The Districts are not themselves legal entities, the county council being the corporate body. However, the members acting in district formation have certain powers relating to the running of their own meetings and with regard to operations and maintenance works within the district.
Thurles Municipal District is one of five within the county, the others being;
Population (CSO 2011): 35,367
Number of Councillors: 9 View
District Office: Civic Offices, Castle Avenue, Thurles
Main Towns: Thurles, Templemore, Roscrea