Top things to do

Cafe in Clonmel


This long, slender, smart and bustling deli and cafe does a brisk trade, serving a wide range of appealing lunch options, comfort food (gourmet burgers, pan-fried pork and lasagne, plus creative sandwiches) and brea…
Mediterranean in Clonmel


Befani's brings a touch of the Mediterranean to Clonmel. At lunchtime, there's a mouth-watering tapas menu, while dinner dishes include slow-braised short rib of Irish beef, grilled prawns and scallops, and roast mo…
Historic Building in Clonmel

Main Guard

The beautifully restored Main Guard is a Butler courthouse dating from 1675 and based on a design by Christopher Wren, with an elegant columned loggia facing the street. Inside, exhibits include a model of Clonmel a…
Pub in Clonmel

Phil Carroll

This diminutive place is Clonmel's most atmospheric old boozer, with a vintage exterior of black gloss and gold, and a charming interior that's crammed with character.
Pub in Clonmel

Sean Tierney

Wander this narrow old pub's warren of rooms and floors until you find a spot that's just right. The ground-level bar is always alive with craic.
Historic Building in Clonmel

Franciscan Friary

Inside this medieval friary, near the door, is a 1533 Butler tomb depicting a knight and his lady. There's some fine modern stained-glass, especially in the beautiful St Anthony's Chapel to the north, all aglow when…
Historic Building in Clonmel

County Courthouse

The refurbished County Courthouse, south of Parnell St, was designed by Richard Morrison in 1802. It was here that the Young Irelanders of 1848, including Thomas Francis Meagher, were tried and sentenced to transpor…
Museum in Clonmel

South Tipperary County Museum

Informative displays on the history of County Tipperary from neolithic times to the present are covered at this well-put-together museum, which also hosts changing exhibitions.
Indian in Clonmel

Indian Ocean

The town's best Indian restaurant has an elegant dining room with white tablecloths and the food is first rate – try the tandoori mixed grill of lamb, prawn and chicken.
Street in Clonmel

Anne St

This charming Clonmel street is lined with picturesque Georgian terraces dating from 1820.