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The Main Guard, Clonmel

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Architectural Building Historic Site
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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  • 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 »
  • Main Guard is one of those town centre venues that Clonmel can be truly proud of. Underutilised but not only an attractive landmark but a great venue for 'street' theatre and an attractive upstairs ve...  more »
  • Located in centre of Clonmel is this beautiful building. Loads of activities happening when festivals are on so this is nice place to be then. It is in prime condition and design is lovely.  more »
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