Doing Business. Thurles has traditionally been a market town and the principal business centre for the mid Tipperary region. The town is serviced by all the leading financial institutions as well as all the other ancillary services that would be expected in a modern progressive town. Thurles has high speed internet connectivity and fibre broadband is available practically everywhere.

Accessibility. Thurles is centrally located with an unrivaled road and rail network making it extremely accessible from all parts of Ireland. The M8 motorway passes within 6km of the town from which Dublin and Cork can be reached in little over an hour. Cork and Shannon airports can be reached in one and a half hours and Dublin airport in under two hours. There is an excellent rail service in Thurles with trains practically on the hour to Dublin and frequent trains to Cork and Limerick also.

Affordability. Living and working in Thurles is more affordable than many larger towns and cities. Property prices are lower and rental accommodation is much less expensive than in the cities and there is generally very good availability of properties for sale and to let.

House TypeMonthly rentalPurchase price
3 Bed semi
4 bed detached
€700 per month
€775 per month
€140K
€210K

Educational Facilities. Thurles has a proud history as a centre of education. The town has four excellent secondary schools (including two boarding schools), four primary schools, and two third level colleges, LIT Tipperary and St.Patricks College. There are also a number of excellent pre-schools and Montessori schools in Thurles and numerous child-care facilities.

Start Up Business Facilities. Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre is the perfect location for new and expanding businesses in Tipperary. The centre is a collaborative development between Thurles Chamber of Commerce and Limerick Institute of Technology. The development of the Enterprise Centre was funded by Thurles Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Ireland, Limerick Institute of Technology, Tipperary County Enterprise Board and Thurles Municipal Council.

The Centre was established to facilitate the development and growth of new and existing enterprises and to provide a location in Thurles which would allow the creativity and vision of the people of the area to contribute to its future economic well-being.

Thurles Technology Park was established to provide businesses operating in the technology sector with suitable premises equipped with the latest in high speed communications.