ThurlesIrish: Durlas Éile) is in County Tipperary, in Ireland. It's the largest city in North Tipperary.
The main Dublin to Cork motorway is also easily accessible from Thurles, being just a 10 minute drive from the motorway, meaning both Dublin and Cork can be accessed in about 80mins by car.
A car is really the best option to make the most of Thurles and the surrounding areas. However within the town itself everything is easily accessible by foot.
phone: +353 504 22702address: Slievenamon RoadLár na Páirce is a museum and interpretive centre of Gaelic Games. It houses the first and oldest collection of memorabilia relating to the GAA and Gaelic Games.
address: St. Mary's Avenue
Cathedral of the AssumptionAfter all, Thurles is known as the Cathedral Town. Built in 1836, the cathedral can hold up to 7000 people. It is open everyday and is free to visit.
- is a small museum at the scene of the Famine Rising. It's 12 km east of Thurles in the back lanes towards Kilkenny, open W-Su 14:30-17:30.
Or a visit to one of the many stables for some horse riding may be what you'd rather. Tipperary is known for its equestrian centre's, (the original famous Coolmore Stud is located in South Tipperary).
Thurles is also home to the famous Semple Stadium. So while your visiting here you could enjoy a game of Hurling or Gaelic Football.
A large 18 hole golf course is also featured in the town of Thurles, so if none of the above were to your fancy then maybe a relaxing game of golf is.
Thurles Golf Club
For the gambler in you, why not pay a visit to the local Greyhound Racing Stadium for a fun night of dog racing? With a bar and a restaurant located within the stadium you could really make a night of it.
phone: +353 504 21003Racing every Friday and Saturday, 20:00.
Also there is Thurles Racecourse which caters for horse racing, also located in Thurles.
address: Racecourse, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Locally made preserves, available from the delis and butchers in the town.
Of course Thurles has fast food restaurants too for that quick and cheap meal, particularly Supermacs.
For a quiet pint, head to Glasheens, just outside the town centre. Or if you feel like dancing the night away head to HQ nightclub. And if its the tradition Irish music you'd rather, then The Monks on Wednesdays is the place to be seen.
Anner Hotelfeatures a leisure centre