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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Historical Trail Leads Visitors on Tipperary Adventure

Butler Trail free family events planned for Carrick-On Suir, Clonmel and Cahir A tourism trail that links the Butler family history and architecture with the three towns of Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel and Cahir in South Tipperary is being launched this month with a host of free festivities planned. Many craft demonstrations will available to view at each launch, such as calligraphy, basketweaving, fly tying, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and rushwork. ‘The Butler Trail’, an initiative by the South Tipperary Tourism Company, stretches thirty-eight kilometres along the River Suir, encouraging visitors to explore the history and the buildings of the Butlers and in turn discover the character of the towns they influenced. Butler Trail: Local Launch Events in June 2012 Clonmel Sat June 9th 2 – 4pm To be held in partnership with Festival Cluain Meala at their pre-festival event. Location: The Main Guard, Clonmel Cahir Sat June 30th 11am - 1pm To be held in partnership with Cahir Horse Festival: Location: Cahir Castle Inch Field All launches will feature various displays, re-enactments, walking tours and craft demonstrations. For more information on each location and events occuring visit

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