Niall & Inez Heenan celebrating 30 Years in Tourism and Hospitality; 1992–2022
When we opened our new home to guests at Eastertime 1992, we did so full of the excitement of creating our own hospitality business offering guests the type of experience that we would like to receive ourselves. With Tir na Fiuise Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast we set out to offer an opportunity to enjoy a ‘Real Rural Retreat’ where we provided the best of our own and local produce. We became renowned for our extensive breakfast menu and after a couple of seasons we began to feature in various guidebooks such as Karen Brown’s Guides to Ireland and John and Sally McKennas 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland, and won awards such as ‘Ireland’s Best Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast in Munster.
Fuchsia Lane Farm Holiday Cottages, Terryglass, Co.Tipperary
In 1998 we changed our offering to providing self catering accommodation and that has grown to our current business Fuchsia Lane Farm Holiday Cottages. Our core vision of offering a ‘Real Rural Retreat’ is still at the heart of what we do, and when guests are here we encourage them to enjoy the unique aspects that can be found here.
Over the years, our guests have enjoyed how our product has developed, and has found a wonderful niche in this beautiful part of rural Co. Tipperary in the centre of Ireland. Returning guests have enjoyed extended family celebrations, as we can cater for up to 20 guests with our 4 cottages; a ‘workation’ combining our accommodation with an idyllic workspace with internet access; a family holiday; a couple’s getaway; an action-packed exercise break with yoga!
‘Live like a local’ at Fuchsia Lane Farm
We have farm walks, a sauna, bikes to cycle on the country lanes, produce from our garden and the opportunity to ‘live like a local’ where you will meet our welcoming family and a friendly, local community in Terryglass village, local towns of Portumna, Borrisokane, Nenagh and Birr. You can swim, fish and kayak at Lough derg, hike in the Slieve Bloom and Silvermine Mountains; golf locally at Portumna, Nenagh, Roscrea and Birr.
Sustainable Rural Tourism
Connecting with this local community is an important element in any sustainable rural tourism enterprise and with this in mind we always encourage our guests to avail of the services and amenities that exist locally and beyond. Local pubs, restaurants, food businesses, attractions and amenities are all central to the visitor experience, where we can all enjoy. Our work in this area was acknowledged in our receiving a Gold Medal award in the Irish Responsible Travel Awards in 2016.
So as we continue and evolve along why not Come, stay and celebrate with us in 2022! Niall & Inez