Tag: Things to do Terryglass

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

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Terryglass Arts Festival 2016

Terryglass Arts Festival 2016

Our local arts festival is organised by a small voluntary committee who work enthusiastically throughout the year to make each festival a fun event that appeals to all ages and because of this commitment and vision, it has become an established event on the Irish arts festivals’ calendar.

As part of the 2016 festival  the  team is delighted to be bringing Noni Stapelton’s play “Charolais”, a dark comedy about love, longing and one woman’s intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer to Terryglass Village Hall and to also welcome Rebecca Storm as she returns to the church this year for our Friday night Gala Concert. With fireworks at the quay, over 70 participative workshops, street entertainment with magician and ventriloquist Jack Wise, stunning visual arts and the Family Fun Day on the Sunday, the festival is a wonderful celebration of the arts, creativity, talent, inspiration and enjoyment and has something to offer all ages and interests.

Please note that there is on-line booking for most events and tickets do sell out fast, so don’t forget to book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information visit www.terryglassartsfestival.ie

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Try the Blueway 10K on Lough Derg

Try the Blueway 10K on Lough Derg

Waterways Ireland, Canoeing Ireland and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland have joined forces with outdoor centres and canoeing clubs across the island to create the Blueway 10k  ‘learn to paddle’ programme  for people seeking a new adventure in the outdoors.

Blueways are multi-activity trails running on and alongside water, with cycling and walking complementing the paddling trails. By the end of 2016 there will be over 200km of trails on the Shannon and Shannon-Erne waterways managed by Waterways Ireland.

A 12 week canoe training programme is available in 30 centres nationwide starting on 28th May culminating in a 10k paddle in 7 key locations across the inland waterways. This no nonsense workout that will allow people to turn up in regular workout clothes, put on a buoyancy aid, grab a boat and paddle, and go for short intensive work out.

 

Although the programme is written for kayaks, the Blueway 10K can be completed in any paddlesports craft including sit on tops, open canoes and stand up paddle boards.

Around Lough Derg & the Shannon the providers include My Next Adventure, The Kayaking Company, Get West and Lough Derg Water Sports. Details on the training programme, the training videos, the list of providers participating and the registration form can be found on www.bluewaysireland.org/events.

The training partners delivering the programme are clubs, outdoor recreational centres all run by experienced paddlers, check them out online or follow the links on the website to get more information.

Canoeing is an aerobic sport which can be practised either in a club outdoor recreation centres to develop a range of skills which can be used for fitness or competition with sprints, white water, marathon & canoe polo activity or for recreation, short and long-distance self-guided or guided touring and adventure.  With a range of options this wide there are loads of ways to find the paddling experience that matches a person’s fitness and recreational needs.

 

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Easter Tennis Camp

Easter Tennis Camp

Let your children improve their Tennis Skills this Easter!

Here at Fuchsia Lane Farm we are just 25 mins drive from Nenagh Lawn Tennis Club. This club has a long tradition of social and competitive tennis and its origins can be traced to the early 1900s where play on grass courts was the norm. The club has a strong family and social tradition catering for all ages and standards, a thriving Junior Program right through to the Adult grading system.

This Easter from Mon 21st March through to Friday 25th children can enjoy activities, games, fun and make new friends while they improve their tennis skills. It also affords parents an opportunity to enjoy a nice lunch, shopping or sightseeing while the little ones are busy!

 

For more information visit http://www.nenaghltc.ie/coaching/juniors/junior-coaching/

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Family Breaks

Family Breaks

Here at Fuchsia Lane Farm Holiday Cottages we believe that family time is vital.  Our Lodge Cottage is perfect for larger family groupings and the Studio Room, with its own tv, bunk beds and futon, make it an ideal space for younger family members to chill and have their ‘own space’.  However, many of us have very fond childhood memories where we lazed in a tent and watch the ever changing colours and patterns reflect off the canvas as we lazed and enjoyed the cosy heat that is typical of a tent on a warm day.  With this in mind we welcome guests who want to pitch their own tent at the Lodge Cottage to afford themselves some extra space. We can also supply one of ours for you, if you wish.

In this way guests can have the freedom of a camping experience with the comfort of the cottage just a few paces away!

However, we don’t always supply Holly!

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Portumna Forest Marathons 7th May & 11th June

Portumna Forest Marathons

Portumna is a small town in the heart of rural Galway, just 10 mins drive from Fuchsia Lane Farm. The name Portumna comes from the Irish word Port Omna, meaning the landing place of the oak tree. So not surprisingly, perched on the edge of the quaint little town is a magnificent 450 hectacres of coniferous woodland of Scots Pine and Norway spruce. Portumna Forest Park is also home to a whole host of animals including Fallow deer and the red Squirrel. Every June, the agility of the wild animals in their natural habitat is mimicked by the ‘best of the best’ of distance runners from all over Ireland. In recent years participants have come from all over the world in their quest to find the ultimate Ultra marathon.

For more information and online entries visit http://www.forestmarathon.com/index.html

 

 

Portumna Forest Marathon

Spring into a self catering break!

The countryside is beginning to wake up from the winter hibernations!  Its time for a self catering break! Buds are starting to appear, snowdrops and daffodils are very early this season and on some mornings one can hear the chirping of bird life as they sense that the New Year is dawning.

Its a great time to get away and shake off the winter cobwebs and enjoy a cosy cottage, good food, exercise and a stretch of the legs along quiet country lanes or on one of the many walking trails in Tipperary.  Across on the other side of the Shannon, our neighbours in Portumna are immensely proud of Portumna Forest Park with its many walks and trails.

Portumna Forest Park has a selection of 4 trails to choose from which include the Rinmaher Walking Trail, the Woodland Walking Trail, the Forest Friendly Walking Trail, and the Bonaveen Walking Trail. The 4 looped trails in the park range from a multi-access trail suitable for all visitors of approx 1km in length, to a long multi-use trail of over 10kms for walkers and cyclists. Pack a picnic and spend a day in this majestic forest park which covers 450 hectares and dominated by a canopy of coniferous woodland. The Bonaveen Walking Trail brings you right to the shores of Lough Derg with excellent viewing points. The forest park has parking, toilet and picnic facilities.

Spring Breaks Terryglass

 

 

Offline Film Festival Birr

Offline Film Festival Birr

Offline Film Festival runs in Birr from October 7 to the 11th and features a cinematic experience featuring movies, workshops and competitions.  Based in Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, but also using other locations around this Georgian Heritage Town, you can expect to be entertained, challenged and enthralled by a wealth of cinematic experiences and opportunities.  People of all ages can enjoy talks on filmmaking, animation workshops, outdoor screenings and the wonderful opportunity to discuss a good film over your favourite tipple!

 

Seewww.offlinefilmfestival.com for more details and its only a 30 min drive from Fuchsia Lane Farm!

We are currently offering midweek breaks and weekend specials so drop us an email and we would love to have you stay with us!

 

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Halloween Mid Term Break Terryglass

Halloween Mid Term Break Terryglass

Thinking  about your Halloween Mid Term Break? Each year the Derg Inn holds its now famous Fancy Dress Party night. This years event takes place on Sunday Oct 25th and once again it will be fantastic night with amazing costumes and a fantastic party atmosphere.

We will be offering special rates for those who wish to stay with us that week so please email us at  hello@fuchsialanefarm.ie to let us know if you are interested. There will be other events also that week so stay posted for further updates!

The local area has loads of things to do for the Halloween Mid Term break.  Try Horse-riding, downhill biking, water sports, karting, golf, walking, relaxation and of course fine dining!

Halloween Mid Term Break Terryglass

 

 

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Midweek Breaks

Midweek Breaks – Self Catering Cottage

September is our favourite time of year to enjoy a Midweek Break.  Being the optimists that we are, we expect a glorious ‘Indian Summer’ and what better place to take a midweek break is there than the Lough Derg village of Terryglass and the area of Tipperary, East Clare and East Galway.

Here at Fuchsia Lane Farm Holiday Cottages we can offer a midweek break for a couple in one of our cosy cottages for two at the special rate of €180 for three nights. This rate is available for dates between Mon and Thurs during the months of Sept and Oct and subject to availabilty .  We supply all linens, towels etc. You have use of the bikes, walks, woodland meditation space and of course the local pubs, restaurants and lovely lakeside villages.

If you wish to explore outside of the village, Nenagh is the largest town in the locality. Nenagh Castle and Heritage Centre are well worth a visit. You can sample local artisan food produce at the Country Market on Friday mornings and the Farmers Market on Saturdays. Local award-winning eateries and delicatessens during your day’ s sightseeing or shopping include, Cinnamon Alley, Country Choice, and The Pantry Café. The town also has a new public leisure centre with swimming pool, gym and town park with playground. You can enjoy other amenities such as an 18 hole golf club, tennis club, river walks and public library.

The Silvermines mountains and Upperchurch provide some wonderful walking trails and the Lough Derg Way and Hymany Way long distance routes are close to Fuchsia Lane Farm.

Hanly Tweeds is a long established family woollen mills producing quality fabrics and woollen cloths. It is a great place to pick up a unique article of clothing as the perfect gift!

Birr Castle and Gardens will entrance and entertain you for hours! See what was once the largest telescope in the world, view majestic gardens with plant species from all around the globe and let the child in you delight in the tree house. Birr town is a heritage town with magnificent architecture and great cafés and restaurants.

We recommend that you visit Portumna Castle and Gardens, The Irish Famine Workhouse and the wonderful tracks and trails in the Forest Park. Children will also love the playground in the centre of town. The tennis club also welcomes visitors.

Portumna 18 hole Golf Course is located on the edge of the town and there are also opportunities for horse riding and pitch and putt in the area. Pallas Karting is home to Europe’s largest Karting course and also offers the latest craze of Zorbing and other activities.

If you are tempted by the prospect of some retail therapy, Ladies Day boutique, owned by former Rose of Tralee, Muirne Goode, is the place to visit.

Horse riding and pony trekking are available in a number of centres. Agrimhill Horse Farm will bring you along quiet country lanes and along the banks of the picturesque Kylecrow River. Birr Equestrian Centre hold children’s summer camps and regular Sunday treks in the Slieve Bloom mountains.

The recent reintroduction of the White Tailed Eagles and their successful breeding on the islands off Mountshannon makes this lovely lakeside town a must see. While there, why not take the opportunity to visit Holy Island with local historian and guide, Ger Madden? We can give him a call for you!

If you are a lover of chocolate (who isn’t!), a visit to Wilde Irish Chocolates factory in Tuamgraney just outside Scarrif is a treat. Sample the delicious handmade chocolates and experience for yourself this award-winning confectionery.

Tuamgraney also offers the East Clare Heritage centre. This community-run centre is based in the 10th Century St Cronan’s Church, and provides a great insight into Ireland’s monastic past.

The sister towns of Killaloe and Ballina are an ideal place to spend some time. Lovers of good food, scones, coffee and all things nice will have to find some time to linger in The Wooden Spoon. Here Laura Kilkenny’s produce will demonstrate what happens when you put all your love for fine ingredients into your work.

Also in Killaloe James Whelan provides cruises on Lough Derg on his boat, the Spirit of Killaloe, and is a great way to experience the river and lake.

Heading north from Killaloe – Ballina, the Graves of The Leinster Men (signposted from Ballina) affords a panoramic view of the Lough Derg area. Alternatively, follow the Lough Derg Drive along the lake and stop at the viewing point, The Lookout, where you can take in the splendour of the majestic Shannon River.

The lakeside village of Garrykennedy is well known for Larkin’s Pub, another award-winning eatery! Local traditional musicians also favour this spot so you might be in time for a ‘Seisiún’, in addition to the weekly Sunday evening session from 7 to 9pm.

And of course, you can bring your doggie with you!

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