Thurles is a vibrant and prosperous town, located in North Tipperary.
Thurles, Tipperary is a thriving commercial and business centre and a great place to live, work and visit. Thurles boasts many cultural, and recreational facilities. Here are some of the highlights;
Thurles boasts a fantastic third level educational centre, LIT Thurles which is located next to Thurles Enterprise Centre. There is an excellent Racecourse and Greyhound Track as well as Semple Stadium for gaelic games. The Gaelic Athletic Association was orginally founded in Thurles and visitors can find out all about the history of the GAA with a visit to Lár na Pairce musuem in the town centre.
Thurles is the birthplace of the Gaelic Athletic Association, founded in 1884 , Semple Stadium is the second largest GAA stadium in Ireland with a capacity of 53,500, second only to Croke Park in Dublin. The stadium is the "spiritual home" of Munster hurling and many famous matches, especially Munster Finals, have been played. In 1984 it hosted the All Ireland Hurling Final to celebrate 100 years since the founding of the GAA in Thurles.
The Cathedral of the Assumption
The Cathedral of the Assumption is the mother church of the ecclesiastical province of Cashel and the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. It is not in its original site of the Rock of Cashel. This is due to the assumption of certain ecclesiastical properties by the established Church of Ireland at the time of the English Reformation. Instead, following the relaxation of the Penal Laws, the Roman Catholic Archbishop chose to locate his cathedral and residence in nearby Thurles. The present Cathedral of the Assumption stands on the site of earlier chapels in the centre of the town. Work on the cathedral, with its Romanesque architectural style and its facade modelled on that of Pisa, commenced in 1865. It was consecrated by Archbishop Thomas Croke . The cathedral's main features include a rose window, a free-standing baptistery and a magnificent altar. Particularly noteworthy is the tabernacle, the work of Giacomo della Porta, who was a pupil of Michelangelo.
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