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Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Thurles (Irish: Dúrlas Éile) is a town on the river Suir in County Tipperary. Thurles is surrounded by the Silvermines which are mountains to the north-west and the Slieveardagh Hills to the south-east. The town itself nestles in the heart of the beautiful Suir Valley.

The many castles and monastic settlements, which surround Thurles, bear lasting evidence to the area's rich and colourful history. The town itself owes its development to the Norman Butlers and particularly to James, who was created Earl of Ormond by Edward III in 1328. Two of the original family fortresses still remain in Thurles today.

Thurles is the birthplace of the Gaelic Athletic Association, founded in 1884 in Hayes' Hotel. Semple Stadium is Ireland's second largest sports arena with a capacity of 55,000, second only to Croke Park. In addition, Lar na Pairce, a museum devoted to the Gaelic Athletic Association, is located in the town.

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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What's On

Nenagh Farmers Market - Co Tipperary - Saturdays
Nenagh Farmers Market - Every Saturday 10-3pm

Quintins Way, Nenagh, Co Tipperary

Contact: Michael Seymour 086 400 0680
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Tourist Attractions

Famine Warhouse - Ballingarry County Tipperary Ireland
Famine Warhouse
Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary
During the Great Famine the Warhouse was a key location in the 1848 Rebellion when rebels under the leadership of the Protestant aristocrat, William Smith O?Brien, M.P. pursued and besieged 47 police who barricaded themselves into the McCormack f ...
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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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