WorkWise Tipperary

Nenagh District

Submitted by matthew.carey on Wed, 05/24/2023 - 15:27
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Nenagh is Tipperary’s northernmost district and
is the largest district in Tipperary with an existing base of large scale indigenous industry. The District has potential as a location for a vibrant and diverse enterprise mix including major research and development functions, tourism, water-based and outdoor recreation, renewable energy and emerging sectors such as agritech, life sciences, nancial services, and engineering.

Nenagh is strategically located within the catchment of Limerick City, Shannon Airport and the Foynes Port Areas giving the district a distinct competitive advantage in respect of international access. With excellent national and international connectivity and the quality of the natural environment, Nenagh is the perfect interregional access hub and location for national centres for specialised activity.

Nenagh’s commitment to the environment and sustainability has led to the creation of green enterprise centres which have attracted unique niche industries such as green digital manufacturing and eco-businesses. The close proximity to Lough Derg, the largest lake on the River Shannon, provides a range of recreational activities that are unique to the county of Tipperary.

Nenagh District map

Links to cities (time from Nenagh Town)
Limerick (35 mins), Galway (90 mins) Dublin (105 mins), Cork (110 mins), Waterford (110 mins), Belfast (190 mins)

M7 Dublin – Limerick route from Nenagh (5 mins) M8 Dublin – Cork route from Nenagh (40 mins)

Shannon (50 mins), Dublin (100 mins), Cork (110 mins) Waterford (120 mins)

Sea Ports
Foynes (60 mins), Waterford (110 mins), Cork (120 mins), Rosslare (155 mins)

Rail Links
Intercity links to Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Galway through Nenagh and Birdhill

MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) for fibre broadband

40,000 pe (population equivalent) wastewater processing

Gas Supply
Natural gas

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Available Industrial Sites

Nenagh Municipal District offers a range of property solutions to meet the needs of FDI and indigenous rms including a land bank zoned for industrial development, enterprise and commercial venture space in addition to a unique Green Enterprise Park located in Cloughjordan in the midst of an eco-village.

The Council acquired 21.5 hectares (53 acres approx) of serviced development land at Stereame in 2016. This will provide for the consolidation and possible future expansion of the First Data Research and Development Centre. The lands will also be able to accommodate any related commercial/ technological developments. A Master Plan is currently being prepared for the development of the lands – this will include Housing, Commercial, Technological and Recreational uses.

The main concentration of industry in Nenagh Town is located at Gortlandroe and Lisbunny Industrial Estates. These lands are strategically located on the edge of town, with
good access to the M7 Motorway. The established nature of development provides opportunities for further expansion and diverse cation of uses.

Shannonside Business Park, Birdhill is located just off the M7, circa 16 km from Limerick City and circa 5 km from the lakeside villages of Ballina/Killaloe.

Nenagh District

Commercial/Office Sites


LocationAnnual RentPurchase Price
Stereame Business Park, Nenagh€8K/annum rates paid by client€110,000-120,000
Value for money

Nenagh offers affordable residential and commercial property with exceptional infrastructure and support services. Nenagh 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 Nenagh €650/month

stat-icon4 bedroom detached in Nenagh €750/month

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Residential Prices


House TypeMonthly RentalPurchase PriceCork Purchase PriceDublin Purchase Price
3 bed semi€650 per month€135,000€206,000€344,800
4 bed detached€750 per month€150,000€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

Nenagh Town has a higher than average workforce involved in manufacturing industry with almost 22% of the workforce employed in the sector, compared with an average of 18% for the northern part of Tipperary and a 12% national average.

This District is home to many of Ireland’s leading indigenous brands such as Carey Glass, Abbey Machinery, AIBP and Arrabawn are all located here. The District will shortly see the opening of the global nancial technology company First Data in Nenagh where the company will employ 300 people at its new European research and development centre.


548,826 Population within a 60 minute catchment area of Nenagh



334,343 Working population within a 60 minute catchment area of Nenagh

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Nenagh has access to a wide pool of third level students due to its proximity to Limerick and its strategic location within the Mid-West Region.

Limerick, which is 35 minutes from Nenagh Town, is home to Limerick Institute of Technology and the University of Limerick – an internationally focussed university with a student population of 13,000 and home to Europe’s largest student internship programme while also housing Ireland’s only on-campus live trading floor. UL is very much to the fore in R&D with a large number of academic-industry collaborations with particular strengths in Materials, Manufacturing, ICT, Applied Mathematics and Health.

Limerick Institute of Technology is unique in offering enterprise incubation facilities co-located with each of its campuses at Limerick, Ennis, Thurles and Clonmel. LIT caters for craft apprentices and adult and continuing education.

Nenagh is also conveniently located with regard to NUI, Galway which has earned international recognition as a research-led university in the areas such as Biomedical Science & Engineering; Informatics, Physical & Computational and Environment, Marine & Energy.

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 Nenagh, Newport and  Borrisokane.

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
University of Limerick13,000
Limerick Institute of Technology6,000
NUI Galway17,000
Athlone Institute of Technology5,700
Cork Institute of Technology12,000

Nenagh offers a rich living environment with high quality recreational, cultural, sporting and educational facilities. Part of Ireland’s Ancient East and bordered by Lough Derg, the second largest lake in Ireland, Nenagh has plenty to offer with a wide variety of recreational activities such as Nenagh Town Park, Leisure Centre and Nenagh Arts Centre. There are also excellent educational facilities available at primary and secondary level, including a Gaelscoil.

The town of Nenagh has 25 restaurants, cafés and delis and there are many other quality rural and lakeside eateries across the District giving the town a real cosmopolitan feel.

There is a strong commitment to environmental protection and sustainability with an availability of recycling options, civic amenity sites and the unique Cloughjordan Eco-Village.

Terryglass and Birdhill, both located within the Nenagh Municipal District, have been national winners in the All Ireland Tidy Towns Competition and are testament to the strong community spirit which exists across the District. With easy access to a natural environment as well as modern facilities, it’s easy to see why the quality of life in Nenagh is excellent.

Amenities and recreation

  • Lough Derg
  • Outdoor Adventure Pursuits
  • Canoeing, boating, fishing
  • Leisure Centres
  • Parks, trails & playgrounds
  • Arra Mountains
  • Hill Walking & Cycling
  • Nature, Bird-Watching
  • Award winning restaurants, cafes and gastro pubs
  • Traditional music and entertainment venues
  • Cinema
  • Nenagh Arts Centre
  • Nenagh Ormand Way Walking route
  • More than 16 different sports clubs in Nenagh Town catering for wide range of sports – including GAA, soccer, basketball, tennis, golf, taekwondo and much more
  • More than 10 annual festivals in the vicinity including Terryglass Arts Festival, Dromineer Literary Festival, Spleodar, Brian Boru Festival, Nenagh Castle Fest, Nenagh Trad Fest and A Taste of Lough Derg
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41 primary schools, 6 secondary schools, pre-schools, Montessori, crèches and playschools


HotelsGreat National Abbey Court Hotel
B&BsA wide range of B&Bs available
Guest housesChoice