Clonmel in County Tipperary is the county seat of South Tipperary County Council. The town lies mainly on the northern bank of the River Suir with a smaller section south of the river. It lies in a valley, surrounded by mountains and hills. The Comeragh Mountains are to the south, while northeast of the town is Slievenamon. The town is noted in Irish history as having withstood the Cromwellian forces which sacked both Drogheda and Wexford.


If you arrive in Clonmel from the direction of Cashel, you see one of the most panoramic views of green Irish landscape. The town rolls out below with rich rolling terrain ringing the town in the distance. This is postcard Ireland–and a pristine view on most days throughout the year. Cluain geal Meala.

Museums – Tipperary County Museum tells the history of County Tipperary from the stone age to the present. It is also host to many special exhibitions each year. It is the first custom built county museum in Ireland.