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Nenagh is the most populous town and county seat of the county of North Tipperary (formerly Tipperary North Riding).

Get in[edit]

The town is accessed form the N7 Limerick Dublin road and the N52 Nenagh Dundalk Road) and from a local rail line ( Dublin Limerick -Via Nenagh)

Get around[edit]

The town is compact enough to explore on foot a car would allow one to visit the lakeshore at Dromineer or Garrykennedy or travel further afield

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Nenagh Castle a 12th/13th century castle is currently undergoing restoration. Its Massive 100 foot tall circular Donjon or Keep is unique in Ireland and of a typerare in either the UK or France

A ruined 13th Century Friary church in the town centre was once the principal friary in Ireland. It carries a fading memorial erected with great solemnity in the 10790s to martyrs allegedy killed in cromwellian times. Later it was discovered the whole story was a 19th century hoax!

The towns main square is named Banba Square on account of the legend that the Goddess Eiru(or Ireland) appeared to Amergin leader of the Milesians in the form of Banba of the herds near where the town now stands to bless the milesian celts in their enterprise to take over Ireland. It is dominated by the mid 19th century Doric Magnificence of the recently restored County Courthouse complete with a (slender) bronze statue of lady justice on the pediment. She replaces her portly predecessor who had to be removed in the late 19th century as she was causing cracks in the stonework!

Near the square is the former county Jail converted into a museum and geneological centre.

The town prospered in the 19th century and bothe the Church of Ireland (protestant/episcopal) and Roman Catholic Communities erected highly regarded Gothic masterpieces of their time. Much of the town has well proportioned buildings albeit somewhat disfigured by modern shopfronts and signage


Do[edit][add listing]

Visit the heritage centre in the county jail. Its feature on executions in the 19th century is well worth a look

research your tipperary ancentors also in the former county Jail

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one of the best deliacatessens in County Tipperary Country Choice Kenyon street Nenagh farmers market kenyon street every saturday

Eat[edit][add listing]

cafe Q on pearse street during the day or the peppermill on Kenyon Street at night

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

Ashley park house a few miles outside the town

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