Why Peoria Chose Clonmel
- Clonmel was chosen as a Peoria sister city for these similarities with Peoria.
- The people of Clonmel were friendly and interested in establishing a sister city with Peoria.
- Clonmel is the county seat of County Tipperary as Peoria is of Peoria County.
- Clonmel has a mix of agriculture and industry similar to Peoria.
- Clonmel has a hospital much as Peoria is a downstate medical center.
- The River Suir flows through the middle of Clonmel as the Illinois River flows through our town.