Promoting the Lingaun Valley with Fáilte Ireland

A gentle reminder to everyone about the Fáilte Ireland workshop  to maximise the tourism and commercial opportunities for everyone in the Lingaun Valley. It that takes place on this Thursday in the Carraig Hotel Carrick on Suir E32 HT32 from 5-7pm to register for the event by emailing [email protected] The event in conjunction with Kilkenny […]

Tom Kiely Memorial

In Ballyneill Village there is a monument and an interpretive panel dedicated to Tom Kiely aka ‘the Champ Kiely’ (1869-1951). He was a native of the area and a noted athlete in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He had numerous world records and titles, but his crowning achievement was winning a gold medal […]

Tybroughney Castle

tybroughney castle

Tybroughney Castle is now a private residence. It was a very important trading post due to its position near the head of the tidal part of the river Suir.

Kilmacoliver Hill Tomb

Overlooking Tullahought village from the summit of Bawnfree (900 ft.) is a circular enclosure of standing stones which date to the pre-historic era. Only the weathered remains are now visible and it can be viewed in the distance from the route of a National Walk from Tullahought village. The name Kilmacoliver derives from a later […]

Carrigadoon Hill Fort

carrigadoon hill fort

Carrigadoon Hill has a large well preserved hill fort on top dated from approx 1300 BC. This hill fort has commanding views of the surrounding countryside. There was a monster meeting on the top of Slievenamon on July 16, 1848 where 50,000 people were addressed by Thomas Francis Meagher and John Michell. People were angry […]

Harristown Portal Tomb

Harristown Dolmen or Kilmogue Portal Tomb is one of the tallest and most spectacular examples of a Portal Dolmen in Ireland. Known as ‘Leac An Scail’ – stone of the warrior hero, the portal tomb has been constructed using a large capstone on two portal stones and a pillow stone. The portal stones are approximately […]

Lamogue Ogham Stone

lamogue ogham stone

In 1891, 2 Ogham Stones discovered in now unused graveyard and are dated between 400-900 AD. 3 km from Windgap – both stones of greenish sandstone found in the local area. Ogham Stones are typically standing stone on which short marks are made in groups of between one or five notches, usually on the edge […]

Owning Portal Tomb

400 meters North East of the ruined 12th century Church in Owning Village is a Dolmen. This Dolmen has an impressive capstone and stands behind an 18th century mill, and was well known by the local population for its antiquity as ‘The Druids Altar’. Nearby are several spring wells. This Dolmen is one of a […]

Sliabh na mBan

Slevenamon Cairn

721 m (2,365 ft) high, Slievenamon provides a dramatic view from the top over the counties of Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford and the Lingaun and the Suir Valley. There are at least four pre-historic monuments on Slievenamon. On the summit is an ancient burial Cairn with a natural rocky outcrop on its East side forming […]

Ormond Castle

In 1242, Matthew Fitzgerald was granted a licence for  six-day fair at his ‘Manor of Karrick”. By the mid 14th century, the Butlers of Ormond had begun to focus on the trading importance of Carrick-on-Suir between Waterford and the Tipperary hinterland. In 1315, Edward II granted the manor to Edward Butler along with the title […]