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A town of south-central Ireland southwest of Dublin. The song "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" was used as marching music by the British Expeditionary Force in World War I.
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(Placename) a county of S Republic of Ireland, in Munster province; divided into the North Riding and South Riding: mountainous. County town: Clonmel; Nenagh serves as administrative capital of the North Riding. Pop: 140 131 (2002). Area: 4255 sq km (1643 sq miles)
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(ˌtɪp əˈrɛər i)

a county in Munster province, in the S Republic of Ireland. 135,204; 1643 sq. mi. (4255 sq. km).
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Just as my finger was on the trigger, I became conscious that the man who was approaching was humming 'Tipperary.' I flashed my light on his face and saw at once that he was a British officer.
He commenced humming "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" and presently to voice the words, but he was well into his third song before anyone joined him, and even then there seemed a dismal note in even the gayest of tunes.
Indeed, they might have had a late goal but for a superb save by Brian Hogan between the Tipperary posts.
PAUL KERRIGAN shone late on for Cork as they booked their place in the Munster final at the expense of Tipperary with a big win at Semple Stadium in Thurles.
IT'S a long way to Tipperary for US Senator George Mitchell who has just been awarded the Tipperary International Peace Award.
Tipperary v Clare Semple Stadium, 7pm TIPPERARY and Clare open the National Hurling League at Semple Stadium in their second meeting of the year.
Limerick 2-17 Tipperary 4-14 BY CORMAC LIDDY SEAMUS CALLANAN scored 2-7 as Tipperary beat All-Ireland champions Limerick in the Munster League at the Gaelic Grounds.
TIPPERARY reached the NHL final with an extra-time win against Limerick at Semple Stadium.
LIAM CAHILL says there have been no discussions with the county board about the vacant Tipperary senior hurling manager's job ahead of Sunday's All-Ireland under-21 decider.
A league that saw the emergence of Wexford, Clare and Limerick to join the long list of possible All-Ireland contenders, has ended with a final consisting of the ever-reliable pairing of Kilkenny and Tipperary (3.30pm).