In the South of Ireland just above Waterford county is South Tipperary. It consists of just over half of the original Tipperary county.
The principal town is Clonmel with it's spacious streets, riverside walks and orchards. There are a number of historic attractions there also including a 13th century friary and 17t century courthouse. Tipperary the town is one of the most well known Irish towns because of the World War 1 song "It's a long way to Tipperary", it is an old market town and still has an extensive butter and milk processng industry today.
The River Suir that flows through middle of the county is well regarded as a great brown trout fishing location and the Galtee mountains and wooded ridge of Slievenamuck, once used by outlaws as a hideout but now more known for it's outdoor activities such as horeseriding, hiking, cycling and fishing.
The most well known attraction in the county is the Rock of Cashel. A large castle complex sitting atop a hill which served as the seat of the Kings of Munster for hundreds of years prior to the Norman invasion in the 12th century. The earliest buildings remaining on the site are from around 1100 but there are many remaining structures from the 13th century and later.
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