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Best & Worst County Tipperary towns

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,725 ✭✭✭charlemont


    Paddico wrote: »
    A bypass since the 60’s? The first town to be bypassed was Naas around 84 and they only bypassed Limerick a few years ago.
    While I agree on the relief road been ridiculous and will get bogged down on objections it isn’t completely the traffic that’s killing the town centre, its things like the council charging for parking, big super stores outside the town that sort of thing.

    I'm well aware of when By Passes started to be built here. Most of our roads had audits and plans done on them several decades ago but that's not to say they were built then.

    Here's the so called planned relief work..
    http://www.southtippcoco.ie/media/T1_Part8_Report_Nature%20and%20Extent%20of%20Proposed%20Development.pdf


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,049 ✭✭✭digzy


    charlemont wrote: »
    Your above my silly comments are you ? Hasn't stopped you making silly accusations of your own against me has it ? Your obviously a fairly pathetic bloke, You can give it but you can't take it, And I don't know or really care what you work at either..

    Ah now, there you go again

    'attack the post not the poster'

    I haven't accused you of anything except misrepresenting the people of the town-spoofing! Unlike you, I'm not interested in either 'giving it' or 'taking it', just correcting your stupid post. Keyboard warrior away. You're the only one boasting about what you do-Nobody cares, especially not me. You've been found spoofing on that by another poster here. I never stated what I do, looking for credibility nor did I go stalking your page nor did i send you silly pm's about a duel:rolleyes:......and you're accusing me of being childish:pac:

    You can tell someone's loosing any argument when you see the personal barbs. You lost this one long ago, you just don't know it yet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,560 ✭✭✭✭Kess73


    Mod Post: Two posters in particular have spent the past few days sniping at each other, as well as throwing in a mix of personal abuse, flaming, back seat modding, and general acting the prat.

    They each get a week off from the forum as a result.

    I don't want to see a repeat of it when you both return, and don't want to see anyone else ruining the thread in a similar fashion


  • Registered Users Posts: 165 ✭✭AndreaEgan


    Guys I was just wondering what would be a nice little town/village to visit in Tipp this summer? Looking back through the thread Terryglass seems to be quite popular on here. I've heard a lot about it in relation to the Arts Festival and over the last few days with the fine weather I've heard quite a few people say they'd love to be down at Terryglass Quay. Just wondering is there much to do there and where would be the best place to stay?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭Paddico


    Can anyone post the full link to the Tipperary road relief scheme. The link wont open here at work


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  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭sallybongers


    Was in Carrick On Suir for The Clancy Festival last weekend. It's a fantastic little town. It was lovely to see the community come together and organize such an enjoyable weekend.

    Sitting by the river, listening to amazing music. A weekend that will live long in the memory. Well done to everyone involved.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,560 ✭✭✭✭Kess73


    AndreaEgan wrote: »
    Guys I was just wondering what would be a nice little town/village to visit in Tipp this summer? Looking back through the thread Terryglass seems to be quite popular on here. I've heard a lot about it in relation to the Arts Festival and over the last few days with the fine weather I've heard quite a few people say they'd love to be down at Terryglass Quay. Just wondering is there much to do there and where would be the best place to stay?


    I fish in and around Terryglass and it is a lovely spot especially when the weather is good.Would make for a good little spot to stay a few nights so you could use the days to explore the Tipperary side of Lough Derg. Lots of nice villages/spots within a short drive like Ballina, Dromineer, Portroe, Puckane etc, and literally hundreds of spots to stop and take in the beauty of the lake and surrounding countryside.


    Lots of cracking pubs and spots to eat on that side of the lake as well as places of historical interest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,783 ✭✭✭RidleyRider


    Have to agree with kess on Terryglass. We go there on the boat quite a but and the peace and quite is unbelievable. Great surroundings as kess said too. You'll never be hungry with the pub grub!


  • Registered Users Posts: 165 ✭✭AndreaEgan


    Kess73 wrote: »
    I fish in and around Terryglass and it is a lovely spot especially when the weather is good.Would make for a good little spot to stay a few nights so you could use the days to explore the Tipperary side of Lough Derg. Lots of nice villages/spots within a short drive like Ballina, Dromineer, Portroe, Puckane etc, and literally hundreds of spots to stop and take in the beauty of the lake and surrounding countryside.

    Lots of cracking pubs and spots to eat on that side of the lake as well as places of historical interest.
    Have to agree with kess on Terryglass. We go there on the boat quite a but and the peace and quite is unbelievable. Great surroundings as kess said too. You'll never be hungry with the pub grub!

    Thanks guys! I've heard so much about it, will definitely have to take the trip down :) Yeah I was looking for a nice, quiet little area with the scenery, also with Lough Derg passing through it sounded like a bonus! Paddys Bar is another spot I will have to visit. I have heard that the people are extremely nice and friendly. Terryglass Arts Festival is on this August as far as I know, might even make the two trips down :) Thanks again!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 mon tipp town


    As a man from tipp town it is fair to say it is infested with drugs and knackers.but by **** there is worse towns. Tipp has a cinema ...Cashel...no. Tipp has a pool...Cashel...no.And the Abbey is has the best percentage of students passing there leaving cert.When its time for secondery school every flocks into tipp town. So everyone who says tipp town is a bad town your just a ****ing snoby twat probably from the north, and we got clan...better than rev . PS if your from tipp u should know who brouno is so big shout out to the best chipper and **** anyone from limerick city or who don't like tipp town.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,789 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    Did you just register to post this?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,543 ✭✭✭✭OwaynOTT


    I'm a snob!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭Paddico


    I'm from Tipp Town too but why on earth resurrect this rubbish?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,277 ✭✭✭danganabu


    As a man from tipp town it is fair to say it is infested with drugs and knackers.but by **** there is worse towns. Tipp has a cinema ...Cashel...no. Tipp has a pool...Cashel...no.And the Abbey is has the best percentage of students passing there leaving cert.When its time for secondery school every flocks into tipp town. So everyone who says tipp town is a bad town your just a ****ing snoby twat probably from the north, and we got clan...better than rev . PS if your from tipp u should know who brouno is so big shout out to the best chipper and **** anyone from limerick city or who don't like tipp town.

    The irony of the bolded part considering the rest of your post is comedy gold :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,967 ✭✭✭✭The Lost Sheep


    a friend of mine and his missus are really finding it hard to buy a house in limerick and are considering buying in nenagh

    i think ive driven through it once in my life and know nothing about it bar it has a population about the size of tuam?

    whats it like in terms of shopping and restaurants, no one expects the shopping or entertainment that a city has but how does it compare to other towns with a population under ten thousand ?
    Compare in what way? Some very decent shops
    Good restaurants/food stores like Peppermill, new restaurant up near cbs called bistro41(havent tried that yet so cant comment)
    Some excellent cafe's in the town.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7 funemployed


    Hi all, reinventing this post again. Looking through the comments in Tipp town now and its not showing it in great light in fairness.
    I'm not from the area but we recently were left a house on the outskirts of the town and considering moving there.( currently renting in another county)
    Weighing up the pros and cons now....property in Ireland seems to be skyrocketing at the moment so financially makes sense but can't shake the bad tipp tow
    n vibe either..
    Has it improved any bit over the last few years??


  • Registered Users Posts: 339 ✭✭DaveJac


    Hi all, reinventing this post again. Looking through the comments in Tipp town now and its not showing it in great light in fairness.
    I'm not from the area but we recently were left a house on the outskirts of the town and considering moving there.( currently renting in another county)
    Weighing up the pros and cons now....property in Ireland seems to be skyrocketing at the moment so financially makes sense but can't shake the bad tipp tow
    n vibe either..
    Has it improved any bit over the last few years??

    It is what you make it I think what are your interests ect, there is alot to do in the town, sports clubs, gyms, pool, musical society, brass band, there is negatives but every place has those if you want to just look at the bad its very easy to run a place down,


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,444 ✭✭✭✭callaway92


    Just from a traffic POV, at what would've been an off-peak time today of 11:20 it took me 20 mins to get from Ballykisteen to Amber at the other side of the town.

    All caused by a Bin Truck doing their collections. Nothing against the bin truck, but as usual it just shows what a nightmare of a town it is to get through. Absolutely sick of it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 643 ✭✭✭kagni


    Hi all, reinventing this post again. Looking through the comments in Tipp town now and its not showing it in great light in fairness.
    I'm not from the area but we recently were left a house on the outskirts of the town and considering moving there.( currently renting in another county)
    Weighing up the pros and cons now....property in Ireland seems to be skyrocketing at the moment so financially makes sense but can't shake the bad tipp tow
    n vibe either..
    Has it improved any bit over the last few years??

    The town probably suffers in comparison to it's nearest neighbours (Cashel & Cahir) which offer lots more facilities and are nicer towns in general. I wouldn't let the comments on here totally put you off, people love to complain. I'm living in Tipp Town for the last 15 years and it's certainly not all bad.
    I'd say it would be worth spending a few days down in Tipp and see what you think - have a good walk around the town (not just the main street), visit a few pubs (when they open), restaurants, sports facilities, nearby attractions, etc. and get a feel for the place.

    The Negatives -
    High unemployment rate (and all the associated problems that brings).
    Like many small towns around the country the town centre is on it's knees.
    Lots of closed shopfronts, mostly bookies, pubs and chippers left.
    Little invested in the town over the years and the effects are there to be seen with some vacant buildings and badly kept public spaces, the whole place just looks a bit rundown.
    Traffic through town centre is awful, lack of parking also a problem.
    Not much to do in the town.
    Some antisocial behaviour but I don't think it's any worse than anywhere else to be honest.
    Some of the pubs on the dodgy side and the better ones could make a bit more effort with entertainment

    The Postives -
    Good sporting amenities - Canon Hayes Recreation Centre and Swimming Pool.
    1 golf course in the town and 2 more locally. Well run GAA, Soccer, Rugby, Tennis, Hockey and other sports clubs in the town.
    Town centre has possibly hit rock-bottom and seems to be slowly improving - 2 decent restaurants, some closed landmark premises recently purchased and would be hopeful that they will be re-opened.
    Glen of Aherlow is only a couple of miles away for great walks and scenery.
    Very friendly town, in general the people are great.
    Good choice of schools (2 of my kids have been through two of the secondary schools and I would have no complaints about either one).
    Excel centre is a great facility with Cinema, theatre and library.
    Well served by supermarkets (Tesco,Dunnes,Supervalu,Aldi.Lidl) and other shops, most of the time I can get whatever I need in the town (and if I can't, Limerick is close enough).
    Efforts to get a bypass built to take traffic out of town centre seems to be gaining traction.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,017 ✭✭✭tastyt


    This thread will probably always has Tipp town as the worst because it has had its issues to be fair . It does have potential as a commuter town to Limerick though. I honestly think Roscrea would be a worse place to live .

    A lot of money going into nenagh , Thurles and clonmel and those towns are definitely improving


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  • Registered Users Posts: 658 ✭✭✭MIRMIR82


    I've never been to Tipp town, but given the recent talk of it here, I went onto streetview to have a look. It looks like there are good enough amenities for a small rural town to me. Anything you could want is in it except clothing, but thats the case in almost all towns now. You have to go to the cities for clothes.

    The one thing that's so obvious though, is the lack of investment from the county council. The roads and footpaths are atrocious looking. Local Politian's obviously don't live in the town itself!! Rural towns just don't matter anymore. Its a crying shame! If a rural town looks good nowadays it's because of the locals setting up tidy-towns etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 658 ✭✭✭MIRMIR82


    tastyt wrote: »
    This thread will probably always has Tipp town as the worst because it has had its issues to be fair . It does have potential as a commuter town to Limerick though. I honestly think Roscrea would be a worse place to live .

    A lot of money going into nenagh , Thurles and clonmel and those towns are definitely improving

    Roscrea has its problems alright, it probably always will being a mid point between Limerick and Dublin, but as i've said above the locals in Roscrea keep the town looking great, floral displays, tidy towns etc. There are several little gardens around the town done by the locals and i think it looks great now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,789 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    For a big town has tipp town ever produced any decent hurlers?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,595 ✭✭✭giveitholly


    For a big town has tipp town ever produced any decent hurlers?

    St Michaels are the local soccer team so plenty would play with them from a young age. Arravale Rovers the local GAA club would be predominantly a football club


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,802 ✭✭✭thegills


    Ballina has to be up there for nicest town. On Lough Derg with plenty of nices bars, restaurants and cafes. Surrounded by mountains so lots of trails. Just off the M7 so good transport links.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,789 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    St Michaels are the local soccer team so plenty would play with them from a young age. Arravale Rovers the local GAA club would be predominantly a football club

    So that's a no?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,595 ✭✭✭giveitholly


    So that's a no?

    No nothing going back to the 80s anyway,would be too young to remember anyone before that


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,839 ✭✭✭Poxyshamrock


    What’s the pool like in Tipp Town these days? Must be 20 years since I’ve been. Has it been done up much since then?


  • Registered Users Posts: 643 ✭✭✭kagni


    So that's a no?

    John O'Donoghue probably the most famous - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_O%27Donoghue_(hurler)

    Of current players - Johnny Ryan captained Tipp minor hurlers a couple of years ago and is on U20 team


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,832 ✭✭✭lisasimpson


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    tastyt wrote: »
    This thread will probably always has Tipp town as the worst because it has had its issues to be fair . It does have potential as a commuter town to Limerick though. I honestly think Roscrea would be a worse place to live .

    A lot of money going into nenagh , Thurles and clonmel and those towns are definitely improving

    Lot of work been done in nenagh should benefit the whole of north tipp in the long run. Council bought lisbunny industrial park a ring rd from the dublin to to the borrisokane rd would be a good traffic relief job going through that industrial.park, parts over by Streame seem to be getting developed now. Even Fiserv going in and taking over the building that was there improved the area visually now they are expanding. A digital hub is to be built there too. Many of the old houses in the town seems to be getting bought up and renovated. Potential for some of the unfinished estates to get finished off now serious shortage of houses in the nenagh area.. if only the rail line had decent times to allow for commuting into limerick would be a benefit too
    Nice job done over the Erin foods site in Thurles. Now if only some businesses etc could go into the square and run down friar st they are awful looking. Expansion of the Mary I campus and the LIT campus should help bring some life back to the town and with a bit of imagination benefit the eyesore thats the munster hotel. Nenagh as a town has way more up and go about it than Thurles
    Templemore is an odd one. A town with a bit of potential. Local politicans dont even seen to care much about it. It doesnt even benefit from the crowds that come over to the park or climb the devils bit. There are a few local who volunteer their time to help the town since it lost its town council some locals got together to form a developement association but their is only so much they can do They have got funding to improve the park and restore some of the old walls on approach rd. There is also another group of volunteers trying to make the town a sustainable town working alongside the tipperary sustainable energy organisations. Its a pitty these people are not getting supported more by local politicians or even getting some recognition in local press
    If your a sports lover loads of options in the town for you both on a competitive and just as a social activity basis.


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