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The Main Guard

Category: Families, Rainy Day, Culture, Sightseeing, Free

Type: Castles, Historic Homes & Sites, Museums & Galleries, Visitor Centres, General Attractions

Sarsfield Street
Clonmel
Co Tipperary
Tel: +353 52 612 7484

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

Originally built as a prestigious courthouse for the Palatinate of County Tipperary

The Main Guard

The Main Guard was originally built by James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormond, between 1673 and 1684, as a prestigious courthouse for the Palatinate of County Tipperary.

The Main Guard was a "Tholsel" which is an office where tolls, duties & customs were collected. It was Clonmel's Assize Court from 1716 until 1810 when it was converted into a barracks, hence the name.

Later it fell into a sad state of dereliction but it has now been restored by the Office of Public Works, and is open to the public.

Opening Time:

Open daily, 5th April-end September, 9.30am-6pm

Admission Charge:

Free
The Main Guard - Clonmel County Tipperary Ireland
The Main Guard - Clonmel County Tipperary Ireland
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Forms one end of the main street in Clonmel town

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