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Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

Clonmel (Cluain Meala in Irish) is the largest inland town in the south of Ireland and it is the county seat of South Tipperary County Council, however part of the townland is situated in the county of Waterford. It is a thriving shopping town.

Clonmel lies in a valley, surrounded by mountains and hills. The Comeragh Mountains are to the south, while east of the town is Slievenamon. These provide a great place for hill walkers to escape from it all, with many walks of varying difficulties available. There are also several golf courses near by and good equestrian facilities. The River Suir flows through the town and is good for Salmon fishing.

At the opposite end of the main street, O'Connell Street from the West Gate is the Main Guard built in 1674 as a Palletinate Court House. There are many other interesting buildings including the Town Hall, Franciscan Friary, Court House as well as former churches which have been tastefully converted to other uses including the old Wesleyan which is now the White Memorial Theatre.

Clonmel is very proud also of its literary past being the birthplace of Laurence Sterne and Marguerite Power, Countess of Blessington, and the one time residence of Anthony Trollope. Each September a literary weekend is held to honour this connection. Other places of interest include the County Museum in Parnell Street and Marlfield Lake wild bird sanctuary.

Gardens

Cappoquin House - Lismore Cunty Waterford Ireland
Cappoquin House Garden
Cappoquin, Co. Waterford
Cappoquin House was turned back to front, when the 1779 house was rebuilt after it was burnt in the Troubles in 1923. Both the house and the garden gained from the new orientation which makes the most of the magnificent prospect over the Blackwat ...
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Golf

West Waterford Golf Clubhouse
West Waterford Golf Club
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Course Type: Parkland
The opening of this fine, Dungarvan development in 1993, was a particularly proud occasion for the designer, Eddie Hackett, who was seeing his 100th course become ready for play. The course is located in the Brickey Valley, just outside Dungarva ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Salterbridge Gatelodge
Cappoquin, Co. Waterford
Salterbridge Gatelodge, located in the glorious Blackwater valley, dates from the mid 19th Century. Situated on the Salterbridge estate, on the valley road a mile from the charming village of Cappoquin, The Lodge is only 6 miles from the Heritage ...
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What's On

Clonmel Farmers Market - County Tipperary - Saturdays
Clonmel Farmers Market

St. Peter & Paul's Primary School, Kickham Street, Clonmel, County Tipperary (beside Oakville Shopping Centre)

Saturdays, 10am-2pm

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Tourist Attractions

The Main Guard - Clonmel County Tipperary Ireland
The Main Guard
Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
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, dutie ...
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Wedding Venues

Kilshane House - Wedding Venue Tipperary Ireland
Kilshane House
Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary
Set in the magnificent rolling countryside of South Tipperary, this large Victorian house is at the end of a half mile long driveway and surrounded by 320 acres of private parkland which includes a trout river and landscaped gardens with some stu ...
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