Failte Ireland has designated Carrick on Suir a historic Town. Click on the map to the left to view a printable guide and historic walking map.
Alternatively, you can take a guided tour each Wednesday throughout the summer. The guided walk is available from June 27th to August 29th with tour guide Tom Walsh. Meet and register at The Heritage Centre on Main street at 3.00pm.
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Carrick on Suir Business Association
Carrick-on-Suir Business Association (COSBA) was formed in 2008 out of the old Traders association and Chamber of Commerce in order to deal with the decline in custom and trading in the Carrick-on-Suir area. The Association currently has 90 businesses participating and offering goods and services across a wide spectrum of categories from supermarkets to restaurants, hairdressers, beauty therapists, clothing and footwear.
Our association represents all sectors of business life in Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary. We aim to Promote and market Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary as a great place to do business in a positive and progressive manner.
We also lobby on behalf of our members interests and seek to promote and foster a positive image of our Town. This is a one stop website to keep our members up to date, as well as a valuable source of information for our customers and visitors to Carrick.The objective of the association is to collaborate and develop initiatives in order to attract and retain custom in the town of Carrick-on-Suir.
Brief History of Carrick on Suir
Carrick-on-Suir, meaning "Rock on the Suir" is a town located in South Tipperary, Ireland. The town was formed on an island settlement upstream of Waterford on the River Suir. (The town remained as an island until the 18th century, when small rivers were diverted to form dry land north and west of the town). The foundation of Carrick as a settlement might have some origin with the gaelic Deisi tribe who at one point ruled the whole of Waterford as well as south-east Tipperary. They fended of Vikings and local raiders until about the late 12 century when the Normans came and ultimately shattered their power for ever.