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Enjoy the Autumn season

Enjoy the Autumn season

Autumn brings wonderful colours and an easier way of life here in the country.  The hedgerows are overflowing with berries and fruit ready for the picking  and the trees and woodlands are changing to their amazing hues of brown, gold, red and all variations that even the most skilled artist would find hard to capture.

Situated in the peaceful countryside of North Tipperary, our self catering cottages allow you to enjoy some peaceful and cosy time in your cottage and yet you are so close to the wonderfully welcoming community of Terryglass.

This time of year you can enjoy the forest walks in Portumna, Kayaking with Becky and Rueben on the Lough Derg Blueway, cycling the country lanes using our bikes and then finish your evening in the cosy surrounds of The Derg Inn or Paddys Pub.

Further afield Birr Castle Gardens, Slieve Bloom Mountains, Silvermines Mountains all offer space that is expansive and with only the sounds and sights of nature for company

#IrelandsHiddenHeartland #Selfcatering #Autumn #Terryglass #LoughDergBlueway

Walks in Tipperary

Walks in Tipperary

This time of year provides a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and to stretch those limbs as we begin another year!  Here in Tipperary and also in the adjoining counties of Clare, Offaly and Galway we have some great looped walks suitable for all ages.  There is the wonderful Keeper Hill walk just outside Nenagh with amazing views of Lower Ormond and Lough Derg, The Devils Bit near Templemore with it ancient story of how it gained its unusual shape as a result of the Devil biting a piece off the hill in anger and then spitting it out (he didn’t like the taste, apparently!) The rejected piece then landed in South Tipperary became the Rock of Cashel!

There is also the leisurely Sli Eala which links Nenagh town and Dromineer and offers some rolling farmland vistas as you stroll along the banks of the Nenagh River and then a very family friendly circular walk in Garrykennedy that is part of the Lough Derg Way.

All these walks are suitable for those with moderate experience and can be taken at an easy pace. 

See the attached downloadable guides for more walks, details, distances and maps. All produced courtesy of Tipperary Tourism and Tipperary County Council 

Get those walking boots on!

Talk a walk at Fuchsia Lane Farm
Tipperary Walks

 

Birdhill Village wins Tidy Towns Competition

Birdhill Village wins Tidy Towns Competition

The little community of Birdhill is rejoicing after being named the overall winner in the 2017 National Tidy Towns Competition. Having received the Tidiest Village accolade on four previous occasions, the elusive overall title was often within touching distance, but it has now been finally reached.

It is great to see that  such a small village could win this prestigious award against so many highly-rated opponents. Credit is due to the numerous people who have contributed to the cause, manually or financially since we first entered in 1991. It is the combination of all those efforts which has built up the village and the community to the level it is at today.

Here in Terryglass we are very proud of our strong showing in the competition each year, and hope that in the coming years we will also regain our title as Irelands’ Tidiest Village!

 

Shorelines Arts Festival

Shorelines Arts Festival

This year marks a very special 10th festival for the wonderful voluntary committee and community of Portumna work so hard each year to bring a varied and engaging programme to an increasing number of supporters and followers of this boutique festival.

Shorelines is a showcase for excellent talent in music, drama, art, film and literature. From a 3-week art exhibition extending to three rooms at the Irish Workhouse Centre, to a pop-up museum on the theme of Lace, Shorelines celebrates the local heritage and invites innovative and new work from a wide array of artists.

This year the festival introduces 10 Decades, 10 Cubes,where  the stories of the area are reflected in a newly commissioned art piece. This year the festival also collaborates  with Portumna Community School in a comprehensive arts programme and public exhibition.

Highlight acts and performances for this year include Jack O’Rourke, Mikel Murfi, Julie Feeney and, Cherish the Ladies.  More information can be found here 

 

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

 

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

 

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 fĂ„ilte (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 http://www.mountshannonarts.net.

 

HIGHLIGHTS include:

  • 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