Ardfinnan (Ard Fhíonáin in Irish) (The village of the Heights, named after St. Finnan who founded a leper colony just outside the village), is a small village in south County Tipperary, Ireland. It is situated on the river Suir. The parish of Ardfinnan is made up of three areas: Ardfinnan, Ballybacon, and Grange. The village is located about ten miles from the town of Clonmel and six miles from the town of Cahir.

Places of interest

The most prominent feature of the village is the castle which was built by King John around 1180 to guard the river crossing. The Bridge was started soon after the castle was completed. The castle has a long and varied history of owners, and indeed is inhabited to this day but it is not open to the public. The population of the village is approximately 1000 to 1200 people.


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External References

Ardfinnan Web site with local information and pictures.

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