Silvermines Sightseeing Guide

Silvermines in Munster (region) is located in Ireland - about 91 mi (or 146 km) South-West of Dublin, the country's capital town. To learn more about Silvermines in general, check the Silvermines destination guide. These are some of the noteworthy things about this place.

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Map of local sightseeing hints

The map features the more popular and well known points of interest from this area.

10 sightseeing spots quickly introduced

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Ballinahinch GAA

Located at 52.79, -8.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Ballinahinch GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club which represents the village of Ballinahinch in North County Tipperary, Ireland. The club plays both Gaelic football and hurling.

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  • Gaelic Athletic Association clubs in County Tipperary

Burgess GAA

Located at 52.79, -8.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
More reading: Burgess GAA homepage

Burgess GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club located in the areas of Burgess-Burgessbeg, Youghalarra and Newtown, County Tipperary, Ireland. It fields Gaelic football and hurling teams in the North division of Tipperary GAA. Intermediate County Champions on several occasions. North Senior Finalists 2008

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Gaelic Athletic Association clubs in County Tipperary
  • Gaelic football clubs in County Tipperary
  • Hurling clubs in County Tipperary

Curreeny

Located at 52.79, -8.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Curreeny is a townsland in North County Tipperary, Ireland. It is situated 16km from Nenagh, in the Roman Catholic parish of Templederry. Curreeny is on the R497 regional road, which is the main road from Nenagh to Tipperary Town. Curreeny is in close proximity to Dolla, Templederry and Kilcommon villages and within reasonable driving distance from Limerick city, Nenagh, Thurles, Templemore, Tipperary, Newport and Cashel. Curreeny is a rural area located within the Silvermine Mountains, at the foot of Mauherslieve or Mother Mountain. Much of the terrain is hilly and is covered in evergreen forestry. The origin of the name Curreeny is The little pointed hills. Curreeny is approximately 1000 ft above Sea Level.

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  • Townlands of North Tipperary

Dolla, County Tipperary

Located at 52.79, -8.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Dolla is a village in North Tipperary in Ireland, on the crossroads of the R497 and R499 regional roads. It is located at the foot of the northern flank of the Silvermine Mountains, 8 km south on Nenagh. Services in Dolla include a public house, petrol station, shop-pub and a Post Office. The Silvermines GAA Club pitch and club house are also located in Dolla.

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  • Towns and villages in North Tipperary

Keeper Hill

Located at 52.79, -8.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Keeper Hill or Slievekimalta (from Irish: Sliabh Coimeálta, meaning "mountain of guarding") is a 694 m (2,277 ft) mountain in the Silvermine Mountains of North Tipperary, Ireland. It is about 15 km east of Limerick City. Keeper Hill is the highest mountain in the Silvermines (and the wider Shannon area) and the 117th highest in Ireland.

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  • Geography of North Tipperary
  • Mountains and hills of North Tipperary
  • Special Areas of Conservation in the Republic of Ireland

Nenagh railway station

Located at 52.79, -8.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Nenagh railway station serves the town of Nenagh in North Tipperary, Ireland. The station opened on 5 October 1863 and is on the Limerick-Ballybrophy railway line. Passengers can connect at Ballybrophy to trains heading northeast to Dublin or southwest to Cork or Tralee. The buildings consist of a two-storey station house with a platform canopy supported on cast iron columns, a goods shed and a disused cast iron footbridge. The station is staffed and has a car park and sheltered bicycle parking. The railway line is lightly used due to low passenger numbers. Lack of upkeep means the line is restricted to speeds of 40 kilometres per hour (25 miles per hour) and the existing trains are poorly timetabled for commuters. A committee (the Nenagh Rail Partnership) working in conjunction with Irish Railway News, had a meeting with Iarnród Éireann on 1 September 2005 to present the results of a traffic study funded by Nenagh Town Council and North Tipperary County Council, and to seek a morning and evening service between Nenagh and Limerick which would increase commuter traffic. Iarnród Éireann agreed to delay an afternoon service from the December 2005 timetable. In October 2007, following a further meeting between the Nenagh Rail partnership, Irish Railway News and Irish Rail it was announced that a new commuter service would begin on 1 September 2008, to comprise an early morning service into Limerick and an early evening service out of Limerick. While the current twice-a-day service on the Ballybrophy/Limerick line is poor, Nenagh has an efficient bus service to Dublin and Limerick and is only 37 km (23 mi) from Thurles, which is on the main Dublin/Cork line, and which has c. 18 trains daily in each direction, including non-stop services to and from Dublin. However there are only two buses each weekday from Nenagh to Thurles (and vice versa) so this option is generally only practical for motorists.

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  • Iarnród Éireann stations in North Tipperary
  • Nenagh
  • Railway stations opened in 1863

Nenagh Éire Óg GAA

Located at 52.79, -8.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
More reading: Nenagh Éire Óg GAA homepage

Nenagh Éire Óg GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association gaelic football and hurling club located in the town of Nenagh in North County Tipperary, Ireland.

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  • Entities with Irish names
  • Gaelic Athletic Association clubs in County Tipperary
  • Gaelic football clubs in County Tipperary
  • Hurling clubs in County Tipperary
  • Nenagh

Silvermine Mountains

Located at 52.79, -8.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Silvermine Mountains are a mountain range situated in North Tipperary (the foothills run into County Limerick) in Ireland. The highest peak of the range is Slieve Ciamalta or Keeper Hill at 694m (2,277ft) high. There are three Special Areas of Conservation in the Silvermine Mountains, Silvermine Mountains, Silvermine Mountains West and Keeper Hill. The range is often referred to as the Silvermines Mountains or simply The Silvermines (both using Silvermines plural) however the recognized name is Silvermine (singular) Mountains The village of Silvermines is located to the north of Keeper Hill and has been a mining centre since the 14th century.

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  • Geography of North Tipperary
  • Mountains and hills of County Limerick
  • Mountains and hills of North Tipperary
  • Special Areas of Conservation in the Republic of Ireland

Silvermines

Located at 52.79, -8.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Silvermines, historically known as Bellagowan (Irish: Béal Átha Gabhann), is a village in North Tipperary in Ireland. It lies immediately north of the Silvermine mountain range and takes its name from the extensive mines of lead, zinc, copper, baryte and silver nearby. Towards the very south of the Silvermine Mountains is the highest peak in the mountains, Keeper Hill or in Irish Sliabh Cimeálta, which rises to 695m, dominating the area. Silvermines is located near the town of Nenagh on the R499 regional road. It is a parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe and is also in the historical barony of Ormond Upper. The earliest record of mining in the district is from 1289, but was short lived. Mining resumed in the 17th century and continued intermittently until 1874. It restarted in 1949, and shortly after a world-class deposit of baryte was found and opencast mining of this began in 1963 by Magcobar (Ireland) Ltd. Soon after a multi-million tonne orebody grading about 11% combined lead and zinc was also discovered. This was worked underground from 1968 to 1982 by Mogul of Ireland Ltd. The Magcobar mine closed in September 1992, and its extensive spoil heaps are a prominent local landmark, visible for miles. The Mogul mine became famous for the many fine mineral specimens it produced, particularly of the ore minerals galena and sphalerite. Recently, the area has come to media attention as the integrity of the village's water supply was threatened by pollution from the tailings left behind at the mine.

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  • Parishes in Diocese of Killaloe
  • Towns and villages in North Tipperary

Silvermines GAA

Located at 52.79, -8.23 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
More reading: Silvermines GAA homepage

Silvermines GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club in County Tipperary, Ireland. It plays hurling and Gaelic football in the North Tipperary division of Tipperary GAA.

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  • Gaelic Athletic Association clubs in County Tipperary

These abstracts have been compiled & located with the help of wikipedia.org, dbpedia.org and geonames.org.