Ardfinnan

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For the ship, see MV Ardfinnan (1944).
Ardfinnan
Árd Fhíonáin
Village
Ardfinnan castle
Ardfinnan castle
Ardfinnan is located in Ireland
Ardfinnan
Ardfinnan
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°18′35″N 7°53′07″W / 52.30974°N 7.88517°W / 52.30974; -7.88517Coordinates: 52°18′35″N 7°53′07″W / 52.30974°N 7.88517°W / 52.30974; -7.88517
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Tipperary
Elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 986
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference S077174

Ardfinnan (Irish: Ard Fhíonáin, meaning "Fíonáin's height") is a small village in County Tipperary in Ireland. It is situated on the River Suir and R665 regional road. The parish of Ardfinnan is made up of three areas: Ardfinnan, Ballybacon, and Grange. It is in the barony of Iffa and Offa West. The village is located 14 kilometres from the town of Clonmel and six miles from the town of Cahir via the R670 road. The population of the village is approximately 1000 people.

Transport[edit]

It is served a few times daily by Bus Éireann Expressway route 7 linking it to Clonmel, Cork, Kilkenny and other locations.

Places of interest[edit]

The most prominent feature of the village is Ardfinnan Castle which was built by King John around 1186 to guard the river crossing. The 14 arch bridge was started soon after the castle was completed. The castle has a long and varied history of owners, and is inhabited to the present, but it is not open to the public.

The Ardfinnan Woollen Mill which is situated beside the bridge was established in 1869. The mill trading under Mulcahy, Redmond and Co. produced tweeds, serges, friezes, blankets, flannels, shawls and rugs. Around 100 people were employed at the Mill and during the 2nd World War the mill produced army uniforms. At its peak it employed 200 people, it closed in 1973.

Sport[edit]

Ardfinnan Anglers have cover of approximately 15 km of river bank on the river Suir. Brown trout and Salmon can be caught in these waters. The river banks are maintained annually by club members who perform the work voluntarily before the season kicks off. Most parts of the river banks have plenty of room for Fly Fishing. The stretch of river has some shallow runs but the majority of the river is deep and would not be suitable for wading.

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