Clonmel

Located in a natural amphitheatre on the banks of the River Suir, Clonmel is Tipperary’s largest town.

Clonmel

Located in a natural amphitheatre on the banks of the River Suir, Clonmel is Tipperary’s largest town. The Main Guard is home to the tourist office; this 17th century building was once a courthouse and barracks and is now a museum. St Mary’s Church of Ireland and the town walls are also worth a visit. It was from these walls that an attack by Cromwell’s forces was repelled in 1650; he lost over 2,000 men before the town eventually surrendered.

Other historic landmarks include the Town Hall, the West Gate and the Friary church. The County Museum in Mick Delahunty Square relates the many facets of Clonmel’s history, while recreational activities can be found in the form of horse-racing, greyhound racing, coursing and fishing. Clonmel is also home to the annual Junction Festival.

Explore Clonmel
The best way to explore the town is by foot on the Clonmel Heritage Trail: allow 1-2 hours for a leisurely stroll. Pick up the trail leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre at the Main Guard

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