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  1. Holy Cross Abbey

    Holycross, Tipperary

    Holy Cross Abbey, located near Thurles, County Tipperary, was founded in 1168 by Donal Mor O’Brien, King of Munster. It was established for the Benedictine Order, but later transferred to the Cistercians. Mass continues to be celebrated there today. Read more

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  2. Old St Mary's Church, Clonmel

    Clonmel, Tipperary

    It’s believed that in 1204, William de Burgo built Old St Mary’s Church in the town of Clonmel, County Tipperary. A fortified church was later built on the site and today there are remains from its bell tower and east tower house. Read more

  3. Rock of Cashel

    Cashel, Tipperary

    The Rock of Cashel, found in County Tipperary, is an iconic ecclesiastical site and one of Ireland’s top attractions. The group of medieval buildings are located near the centre of Cashel Town and offer stunning vistas of the area’s farmlands. Read more

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  4. Monaincha Church

    Roscrea, Tipperary

    Monaincha Church is found just 2.5km from the historic town of Roscrea, County Tipperary. It is situated on land that was once an island in a bog. The 12th-century church features a finely decorated doorway and a cancel arch made from sandstone. Read more

  5. Hore Abbey

    Cashel, Tipperary

    Hore Abbey, Ireland’s last medieval Cistercian monastery, was founded in 1272 in County Tipperary, just west of Cashel. It was colonised by monks from Mellifont Abbey and comprised a cruciform church, tower, square cloister, and living quarters. Read more

  6. Franciscan Friary Tipperary

    Roscrea, Tipperary

    The Franciscan friary in Roscrea, County Tipperary was established in the 15th century. It featured a house, dormitory, prior’s chamber, chapel, cemetery, garden and orchards. Today, the remains are incorporated into a modern Roman Catholic church. Read more

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  7. Athassel Abbey

    Golden, Tipperary

    Near the village of Golden in County Tipperary, visitors will find Athassel Abbey, an Augustinian monastery established in the 12th century and dedicated to St Edmund. It is the largest medieval priory found in Ireland. Read more

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  8. Roscrea Castle, Church, High Cross and Round Tower

    Roscrea, Tipperary

    The Town of Roscrea in County Tipperary is home to a number of fascinating monuments, such as a 13th-century castle, and St Cronan’s Church, cross and round tower. Read more

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  9. St Patricks Well, Clonmel

    Clonmel, Tipperary

    Found in County Tipperary just outside Clonmel, St Patrick’s Well continues to be a place of pilgrimage as well as a popular tourist attraction. It is one of the largest wells in Ireland and features an early-Christian, Celtic-style cross. Read more

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  10. St Pauls Church

    Cahir, Tipperary

    St Pauls Church, located in the heart of Cahir, is one of only two known churches designed by the celebrated English architect, John Nash and home to The Earl of Glengall & Butler family vault. Read more

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