|Tipperary Town the capital of the
County of Tipperary. It was originally an Anglo-Norman settlement, it is now at the centre
of a fertile plain known as the Golden Vale. This Golden Vale provides perfect lands for
dairy farming making the area the envy of farmers throughout Ireland.
It was the scene of many violent incidents during the Plan of
Campaign which was part of the second phase of the Land War in the 1880s. A statue of the
Fenian leader of that time, Charles J. Kickham, can be seen on the main street. The Sean
Treacy Swimming Pool, named after the War of Independence veteran, is also testament to
the past history of this town.
South of Tipperary town are the Slievenamuck and
Galtee Mountains which provide the perfect setting for hiking and sightseeing.
The county of Tipperary is an important equestrian
area, with racecourses at Thurles, Clonmel and also Tipperary town. Regular race meetings
take place at Tipperary Racecourse which is actually situated at Limerick Junction and was
formerly known as 'The Junction'. There are also many racing stables and studs in the
area. The world-famous Coolmore Stud is situated in Fethard with its satellite farms
dotted around the Tipperary countryside. The great Istabraq is trained locally at
Ballydoyle. Next to Kildare, one could suggest that the area is the bloodstock and racing
centre of the country.
Tipperary is famous the world over for its song
"its a long way to Tipperary" and we invite you to come and share time
with us. We have a beautiful Town, great indoor and outdoor leisure facilities. It is an
ideal base for walking the Galtees or smaller hills in nearby Cappawhite. You can research
your genealogy at the old Bridewell gaol or visit an old part of Tipperary called
new Tipperary where during the land war of the last century traders moved from
the main street and built a new town. Tipperary has the best pubs in Ireland
Good accommodation and easy travel to and from the
town make Tipperary a good destination. Limerick Junction train station on the main train
line between Cork and Dublin is 3 miles from the town.