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Fethard - Tipperary - Main St

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The town is particularly remarkable for having been heavily fortified and completely surrounded by town walls to keep out the English, which can still be seen today. Knockelly Castle, a well fortified tower house is one of many historical buildings in the area. The town is also internationally known in the Thoroughbred horse racing industry as the home of Coolmore Stud, one of the world's leading breeding farms. There are also a number of horse-training stables in Fethard, notably that of Michael 'Mouse' Morris, at Everardsgrange. McCarthy's Hotel is a world famous pub, noted as a place to meet celebrities, especially those associated with the racing industry. This was the home of Dick McCarthy, noted professional jockey of the early 20th century.

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  • County: Tipperary
  • Town: Fethard
  • Scene: Main St
  • Date: 1910 (estimate)

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  • Read about Fethard below

Fethard

Fethard (Irish: Fiodh Ard) is a town in County Tipperary, Ireland not far from Cashel, south of the midlands of Ireland.

The town is particularly remarkable for having been heavily fortified and completely surrounded by town walls to keep out the English, which can still be seen today. Knockelly Castle, a well fortified tower house is one of many historical buildings in the area. The town is also internationally known in the Thoroughbred horse racing industry as the home of Coolmore Stud, one of the world's leading breeding farms. There are also a number of horse-training stables in Fethard, notably that of Michael 'Mouse' Morris, at Everardsgrange. McCarthy's Hotel is a world famous pub, noted as a place to meet celebrities, especially those associated with the racing industry. This was the home of Dick McCarthy, noted professional jockey of the early 20th century.

Fethard-on-Sea is also the name of a coastal village in County Wexford, Republic of Ireland, on the Hook peninsula.