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September Sizzler Golf Special

Mid-week Round of Golf at Clonmel Golf Club Two Nights B&B with Dinner
Full Irish Breakfast Both Mornings
Dinner evening of your choice
Including Late Checkout €259, min 2 people .


Elaina Walker

30 July 2014

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"Had our wedding here two weeks ago. Cannot praise them enough. Mark and his gang made planning our day so much easier than I had thought as was planning from UK. Couldn't be more helpful! The food was top notch, talk of the guests!! Service was excellent."

About Raheen House Hotel

Raheen House Hotel is one of the leading hotels in the vibrant town of Clonmel, County Tipperary. This captivating hotel, with a history dating back to the 17th century, offers visitors the opportunity to relax and luxuriate in exquisite surroundings.The Hotel offers 15 elegant bedrooms within the tranquillity of its own 3.5 acre gardens. The refinement extends throughout the whole house; have a drink in front ofthe open fire in the bar, take afternoon tea in the sumptuous Drawing Room or enjoy a delicious formal dinner in our restaurant.

Although, Raheen House Hotel has a countryside setting it is a mere five minute walk from the centre of the busy town of Clonmel with its shops, pubs, restaurants and other amenities. For outdoor enthusiasts the hotel is ideally situated for walkers and hill walkers, being at the foot of the Comeraghs. We have golf and tennis clubs next door and the hotel overlooks the River Suir, and is therefore perfect for seasonal fishing. A children's playground is located immediately opposite the hotel in the public Denis Burke Park.

Clonmel is well situated with both Waterford and Cork airports just an hour away. The famous landsmarks of The Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle are a short 15 minute drive from the hotel. Clonmel Bus and Train Station are just five minutes by car.

At Raheen House Hotel our promise that “The Visitor is King" means we guarantee a warm welcome, and individual care and attention not to be surpassed. Truly a place where memories are made.

The History of the Hotel

The tranquil atmosphere at present day Raheen House Hotel belies a turbulent and violent history that spans over nine centuries.The annals of the area stretches from the early thirteenth century to modern day times whilst the house can be chronicled to the middle of the 17th century.

The earliest grantee of the land was William Fitz Adelm, Lord Lieutenant under King Henry the Second, who was granted the "Golden Vale from Cashel to Limerick and the alluvial districts from Clonmel to Carrick in 1220. His property then passed to his son Baron de Burgh, who is largely responsible for founding the town of Clonmel and whose descendants retained commercial interests in the town for generations.

Political upheaval over the intervening years meant that by 1650 ownership of the land was with the Earl of Ormond. It is in connection with the Earl that we find one of the earliest mentions of the name Raheen, though it was spelled "Rahines" during this time. The name is thought to mean " Little Fort" a combination of "Rath" being fort and the diminutive "een".

As Ireland was a subject of Great Britain, any political changes there were reflected here, thus, when the monarchy was overthrown, with the execution of King Charles the First, and Cromwell came to power this had a dramatic affect on the history of Raheen. It is thought that it was during the rule of Cromwell that the original Raheen House was built. It is believed that Col Solomon Richards was the builder of the first house, which still stands today and shows many architectural features of that era. It is estimated that the house was built between 1652 -1654.

Col Richards was a prominent member in Cromwell's army and sat on his War Council. He was appointed Commissioner of Revenue at Clonmel on December 25th 1652. By April 1655 he was appointed Governor of Clonmel. He operated out of Raheen House in his role of Revenue Commissioner. A daughter of Colonel Richards, Elizabeth, went on to marry Capt. Samuel Foley who had a registered interest in the property of the Revenue Commissioners. Indeed, one of his own grandchildren, Charles Blount held the office of Revenue Commissioner under the reign of King Charles the Second. The descendants of Colonel Solomon Richards produced branches of the Foley, Oliver and Dominick families. In fact his great, great, granddaughter, Elizabeth Dominick became Lady St. George, a peer of the Realm when her husband, St.George Ussher was named Baron St.George in 1773 by King George the Third. It is this king who purchased present day Buckingham Palace.

The Georgian addition to Raheen House was constructed in the early 1840's and as was common practise at the time it was built adjoining the original Cromwellian structure. The 19th century owners of the house, the Greer family put the house for sale in 1878 for £55 when the legal owner, William Greer, was declared insane.

Another military element was again associated with Raheen House when Col E George Cobden took ownership of the house. As nobility, the Colonel was part of the ruling class in post-famine Clonmel and he was an Ex-Officio Guardian on the Board of Guardians for the Union (workhouse) as well as a Magistrate.

Trouble came to Raheen House in July 1914 due to Cobden's connection with the house. His son George E Cobden, Jnr, was one of the officers at the Bachelors Walk massacre in Dublin where three people were killed and 38 injured. It is thought he was the officer who gave the order that resulted in these deaths. Nationwide outrage at the slaughter was mirrored locally and an angry mob descended on Raheen House, still home to Cobden Snr, where a violent riot erupted. Fortunately, there were no deaths as a result of the incident.

In more recent times Raheen House was the home of Clonmel senator, Denis E Burke, a Fine Gael politician who held two terms in the 1960's. The public park opposite Raheen House was named after the late politician.

The current owners, Elizabeth and John Day, purchased the house in 1988 from the Burke family. After raising their three daughters, Catherine, Lois and Orla, in the house they decided, in 1996, to establish Raheen House as a hotel. The house, including the gate lodge at the entrance, opened its doors as a hotel to the delight of the public. The hotel underwent an extensive re-vamp of both the interior décor and the grounds in 2014, and rightly holds the position of one of the finest manor hotels in Ireland.

En-Suite Bed Rooms

Raheen House Hotel has a selection of room types to cater for all guests. Each room has been lovingly refurbished and is unique in design and layout, meaning that every stay at Raheen House Hotel can be a new experience.

All of our bedrooms are en-suite with digital flat-screen televisions, complimentary wifi and tea and coffee facilities. A special feature of our downstairs Coachhouse rooms is that each of them opens out onto a private terrace.

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The Lodge

Raheen House hotel Lodge Accomodation

The Lodge is a self-contained house with a kitchenette/ dining area, living room with wood burner, bathroom and two double bedrooms. It is a quaint and charming living space. The Lodge is a place that you can relax in and admire, with its style a mix of cosy cottage and masculine hunting-lodge.


Exclusive Wedding Packages

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At Raheen House Hotel we know first-hand that your wedding day is the most important day of your life; that is why we offer exclusive use * of our magnificent hotel and grounds to help you celebrate in style. Our experienced team of wedding planners will advise and assist you with every aspect of your wedding, from favours to flowers, music to future mother-in-laws, candelabras to cello players. Let us lend you the benefit of our years of wedding expertise to make your nuptials the dream day you always desired. With our Silver, Gold, Ruby and Platinum packages there is a price-plan to suit every pocket, catering for your every wedding wish. Just email us at info@raheenhouse.ie or telephone (052)6122140 to request a brochure.

So if you have marriage in mind what better way to capture this momentous occasion than with the elegant backdrop of Raheen House Hotel, providing all the opulence and sophistication of a by-gone era.

*Subject to terms and conditions

Sample Wedding Menu

View our Restaurant, Bar and Drawing Room

Intimate Wedding Packages

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At Raheen House Hotel we know that everybody is unique and that is why we offer tailor-made weddings to suit individual needs. For those who like things short and sweet why not enquire about our "Late Availability" packages. For Mid-week weddings or weddings on off-peak dates our team of wedding planners can offer innovative ideas to capture the imagination of any bride-to-be. The seasons may change but the service and standard at Raheen House Hotel remain the same all year round.

Civil Ceremonies

As well as holding your wedding reception at Raheen House Hotel, why not get married here too? Raheen House Hotel is the most intimate and romantic venue for civil ceremonies in Tipperary. We cater for Civil Ceremonies of all kinds and offer the same special service to same and opposite sex couples. As weddings are our area of expertise why not trust Raheen House with your very special day?

. The Drawing Room has a timeless elegance that can't be found elsewhere and is perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings. The room is beautifully decorated with crisp white chair covers and fresh flowers. Stroll up our red-carpet aisle and celebrate your nuptials with family and friends. For larger wedding groups, our banquet room, Cobdens's, provides the perfect backdrop for a civil ceremony. Red-carpet, fresh flowers and candles add an air of distinction to the most important part of your wedding day.

Why not contact our wedding team to discuss your civil ceremony at Raheen House Hotel?

Information on Civil Wedding Ceremonies

° A civil wedding ceremony is a legally approved marriage ceremony that is generally not of a religious nature.

° Applications should be made to the Civil Registration Office at least 3months before the wedding, however is order to secure your preferred dates it is best to book as far in advance as possible.

° Once you have met the registrar you will be given a declaration which both the couple and the hotel are required to sign.

° The ceremony itself takes about 20 minutes.Music and readings can be made during the ceremony however they must be agreed with the registrar in advance.

° Finally please note civil wedding ceremonies can only take place Monday to Friday. They cannot take place on Saturdays or Sundays.

Wedding Date Checker

Use our Wedding Date Checker below to check availability for your wedding date. Please note that no date will be secured until a deposit has been paid in full. For more information or help please call our dedicated team who will help you with any of your wedding or booking needs.

Restaurant & Bar

Buffalo Bar

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The Buffalo Bar is the perfect setting for informal dining. This intimate room lends an air of relaxation to any dining experience here. The team of chefs have created a bar menu which surpasses most expectations. If it's sitting by the warm open fire in wintertime or feeling a light summer breeze drift through the open doors the bar menu will provide a culinary delight.

Bar Sample Menu

Dining Room

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Our team of chefs carefully craft culinary creations for the enjoyment of residents and visitors to the hotel. An intimate table for two are a group of ten will get the same high standard of food and service. Dietary requirements such as gluten, dairy or salt free are available on request.

Dining Room Sample Menu

Darcy's Drawing Room

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Darcy's Restaurant at the Drawing Room is an experience in sophisticated fine dining. The comfortable atmosphere of the room lends itself to both formal and informal occasions.

Our team of award winning chefs, using local produce where possible, create inspired dishes to tempt any palate.

Darcy's is suitable for small groups of up to 40 people but smaller groups will enjoy the same culinary delights. Whether it's an evening meal or Sunday lunch the serving team at Raheen House will make every effort to provide a unique dining experience to meet your requirements and budget.

Conservatory Tea Room

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The cosy Conservatory is an ideal location for an intimate tete-a-tete. Feel the warmth of the wintery sun while you take coffee in the conservatory, snack on some savoury snacks or sneak a kiss with somebody special, the Conservatory contributes to Raheen House's catchphrase of "Where Memories are Made

Afternoon Tea Sample Menu


Clonmel Town is one of the largest town in Tipperary and the second largest inland towns in Ireland and offers a range of amenities and is in close proximity to the main tourist attractions in South Tipperary such as: The Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Mitchelstown Caves and the Swiss Cottage. Denis Burke Park, with a children's playground, is across the road from Raheen House and St Patrick's Well is a mere five minute drive away.

HillView Tennis Club

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Our affiliation with Hillview, one of the town's most successful sports clubs, has resulted in an exciting opportunity for the guests of the hotel. Residents have the free use of one of the 6 all weather tennis courts at the adjoining sports centre, a mere stroll through our gardens will bring you there. Further information is available at reception.

HillView Pitch & Putt

hillview tennis club golf course

A visit to HillViews Pitch and Putt championship course is a must whilst visiting Raheen House Hotel. This 9 hole green is considered by many to be one of the best in the country. This course can be enjoyed by players of all levels of ability. Further information is available at reception.

Clonmel Equestrian Centre

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Our association with Clonmel Equestrian Centre, Moangarrif, a mere five minute drive away, means that residents can trek through the scenic Commeragh Mountains or get re-acquainted with the joys of horse riding and jumping in the experts hands of Trevor and his team. Further information is available at reception.

Walking and Fishing

Immediately opposite Raheen House Hotel you can join the walking trail of the Munster Way, a 75km moderate walking trail that follows the course of the River Suir, beginning in Carrick-on-Suir and ending in Clogheen. The section of the trail, from Clonmel to Fourmilewater traverses the Comeragh Mountains and River Suir before reaching the Knockmealdown Mountains. The trek is a three day walk in total. Alternatively, the hotel is at the foot of the Comeragh Mountains and makes an ideal base for exploring on foot.

The verdant green banks of the River Suir, just yards from the front door of Raheen House Hotel, offer the opportunity for fishing enthusiasts to avail of an abundance of trout during the permitted seasonn.


Designed and landscaped in early 2014, by "Bloom" gold medallist, Mr Alan Rudden, the three and a half acre gardens at Raheen House are a fusion of mature, traditional plants juxtaposed with younger contemporary plants to create a garden of seamless elegance. Let the winding pathways lead you through the wooded areas, through the lawns, through the crumbling archways, past the walled garden, and into the Mediterranean style courtyard for a drink.

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raheen house hotel design landscaped garden
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raheen house hotel design landscaped garden
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raheen house hotel design landscaped garden
raheen house hotel design landscaped garden
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Tel: +353 (0)52 6122140
Fax: +353 (0)52 6127528

Raheen House Hotel
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