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Nenagh Country Market

Nenagh Country Market

Visitors to our cottages love to find a little selection of both our own and local produce when they arrive. As well as produce from our garden , we supply samples of local cheese and also jams and marmalade from Nenagh Country Market.  County Markets are found all over Ireland and were established in 1947 as co-operative marketing ventures to enable small scale producers of traditional foods and crafts to increase their sales and income.  Nenagh Country Market operates on Friday mornings at Friar Street and is a great place to find fresh pies, cakes, preserves, fresh flowers and of course crafts. Regular customers get there early!


#countrymarket #food #artisan #foodtourism

Late availability Granary Cottage for 2

Late availability Granary Cottage for 2

Our Granary cottage for two has just become available due to a cancellation for the week Aug 5 to the 12th.  This cosy, rural retreat could be yours and offers a real rural retreat surrounded by nature, yet close to the wonderful Terryglass village and the Lough Derg area.

The cottage sleeps 2, has all the modern appliances you need and, of course, has good wifi!  Walks, woodland, relaxation, fuel for the stove all included!

This rural hideaway can be yours for one week for 390 euro


The 20 Most Charming Towns in Ireland – Travel Magazine

The 20 Most Charming Towns in Ireland Travel Magazine

The Georgian town of Birr, famous for its castle, telescope and annual Vintage Festival, was recently listed in as one of Ireland’s Most Charming Towns. The towns ‘jaunty character’, colourful buildings and, of course, the wonderful Birr Castle and grounds, received favourable mention.

Birr is only 30 mins drive from Fuchsia Lane Farm and is the gateway to the wonderful and wild Slieve Bloom Mountains.  Come see for yourself! 

For more information visit

Féile Brian Ború

Féile Brian Ború

This festival celebrates the life and legacy of Brian Ború (High King of Ireland) who lived  in Killaloe at the southern end of Lough Derg on the River Shannon and  celebrates Ireland’s Greatest High King who once ruled all of Ireland!

From Thursday 29th June – Sunday 2nd July 2017, experience a variety of fun activities including: A stunning Fireworks display over the River Shannon, historical guided tours, Family Fun with traditional Carnival Games, Milk the Cow, traditional craft workshops, Animal Magic with their amazing display of animals, Genealogy Workshop, Brian Ború Feis, Bingo Quiz, Virtual Charity Cycle, Garden party, Strut your Mutt Fun Dog Show, Children’s Art Competition, Art exhibitions & displays, Street Theatre, Live Music, Shannon Swim, The MET Trainer, Farmers Market, Craft Fair and much, much more!

Fun and entertainment for all the family guaranteed!

A full list of events is available on

A Taste of Lough Derg

A Taste of Lough Derg

Throughout the summer of 2017 food producers and restaurant owners surrounding Lough Derg Lakelands have joined forces  to promote the region as a food tourism destination. Following on from the successful pilot initiative held in 2014, A Taste of Lough Derg returns for a fourth year and features over 30 food events taking place in villages and towns along the shores of Lough Derg in counties Clare, Galway and Tipperary until late September.

Farmers markets and country markets take place throughout the year in Killaloe, Scariff, Mountshannon, Nenagh, Portumna & Terryglass are included in the events listed as well as special occasions involving accommodation providers, restaurants etc.

Here at Fuchsia Lane Farm we held a Mindful Walking event followed by lunch in the Derg Inn Terryglass.  This was really well received by a wonderful group who participated in some Mindfulness, Mindful Movement, Relaxation and breathing exercises in our woodland retreat and some individual reflection time in the bogland. The sun shone and we all then enjoyed a wonderful lunch in the village.

We were so pleased by the reaction we plan do it again later this summer, so sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss out!

For information on the rest of the events planned for A Taste of Lough Derg 2017 visit the website or download the poster here


Nenagh CastleFest

Nenagh CastleFest

Our local market town on Nenagh celebrates the  summer with the first ever Nenagh CastleFest this weekend.  This mid-summer festival has its roots in traditional Irish music and jazz, but has expanded to include many other genres.

The weekend kicks off with an opening night concert at Nenagh Arts Centre, followed by music sessions in a number of bars around the town. Saturday will see traditional music workshops in the morning, a family funday with live music, food and activities for all the family at The People’s Picnic in the Castle Field. Later on in the Castle Field, the highlight of the festival – internationally renowned artists Mundy, Paddy Casey and friends will take to the stage for a free open-air concert. What better way to round off a great night than to head to your favourite bar to listen to some of the best traditional musicians in the country?

For more details visit:


#music #Nenagh #midsummer #family #Tipperary

Cycling Holidays in Ireland

Cycling Holidays in Ireland

Ireland has so much to offer regarding scenery and people and sometimes when we drive along our country roads we miss real gems and insights into the locality. Cycling holidays are something we love to see our guests do and the quiet lanes and roads around Terryglass and Lough Derg are lovely places to see at ‘pedal pace’. We do, of course, supply some bikes of our own free of charge however we often have more serious cycling enthusiasts who bring their own ‘magnificent carbon machines’ !

We were delighted to read this article about cycling opportunities in the Slieve Bloom mountains in the Irish Times  and as this area is on our doorstep we can only concur with the positive sentiments!  The Slieve Bloom area is a wonderful, unspoilt area and offers so much for walkers, nature enthusiasts  and now, cyclists.  

So grab your bike, don the lycra, put on your helmet and when you return to your cottage here at Fuchsia Lane Farm you can ease those muscles in the sauna.  What you do next is up to you!

Download a copy of the article here Cycling in the Slieve Bloom Mountains

Irish Times Best Places to Stay in Ireland

Irish Times Best Places to Stay in Ireland

Last weekend the Irish Times Weekend magazine published an article on the 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland.  We are thrilled to be included in this prestigious listing in Ireland’s most influential newspaper!  We have worked at our business for so many years with the intention that we provide a ‘real rural experience’ for our guests. Travel writer Catherine Mack described Fuchsia Lane Farm as offering ‘the best farm fåilte (Irish for welcome) that you could get’.  We won’t argue against that!  Inclusion in this list has given us a fantastic boost and acknowledgment for our efforts.  

We don’t strive to have a huge business here but rather one that allows us to share our place with others who value space, peace, closeness to nature and the chance to be ‘with themselves’.  For us it’s a business that allows us to create a life where we can work where we live, and work at what we love.

We hope our guests enjoy it too!

The full article is available here and below is a screen shot of the page from the magazine 


Best Places to Stay
Fuchsia Lane Farm Best Places to Stay

Kayaking on Lough Derg Blueway

Kayaking on Lough Derg Blueway

Lough Derg is a wonderful, unspoilt and totally underused resource on our doorstep and we are always thrilled to see businesses offering guests an opportunity to get out on the water.  We are really thrilled to see a local business Lough Derg Watersports offering environmentally sound and sustainable activities locally.

, and we fully support this.

As part of promoting the Blueway, Becky and her partner are hosting a Family Fun Day at Kilgarvan quay, just 15 minutes from our cottages.  We expect this to be a great day of fun, food and a chance to ‘get your feet wet’.  Contact Becky on 086 4114822

Family fun day

#LoughDerg #kayaking #SelfCatering #Terryglass #WaterwaysIreland

Mountshannon Arts Festival

Mountshannon Arts Festival

This weekend the  22nd annual Mountshannon Arts Festival aims to be a transformative experience for the village and all those who take part, with something for everyone including music, street art, exhibitions and workshops.

This year’s programme is an eclectic mix of Music, Drama, Street art, Visual Art and Workshops. There’s something for everyone.  Mountshannon is about a 30 min drive from Fuchsia Lane Farm and is on the Co Clare side of Lough Derg.  While there check out the Sea Eagles!

The Festival begins this evening Thurs 25th and runs until Sunday.

Full details and tickets under



  • Street Art in the form of murals, sculptures and installations;
  • Drama with Mikel Murfi’s ‘Man in the Womans Shoes’, a new version of Siobhan Donnellans ‘Going Spare’, and Ruti Lachs with ‘Sideways on Planet Piano’;
  • Saint Sister are the headline act in terms of music, Upcoming band Pine the Pilcrow and the wonderful Crash Ensemble
  • Visual Art including paintings, drawings, photographs, papercuts and video will be on display in five venues, including Scariff library and four venues in Mountshannon.
  • They will also have workshops for young and old including handbells, The Expressive voice and Creative writing for women.
  • The Green Fair with stalls, live music, hot food, and fun for all the family takes place on Sunday 4th June in The Aistear.

#artsfestival #LoughDerg #Selfcatering #Terryglass


Mountshannon Arts Festival