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Nenagh - History, Major Buildings, Transport, Sports, Famous People with Nenagh Connections

52º52N 8º12W, pop (2002e) 6200. Market town in Tipperary county, Munster, SC Irish Republic; located on the R Nenagh, 40 km/25 mi NE of Limerick and N of the Silvermine Mts; birthplace of John Desmond Bernal; nearby lie the ruins of a Franciscan friary founded by the O'Kennedys (c.1240) and destroyed by Cromwell (1650); railway; agriculture, textiles.

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