Fethard, Co. Tipperary

Fethard (Irish: Fiodh Ard - the high wood) is a town in County Tipperary, not far from Cashel.

The town is particularly remarkable for having been heavily fortified and completely surrounded by town walls to keep out the English, which can still be seen today. Knockelly Castle, a well fortified tower house is one of many historical buildings in the area.

The town is also internationally known in the Thoroughbred horse racing industry as the home of Coolmore Stud, one of the world's leading breeding farms. There are also a number of horse-training stables in Fethard, notably that of Michael "Mouse" Morris, at Everardsgrange.

Overlooking all is Sliabh na mBan - holy mountain to all Tipperary people, its 2,368 feet await and welcome strollers, and you can rest on Suí Fionn - Fionn's seat, on the summit.

Gardens

Killurney Garden - Clonmel County Tipperary Ireland
Killurney Garden
Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
A serene 1880 farmhouse with views south to the Comeraghs, a crystal stream flowing from Slieve Namon and the ruins of a 16th century church are some of the blessings of Killurney Garden. Complement them with imaginative design and the knowledge ...

Golf

There is no featured golf course in the area

Self Catering

Selfcatering
Kilmaneen Farmhouse & Cottage
Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
As neat as a new pin, Kevin & Ber O'Donnell's delightfully situated farmhouse and cottage is on an ex-dairy farm, surrounded by three mountain ranges - the Comeraghs, the Knockmealdowns and the Galtees - and close to the rivers Suir and Tar, ...

What's On

Thurles Farmers Market - County Tipperary - Saturdays
Thurles Farmers Market

The Greyhound Track, Thurles, County Tipperary

Saturdays: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

12/14 stalls of various types. All produce is local.

Cont ...

Tourist Attractions

Rock of Cashel - Cashel County Tipperary Ireland
Rock of Cashel
Cashel, Co. Tipperary
The Rock of Cashel is an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale and was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster for several hundred years prior to the Norman invasion. In 1101, the King of Munster, Muirchertach Ua Briain, donated his f ...

Wedding Venues

Inch House Country House - Wedding Venue - Thurles County Tipperary Ireland
Inch House Country House
Thurles, Co. Tipperary
John and Norah Egan, who farm the surrounding 250 acres, took over this magnificent 1720 house in a state of dereliction in 1985 and then restored it to the handsome, comfortably furnished period house, with the correct Georgian decor, which gues ...
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