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Ranelagh
Tasmania
Ranelagh Soldiers Memorial Hall, Wilmot Street.jpg
Ranelagh Soldiers Memorial Hall
Population: 1027
Postcode: 7109
LGA: Huon Valley Council
Suburbs around Ranelagh:
Huonville Ranelagh

Ranelagh is a township in the Huon Valley of Tasmania, Australia. A satellite town of Huonville, which it is adjacent to, it is a former agricultural area and now a tourist town and residence for workers who commute to other areas for work. At the 2011 census, Ranelagh had 1,027 people.

It is best known for the Ranelagh Showgrounds which host the annual Huon Show and Taste of the Huon events which are major tourism attractions for the Huon Valley.

Etymology

Ranelagh previously shared the name Victoria with neighbouring Huonville. Huonville was renamed in 1891 when it was gazetted as a town.

Features

Ranelagh is a semi-rural locality. The center are Marguerite and Wilmot Streets. Marguerite St includes the Ranelagh Soldiers' Memorial Hall opened in 1924, Summer Kitchen Cafe, Ranelagh General Store and the Ranelagh Showgrounds on the corner of Marguerite and Ranelagh St.

Wilmot St holds the heritage-listed Clifton estate (previously Matilda's of Ranelgh) St Marys of the Cross Catholic Church and St James Anglican Church and respective cemeteries. Ranelagh also includes the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy winning Home Hill Winery and Huon Bush Retreats.


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