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County Tipperary Travel Guide: 179 reviews and 515 photos

Rock of Cashel

Logically a county that's a bit out of the way even thought it's in the centre of Ireland.

Many people prefer to be travellers rather than tourists. This is a county that is unspoilt by tourism.

Famous citizens with roots from here - Boy George, Shane MacGowan, Vincent O'Brien and Ronnie Regan

Vincent O Brien

An Irishman whose name would barely cause a flicker in a 21st century obsessed by celebrity has been voted horse racing's all-time great.

Trainer Vincent O'Brien saw off the challenge of legendary jockey Lester Piggott and a host of other big names to finish first in the poll.

O'Brien may not be a household name in most modern-day homes, but in racing circles and his homeland he is quite simply a legend.

Now in his ninth decade, M.V. O'Brien won every race that counted in Britain and Ireland during a training career that spanned more than half a century.

1 Vincent O'Brien
2 Lester Piggott
3 Sheikh Mohammed
4 Tony McCoy
5 Fred Archer
6 Martin Pipe
7 Sir Gordon Richards
8 Sir Henry Rous
9 Fred Winter
10 Queen Mother
11 Phil Bull
12 Frankie Dettori

And more than that, he triumphed both over the jumps and on the Flat.

He is the only man to have trained three consecutive Grand National winners.

birthplace of the G.A.A.

It all started at Hayes Hotel in Thurles in 1884

Soccer is a gentleman's game played by gurriers
Rubgy is a gurrier's game played by gurriers
Gaelic games are gurrier's games played by gurriers
- Oscar Wilde

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:What you see is what you get, hurling and horses
  • Cons:No coastline
  • In a nutshell:'Real' Ireland
  • Last visit to County Tipperary: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • sirenna's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2005 at 5:47 AM

    I enjoyed tracing a bit of family history! My mother used to own a pub in alittle village near Thurles called Tullaroan. Nice tips and photos.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2004 at 5:21 AM

    I've heard it is a long way to Tipperary. (I see you are fond of horses. My daughter is apprenticed to be a jump jockey and just did her first picnic races.)

  • mapakettle's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2004 at 4:45 AM

    Sean, very informative. I'd never heard of hurling before, as a sport that is. In Canada, hurling means 'upchucking'. Pa

  • dfor's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2004 at 8:29 AM

    good info about the hurling

  • saraheg77's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2004 at 5:49 AM

    Nice tips! I hope to make it to your country soon!

  • jnyvegas's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2004 at 12:38 PM

    I see you like hurling, when we were in Ireland we golfed with Nicki English for 3 days..he is a great guy. The bus that we drove around in from course to course was the Tip team bus too..Dave the driver was great


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