Local Attractions

Explore the 'Golden Vale' and let the natural beauty and old-world charm of Tipperary and the Abbey Court capitvate you. 

The Abbey Court is uniquely located in the heart of the Midlands in Nenagh,

County Tipperary where so many places are easily accessible.

See below for some of the most popular attractions and hidden gems around Nenagh as well as its neighbouring areas.


Nenagh Castle

The 13th century Nenagh Castle is one of the oldest medieval buildings in the town, located on O’Rahilly Street, just 5 minutes’ walk from the Abbey Court.

Explore the finest cylindrical keep in Ireland. Nenagh Castle is a must see for all families, couples and individuals. 

You will need to walk 101 steps in total to the very top of the castle and see some stunning views from above.

Opening Times

April to October: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Things to Note Before Arrival

Free admission and guided tours (Available upon request)

Groups of 15 or more must pre-book.

Please note that the stairs in the castle are very steep and narrow.

No wheelchair access. 

Address: O’Rahilly Street, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland. 

Phone: +353 (0)67 33850 

E-mail: castlenenagh@gmail.com 


Nenagh Heritage Museum

Built in the 1840-1842, the Nenagh Heritage Museum is a quaint, former County Gaol Governor's House for North Tipperary, located on Kickham Street, just 5 minutes’ walk from the Abbey Court. 

The heritage centre offers a lot of history and is suitable for all families, kids, groups, school tours and individuals.

The gaol experience is eerie, giving visitors a close encounter with the reality and horrors of capital punishment as well as the 19th century injustices committed by local establishment.

There’s a resident genealogist for doing detective work on family history from the area. The heritage centre gallery houses rotating art, craft, photography and information exhibitions from the Tipperary area.

Opening Times

Closed on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays

Tuesdays to Fridays: 10:00am – 4:00pm daily

Things To Note Before Arrival

Free admission

Free guided tours each day. Group bookings call +353 (0)67 33850.

Adjacent car/coach parking (pay and display) available

Address: Nenagh Heritage Centre, The Governor's House, Kickham Street, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland.

Phone: +353 (0)67 33850

E-mail: nenaghheritage@eircom.net 


John Hanly & Co Ltd. 

John Hanly & Co Ltd was established in Tippererary, Ireland in 1893. The company specialises in manufacture of scarves and throws in natural fibres such as woll, cashmere, lambswool, merino and mohair. All of their products are woven in the mill in Tipperary and they offer a stock supported service. They also weave their own labels for brands that require unigueness. Their products are sold to top brands, designers and quality retailers around the world. 

John Hanly & Co Ltd is steeped in tradition and quarantees the products produced are of excellent craftsmanship, outstanding quality and timeless in their beauty. 

Phone: 067 24278

Email: jhanly@iol.ie 

Website: www.trade.johnhanly.com 

Address: Ballyartella Woollen Mills, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. 


St. Mary's of The Rosary Church

A magnificent church stands adjacent to Nenagh Castle, opposite the entrance of Nenagh Arts Centre. Adorned with exquisite stained glass windows behind the altar, intricate tiled floors, and impressive pointed archways lining the nave. Originally intended as the cathedral church of Killaloe Diocese by Bishop Micheal Flannery, Dean Patrick White oversaw its construction, and the church was consecrated in August 1896. 


Nenagh Farmer's Market 

Nenagh's Farmer's Market is held every Saturday at 10am to 3pm on Quintin's Way offering a diverse range of items such as fresh local produce, homemade baked goods, organic products, and much more. 

At Nenagh's Farmer's Market, you can discover a delightful array of locally soursed products, such as: 

  • Fruits, vegetables and eggs from James
  • Organic beef and lamb from Sheepwalk Farm
  • Local farmhouse chesses from Tracy
  • Knitwear, preserves and plants from Gillian
  • Chocolate from Lough Derg Chocolates 
  • Home baking from Noreen
  • Fresh Fish from John
  • Cured pork products from Bronius 
  • Preserves and food lovers' gifts from Maeve

These are just some of the tempting items waiting for you at the market. 

Phone: 086 400 0680

Email: tingelbach@yahoo.co.uk

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Nenagh Walking Tours

Walking Tours take place in Nenagh every Saturday, commencing at 12pm in Banba Square. Walks take approximately one hour. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the historical town of Nenagh and experience the differents stages of life as it was in Nenagh - learn about nenagh during the Norman Settlement, the Medieval Period, the Famine and its development into a thriving town.

Phone: 086 124 7945

Email: millsyng@yahoo.ie

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nenaghwalkingtours/

For more information visit https://www.nenagh.ie/historical-walking-tours-of-nenagh

The Abbey Court Hotel is the ideal place to stay to enjoy a Walking Break in Tipperary. 



The North Tipperary Cycle Network, centred around the town of Nenagh, features three routes spanning from 11km to 67km, along with several shorter options. 

Cyclists exploring the North Tipperary Cycle Network can enjoy scenic views of the local countryside. Each route offers various picnic spots and a selection of acclaimed pubs and restaurants. Loops 1 & 2 chowcase pituresque lakeside views. 

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Experience some of the best fairways around the Lakelands Lough Derg region. Golfers can test their game on quality parkland courses, challenge the water-traps and other hazards on the tree-lined fairways of Clonlara Golf and Leisure Club, East Clare Golf Club, Nenagh Golf Club, Portumna Golf Club and Oldthort Golf Club.



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