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Tipperary Town

This farming town sits at the edge of the Golden Vale, a fertile farming plain that covers much of County Tipperary.

The name of the town, as well as that of the county, comes from the Celtic 'Tiobraid Arann', which means 'the well of Era', or the River Ara. Tipperary Town is located on the banks of the River Ara, close to the hills surrounding the Glen of Aherlow, where beautiful climbing trails can be found. The dairy farming town features

The dairy farming town features a historic old Butter Market and many restored buildings located in the section called New Tipperary. This area was rebuilt by locals at the time of Ireland’s Land War in 1890-91.

Also located in Tipperary--- the grave of Robert Emmett’s grandfather at the graveyard of St. Mary’s Church, Dalton’s Heritage House, and a statue of Charles Kickham. He was a 19th century novelist who wrote about forced migration and how it adversely affected Tipperary in his book, The Homes of Tipperary.

St. Michael’s Church features a haunting stained glass window that pictures a World War I soldier killed during the fighting.

Genealogy buffs should visit the headquarters of Clann na hEirann, a premier research organization that gathers information on various surnames from all over Ireland.

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