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Newsletter Summer 2013

17.07 2013 Newsletter Summer 2013

It’s been a long time coming, but this summer has been superb so far. With everyone from Weather astrologers to Postmen in Donegal predicting the good weather to continue, we are hoping for lots more sunshine! Earlier in the season, we spent weeks tending plants in the greenhouse until we could be sure that the last of the frosts had passed. That was followed by weekends hardening off and planting out a huge range of...

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Pictures at the Priory, Kells

01.05 2013 Pictures at the Priory, Kells

Each year, the local Church of Ireland parish run a charity event called Pictures at the Priory. This is an exhibition and sale of artworks and crafts produced by artists from throughout Ireland. The event is an excellent opportunity for people to visit the ‘Priory’ a historic house in Kells village. Originally built for the Rector of the parish, the house was designed by the famous architect James Hoban, who later went on to design...

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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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Happy Valley Festival Accommodation

04.04 2013 Happy Valley Festival Accommodation

The Thomastown ‘Happy Valley’ festival, takes place each June Bank Holiday weekend near the picturesque Kilkenny town of Thomastown – just 10 mintues from Croan Cottages. Thomastown lies on the beautiful banks of the river Nore and has a longstanding association with the arts. Home to Grennan Mill Craft School, Jerpoint Glass, The Berkley Gallery and many artists, craftspeople and musicians the town has become legendary for its vibrant music and arts scene. It is...

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