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Nenagh Heritage Centre


The Governor’s House
Kickham St.
Co. Tipperary

Opening times

Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Venue notes

The Nenagh Heritage Centre is located in two stone Georgian buildings, built in 1840-1842 as the Governor's House and Gatehouse of an extensive Gaol complex for North Tipperary, which held thousands of prisoner's until its closure in 1887.

Condemned cells in the Gatehouse held persons who were sentenced to death by hanging. Between 1842 and 1858, seventeen Tipperary men were executed here.

Shortly after the prison closed in 1887, it was taken over by the local Tipperary branch of the Sisters of Mercy for educational purposes.

The Heritage Centre has been open to visitors to County Tipperary since 1984.

If you are looking for tourist attractions in Tipperary, why not visit this unique Museum& Heritage Centre!

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