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There is a lot of history to this building & you can read about it in other reviews on here, or you... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Clonmel, Ireland
Worth a visit

The Main Guard was originally built by James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormond, between 1673 and 1684, as... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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Sarsfield Street, Clonmel, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Late 17th Century building of the type often seen in English country towns. A fine restoration keeps it in its rightful place in the centre of Clonmel. At present it houses an exhibition of the 1916 Easter Rising, with local memorabilia and artefact. Upstairs there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard J
Reviewed 11 August 2018

An important restored local building knowledgeable staff a splendid & moving rather poignant exhibition of modern Irish history

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

There is a lot of history to this building & you can read about it in other reviews on here, or you can go in and hear about it by a tour guide on a free tour. On the right hand side of this building...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I visited the Main Guard on Sunday and was impressed with its restoration over the last while. It is a beautiful space and in 17th century Clonmel it was the courthouse in Palladian architectural style. Nowadays it houses exhibitions and functions and situated where it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank porterIreland
Reviewed 26 March 2018

The Main Guard was originally built by James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormond, between 1673 and 1684, as a prestigious courthouse for the Palatinate of County Tipperary. The Main Guard was a "Tholsel" which is an office where tolls, duties & customs were collected. It...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank ownyourlifejg
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This newly and very tastefully renovated Building is one of Ireland’s National Monuments and the source of much pride in Clonmel. It is part of the famous Butler Trail .ie. In fact, a visitor should also consult “ heritageireland.ie” for some great info regarding opening...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank John O
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Located at the end of O'connell st is this historic building, which has been renovated tastefully. Built in the 17 century as a courthouse, now a Heritage OPW site. currently closed, however, we still appreciated the historic value of the building.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Main Guard was built in the end of 17th century. It is the interesting building with 19th century photo exposition including 3D images and Easter Rising exposition. It is free so why not to visit it.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 503sergiym
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This was a real disapointment.The place was being revamped and only one floor was open to us.They were getting other floors ready for some festival taking place the following week.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank rmrc43
Reviewed 22 June 2017

this was very interesting and the lady was lovely, knew what she was talking about and made it so interesting

Date of experience: June 2017
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