The Heritage town of Roscrea is centrally situated on the main N7, just over midway between Dublin and Limerick and is still an important market town, servicing the villages of Shinrone, Cloughjordan, Moneygall, Borris-in-Ossory, Clonakenny, Knock and Dunkerrin.
Our location gives us many advantages. The local landscape is dotted with antiquities and curiosities. Below is just a taste of what Tipperary has to offer. The surrounding area is overflowing with little treasures such as Ballaghmore Castle, the Leap Castle (reported to be the most haunted in Ireland), Holycross Abbey, Fairmount Farm, Arts and Crafts and Sailing. We have so much to offer you will just have to see for yourself.
Racket Hall is renouned for it organisation of Golfing holidays. As well as Roscrea Golf Club which lies just a stone throw away from Racket Hall, Roscrea is surrounded by a wide variety of Golf Clubs. Our reservation staff will be happy to help you select the right course and book tee-times in the county or anywhere around Ireland.
Roscrea Castle and Damer House
We are proud to present Roscrea Castle. Built in the 13th century, today it still provides Roscrea with character and adds significant momentum to our skyline. It's gate tower, curtain walls and two corner towers date from 1280's.
Don't forget to visit Damer House, a pre-Palladian Queen Anne style 3-Storey house built in the 18th Century in the grounds of the castle.
Slieve Bloom Mountains
Ideal for those who seek the tranquility of an unspoilt landscape, the Slieve Bloom Mountains provide the perfect setting for a cycle, drive or walk. For the more adventurous, the 66km Slieve Bloom Way passes remarkably deep glens and beautiful waterfalls.
The Legend Of Monaincha
Just a short distance from Racket Hall stands the ruins of the ancient abbey of Monaincha. This hiberno-romanesque is all that remains of the monastery of Canice.
Situated on a peculiar little island in a marshy plain that was once Loch Cre, Monaincha is listed as the 31st Wonder of the world for it's unique antiquity and mystical powers. The island is steeped in legend stretching as far back as the 7th century when the monastery was first established there.
Fancroft Millhouse Gardens in Roscrea cover over 4.5 acres and includes a walled garden with stone tower and spring fed pond, a dramatic glass house and lake.
Roscrea is lucky enough to be situated less than 30 minutes from Thurles Racecourse, which also provides us with Greyhound Racing, one of Ireland fastest and most exciting evening sports
The Little Brosna River offers game angling for Trout. At Ballaghmore Lake, a private three-acre lake offers coarse and game angling on a fee-paying basis. 'Ireland's Shannon Region - A Fishing Kingdom' provides information on angling facilities in the Shannon Region and is available from any tourist office in the Shannon Region.