Project Description


Lár na Páirce is an exciting visitor center designed and equipped to tell the story of Gaelic Games from earliest times to the present day.

It is located just off Liberty Square in Thurles in a most imposing, elegant 19th century building. This fine cut-stone edifice was built for the National Bank about the time of the G.A.A.’s foundation. Thurles Development Association, Shannon Development and Tipperary G.A.A acquired the building with the intention of developing a visitor attraction for the town.

President Mary Robinson officially opened this interpretative center of Gaelic Games in 1994.

The various exhibits invite the visitor to experience the excitement and color of Hurling, Gaelic Football, Camogie and Handball.

Brú Ború is a national cultural center at the foot of the Rock of Cashel.

This cultural village is designed around a village green and is a home to the study and celebration of native Irish music, song, dance, theatre and Celtic studies.

It has a folk theatre, genealogy center, restaurant and other amenities.

Brú Ború traditional Irish music and dance group have performed worldwide.

Cashel folk village is a delightful series of informal reconstructions of various traditional thatched village shops, a forge, and other businesses, together with a penal Chapel.

The village is situated in a confined area within the town of Cashel, near to the famous Rock Of Cashel.

An extensive display of signs and other commercial memorabilia add to the appeal of this pleasant display of local history.

There is also an old IRA museum and audio-visual presentation (1916 -1923).

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