The Main Guard, Clonmel

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James Butler, Duke of Ormond, built the Main Guard in 1675 as the courthouse for the Palatinate of administrative area of County Tipperary. In 1715, the Palatinate jurisdiction was extinguished. In about 1810, the ground floor, a loggia of open arches, was converted into shops, a basement excavated and additional floors inserted. It has been recently restored to its original form and the open arcade of sandstone columns is once again a feature of the streetscape.

Location: Forms one end of the main street - Sarsfield Street in Clonmel town.

Bus Route(s): Contact Busaras, Travel Centre (01) 8366111

Guided Tours: Regular tours available.

Photography / Video allowed: Yes. Commercial photography requires permission.

Additional Information: During the closed season contact the Rock of Cashel Tel: +353 62 61437 Fax: +353 62 62988 or e-mail rockofcashel@opw.ie
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  • This was a real disapointment.The place was being revamped and only one floor was open to us.They were getting other floors ready for some festival taking place the following week.  more »
  • this was very interesting and the lady was lovely, knew what she was talking about and made it so interesting  more »
  • Varied history. Was Tholsel & Asizes Courthouse. Later shops & pubs at ground floor level. Pinstakingly restored to former self in late 1990's & early 2000's. I visited in June 2006.  more »
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