Nenagh, Tipperary

A short visit to Nenagh today to take in a few sights in the area. Nenagh, a Market town in North Tipperary, is often overlooked as a place to visit which is a bit of a shame considering its rich heritage and history.


This particular page is a copy of a post on Nenagh I made a while ago.

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Among some of the things to see or visit here are Nenagh Castle which is free entry and has a beautiful view from the top and Nenagh Gaol which is also free entry and which is home to an intriguing Heritage Centre housing a wealth of artifacts from bygone times. It is staggering the amount of history told here through it's various collections, a true hidden gem.

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The guide here was called Gerry and we got a free tour of the Gatehouse where prisoners were kept prior to execution. This chap has a wealth of knowledge and is both entertaining and informative and you could really appreciate he enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the area.

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The few pictures posted here show just a tiny fraction from the Heritage Centre/Gaol. The Execution platform and Noose certainly bring home the horror's awaiting the condemned as does the condemned men's tiny exercise yard. 

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The Franciscan Friary in Nenagh is somewhat nondescript but worth visiting as it sits right in the heart of town.

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Nenagh Courthouse is an imposing building with its grand Ionic style columns and it has some thoughtfully designed statues on the grounds of Irish Olympic Champions from times of old.

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Not far from Nenagh are the Silvermine Mountains and if you like scenic cycling combined with a steep hill climb (I do) there's no better choice of climb than Keepers Hill just beside Silvermine's village, a guaranteed burn for the legs......

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