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Templemore-Thurles District

Submitted by matthew.carey on Wed, 05/24/2023 - 15:57
Templemore Thurles

Located in the eastern part of County Tipperary, the Templemore Thurles Municipal District has three towns within its precinct – Thurles, Templemore and Roscrea. Thurles, to the south of the district is 5 km (3 miles) from the M8 (Cork–Dublin) motorway. Roscrea is beside the M7 (Limerick–Dublin) motorway to the north of the County and Templemore is equidistant to both the M7 and M8 motorways – providing a 1-hour catchment population of 803,726.

The historic town of Thurles, deep in the heart of County Tipperary, is a thriving commercial and business centre. Thurles is a fantastic place in which to live and work, nestling in the Suir river valley, bounded by the Silvermines Mountains and the rolling Slievedaragh Hills. The mild climate and the waters of the River Suir have combined to produce some of the finest agricultural land in the world in this District.

While a central location in Ireland offers many advantages to business, it is equally attractive to anyone seeking a lifestyle where city-type congestion is non-existent, housing is affordable and the way of life is attractive to business people of all ages and stages in life.

Thurles map

Links to cities (time)
Dublin (100 mins), Limerick (70 mins), Cork (1 hour),
Galway (130 mins), Waterford (80 mins), Belfast
(190 mins)

M8 Dublin–Cork route from Thurles (10 mins)
M7 Dublin–Limerick route from Roscrea (5 mins )

Cork (1 hour), Dublin (1.5 hours), Shannon (1.5 hours)

Sea Ports
Rosslare (2.5 hours), Cork (1.5 hours), Foynes (2.5 hours)

Rail Links
Intercity links to Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Galway
through Thurles and Templemore

MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) for fibre broadband

40,000 pe (population equivalent) wastewater processing

Thurles park
Available industrial sites

Occupying a central location in Ireland with easy access to motorways, airports, and ports, the Templemore-Thurles Municipal District offers highly competitive rental rates, state-of-the-art business campuses, greenfield sites and a diverse range of property solutions to meet the needs of new or expanding firms.

  • Roscrea Business and Innovation Park is “one of the
    foremost sites available in Ireland for foreign direct
    investment“ according to IDA Ireland. A 26-acre fully
    serviced park offering potential for some 225,000 sq. ft.
    (20,900 sq. m.) of manufacturing, service and office space
    adjacent to the M7 motorway.
  • Lisheen Mine Site at Moyne, Thurles is a large scale
    industrial site spanning 1,125 acres strategically located
    on the M8 motorway with its own electrical sub-station,
    water supply/treatment plant, industrial buildings,
    facilities, office block and car parks.
  • Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre on the Limerick
    Institute of Technology Campus is a 10,000 sq. ft.
    community enterprise centre offering a mix of office,
    training and meeting room facilities backed by business
    supports to meet the needs of the knowledge sector.
  • Tipperary Technology Park, a local centre of business
    innovation and excellence, is already home to many
    domestic and multinational companies.
  • Thurles, Templemore and Roscrea towns collectively offer
    large scale industrial sites and more than 300,000 sq. ft. of
    buildings ripe for development and/or modification.
Thurles chamber enterprise centre

Site Details


LandbanksGreenfield OpportunitiesExisting Property SolutionsCommercial Office Space


26 acres fully serviced

(10.52 hectares) Lisheen 1,125 acres (455 acres)

76 acres (36.2 hectares)300,000 sq. ft.Tipperary Technology Park
Value for money

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 Clonmel/Cahir €700/month

stat-icon4 bedroom detached in Clonmel/Cahir €800/month

Templemore Thurles street

Residential Prices


House TypeMonthly RentalPurchase PriceCork Purchase PriceDublin Purchase Price
3 bed semi€700 per month€140,000€206,000€344,800
4 bed detached€775 per month€201,000€358,000€552,080


Industrial/Commercial Purchase Prices (indictive only)


€30 per sq. ft.€47 per sq. ft.€52 per sq. ft.€64 per sq. ft.€80 per sq. ft.
Working population

• The working population within an hour of Thurles is 

• The District is particularly strong in agriculture and food 
processing (with Rosderra Meat Processors in Roscrea 
and Dew Valley Foods in Thurles) and boasts rich farmland 
supplying Centenary Co-op, Glanbia and Arrabawn whose 
processing capacity is all within a 30-minute journey from 
the District. Major employers in this Municipal District 
operate primarily in the food/drink, agricultural sector 
and include e.g. FRS Consulting, Herdwatch, Cooleeney 
Cheese, Stapletons Bakery and Dovea Genetics in addition 
to other large scale firms such as Duggan Brothers, 
Premier Green Energy, Taylor Made, Tipperary Glass, etc


803,726 Population within a 60 minute catchment area of Thurles



484,209 Working population within a 60 minute catchment area of Thurles

Templemore Thurles district map image
Templemore Thurles district map

Thurles has access to 160,000 third-level students, 72,700 of whom specialise in pharmaceutical and molecular biotechnology research, applied materials, creative multimedia and much more.

The district is central to all third and fourth level institutions in Munster;

• Limerick Institute of Technology, Tipperary Campus in Clonmel and Thurles. Shannon ABC (Applied
Biotechnology Centre)

• Waterford Institute of Technology PMBRC (Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre) and SEAM (South East Applied Materials)

• University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology also have a number of industry research centres institutes such as Tyndall National Institute, APC, Nimbus (CIT), while the University of Limerick houses the Kemmy Business School, and LERO centre (software development)

And there are over 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 Thurles, Roscrea
and Templemore

• Over 400 apprentices via 250 employees in the county.
• All ETB courses at levels 4-6 incorporate work placement
with employers

• The Garda Training College in Templemore – the national
centre for police training, development and education
within the Irish State

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

The Templemore-Thurles District is steeped in heritage, culture and sport. Quality housing, schooling and shopping combine with the area’s great natural and cultural treasures to create a unique blend. With cities such as Dublin, Limerick and Cork almost equidistant, city life can be easily sampled. Strong market town traditions are still evident in this District, providing visitors much to do and experience.

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was founded in Thurles in 1884 and now boasts more than 500,000 members worldwide. Templemore Town Park is considered one of Ireland’s finest parks, boasting extensive park woodland with an abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna. The park features numerous walking trails and a creative fairy trail, large ecolake, 18 hole pitch and putt course, advanced all weather athletic track, children’s playground and hurling/football facilities.

Roscrea prides itself on being one of Ireland’s finest heritage towns with Roscrea Castle and Damer House standing tall within its midst. This magnificent stone castle is a treasure worth exploring. The District boasts countryside of immense beauty, spectacular scenery and rich heritage, and wonderful natural amenities on land and water for active pursuits, making a healthy lifestyle easily attainable.

Amenities and recreation

  • Semple Stadium – the second largest Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Ireland
  • Lár na Páirce, a museum devoted to the Gaelic Athletic Association
  • The Source Regional Arts Centre & Library featuring live music, theatre, comedy, dance, ballet and children’s theatre
  • Greyhound Stadium
  • Holycross Abbey
  • Forest and hillside paths and mountain treks
  • Championship golf courses Horse racing track
  • Playgrounds, leisure centres and playing fields
  • Damer House and Roscrea Castle
  • Templemore Town Park boasting trails, athletic track, pitch & putt and lake
  • Equestrian centres and pony trekking
  • Fishing, boating and hill walking
  • Modern town parks with playgrounds and exercise areas
  • Wide range of retail options, boutiques and shopping centres
  • 45-minute drive to international brands outlet
  • Numerous artisan cafés and award-winning restaurants
  • Indoor wellness and leisure complexes
  • Farmers markets, festivals and craft fairs
Templemore Thurles image

43 primary schools,11 secondary schools, pre-schools, Montessori, crèches and playschools.


Hotels & Conference CentresHorse & Jockey, Anner Hotel, Hayes Hotel, Racket Hall, Templemore Arms
Guest housesAward-winning facilities in three towns
Self cateringNumerous