Thurles is a vibrant and prosperous town, located in North Tipperary. Thurles, Tipperary is a thriving commercial and business centre and a great place to live, work and visit. Thurles boasts many cultural, and recreational facilities. Here are some of the highlights;
Thurles boasts a fantastic third level educational centre, LIT Thurles which is located next to Thurles Enterprise Centre. There is an excellent Racecourse and Greyhound Track as well as Semple Stadium for gaelic games. The Gaelic Athletic Association was orginally founded in Thurles and visitors can find out all about the history of the GAA with a visit to Lár na Pairce musuem in the town centre.
The town of Thurles offers great value accommodation ranging from hotels to bed and breakfasts. There's a great selection of cafes, bars and restaurants in the town to choose from. The Source Arts Centre in Thurles is a state of the art centre in Co. Tipperary which also hosts the public library and has an excellent schedule of comedy, theatre, concerts and workshops at the venue.
Further afield visitors to the Thurles area can go hiking and treking in the rolling hills of Upperchurch where there's a choice of National Looped Walks, or try fishing in the River Suir, horse riding at one of the equestrian centres near Thurles, visit Holycross Abbey and stop off at Farney Castle.
To learn more about Thurles, County Tipperary, visit http://www.thurles.ie/.