Fethard Horse Country Experience
Located in the heart of the Golden Vale, the FHC 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 17th century Tholsel building, the engaging nature of the exhibition makes it an enjoyable and informative experience for all ages. This immersive museum is a must do for horse racing and breeding enthusiasts.
The building, which today houses the FHC Experience, began its life as an almshouse in the early 1600s. Its construction was paid for by the Everard family, who were one of the most prominent families in Fethard at the time. At their height they owned over 80 houses and 4 castles.
Over the years, the building has been re-purposed many times. It housed the Fethard Corporation until its abolition in 1840. They were succeeded by the Town Commissioners who ran Fethard affairs until 1898.