We would be delighted to help you with your itinerary by suggesting routes, places of interest, timetables etc.
Here’s an example of an itinerary involving a 2 night stay at Willowbrook.
Night 1 / Day 1 / Night 2: Tipperary Historic Trail
Tipperary is Irelands largest inland county and therefore offers lots to see and do. We suggest spending a day visiting some of Irelands most visited historic sites which are within easy reach of Willowbrook. We concentrate on South Tipperary with a trip to Cahir. If the weather is good we suggest you park near Cahir Castle
Cahir Castle was built circa.1142 by Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond and later in 1345 was handed over to James Butler 1st Earl of Ormond. in 1810 The 10th Earl, Richard Butler commissioned the building of the Swiss Cottage to be used as a day retreat and to entertain Guests. The Swiss Cottage rests on the Banks of the River Suir 2 km S/E of Cahir Castle and provides visitors with a very nice walk between the 2 "Homes" along the riverbank.
Both the castle and cottage are open all year and guided tours are recommended. Lunch can be had at the Riverbamk Restaurant near the castle or in the many pubs and Restaurants in Cahir. On your return jurney to Willowbrook we suggest you stop at the The "Rock of Cashel", traditional seat of the Kings of Munster since the 4th century before being gifted to the church in 1101 A.D. Full of history, this is one of the most important Historical Sites in the Country and a definate must visit.
As you near "Home" dinner can be had at Larkins' Pub Restaurant, Garrykennedy, Portroe or theThe Thatched Cottage, in Ballycommon or The Fairways Bar/Restaurant Kilruane, Nenagh.
This following suggestion will be a full day of sight seeing with a stop for lunch along the way.
Day 2 / Night 2 Portumna Forest Park and Lough Derg.
From Willowbrook, set out along the N.52 North through Borrisokane and straight on to Portumna. Continue Approx. 2KM outside of Portumna on the R.35. Portumna Forest Park is on the LEFT. The park consists of 4 Walking / Hiking Trails of various degrees of difficulty depending on the individual's level of fitness. These trails are also suitable for mountain bikes. This is a great way to spend a couple of hours to unwind and also stretch your legs. You can also take the opportunity to visit the 17th century Portumna Castle and Gardens, which is located adjacent to the forest park.
After your visit, turn Left again on the R.35 heading SouthWest along the Western edge of Lough Derg. Visit the lakeside villages of Mountshannon, Scarriff and Tuamgraney. You will shortly arrive at the heritage towns of Killaloe and Ballina at the southernmost tip of Lough Derg. Crossing the river Shannon heading East you leave County Clare and arrive back in County Tipperary. Follow the R.494 back towards Nenagh. 10 Kilometers North of Ballina you will arrive in Portroe where you can turn Left and take the short drive to the lakeside vilage of GarryKennedy where lunch / dinner can be had at Larkins Pub and Restaurant. Willowbrook is 10 Km North of Garrykennedy or again the Thatched Cottage Pub/ Restaurant which is 4 Km from Willowbrook.