Falconry and Free Family Fun

at Ormond Castle, Carrick on Suir

Local Launch of The Butler Trail

Saturday 2nd June

11am – 1pm

A morning of medieval madness will take place on Saturday June 2nd in the courtyard of Ormond Castle, Carrick on Suir, from 11am until 1pm, in celebration of the local launch ofSouth Tipperary Tourism’s new initiative ‘The Butler Trail’.


As part of the Clancy Brothers Festival, South Tipperary Tourism has secured the services of a number of well established professional entertainment providers to create an event that will highlight the Butler and medieval heritage of Carrick while making it a fun event for the family.  Come along and meet Black Tom Butler, owner of Ormond Castle in the 1500s. Dressed in full regalia and accompanied by Lady Butler, Black Tom will tell all about life and times in Carrick on Suir 500 years ago! The launch of The Butler Trail will also featuremedieval craft demonstrations and music. Children will be invited to dress up in costumes from the period and hear tales of life in those days. There will also be a display of swords and weaponry from the period.

A unique highlight of the Butler Trail launch in Carrick on Suir will be the presence of Munster Falconry, who will set up a display of birds of prey on the green outside the castle, inviting the public to view and learn about the birds and also witness some of the birds in action!

‘The Butler Trail’, an initiative by the South Tipperary Tourism Company, stretches thirty-eight kilometres along the River Suir, encouraging visitors to explore the history and the buildings of the Butlers and in turn discover the character of the towns they influenced. As a tourism initiative The Butler Trail aims to attract visitors to South Tipperary and encourage the visitors to stay in the locality and in turn provide a boost to the local economy.

For more information log on to www.discoverireland.ie/thebutlertrail.