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Fun and Games

14.03 2016 Fun and Games

As parents of young children ourselves, we understand the importance of keeping kids entertained while on holiday. Let’s face it, if the kids aren’t having fun then no one will have fun! With that in mind, we have built some games in the gardens at Croan for kids of all ages. Boulle Court Table Tennis Table in the Garden Tic-Tac-Toe on the lawn These are just some of the distractions for kids available here and nearby. We have also created...

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Bird spotting in Kilkenny

05.06 2014 Bird spotting in Kilkenny

It’s almost 11 years since we came to live at Croan and one of our very first guests back then was a bird-spotter from the UK. Not being very knowledgeable about birds at the time, I felt sure that he would have a great time here in our beautiful, green, wooded part of Ireland. To my horror though, he declared the bird population to be very disappointing and the variety to be pathetic! I was disgusted but...

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Walk from Thomastown to Inistioge

22.04 2013 Walk from Thomastown to Inistioge

The Irish Examiner recently featured the Thomastown to Inistioge walk. This is a lovely walk of abut 11km. The walk normally takes about 2 hours and there are no hills. Thomastown was a walled Norman settlement, enclosing a substantial castle built by Strongbow’s son-in- law in the 13th century. Parts of the fortifications of the town still exist either site of the of the bridge in the town. There is plenty of parking in the town...

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Hen Party Accommodation Kilkenny

08.04 2013 Hen Party Accommodation Kilkenny

If you are arranging a hen party in Kilkenny and are looking for some self catering accommodation for your hen party, get in touch with us. At Croan Cottages we have 5 cottages in total, accommodating up to 26 people. We have hosted numerous Hen groups in the past and the best fit is for a group of girls looking to get away for the weekend to catch up and have some fun with maybe 1...

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Fern Loop Walk, Castlemorris

13.03 2013 Fern Loop Walk, Castlemorris

We are so lucky to be next door to the Castle Morres estate in Kilkenny. For years now we have enjoyed walks through the woods on the old estate, now owned by Coillte, the state forestry agency. Over the past couple of years, Coillte have improved the trails in Castlemorres and have even named and signposted the trails to make it easier for everyone to enjoy. While we have provided guides to the walks in castlemorris...

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