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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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Thurles
Thurles is a town of Ireland, which forms an integral part of the administrative county of North Tipperary. This vibrant…read on
Roscrea
Roscrea, a civil parish in the historical barony of Ikerrin, is a small heritage town in North Tipperary. Situated in th…read on
Nenagh
Nenagh, a county town of North Tipperary, is a civil parish in the historical barony of Ormond Lower. Apart from being t…read on
Clonmel
A county town of South Tipperary in Ireland, Clonmel has derived its name from Irish word Cluain Meala, which means ‘h…read on
Carrick-on-suir
Carrick-on-Suir is a thriving town located in the south-east of Ireland in County Tipperary. The medieval town is surrou…read on
Cahir
Cahir, County Tipperary is a small heritage town that falls under the barony of Iffa and Offa West, and famous for the C…read on

Golf

Cahir Park Golf Club
Making its presence felt in the world of golf since 1969, Cahir Golf Club course is designed in parkland style. The te…read on

Gardens

Killmacomma Garden
The Killmacomma in Clonmel, County Tipperary is located in a picturesque wooded area and is being looked after by Paulin…read on

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Mitchelstown Cave
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Ballynahow Castle
County Tiperrary is home of one of the few round tower houses of Ireland – Ballynahow Castle, which is still in surprisi…read on

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Ballynahow Castle, County Tipperary

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The most striking features of this castle are its narrow windows deeply seated in extremely thick walls, tiny rooms, nooks and crannies. The principal windows on all floors sport small musket holes, while a murder hole that was used to drop things at intruders is located on the first floor. Two fireplaces, on separate floors, and equal number of garderobes can also be seen in this tower. The lower floors were used in the 1840s as a cottage, even though, presently, only three floors remain, which has made the site inhabitable.

The ground floor is lit with small slits located in the recesses of the wall, with the lighting giving it a cruciform appearance. It was used to keep animals, while the first floor served as a sleeping chamber. Three rooms are located in the second floor, which functioned as the primary living area; the larger room having a fire place, a toilet, and a smaller room for storing food. The third floor was also used for accommodation purposes, and the fourth floor was another living area with a fireplace. The noteworthy feature of this floor is the prison that can hold up to three individuals and a secret chamber set within thick walls and accessible from a hole in the north wall. The fifth floor was similar to an attic, and presently, a conical timber roof mounted on squinch arches covers it. All the rooms at the higher levels have one or two windows for lighting purposes.

This tower has walls that have splayed ends; its two lower chambers are quite small due to the thickness of the walls, while the three upper floors are larger. These three floors are rectangular in shape and have ogival and segmental headed windows. Only two ceilings, on the ground and third floors that were made of stone still exist, while the ones made of wood collapsed long ago. Amongst the two preserved ceilings, one is vaulted and the other is flat corbelled. A cottage and few out buildings are situated in the vicinity of the tower; however, the overall area has a very desolate look, even though the caretaker lets out accommodation nearby. As it is one of the very few round castles in Ireland, it has gained special significance as a heritage site and is highly regarded among historians.

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Thurles
Thurles is a town of Ireland, which forms an integral part of the administrative county of North Tipperary. This vibrant…read on
Roscrea
Roscrea, a civil parish in the historical barony of Ikerrin, is a small heritage town in North Tipperary. Situated in th…read on
Nenagh
Nenagh, a county town of North Tipperary, is a civil parish in the historical barony of Ormond Lower. Apart from being t…read on
Clonmel
A county town of South Tipperary in Ireland, Clonmel has derived its name from Irish word Cluain Meala, which means ‘h…read on
Carrick-on-suir
Carrick-on-Suir is a thriving town located in the south-east of Ireland in County Tipperary. The medieval town is surrou…read on
Cahir
Cahir, County Tipperary is a small heritage town that falls under the barony of Iffa and Offa West, and famous for the C…read on

Golf

Cahir Park Golf Club
Making its presence felt in the world of golf since 1969, Cahir Golf Club course is designed in parkland style. The te…read on

Gardens

Killmacomma Garden
The Killmacomma in Clonmel, County Tipperary is located in a picturesque wooded area and is being looked after by Paulin…read on

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Mitchelstown Cave
The magnificent read on

Castles

Ballynahow Castle
County Tiperrary is home of one of the few round tower houses of Ireland – Ballynahow Castle, which is still in surprisi…read on

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