The lovely Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, 'in calm of middle country', is a typical small town in the peaceful heart of Ireland. Surrounded by signs of ancient settlements, Cloughjordan has attracted humans for millennia.
In the middle of lush limestone countryside, there are signs everywhere here of the importance of horse breeding and training alongside everyday agricultural activity. Signs too of the Cloughjordan people's interest and enthusiam for sports.
Cloughjordan, Tipperary: From above the town, overlooking the Knockanacree beech woods a panorama of green fields and brown bogs stretches from the distant Shannon river to the Slieve Bloom mountains and south to the Silvermines.
Cloughjordan, Tipperary, is steeped in history and its modern cultural diversity has been molded in the crucible of the past. Cloughjordan has played a significant part in the shaping of the modern Irish State, being the birthplace of Thomas MacDonagh, a famous Irish revolutionary.
Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, is looking to the future by hosting the development of Ireland's first eco-village, a project of over one hundred homes built to the highest environmental standards. Tours of the eco-village take place evdery Sunday at 3p.m. The town hosts festivals thoughout the year such as Cloughtober Fest in October and Cloughjordan Music and Arts Festival every Summer.
Cloughjordan has to offer a visitor to the area with the Cloughjordan House & Cookery School in the village, the Ecovillage, a range of festivals run throughout the year, local walks, Courtyard Antiques, The Black Sheep Studio, Sheelagh na Gig Bookstore and Café, and The FoodStore.
To learn more about Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, visit http://www.cloughjordan.ie