Alpine idyll in the heart of Tipperary

Resembling a scene from the Alps, Aherlow House Hotel nestles on the side of the mountain in Tipperary

Resembling a scene from the Alps, Aherlow House Hotel nestles on the side of the mountain in Tipperary

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It may be a long way to Tipperary but it’s a journey well worth making, boasting incredible natural beauty and even Ireland’s own little bit of Switzerland. REBECCA BLACK reports

CHUGGING up steep narrow roads surrounded by dense forests, my first glimpse of Aherlow House Hotel was the outline of mountain lodges with their distinctly pointy roofs - add a thick blanket of snow and it could have been Switzerland.

Having once had the unpleasant experience of a five hour drive from Newtownards to Cork, the idea of driving to my Irish alpine paradise was not appealing.

 

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