Thurles is the home town of the GAA - governing body for Ireland's domestic sports of Hurling and Gaelic Football.  You can check out the GAA museum in Thurles, but even better try to time your visit for a match in Semple Stadium, one of the best GAA grounds in the country which regularly plays host to some of the top matches between Munster teams.

If you prefer the sport of kings there's also racing in Clonmel, Limerick Junction and at Thurles Racecourse - and you might like to follow it up with a trip to Horse & Jockey, a pub/restaurant/hotel just outside Thurles with a comprehensive collection of racing memorabilia.

And if that isn't enough sport for you there's also Grayhound racing in Thurles every Tuesday and Saturday night.

Cashel is well known for The Rock, former home of the high kings of Ireland and later an impressive cathedral-fortress.  Although technically in ruins the structures themselves are still standing, including the monumental church and a number if intricately carved stone high crosses.  There's a audio-visual presentation as well (as with most Irish heritage sights) for those who like that kind of thing.

In nearby Cahir, there is a very well preserved Norman castle, and also the "Swiss cottage", a most interesting hunting lodge used by the local gentry before it was delightfully restored. A riverside walk from Cahir castle to the Swiss cottage is a great way to get a little exercise when on holiday.  While in Cahir, a trip to The Apple Farm is also worthwhile. They have a collection of old Irish apple varieties, and a self-guided walk around the orchards is also possible. Every saturday morning there is a farmers market in Cahir boasting the best of local produce.

Not far from Cahir is the county town of Clonmel. A very interesting spot between Clonmel and Cahir is St. Patrick's Well. It is open 365 days a year and entry is free of charge.