ABOUT SOUTH TIPPERARY
Offering excellent employment opportunities, fascinating heritage, and a high quality of life, South Tipperary attracts more and more residents every year.
If you’re considering a move yourself, South Tipperary should undoubtedly be on your shortlist. It seems that many people agree, because the last census showed a 7% increase in population. The growth was shared between the major towns – including Clonmel, Cashel, Tipperary, Carrick-on-Suir and Cahir – as well as the rural villages, where property developers have been quick to capitalise on the county’s natural beauty.
Business and Industry
Employment opportunities are plentiful and diverse. Many major companies are headquartered here, and South Tipperary County Council provides an excellent business support service. The service industry commands the highest number of jobs, followed by the pharmaceutical and agriculture sectors. Of course, the county has an historical equine tradition; several world-famous horses were bred and trained here, and the headquarters of Coolmore Stud and Ballydoyle lie just outside Fethard.
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Exploring the County
South Tipperary has a proud heritage, with records dating back to Mesolithic times. The county is scattered with heritage sites and whispers of myths and legend. The most famous is the Rock of Cashel – one of Ireland’s favourite tourist destinations – but you’d be missing out if you didn’t take a detour to our beautiful monastic abbeys at Athassel and Kilcooly, or pause to marvel at the Norman history in Cahir Castle.
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Sport and Lifestyle
There’s one sport that unites young and old in South Tipperary, and that’s hurling! The Tipperary team has won 25 All-Ireland titles since 1887. The county’s premier sport is accessible and extremely popular, played and enjoyed by all ages. South Tipperary is known throughout Ireland for its sporting excellence and hosts a range of sporting facilities.
When we’re not wielding a hurley, South Tipperary people might be found reading one of the local papers – The Nationalist, The Munster Express, The Tipperary Star or South Tipp Today – or tuned in to the local radio station, Tipp FM.
Main Towns in South Tipperary
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