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Heritage Week in Kilkenny

20.08 2011 Heritage Week in Kilkenny

It’s Heritage Week this week and there’s a fantastic range of events on in Kilkenny (and countrywide). Most are free and they offer a great opportunity to explore our Natural and Built Heritage. Here are some of the events that we are looking forward to: String Quartet Recital in the beautiful 14th century St. Mary’s Church, Gowran Myths and Stories: Discovery Trail through Kilkenny Castle Park Medieval Battle Re-enactments in Rothe House Cheese making with Helen from Knockdrinna Childrens’ Medieval...

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Kells Preschool trip to Croan

23.06 2011 Kells Preschool trip to Croan

We have just been visited by the Pre-school class from Kells Resource Centre. Thankfully the sun shone and everyone had a great time feeding the animals, picking strawberries, playing on the lawn and ticking off the finds on the nature trail! I think that the ride in the big bus might have been the highlight for some though! 30 kids under 5 and not a tear shed all morning – a great success! We might host...

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Champion Tree in Bloom

20.04 2011 Champion Tree in Bloom

Our champion native wild cherry tree (Prunus Avium) may be almost 270 years old but it still puts on an impressive display when in bloom, which it is at the moment. The tree is almost 70 ft in height (20m) and when the sunlight catches the blossom, it really seems to glow! The tree forms a part of the drive leading to Croan House and Cottages and we suspect that Cherry may have been inter-planted with...

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Croan Cottages in ‘Trotter’

13.04 2011 Croan Cottages in ‘Trotter’

We’re delighted that Croan Cottages has been included in the Belgian and Dutch Guidebook ‘Trotter – Ierland’. The Trotter guides are very popular in Belgium and The Netherlands and we hope that our inclusion in the guide will attract more visitors from those countries to our cottages. What they say about us: “Zie je dat de tarieven zeer voordelig zijn (voor een familie of een groepjevrienden). Uitstekend gelegen om de streek te verkennen.” “You’ll see that rates very beneficial (for a family or a group of friends). Ideally situated for exploring the region.” The...

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Spring images in the Gallery

20.03 2011 Spring images in the Gallery

We have added new images of the self catering cottages and gardens in Spring. Daffodils, snow-drops, Cherry Blossom and Fruit Trees are all in bloom! You can see them on the Gallery Page: http://www.croancottages.com/gallery.htm

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