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The area has several attractions to visit while you are enjoying your stay.

Farney Castle

Farney Castle is the home, design studio and retail outlet of Irish International Designer, Cyril Cullen, and it is the only round tower in Ireland occupied as a family home. The first castle was built at Farney in 1185 and this would have been a timbered structure. The present round tower was built in 1495 by Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond, and it was part of a defensive system created by the Butlers to protect their land in Tipperary.

http://www.tipp.ie/placesofinterest/farney.htm

Tipperary Crystal

Tipperary Crystal was launched by master craftsmen Joe Foley and John Meagher in 1988. As the first Irish crystal company to recognise the potential of applying contemporary design ideas to the craft of crystal making, they pioneered a tradition of successful collaboration with well known Irish designers such as Sybil Connolly (1991) and Louise Kennedy (1999).

www.tipperarycrystal.com

Cashel Folk Village

Cashel Folk Village is a delightful series of informal reconstructions of various traditional thatched village shops, a forge, and other businesses, together with a penal chapel situated in a confined area within the town of Cashel, near to the famous Rock of Cashel.

http://www.cashel.ie/attractions/folkvillage.htm

Kilkenny Design Centre

Killahara CastleNestled in the shadows of historic Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny Design Craft Centre shares the buildings, which were once the castle’s stables and coach houses, with the Crafts Council of Ireland, the country’s design and economic development organisation for Irish craft and design.

The National Craft Gallery, one of Ireland’s most exciting artistic venue, is also a neighbour. The Crafts Council of Ireland’s flagship exhibition space, The Gallery, is an inspirational outlet where craftspeople can develop new and innovative designs and have them showcased in a year-round exhibitions programme. Talented makers and imaginative curators are responsible for its critically acclaimed Exhibitions Programme, which has included textiles, glass, Killahara Castleceramics, jewellery, furniture, baskets, and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.

http://www.kilkennydesign.com/

The Craft Granary

The Craft Granary is a beautifully restored 19th century grain store, located in Church St. Cahir, Co Tipperary. It acts as a showcase for quality handcrafted items from the South East of Ireland. The craft centre features pottery, glassware, woodturning, occasional furniture, photography, fashion accessories, soft furnishings, handmade cards, jewellery, children's toys with a Celtic twist and local food products. They are members of the Craft Council of Killahara CastleIreland, so all their products are unique and meet a high standard of craftsmanship. A gallery on the 1st floor features exhibitions by local artists and sculptors and entry is free of charge.

http://www.craftgranary.com

Famine/War Museum

In 1995 the Thurles Church of Ireland community kindly donated one third of this building to create a Famine Museum to commemorate the many people who lost their lives through disease and starvation during the Great Famine in Ireland of 1845-1850. In 1997 work began to restore a gallery, which previously had existed in the building prior to 1812. On completion in 1999, this new space was allocated to exibiting the museum's collection of war memorabelia, which includes the famous and rare Armstrong Collection, presently on loan to this building.

http://www.faminemuseum.com/

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