First of all, you must absolutely visit the Nenagh Castle (open March to September). Constructed in the 13th century, the castle is Nenagh’s oldest building. There were 5 towers originally but there’s only one left today. This tower was originally the dungeon.
Be aware, there are 101 stairs to climb to the top of the tower! But it’s worth the exercise and you will be rewarded by a great view over Nenagh while you’re at the top. During the visit (which is free), you will know more about the way people were living at the time (what were their pastimes, what they were eating, etc).
While you’re in Ireland, why don’t you use that time to trace your Irish family roots?
There’s a renowned genealogy centre in Nenagh that provides a research service for people whose ancestors originated in North Tipperary. They have access to different sorts of records (church records, civil births, gravestone inscriptions that are exclusive to the center, etc.) Coupled to their unique local knowledge, they can offer the best possible guidance and assistance in locating your Irish ancestry. The centre is located in unique mid-19th century prison buildings where you will be able to visit a recreated school room, a recreated general shop and pub, and also a museum of rural life.
If you like culture, you must know that there’s an arts centre in Nenagh where you can find entertainment for all ages. They’re committed to presenting an original, dynamic and ambitious multi-disciplinary programme of events. Just to give you an idea, they were presenting an interactive play the other day called «The Friday Night Effect » in which the audience had to decide what will happen next at crucial turning points in the story (by choosing between scene A or scene B)!
And if you are in Nenagh for a Hen party and you want to experience something different, I definitely recommend you stop at the lovely Marina’s Ceramics workshop located in Neddy’s Cottage in Dromineer outside of Nenagh. You and your friends will be able to buy ceramic items (there is a wide variety in her cottage and each piece is unique) or make your own piece if you want! And it is guaranteed that you will have a good time with Marina in her cosy place. A great activity to plan if it’s raining, especially with kids (which can happen often in Ireland!)
As you can see, there’s a lot to see around the area! We hope you’ll come to see us and that you’ll have a great time!