Nearby Attractions

Carrick is strategically located between the towns of Clonmel, Waterford and Kilkenny.


O’Connell St, Clonmel. PIC: Jonathan Ryan

The town of Clonmel, 20 kilometres from Carrick towards Limerick on the N24, is the largest in Co. Tipperary with a population of just under 16,000. It boasts good shopping and a good selection of restaurants and bars. Like Carrick, it straddles the River Suir and its quayside offers pleasant walking.




The Quay at Waterford. Pic:

The City of Waterford is 27 kilometres from Carrick on the N24 and is home to the world-famous Waterford Crystal. It’s a city of just under 50,000 people and is the country’s oldest city. It was founded by Vikings in 914 A.D., and parts of its ancient walled core remain. It’s a great place for shopping, dining and sightseeing with many historical buildings to be visited.

Waterford in your Pocket is also a very useful guide for trekking in the Comeragh Mountains.

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle. Pic: Your Irish Adventure

The City of Kilkenny is 44 kilometres from Carrick on the R690 and home to around 25,000 people. The premier attraction here is Kilkenny Castle which was built in 1195 by Norman occupiers.

This city too is great for shopping and dining and is home to one of Ireland’s finest breweries, Smithwicks. Guided tours happen seven days a week or you can self guide with an audio guide in many languages.