River Tar

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Not to be confused with Tar River.

The Tar is a river in County Tipperary, Ireland. It joins the Suir between the towns of Ardfinnan and Newcastle. The Tar's tributaries include the River Duag which joins it between Clogheen and Ballyporeen.[1]

The Tar was an important source of power to drive grain processing mills up to the 19th century.[2]


  1. ^ Places of interest in Tipperary retrieved 2nd March 2009
  2. ^ Freeman, Thomas Walter (1957). Pre-famine Ireland: a study in historical geography. Manchester University Press. p. 216. 

Coordinates: 52°17′N 7°50′W / 52.283°N 7.833°W / 52.283; -7.833