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Thurles
Durlas
Location
WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates:
52.67888° N 7.814369° W
Irish Grid Reference
S118583
Statistics
Province: Munster
County: County Tipperary
Elevation: 99 m (328 ft)
Population (2002)
 - Town:
 - Rural:
 
6,852
573
Website: www.thurles.ie
 Thurles (Irish: Dúrlas Éile) is a town in County Tipperary, Ireland, situated on the River Suir, with a population of around 8,000. It is twinned with Bollington in England, and Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Historic print depicting market day in Thurles (August 1848).
Historic print depicting market day in Thurles (August 1848).

Semple Stadium in Thurles is Ireland's second largest sports arena with a capacity of 55,000. It is the spiritual home of Munster hurling and many famous matches, especially Munster Finals, have been played there. It was also the site of the Féile rock festival during the 1990s. Bullet for locations in Ireland, displays location and not area. ... Image File history File links Ireland Map with County Tipperary Magnified. ... The Global Positioning System (GPS), is currently the only fully-functional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). ... The Irish national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Ireland. ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Statistics Area: 24,607. ... The island of Ireland was historically divided into 32 counties (Irish language contae or condae, pronounced IPA: ). After the partition of Ireland in 1921, what became the Republic of Ireland comprised 26 of these, with Northern Ireland comprising the remaining six. ... County Tipperary (Tiobraid Árann in Irish) is a traditional county in the Republic of Ireland, in the province of Munster. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... County Tipperary (Tiobraid Árann in Irish) is a traditional county in the Republic of Ireland, in the province of Munster. ... The River Suir (IPA: ) is a river in Ireland that flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Waterford after a distance of 183 kilometres. ... Map sources for Bollington at grid reference SJ9377 Bollington (map sources) is a village in the county of Cheshire in the north of England, north of Macclesfield and east of Prestbury. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... Market Day In Thurles, Ireland August 1848 From http://www. ... Market Day In Thurles, Ireland August 1848 From http://www. ... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The grounds of where Semple Stadium is built were put up for sale in 1910 at the wish of Canon M. K. Ryan. ... A rock festival, or rock fest, is a large-scale outdoor rock music concert, featuring multiple acts, often spread out over several days. ...


Thurles is the hillbilly capital of Ireland, home to illustrious Moloney family. A third generation inbred family. geographically, Thurles is surrounded by the Silvermine Mountains Silvermines to the north-west and the Slieveardagh Hills to the south-east. The town itself nestles in the heart of the beautiful Suir Valley. The mild climate and the waters of the River Suir have combined to produce some of the finest agricultural land in the world. The many castles and monastic settlements, which surround Thurles, bear lasting evidence to the area's rich and colourful history. The town itself owes its development to the Norman Butlers and particularly to James, who was created Earl of Ormond by Edward III in 1328. Two of the original family fortresses still remain in Thurles today. Silvermines are both a mountain range, a town in that mountain range, and a defunct mining site in the Republic of Ireland. ... The River Suir (IPA: ) is a river in Ireland that flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Waterford after a distance of 183 kilometres. ...


Thurles is the birthplace of the Gaelic Athletic Association, founded in 1884 in Hayes' Hotel. Semple Stadium, where the centenary All-Ireland hurling final was played, is the second largest Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Ireland, second only to Croke Park. In addition, Lar na Pairce, a museum devoted to the Gaelic Athletic Association, is located in the town. A stylised Celtic cross serves as the traditional logo of the GAA. The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) is an organisation which is mostly focussed on promoting Gaelic Games - traditional Irish sports, such as hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, handball, and rounders. ... The grounds of where Semple Stadium is built were put up for sale in 1910 at the wish of Canon M. K. Ryan. ... A stylised Celtic cross serves as the traditional logo of the GAA. The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) is an organisation which is mostly focussed on promoting Gaelic Games - traditional Irish sports, such as hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, handball, and rounders. ... Croke Park (Irish: Páirc an Chrócaigh) in Dublin, Ireland, is the largest sports stadium in Ireland and the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Irelands biggest sporting organisation. ... A stylised Celtic cross serves as the traditional logo of the GAA. The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) is an organisation which is mostly focussed on promoting Gaelic Games - traditional Irish sports, such as hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, handball, and rounders. ...

 Thurles December 2006
Thurles December 2006

Thurles is a strong education centre with a long history. There are numerous schools in Thurles. The Ursuline Convent was founded in 1737, the Presentation Convent in 1817, the CBS in 1818, St. Patrick's College in 1837, the Pallottine College in 1907 and Thurles Vocational School in 1928. A third-level college, the Tipperary Institute (formerly TRBDI), was established in 1998. A new arts centre & library, the Source, was completed in 2006. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2507x1682, 906 KB) Thurles Market Square I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2507x1682, 906 KB) Thurles Market Square I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Pallottine fathers The Pallottines are a religious congregation within the Roman Catholic Church, founded in 1835 as SAC, societas apostolatus catholici, by the Roman priest Vincent Pallotti. ...


Thurles has a well-developed industrial sector originally based on the traditional agri-based sector. It has also successfully attracted modern high technology industries to the area, with the establishment of the Thurles Technology Park.


See also

Bill McCormack William Donal McCormack (1990-Present)Bill Bill McCormack is famous for being the Thurles Sarsfields GAA Clubs Goalkeeper. ...

This is a link page for cities and towns in the Republic of Ireland, including larger villages, and villages and townlands of note, as well as towns, townships or urban centres in Dublin. ...

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Thurles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (390 words)
Thurles (Irish: Dúrlas Éile) is a town in County Tipperary, Ireland, situated on the River Suir, with a population of around 8,000.
Geographically, Thurles is surrounded by the Silvermine Mountains Silvermines to the north-west and the Slieveardagh Hills to the south-east.
Thurles is the birthplace of the GAA, founded in 1884 in Hayes' Hotel.
Clonmel R.F.C. Report (360 words)
Thurles got the first points on the board after 15 minutes from a penalty and led for most of the first half.
Thurles were first on the score sheet in the second half with a converted try after 10 minutes to put the home side 10 point to 5 up.
Clonmel battled hard and defended well, but Thurles crossed for their second try of the afternoon 20 minutes into the second half, the conversion kick was missed, but the home team now had a commanding 10 point lead.
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