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Towns in County Tipperary.

 


Cahir.
 

(Cahar) Circular stone fort.

Cahir nestles at the foot of the Galtee Mountains on the banks of the river Suir, the town's main industries are Tourism and engineering. Cahir has figured prominently in Irish history, the castle bearing the town's name is open to the public and its history chronicled there.

The town and surrounding area was once the property of absentee landlord the Earl of Glengall, who in the famine year of 1846 issued eviction notices on his tennants.

About 4 km (6 miles) north of the town is Knockgraffon Motte, it is reputed to have been the coronation site of the Munster kings, before they transferred to Cahir. Nearby are the remains of the Butler castle built in the 16th century.

Cahir Tourist Office
Castle St
Cahir
Co Tipperary
Tel +353 (0)52 41453
E Mail
Web Site

If walking is your forte the Glen of Aherlow in the Galtee Mountains is well worth a visit, it was the site of many ancient battles. At he head of the glen is Moore Abbey founded by the Franciscan's, it was fortified and used as a fortress during the Elizabethan war.