WorkWise Tipperary

Carrick-on-Suir District

Submitted by matthew.carey on Wed, 05/24/2023 - 14:11
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Carrick-on-Suir is located in the south east of County Tipperary and is a 15–20 minute drive from the M9 Dublin– Waterford. It is in a spectacular setting, nestled in the lush valley between Slievenamon to the north-west and the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains to the south.

The arts scene is alive and well in Carrick-on-Suir with busy programmes of events (from theatre to musicals) on offer at the Brewery Theatre and the Musical Society. Some of the town’s most famous residents include the Clancy Brothers, members of the world-famous folk group Makem and Clancy, and cyclist Sean Kelly, an Irish former professional road bicycle racer (who gives his name to the central town square). Carrick-on-Suir Heritage Centre, housed in a former Protestant church, holds a wealth of information on the town’s origins as a walled Norse settlement and is an ideal spot in which to get your bearings before exploring. The Butler Trail, a trail of Tipperary’s Medieval Towns takes in Ormond Castle, the Old Bridge and St. Nicholas’s Church, amongst other landmarks. For visiting golfers, Carrick-on-Suir Golf Course is a challenging 18-hole course located on the hills overlooking Carrick, and for walkers of all ages, a recently refurbished riverside walk along a former canal tow-path to Clonmel makes for a wonderful family outing.

Carrick on Suir map

Links to cities (time)
Dublin (130 mins), Limerick (105 mins), Cork (90 mins), Galway (180 mins), Waterford (40 mins), Belfast (210 mins)

M8 Dublin–Cork route from Carrick-on-Suir (30 mins)

Dublin (120 mins), Shannon (110 mins), Cork (90 mins), Waterford (30 mins)

Sea Ports
Rosslare (80 mins), Cork (90 mins), Foynes (120 mins), Waterford (75 mins)

Rail Links
Intercity links to Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Galway through Carrick-on-Suir

MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) for fibre broadband

40,000 pe (population equivalent) wastewater processing

Carrick on Suir river image
Value for money

Carrick-on-Suir offers affordable residential and commercial property with exceptional infrastructure and support services. It is ideally located, excellent for those looking to achieve a perfect balance of work and lifestyle. Tipperary County Council’s development contribution scheme allows for the provision of a reduction for industrial building or light industrial building (including for non-retail warehousing, processing and manufacturing).


stat-iconAverage rent is 37% more affordable than in Dublin

stat-icon3 bedroom semi in Carrick-on-Suir €600/month

stat-icon4 bedroom detached in Carrick-on-Suir €750/month

Carrick on Suir District castle image

Residential Prices


House TypeMonthly RentalPurchase PriceCork Purchase PriceDublin Purchase Price
3 bed semi€600 per month€110,000€206,000€344,800
4 bed detached€750 per month€170,000€358,000€552,080

Industrial/Commercial Purchase Prices (indictive only)


€20 per sq. ft.€47 per sq. ft.€52 per sq. ft.€64 per sq. ft.€80 per sq. ft.
Working population

Carrick-on-Suir district boasts the availability of a diverse and skilled workforce spanning indigenous sectors and 
renowned international firms. 

Pharmaceutical company MSD Ballydine exports to more than thirty countries, including Japan, the US and much of 
Europe. It produces active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for use by MSD subsidiaries throughout the world, including 
late stage clinical APIs. 

With a purpose built 1200 m2 facility based in Ireland’s agricultural heartland, Ribworld holds BRC grade ‘A’ 
accreditation and is operated to the highest international standards. 

Coolmore is home to some of the finest stallions in Europe. It’s acknowledged by many racing experts to be the finest 
training establishment in the world.


490,093 Population within a 60 minute catchment area of Carrick-on-Suir



294,829 Working population within a 60-minute catchment area of Carrick-on-Suir

Carrick on Suir District map
Carrick on Suir District map image

Carrick-on-Suir has access to 160,000 third level students, 67,000 of whom are studying in colleges that specialise in
Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research, Applied Materials, Creative Multimedia and much more.

It is central to all third-level and fourth-level institutions in the province of Munster with access to Limerick Institute
of Technology (LIT) campuses in the towns of Clonmel and Thurles and to Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) (PMBRC
– Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre) and SEAM – South East Applied Materials. University
College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology boast 30,000 undergraduates and a number of industry research centres/
institutes such as Tyndall National Institute, APC, Nimbus (CIT).

  • 11,000 learners engaged in further education and training.
  • The Tipperary Education and Training Board operate
    programmes at levels 4-5 in the towns of Carrick-on-Suir,
    Fethard and Killenaule
  • Linkages with approx. 250 employers in the county for
    apprenticeships. Over 400 apprentices on programmes
    within the county
  • All ETB courses at levels 4-6 incorporate work placements
CollegeNo. of full time students
Waterford Institute of Technology10,000
Carlow Institute of Technology4,000
Limerick Institute of Technology6,000
Cork Institute of Technology12,000
University College Cork18,000
University of Limerick17,000

Carrick-on-Suir, a flourishing market town, is situated in the spectacular valley between Slievenamon and the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains. The town is overlooked by the 15th century Ormond Castle and bounds both banks of the River Suir.

The Strand Theatre and Brewery Lane Theatre & Arts Centre offer entertainment to suit all tastes throughout the year. There are plenty of recreational facilities available such as playgrounds, swimming pools and parks.

Carrick-on-Suir combines a passion and respect for its proud heritage with the amenities and facilities of a modern Irish town.

Amenities and recreation

  • Heritage centre
  • Sean Kelly sports centre
  • Sliabh na mBan, Comeragh Mountains within a 10-minute
    drive from Carrick-on-Suir
  • River Suir – fishing, water sports and marina
  • Large selection of gastropubs
  • Independent and global retail brands
  • Dove Hill Design Centre, on N24 between Carrick-on-Suir
    and Kilsheelan including an expansive garden centre
  • 20-minute drive to Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city with an
    extensive range of eating and entertainment options to
    suit all tastes
Carrick on Suir market image


There are eleven primary schools (including Gaelscoileanna) and six secondary schools.


Excellent range of community and privately operated childcare facilities including pre-schools, Montessori schools, crèches and playschools


HotelsThe Carraig Hotel
B&BsA wide range of B&Bs available
Guest housesWide choice available