County Tipperary


The town of Nenagh grew from a Norman settlement to a typical market town which became a mid-19th century garrison town and capital of the new North Riding.

In 1998, Nenagh won the national Glor an nGael trophy for promotion of the Irish Language.  It hosts an annual traditional music and arts festival in August.



Downtown Scenes
May 18, 2001


The Abbey


The Castle Keep, 1200-1220
Built for the Norman, Theobald fitzWalter, first Butler of Ireland
101 feet high, including an 1860 crown of 24 feet


St. Mary's of the Rosary, 1896
(in the foreground)

St. Mary's Church of Ireland, 1860
(in the background)


Abbey with castle and church
steeples in the background


Corner of MacDonagh Street
Looking up Pearse Street