A typical, traditional estate village, with an attractive central market building and adjacent courthouse. The latter now houses the vibrant Tinahely Arts Centre and theatre. The village also has a bank, ATM facility, post office, supermarkets and other shops, a laundrette, as well as a restaurant, coffee shop and several interesting pubs; Seaver's hosts excellent traditional music every alternate Wednesday.
The annual Tinahely Agricultural Show takes place on the first Monday in August (a public holiday) and attracts many exhibitors and visitors to the area to enjoy a great traditional day out. If planning to stay in the area at this time advance booking of accommodation is essential.
Besides its proximity to the Wicklow Way, Tinahely is also near the start of the 4km Tinahely Railway Trail and Tomnafinnogue Walk.