Thurles is built on the river Suir, and owes its development to the Norman Butlers. There are remains of two of their fortresses- a 15th century tower house and the one time home of Lady Thurles, mother of James Butler, first Duke of Ormond. The main reason that Thurles is famous on Ireland is the fact that the Gaelic Athletic Association was founded here in 1884. There is a statue to Archbishop Croke - the Association's first patron. Semple Stadium held the centenary's All Ireland Final, and is named in the memory of Tom Semple who captained the Tipperary teams to All Ireland victory in 1906 and 1908.

 Activities in Thurles

Clay Pigeon Shooting
Thurles Shooting Grounds

Cycling Routes Not Guided
Holycross Cycling Tour

Driving Ranges
Thurles Driving Range

Equestrian Centres
Family And Country
Tipperary Equestrian Centre

Equestrian Holidays
Crossogue House Equestrian
Kilcooley Country And Equestrian Centre

Game Fishing
River Drish

Golf Courses
Thurles Golf Club


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