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Clonmel(klŏnmĕl`), town (1991 pop. 15,562), administrative center of South Riding, Co. Tipperary, S Republic of Ireland, on the Suir River. Footwear, cider, enamelware, tubular steel furniture, baby carriages, computer disk drives, and canned meat are produced in Clonmel. It is also a tourist center with good hunting and salmon fishing. Clonmel was once a stronghold of the powerful Anglo-Norman Butler family. Oliver CromwellCromwell, Oliver
, 1599–1658, lord protector of England. Parliamentary General
The son of a gentry family, he entered Cambridge in 1616 but probably left the next year.
..... Click the link for more information. captured it in 1650. Many restored ecclesiastical sites still remain. The author Laurence SterneSterne, Laurence
, 1713–68, English author, b. Ireland. Educated at Cambridge, he entered the Anglican church and was given the living of Sutton-in-the-Forest, Yorkshire, in 1738, where he remained until 1759.
..... Click the link for more information. was born there.
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the county town of Co. Tipperary, Republic of Ireland; birthplace of Laurence Sterne; meat processing and enamelware. Pop.: 16 910 (2002)
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