derg. Cruise from Garrykennedy, Dromineer and Killaloe to nearby harbour villages. Cruise from Mountshannon to Holy Island, site of a 7th century monastic settlement. Contact us for additional details.
Lough Derg Sub-Aqua Club
Lough Derg Sub-Aqua Club is affiliated to IRISH UNDERWATER COUNCIL (C.F.T.). Open water snorkels takes place in Lough Derg. See the website for Lough Derg Sub-Aqua Club for additional information.
Nenagh Golf Club, Beechwood, Nenagh, Tipperary , Phone (067) 31476
4 miles NE of Nenagh town, well signposted Established 1929 The course is set on free draining soil making it playable all year round. Requirements: Handicap certificate required and Membership of another club required. Hire facilities: Club hire and Trolley hire. Practice ground: Extensive 20-acre practice ground. Facilities Snacks, Lunch, Dinner, Club Shop. See the website for Nenagh Golf Club for additional information.
OTHER GOLF COURSES IN THE AREA:
Ballykisteen Golf And Country Club
Cahir Park Golf Club
Clonmel Golf Club
County Tipperary Golf & Country Club
Roscrea Golf Club
Templemore Golf Club
Thurles Golf Club
Tipperary Golf Club
Pitch & Putt
Riverdale Pitch and Putt Course Nenagh – Located on the old Birr road Nenagh (a half mile from the Town Centre). Clubhouse opened from 2.00pm to 9.00pm . An 18 Hole Championship Pitch and Putt Course in a Natural Parkland setting with the Nenagh River on one side flowing down to the Shannon. Riverdale caters for everybody from the novice to the enthusiast. Clubs available for rent. Suitable for every age range and from the regular local to the visiting tourist. All Enquiries to 067-33293
Visit Nenagh Heritage Centre
The centre is located in two buildings of North Tipperary's former County Gaol (prison). The displays in the gaol and Governor's House relate to folk life, the environment and prison life. 'Hands-on' is encouraged in the recreated shop, school-room, forge and dairy. There are 3-D models of the gaol complex, Lough Derg on the River Shannon and of the lakeside villages of Dromineer and Garrykennedy. The Centre hosts occasional photographic and art exhibitions. The building also houses Tipperary North's family History Research Centre which conducts research on a fee basis.
Visit Nenagh Castle and Franciscan Friary
The present massive tower, or donjon, was originally one of three towers interspersed in the curtain wall of a strong Norman castle which was also guarded by two semicircular towers and a gatehouse (parts of which remain to the south of the tower). The tower has 5 storeys, and the walls are up to 20 feet thick. A southern window-niche opening off the second floor has Romanesque decoration on the inside, while there is early Gothic decoration on a chimney piece in the floor above. The castle was founded by Theobald Walter (nephew of Thomas a Becket) in the first twenty years of the 13th century. The Butlers resided here continuously till towards the end of the 14th century when they moved to Gowran, in Co. Kilkenny. during the 15th century it was in the hands of the MacIbrien family, but by 1533 Sir Piers Butler, Earl of Ossory, had returned to regain possession. However, in 1548 the Irish, under O'Carroll, burned it. By the latter half of the 16th century the Butlers had fully regained possession, but James I granted the castle to Lady Dibwall. It changed hands many times during the Cromwellian wars, but was taken from the Cromwellians in 1660. It also changed hands a number of times during the Williamite wars, being taken first by O'Carroll and the by Ginckel. It was afterwards rendered harmless. In order to rid the tower of sparrows who were ruining his crops, a farmer put gunpowder in the wall in 1960, but only succeeded in blowing a hole in the wall. The topmost part of the tower was added in the 19th century. A few hundred yards away, in Abbey Street, are the remains of a 13th century Franciscan friary which was one of the most important of its Order in Ireland before being partially destroyed by Cromwell.
Visit Nenagh Country Market
Nenagh Country Market, The New Institute, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary As you would expect in Nenagh, this is a buzzy, zappy market, running every Friday from 11 am. As you would expect, the market is a good place to buy chickens and ducks as well as home-made and home-grown produce. Open: 11 am - 1 pm Friday.
Mayfly fishing competition for Brown Trout – in Garrykennedy in
May of Each Year.
Traditional Irish Music Festival
Aonach Paddy O’Brien Festival in Garrykennedy and Nenagh in August of Each Year. This is a celebration of the life and work of Paddy O'Brien - musician, composer and teacher.
The six-day programme encompasses all aspects of Irish tradition: workshops on music, singing and dancing plus concerts, exhibitions, ceilithe, feiseanna, lectures, informal sessions, street theatre. An event not to be missed.This runs generally for the third week in August.
Visit the Aonach Paddy O’Brien Festival website for further details.
Lough Derg Yacht Club Annual Regatta for Mirrors, Optomist, Lasers, and Shannon-One-Design sail boats - August of Each Year in Dromineer. Inland Waterways Association Boat Rally organized by the Inland Waterway Association.
Visit the IWAI website for further details.
Spleodar Community Arts Festival
(October 29 - November 02): A family oriented community arts festival which takes place during the Hallowe'en Midterm school break. The festival presents a range of activities for all ages and tastes.]