Nenagh the bustling provincial town owes its origins to the Norman Butlers who built a castle here in 1220. Nearby are the remains of a medieval Franciscan Abbey. In the mid 19th century it prospered as a garrison town. Reminders of this period are to be seen in the preserved facade of the Old County Gaol. There are two neo-gothic churches, St. Mary's of the Rosary built 1896 and St. Mary's Church of Ireland built 1860, both noted for their stained glass windows from the famous Harry Clarke studio.


Tipperary is Ireland's largest inland county. North Tipperary borders counties Clare and Limerick and the entire west of the county borders Lough Derg, the biggest lake on the Shannon. Sights to see while in North Tipperary include the town of Roscrea and its castle, and Holy Cross Abbey.

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Nenagh Castle