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Tipperary

(tĭp'ərâr`ē), county (1991 pop. 132,772), 1,643 sq mi (4,255 sq km), S central Republic of Ireland. The county seat is TipperaryTipperary,
town (1991 pop. 4,963), seat of Co. Tipperary, S central Republic of Ireland. The center of a rich agricultural region, it is a farm market. Linoleum, mineral water, condensed milk, and gloves are produced. There are ruins of a 13th-century Augustinian abbey.
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. Administratively, the county is divided into North Riding (its administrative center at NenaghNenagh
, town (1991 pop. 5,825), Co. Tipperary, S central Republic of Ireland. It is an agricultural market with varied manufactures. Nenagh Castle (c.1200) has a circular keep. Nearby are ruins of a Franciscan friary, founded in the 13th cent.
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) and South Riding (its administrative center at ClonmelClonmel
, 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.
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). The region is part of the central plain of Ireland, but the terrain is diversified by several mountain ranges: the Knockmealdown, the Galtee, the Arra, and the Silvermine. The southern portion of the county is drained by the SuirSuir
, river, 85 mi (137 km) long, rising on Devilsbit Mt., central Republic of Ireland. It flows south through a fertile agricultural region, then east past Clonmel and Waterford to the Barrow River, with which it forms Waterford Harbour.
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 River; the northern by tributaries of the ShannonShannon,
principal river of the Republic of Ireland and longest (c.240 mi/390 km) in the British Isles. It rises near Cuilcagh Mt., NW Co. Cavan, and flows S through the Central Plain into Co. Limerick, where it turns west in a broad estuary (c.
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, which widens into Lough Derg on the northern border. There is much fertile land, especially in the region known as the Golden Vale, one of the richest agricultural areas in Ireland. Dairy farming and cattle raising are the principal occupations. Other industries are slate quarrying and the manufacture of meal and flour. The county was long under the domination of the powerful Butler family (the earls of Ormonde). Antiquarian remains are found in Tipperary, particularly in the vicinity of CashelCashel
[Irish,=castle], town (1991 pop. 2,314), Co. Tipperary, S central Republic of Ireland. An agricultural market, it was formerly the ancient capital of the kings of Munster and was the stronghold of Brian Boru.
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Tipperary,

town (1991 pop. 4,963), seat of Co. Tipperary, S central Republic of Ireland. The center of a rich agricultural region, it is a farm market. Linoleum, mineral water, condensed milk, and gloves are produced. There are ruins of a 13th-century Augustinian abbey.

Tipperary

war song popular in British Army in World War I. [Br. Music: Scholes, 1025]

Tipperary

a county of S Republic of Ireland, in Munster province; divided into the North Riding and South Riding: mountainous. County town: Clonmel; Nenagh serves as administrative capital of the North Riding. Pop.: 140 131 (2002). Area: 4255 sq. km (1643 sq. miles)
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The last four seasons is the only period of sustained dominance that Tiperary have enjoyed in Munster since the 1987-93 era, just before Cummins's time, and having won just a single provincial medal up to the age of 33, he now has four.
JOHN Evans' Tiperary take on Wicklow tomorrow and are still in with a shout of promotion.
The Westerners' have mixed the good with the bad in the League so far, with wins over Antrim, Limerick and Tiperary tempered by a shock reverse to Dublin in Parnell Park.
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Meanwhile, Tiperary hurling manager Ken Hogan has handed a Championship debut to Francis Devanney for Sunday's Munster Championship showdown with Limerick.