The town of Templemore is on the plain beneath the eastern slopes of the Devil’s Bit mountain range, in the centre of the upper Suir Valley, a prosperous agricultural area. The town is defined by the Devil’s Bit mountain range to the west, by Barnalisheen and Baunmore bogs to the east, by Roscrea (17Km) town to the north and by Thurles town (12Km) to the south. Templemore is situated in the north of County Tipperary.
The townland on which the town is built is Kiltillane (Cill Silean- Sheelans Church). Later a large church was built; the ruins of which can be seen in the Town Park. It is from this church that the town got its present name ‘ An TEAMPALL MÓR’,(large or Grand Temple) Templemore. The Town Park is an excellent resource for visitors and locals and is definitely worth visiting if you are in this area whether it’s for a walk or a picnic or to use the playground.
Templemore, County Tipperary is a great base to explore Tipperary and the surrounding counties. There is a hotel in the centre of the town and plenty of Bed and Breakfast close to the area. The Devil’s Bit mountain range is within easy reach for walking and hiking enthusiasts. There are visitor farms for families, a local brewery (White Gypsy) and great local eateries to whet your appetite during your visit to Templemore.