Nenagh – County Tipperary
Nenagh was once the largest Market Town in Munster !
Nenagh, County Tipperary lies on the banks of the Nenagh River which empties into Lough Derg at Dromineer (nine kilometres to the north-west) which is a popular centre for sailing and water sports. The Silvermines Mountain range lies to the south of the town (highest peak Keeper Hill at 694 metres). Nenagh is home to the imposing Nenagh Castles with its stunning community walled garden bursting with lavender. As a traditional Market town, Nenagh has a diverse offering for shoppers with country markets and artisan eateries and food producers.
Tipperarry – Rich in Culture and History!
Built from limestone, Nenagh Castle measures fifty-five feet in external diameter at the base and rises to a height of one hundred feet. The Castle features four storeys and thanks to a recent renovation this wonderful landmark now represents the town’s premier tourist attraction. The building has stone spiral stairs to the top. There are 101 steps in all to the top. Access to the tower is through a passageway within the base of the wall. The walled garden beside the castle was recently restored as a community garden in a project run by the County Council.
Nenagh Heritage Centre
The Nenagh Heritage Centre is located in two stone Georgian buildings, built in 1840-1842 as the Governor’s House and Gatehouse of an extensive Gaol complex for North Tipperary, which held thousands of prisoner’s until its closure in 1887. Condemned cells in the Gatehouse held persons who were sentenced to death by hanging. Between 1842 and 1858, seventeen Tipperary men were executed here. Shortly after the prison closed in 1887, it was taken over by the local Tipperary branch of the Sisters of Mercy for educational purposes. The Heritage Centre has been open to visitors to County Tipperary since 1984. If you are looking for tourist attractions in Tipperary, why not visit this unique Museum& Heritage Centre!
Food and Drink
Steeples is a Vegetarian Café located in the historical quarter of Nenagh. Using all locally produce vegetables grown by themselves at Shanbally House & Gardens. This quirky little eatery not only provides delicious artisan coffee and nutritious food, But also has a health food and book store. On the second floor they have a historical exhibition, making this the perfect destination to spend an hour or 2 while in Nenagh.
County choice is an Independent fine food grocer, delicatessen & coffee bar. They produce a lot of the products that are on sale in the store and sourcing only the finest quality foods that Ireland has to offer. If you’re looking for food on the go, then these guys offer an extremely tasty lunch option. Using organic ingredients, Country Choice produce amazing treats you would expect to see in a Michelin star restaurant. The friendly and knowledgeable Peter is always on hand to advise you on the best ingredients and possibly a fine port, sherry or wine to match. Check out the guys on Instagram to get a feel for the place. County Choice Instagram
We Love Ireland – Town Spotlight of Nenagh
We made a visit to the Historic Tipperary town Nenagh. Tasting the beautiful food on offer and more importantly meeting the amazing people that call this great town home.
Family run business in the heart of Nenagh offering top quality dining experience. A great place to stay for a night or two in the beautiful County of Tipperary.
Getting to Nenagh!
- From Galway: 102 km (63 miles) – 1 hr 25 min
- From Dublin: 156 km (97 miles) – 1 hr 41 min
- From Belfast: 322 km (200 miles) – 3 hours 6 min