County Tipperary

Tipperary, located in the province of Munster and is named after the town of Tipperary. In terms of area it is the sixth largest of Ireland’s 32 countries and is the eleventh largest as far as population is concerned.
It was one of the first towns to be established in the 13th century. For all the administrative purposes, government has divided this county into two parts that is North Tipperary and south Tipperary. This division dates back to the local Government act of 1898, and the county’s riding have separate courts. The term riding was used in earlier times expressing division into three parts. The term discontinued for official purposes since 2002 after the Local Government Act, 2001 section 10 and schedule 5.

Tourist are attracted  to this county all round the year to have a look at its richly varied landscape including hills, mountains, plains and river valleys. It is located in the very centre of southern part of Ireland, making it very convenient for the tourist to reach here. It can be reached from Dublin and Cork in less than two hours and takes about an hour from Rosslare Europort. It has enough attractions for its visitors to enjoy, which can be more than any normal destinations.  With the presence of M8 Dublin to cork motorway bisecting the county, it is very easy to get into Tipperary. Access to north Tipperary area is convenient via the 7 Dublin to Limerick motorway.

Tipperary in terms of natural resources is blessed with a rich variety of maintain ranges such as Galtee mountains, the Knockmealdowns, the Comeraghs and Slievenamon. It can be understood that all these natural features proves to be a kind of tourist magnet which attracts a lot attention from all-round the world. Tipperary has very prosperous towns like Nenagh, Clonmel and Cahir along with beautifully located hillside villages.

Apart from these mesmerizing locations, Tipperary is really a magnificent county with lot of cultivation. This can be seen in the summers when the visitors are enthralled to see the fields full of cereals shining like gold under the sun.

Horse breeding is very famous in this county and there are many horses breeding industries here including Coolmore Stud which is the largest thoroughbred breeding operation in the world.
The area of this county is divided into two administrative blocks, the north and the south, the capitals being Nenagh and Clonmel respectively. The entire county of Tipperary covers an area of 4,303 kilometers with a population of 149,000. It offers the tourists with large varieties of sports that can be played like golf, hill walking, cycling and much more. There is a great variety in drinking, dining and entertainment offered by small towns and villages.

Tipperary is also referred to as the ‘premier County’, which is a description attributed to the editor of The Nation Newspaper, Thomas Davis in 1840’s as a part of tribute to the nationalistic feeling people have in Tipperary. He paid the tribute by saying that “where Tipperary leads, Ireland follows”.

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