Cashel men take the reins of new tourism venture

The clip clop of horses’ hooves will soon be a familiar sound in Cashel as a new carriage service is set to operate from the Rock, from the 1st of May.

The clip clop of horses’ hooves will soon be a familiar sound in Cashel as a new carriage service is set to operate from the Rock, from the 1st of May.

It’s a new venture from entrepreneurs PJ. Quinlan and Sean Laffey who have been driving around town of late in two beautiful carriages. The scheme is backed by South Tipperary Development Board.

P.J. Quinlan explained that tours “take 25 minutes each and show visitors many of the historic sites in the town such as the Famine wall in Ladyswell, the Parish church which is on the site of the medieval friary, St. John’s Cathedral and a spin out to Hoare Abbey.

“We know from our research that visitors want to meet locals and get a flavour of the town from real people, each driver will be specially trained as a tour guide so that the trips on the carriages will be both fun and informative.”

Sean Laffey said “the venture will provide some much needed seasonal employment and that for years people have been calling for something innovative to bring tourists from the Rock to the centre of town, this will help on that score. And before you ask, yes the horses have nappies!”

During April the pair are offering free taster trips to hotel and B&B owners, to book a carriage ride call PJ on 086, 8397234