Clonmel: 174km (108 miles) SW of Dublin, 182km (113 miles) SE of Galway, 79km (49 miles) SE of Limerick, 103km (64 miles) SE of Shannon Airport, 48km (30 miles) NW of Waterford, 145km (90 miles) E of Killarney

In many ways County Tipperary is a bit mysterious. Everybody's heard of it, but few have actually been. It's a bit out of the way -- too far from most major tourist hot spots for an easy day trip -- and its tourist attractions are few. This works to its advantage, though, since far from the tour buses and the clicking of camera shutters, you may just find the Ireland everyone is looking for: welcoming, unspoiled, green, and peaceful.