Carrick On Suir

Carrick On Suir's most famous person is undoubtably Sean Kelly, following his victory in the Tour de France in the early 1980's. The town itself is half in Waterford, half in Tipperary. Tanneries and textiles are Carricks biggest industries along with the dairy industry. The historic buildings in the town include the Town Clock (1784), two Catholic churches (1822 and 1827), and "the best example in the country of an Elizabethan mansion" (Harbison) which has portraits of the first Queen Elizabeth and its builder - her cousin - 'Black Tom' Butler, the 10th Earl of Ormond - Ormond Castle.


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