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

March 25, 2018 Venice Greaves

Thurles (/ˈtʊrləs/; Irish: Durlas or Durlas Éile) is a town in County Tipperary, Ireland. It is located in the civil parish of same name in the barony of Eliogarty and in the ecclesiastical parish of Thurles. The cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly is located in the town.
Restaurants in Thurles

1. Holycross Abbey

Holycross Village, Thurles, Ireland +353 86 166 5869
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4.5 based on 73 reviews

Holycross Abbey

Reviewed By jrsplorer - Little Rock, Arkansas

Ireland has a lot of hidden gems, a lot not worth fighting tiny roads tho spend the 5 min to see. This one is well worth it. Off the M8 at either Cashel (take this route) or from Thurl ( a road only a very seasoned left driver should take) is this beautiful romantic Abbey of days gone past. Like the rock of Cashel these are 2 sites you must see!

2. Crossogue Equestrian Centre

Crossogue House, Thurles, Ireland +353 504 54166
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5 based on 56 reviews

Crossogue Equestrian Centre

Reviewed By nahakoni

I had high expectations before I had set off seeing all the good reviews on Trip Advisor, and I was not disappointed. I was wowed.
First and foremost, it was important for me to be able to ride good horses in a beautiful country side. Both were definitely fulfilled. I rode two horses both of which were good-natured and willing, and the scenery was just absolutely stunning.
For the rest: All the wonderful things have been already said here but if I could add something, it is the genuineness of the staff that stood out for me. Noel and Maike are great instructors who take their job seriously (with a great sense of humor). Jen and everyone in the kitchen were so warm and welcoming. Mark was an excellent host who passionately made sure that everyone was happy. Overall, you could feel that the place was run by a team with great collegiality. I can't wait to go back!

3. The Source Arts Centre

The Source Arts Centre Cathedral Street, Thurles E41 A4E8, Ireland +353 504 90204
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

The Source Arts Centre

The Source Arts Centre comprises of a 250 seat theatre, visual art gallery, community studio space and café/bar. Set in the heart of Thurles town and on the banks of the River Suir, the arts centre has a year round programme of cultural events including theatre, live music, comedy, dance, art-house cinema, children’s theatre, youth arts and ballet. The Source shares a building with Thurles Library. The Source Gallery is a shared space programmed year round by both The Source Arts Centre and Thurles Library. The Source also boasts a café serving delicious homemade food and the best coffee in town!

Reviewed By Sinead T - Thurles, Ireland

I live in Thurles and this place is something local. There's a library, drama centre, most of the clubs take place in the Community Center. Beside there's a swimming pool. And they're building a playground and a park at the moment. They're building a bridge across the river too. And if you walk right up the path you come to Thurles's main shopping centre, Dunnes. It's a really great place!

4. St Mary's Famine History Museum

St. Mary's Lane, Thurles, Ireland +353 504 21133
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

St Mary's Famine History Museum

Reviewed By mike S - San Diego, California

Lots of very interesting display's of what life was like during the famine. Has original "Gratuitious Relief Ration Record Book" (or the ‘Distribution Book,’ as it was also called,) for the electoral divisions of Holycross, Thurles and Ballycahill for 1847. Admission is only a nominal donation. If in town or passing thru, an excellent stop for an hour or less.

5. Lar na Pairce Museum

Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Ireland +353 504 22702
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4 based on 10 reviews

Lar na Pairce Museum

Reviewed By tomhannon - dublin Ireland

called on sunday after games in the park....only 3000 at games ...saw 5.or 6 others attempt to get in..............closed....its a gaa museum folks??? clue in the name suggests to me should be open when big games are 300m away...and advert in all programmes to advertise the fact... if they only opened for 2 hours after games that may do.....anyway got in next day..good selection of tipp gear....was looking for books and postcards..both well hidden around a corner and in what seemed a corridor......need to freshen up appearance of shop and get experienced staff....or rent out to somebody who wishes to make money....worth a visit......can do much better....

6. P.O' Gormans

Mitchel Street, Thurles, Ireland +353 504 21461
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

P.O' Gormans

Reviewed By Sinead T - Thurles, Ireland

This is a great restaurant! The meals are so delicious, like you just cooked it yourself and they are proper portions because some restaurants give tiny portions and your still hungry after you meal. This restaurant has a brilliant menu. Where everybody can find something! I hope after you read my review, you will go and eat there!!!

7. The Slieveardagh Experience

River Street | Killenaule, Thurles, Ireland

Historical Guided Mini Bus Tours

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