County Tipperary Information

County Tipperary, which is located in the South of Ireland, is totally landlocked and is surrounded by the Counties of Clare, Limerick, Galway, Offaly, Laois, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork and Kerry. The main geographical features of the county include a large fertile limestone plain, the Shannon estuary and the Galtee Mountains, the Silvermines and Arra Mountains.

The most important historical site in Tipperary is the Rock of Cashel, an impressive castle situated in the town of Cashel. This castle is passed on the main Dublin to Cork road. The castle was the centre of ecclesiastical and secular life in Tipperary from as early as the fourth century. The plantations of English and Scottish settlers in Tipperary had disastrous consequences for the County. Many native Irish ended up either as tenant farmers on land they originally owned, or living on the bogs.

Other Points of Interest

- The name Tipperary is derived from "Tiobraid Arann" meaning the well of Era which refers to the River Ara.

Estimated Population & Land Area.

The estimated population of Tipperary is 133,308 at the last census. The Land area of Tipperary is 1647 sq miles.

Major Towns

- Nenagh
- Templemore
- Thurles
- Cashel
- Tipperary
- Caher
- Clonmel

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