Tom Pollard is a part-time farmer, trained stonemason and craft worker, working with stone and wood. He with his wife Heather opened Caravantasia, a fun new glamping site in July 2014 at Crohane, near Killenaule. The campsite has 6 vintage caravans from the 60s and 70s that have been renovated into cosy little places to stay
The Butler Trail The Butler Trail was conceived as a result of an analysis of the tourism potential of South Tipperary, and from a desire to capitalise and build on South Tipperary’s unique selling point of ‘castles and heritage’. The Butler Dynasty was identified as [...]
O'Donnells Crisps Ed O’Donnell is a farmer from Tipperary who, following the decline of the sugar beet industry looked for ideas to diversify and add value to his farm produce. He focused on the idea of artisan potato crisps, and undertook a crisp making course [...]
The Grain Free Pantry is a home based baking business run by Mary Ryan of Cappawhite, who has a wide and varied customer base throughout Ireland for her unique sugar, dairy, gluten and grain free baked products. Mary approached STDC in 2012 with her business idea, and was approved for grant aid of
Kildanogue Duckponds The Duckponds at Kildanogue near Ardfinnan, in the foothills of the Knockmealdowns, were first developed by Ardfinnan, Ballybacon, Grange and Newcastle Gun Club in 1969 in partnership with land owners, and Coillte’s predecessor, the Forestry and Wildlife Service. Since then the Club has been very [...]
Michael Corbett runs Emerald Oils, a farm based business in New Inn that produces quality cold-pressed Rapeseed Oil for the retail market. Michael and his family are the third generation of Corbett’s to farm this land in Tipperary. The product is grown, harvested and produced on the farm in New Inn, where the family manage the entire process themselves, from sewing the crop to pressing, bottling and marketing the finished product.