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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
Kilmaneen Farmhouse & Cottage
Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
As neat as a new pin, Kevin & Ber O'Donnell's delightfully situated farmhouse and cottage is on an ex-dairy farm, surrounded by three mountain ranges - the Comeraghs, the Knockmealdowns and the Galtees - and close to the rivers Suir and Tar, ...
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What's On

Kilmacthomas Farmers Market - Co Waterford - Fridays
Kilmacthomas Farmers Market - Friday 9.30-2pm

Kilmacthomas, County Waterford

Contact: Eithne Mackey 086 107 3074
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Tourist Attractions

Ormond Castle - Carrick on Suir County Tipperary Ireland
Ormond Castle
Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary
Ormond Castle is located on the River Suir and the oldest part of the existing castle is a mid-15th century walled bawn, cornered on the northeast and northwest by towers. However some time after 1565 Thomas Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde added ...
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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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