Located in the heart of the Golden Vale, Fethard Horse Country Experience offers visitors the opportunity to discover the rich culture, heritage and history of the region.
Part of Ireland’s Ancient East, this interactive experience examines the relationship between the people, the land and the horse revealing how they are all inextricably linked.
Spread out over two floors within the Thosel building, all of which is wheelchair accessible, the interactive nature of the exhibition makes it an enjoyable and informative experience for all ages.
The building began its life as an almshouse in the early 1660s. Over the years it has been re-purposed many times. The Fethard Corporation was based there until its abolition in 1840. They were succeeded by the Town Commissioners who ran Fethard’s affairs until 1898. In the 20th Century it became Fethard’s Town Hall. The first Country Market in Ireland took place here in 1947 and continues to do so every Friday morning.