Carrick was one of seven walled towns in County Tipperary developed by the Anglo Normans following their conquest of Ireland in the 12th century. In medieval times, Carrick was the largest town in the county with 36 acres of land enclosed by the town wall. Parts of the town wall are still to be seen in the Ormond Castle and Castleview Tennis Club areas. The town was initially named Carraig MacGriffin after Matthew Fitzgriffin, Lord of the Tudor Manor.
in 2014, Carrick-on-Suir became a member of Irisn Walls Town Network. Vital work is being carried at the moment to make one of the main surviving sections of Carrick-on-Suir’s Medieval town wall structurally sound to ensure it survives for hundreds of more years. A section of the wall located at the boundary of the Castle Field near Carrick-on-Suir Tennis Club is the focus of the first phase of renovations. The medieval heriatge wall is a great part of the story of Carrick-on-Suir. Other surviving sections of the wall are to be found around New Street, at Town Wall Street at the back of Carrick Heritage Centre, the West Gate and next to Super Valu.