Carrick-on-Suir, ‘the rock on the Suir’, has this tidal river as its central feature and is overlooked to the northwest by majestic Sliabh na mBan.
Also known as ‘the mountain of the women’, it has links to the legendary Fionn MacCumhaill. Both river and mountain form a stunning geographical setting in the Tipperary town. For a small town, it punches above its weight in many spheres, due to the efforts and energies of the people in the town and its hinterland. It has a vibrant arts and cultural community as well as a strong sports scene.
With its two theatres; Heritage Centre; the Ormond Castle (a 16th century Tudor House with links to Black Tom Butler and Queen Elizabeth the First); The Tudor Artisan Hub arts collective; the stunning Suir Blueway; Carrick-on-Suir has riches to offer both resident and visitor.