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County Town: North: Nenagh. South: Clonmel
Population: 149,040
Area: 4,303 sq km
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County Tipperary is Irelandís largest inland county, occupying a large expanse of the south midlands and boasting incredibly fertile soil that makes it the countryís farming capital. Itís also a county reputed for its excellent horse breeding and sporting traditions such as Hurling. Whilst its central region is flat, its boundaries with neighbouring counties in the south and west see scenic hill ranges crossing over and in the north a pleasant long border onto Lough Derg. Cutting through the heart of the county is the River Suir, on whose banks, or one of its tributaries, sits every major town in Tipperary South of Tipperary Town are the Slievenamuck Hills and then the Galtee Mountains, separated by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow.Itís a pleasant area for hiking and cycling with plenty of good accommodation for overnight expeditions. On the main Dublin to Cork road is the town of Cashel, famed for its Rock of Cashel, which dominates every viewpoint. A spectacular group of Medieval buildings set on a rocky outcrop that was the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster for several hundred years prior to Norman Invasion, it is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St Patrick in the 5th Century A.D.

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