Top things to do

Top Choice Pub Food in Fethard


A classic that deserves national acclaim and preservation, McCarthy's proclaims itself as pub, restaurant and undertaker ('we'll wine you, dine you and bury you'), though not necessarily in that order (making it an …
Church in Fethard

Holy Trinity Church

Right off Main St and reached through a cast-iron gateway, Fethard's Holy Trinity Church and churchyard occupy a captivating time warp. The main part of the building dates from the 13th century, but its ancient wall…
Historic Site in Fethard


Just under the archway to the river bank and Watergate Bridge is a fine sheila-na-gig (a sexually explicit medieval depiction of a woman) embedded in the wall to your left. You can stroll along the river bank, provi…
Church in Fethard

Augustinian Friary

East along Abbey St is the 14th-century Augustinian friary, now a Catholic church, with medieval stained-glass and an in-your-face sheila-na-gig in its east wall.