Key Town Thurles Thurles is located at the centre of the Southern Region, mid-way between Limerick, Cork and Waterford. The town is one of the most connected towns in the Regionwithmotorway and intercity rail connections. Thurles has a strong sporting tradition, modern sporting facilities and is the founding location of the GAA. It has a population of 7,940 (2016) and 3,369 job with a jobs-to-resident’s workers ratio of 1:2. With the 445-hectare site at Lisheen, Thurles will be a significant national economic and employment driver following its designation as one of six sites within the EU for piloting the next generation of the bio-economy, including bio-energy and bio-technology. Thurles will be the focus of associated residential growth and growth in its service and enterprise base. There is also scope for creating greater synergies between Thurles and other Key Towns.
Southern Regional Assembly | RSES
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