On the N74, between Cashel and Tipperary, we find the scenic village of Golden. Situated in the heart of the golden Vale and on the river Suir, it is a popular angling spot - permits are available locally at (062) 72354. The remains of a Tower House coupled with an ancient stone bridge dominates the village, In 1690 William III is reputed to have written a letter from this bridge to the Corporation of Cashel, renewing the Charter granted to it by Charles I. Adjacent to the village is the ruins ofAthassel Abbey, once the largest medieval priory in Ireland. This can be reached in a leisurely walk along the banks of the river Suir.


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