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Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Nenagh (An tAonach in Irish) is the largest town in north County Tipperary. It lies on the Nenagh River, which empties into Lough Derg at Dromineer, 9 km to the north-west, a popular centre for sailing and other water sports.

The Silvermines mountains lie to the south of the town, with the highest peak being Keeper Hill (Sliabh Ciamalta in Irish) at 694m. The Silvermines Mountains have witnessed mining for silver and base metals on and off over seven hundred years. Traces of 19th century mine workings remain.

Nenagh was originally a market town, and its name in Irish, An tAonach means Ormonde (East Munster) Fair. Nenagh is today a busy commercial town.

Chief amongst the town's attractions is Nenagh Castle, constructed by the Fitzwalter (also known as Butler) family in the 13th Century, and one of the finest of its kind in Ireland.

Also worth a visit is the ruined Franciscan abbey, which was built in 1212 in the reign of Henry III and was one of the richest religious houses in Ireland. It was in use for six hundred years, Fr. Patrick Harty, who died in 1817, being its last inhabitant.

Gardens

Bellefield Garden - Shinrone County Offaly Ireland
Bellefield
Birr, Co. Offaly
The love of plants is an all consuming passion for garden architect Angela Jupe and the rationale behind the creation of her new garden. It’s a passion that prompted her to plant 1,000 scarlet tulips for pointillist effect in the meadow i ...
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Golf

Nenagh Golf Club - Nenagh County Tipperary Ireland
Nenagh Golf Club
Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Course Type: Parkland
Blending the old with the new, Nenagh Golf Club’s regulation Par 72 Patrick Merrigan designed layout offers a wonderful array of golfing holes over 6,009 metres - ten Par 4’s, four Par 5’s and four superb Par 3’s, each wit ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Stone Cottage
Portumna, Co. Galway
4 * Rating by Irish Tourist Board Situated in a rural location just five miles from the bustling town of Portumna, this delightful property has been rebuilt using the original stone from an old cottage and its outbuildings. The result is a fab ...
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What's On

Thurles Farmers Market - County Tipperary - Saturdays
Thurles Farmers Market

The Greyhound Track, Thurles, County Tipperary

Saturdays: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

12/14 stalls of various types. All produce is local.

Cont ...
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Tourist Attractions

Portumna Castle & Gardens - Portumna County Galway Ireland
Portumna Castle & Gardens
Portumna, Co. Galway
Portumna castle was one of the first buildings in Ireland built in the Renaissance style already common in Italy and France for over a century, but which took a long time to filter through to Ireland. It was built between 1610 and 1618 by Ric ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Brocka on the Water Restaurant
Ballinderry, Co. Tipperary
Anthony and Anne Gernon’s almost-waterside restaurant on the north shore of Lough Derg has attracted a following disproportionate to its size over the years and makes a lovely venue for a small wedding. There are a number of churches to cho ...
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