What to do and see in Nenagh, Ireland: The Best Places and Tips

December 17, 2017 Phylicia Berquist

Nenagh Irish: Aonach Urmhumhan or simply An tAonach, meaning “The Fair of Ormond” is the county town and second largest town in County Tipperary in Ireland.
Restaurants in Nenagh

1. Lough Derg Water Sports

Kilgarvan Quay | The Red Shed, Nenagh, Ireland
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Lough Derg Water Sports

Lough Derg Water Sports is a family run water sports venture basesd on the northwest shores of Lough Derg. We run private bookings for various group sizes, catering for up to 20 paddlers. We also run Summer Camps for kids and Blueway10K Challenge training classes 6 day a week in the summer

Reviewed By Jaylo13 - York, UK

Went with my partner at the last minute. We called Becky who explained they were very busy but would do her best to get us in the next day. She rang back as promised and got us in which we really appreciated.
My parter is very experienced when it comes to Kayaking. I am not! I'd done an hour before we went and was somewhat apprehensive... I should've have been.
What a great bloke Reuben is. He kitted us out and we spent threes hours on the lake, it flew by. Played games, explored local nature, had fun and was soaked and shattered by the end but it was the best day of our holiday.
Reuben and Becky are running a great place and I'd highly recommend. They have given me the Kayaking bug and we hope to return next year with me more up to speed!
Thanks guys, it was great.

2. Nenagh Castle

O'Rahilly Street | Access Via Banba Square, Nenagh, Ireland +353 67 33850
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Nenagh Castle

The Castle is Nenagh's oldest building, and it's construction in the 13th Century laid the foundation for the development of the town. Theobald FitzWalter, whose successors would become Earls and Dukes of Ormond, built the castle and upon its completition c.1220 It served as the main seat of the Butler family, until 1391. The Castle boasts the finest cylindrical keep in Ireland. Like most keeps, it formed part of perimiter of the fortress, being incorporated in the curtain walls surrounding a five-sided courtyard. The Castle has had extensive renovations from 2009 to completion in June 2013. Free admission and free guided tours are available on request. The castle is a medieval building and has a stone spiral stairs to the top. There are 101 steps in all to the top. Access to the tower is through a passageway within the base of the wall. This has low head room and visitors will need to stoop to avoid hitting the stone above. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Nenagh Castle is open from April to October. Tue-Sat: 10am-1pm, 2pm-4.30Pm Last admission: 3.45 Pm Free guided tours available on request. Average length of visit - 30 min. All groups of 15 or more must pre-book.

Reviewed By DUN01170 - Geneva, Switzerland

A very tangible relic of what was once a most important castle. Located near the centre of the town, beside the excellent Steeple restaurant and the Heritage Museum. Well worth a visit.Thank you for your kind feedback Odd man..Kevin..Nenagh Castle.

3. Nenagh Heritage Museum

Kickham Street, Nenagh, Ireland +353 67 33850
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Nenagh Heritage Museum

Reviewed By Robert W - Cavan, Ireland

Enter here through impressive gateway only to find this was the final cells before prison sex were hanged. Won't tell you more as it might spoil your visit. Just go in further to learn what these buildings were originally used for. Guaranteed to impress.

4. Una Powell's Pub

42 Summerhill, Nenagh Co. Tipperary, Ireland +353 67 32820
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5 based on 15 reviews

Una Powell's Pub

Reviewed By Traveling_Girl1987

While researching my family ancestry in Nenagh I had to stop at Una's, as my surname is Powell aswell. Such a beautiful pub that has stuck with its traditional charm and decor it's like going back in time! James and Marie were very kind hosts and the locals were entertaining :)

5. Paddy Rohan's Pub

12 Sarsfield Street, Nenagh EST 1857, Ireland +353 67 31035
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5 based on 9 reviews

Paddy Rohan's Pub

Reviewed By Nualaholligan

New Year's Eve 2014, impromptu singing from Joe, 90 years old. Trio of flautists , mesmerizing . Everyone up Irish dancing, even theCanadian!. Tiny, but 100 percent traditional

6. John Hanly & Co Ltd Factory Shop

Ballyartella Woollen Mills, Nenagh, Ireland +353 67 24278
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John Hanly & Co Ltd Factory Shop

Reviewed By Jilldutoit - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Visiting Hanly's is like taking in a big gulp of fresh air - it was one of the high points of our visit to Nenagh. It is so encouraging to see that an Enterprise started in the late 1800's, is continuing production of their precious fabric right into the new millenium.
Many small mills like these have folded from the onslaught of cheaper imports, more's the pity. We were so impressed with both the quality and the variety of the fabric available, from the bright jewel colours of the weaves, to the muted tones of the tweeds.
When these material are crafted into gifts, then that is a double bonus as far as I am concerned.
We were attended to by a charming lady who didn't mind showing us around and gladly answered our questions.
I was also pleased to discover the user-friendly website, which will facilitate online shopping, but I am more than pleased to have had a "real " shopping experience, in a very special place!
By the way, the factory shop is easy to find as it is well signposted!

7. Nenagh Arts Centre

Town Hall Banba Square, Nenagh, Ireland +353 67 34400
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Nenagh Arts Centre

Nenagh Arts Centre is located in the heart of Nenagh and beside Banba Square. The Arts Centre organises and promotes various artists and productions who are performing the premises. Nenagh Arts Centre hosts a variety of Music, Theatre, Drama, Comedy, Children's Productions and more. Tickets for Performances cost between €0 and €30.

Reviewed By blueeyesIreland - Ireland

Have to agree with everything Michelle C said. I would love to see Isla Grant there. She's a super performer and very popular. She's in Ireland next month. Also would love to see more country bands, as their popularity is on the rise, big time. Keep up the good work.

8. Lily's Bar

79 Pearse Street, Nenagh, Ireland +353 67 64793
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Lily's Bar

Reviewed By Pete H

Cosy put & great atmosphere, Bar woman could not do enough for us, great spot to watch the game with some live music after. Well worth a trip over and extremely central

9. Nenagh Walking Tours

Banba Square, Nenagh, Ireland
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Nenagh Walking Tours

Reviewed By Pat H - Newtown Tipperary

I was delighted to take part in a walking tour of Nenagh.Our affable guide really knows his stuff and it was a pleasure from start to finish.So many people don't see the world around them ,and it is a life lesson to realise that we are part of the great continumn of history.A must if you are anywhere near Nenagh.

10. The Hideaway

Ballygraigue Rd | Farnamurray Close, Nenagh, Ireland +353 83 048 3433

Hide away from all your stresses and strains and enjoy some relaxing and rejuvenating luxury massage and body treatments in the professional hands of The Hideaway, Nenagh. Choose from an array of both therapeutic and enjoyable treatments from Luxury Hot Stone Massage to Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage to Muscle Melt Massage and Pregnancy Massage to Luxury Leg and Foot Massage.

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