Terryglass(Irish: Tír Dhá Ghlas, meaning "land of the two streams") is a village in North Tipperary, Ireland.
Terryglass village is located on the R493 regional road on the north-eastern shore of Lough Derg near where the River Shannon enters the Lough.We are located within 30 minutes of Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and 15 Minutes of Portumna, Co. Galway. Both towns are equipped with a range of shops, pubs, restaurants and many additional amenities.
Terryglass itself is a picturesque village which won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition in 1983 and 1997. The locals take great pride in their village and are welcoming and helpful to all who visit. We have a beautiful harbour area where one can relax and take in the breathtaking views while enjoying a picnic or barbeque.
Within the village we have two award winning pubs both serving high quality food. Paddy’s Bar recently acquired the ‘Gathering Award’ at the Irish Restaurant Awards 2013 for the Munster region for engaging positively with this national initiative. Next door the Derg Inn were awarded the Best Gastro Pub in the Munster region so two quality establishments catering for all tastes. The village has a busy weekend vibe with a range of live music all throughout the weekend in both pubs.
In the early Middle Ages, the place was known as Tír dá glass. A monastery (abbey) was founded there by Columba of Terryglass in 549. He was the son of Colum mac Crimthainn and a disciple of St. Finnian of Clonard. He was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. The monastery became a centre of learning and produced (about 1160) the Book of Leinster, which is now housed in Trinity College Dublin. The Vikings frequently raided the abbey and in 1164 the abbey was burnt. A remaining wall from this abbey can be seen at the back of Paddy’s pub in the village.
Terryglass has two historic wells, the Eye Well and the Headache Well, both of which are said to have curative properties. Both can be visited by the public.
Approx distances to Terryglass From:
- Dublin: 2 hrs
- Galway: 1 hr
- Limerick: 1 hr
- Tullamore: 1 hr
- Cork: 2 hrs 20
- Kilkenny: 1.5 hrs