Callan

High crosses and high kings

Callan is a market town and is also the largest town in Kilkenny. There is great history in the name of the town, Callan in Irish is Callainn. This comes from the high king of Ireland Niall Caille who was drowned while trying to ford the river with his army in the area. The town has historical landmarks too, such as its Abbey, Churches, Town Hall, Workhouse and Edmund Rice Heritage Centre.

Fennelly’s is a must visit for an Instagram worthy snap along with great coffee and food. They also hold art events, markets and music gigs, check into their social media for activity updates.

Other key places to visit in Callan is Café L’Arche which has been opened since January 2007 and the Jars of Clay ceramics workshop.

Callan Inspiration

Honouring the past

Kilkenny, winner of Ireland's Foodie Destination Award 2018

More than a Menu

Brilliant Breakfasts in Kilkenny

Honouring the past

Kilkenny, winner of Ireland's Foodie Destination Award 2018

More than a Menu

Brilliant Breakfasts in Kilkenny

Honouring the past

Kilkenny, winner of Ireland's Foodie Destination Award 2018

More than a Menu

Brilliant Breakfasts in Kilkenny

Riversfield Farm

Riversfield Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm, providing a fresh, quality selection of locally-grown organic vegetables and salad leaves - delivered weekly, from our farm direct to you door. A box typically includes potatoes, carrots, onions, broccoli and salad - topped up with other seasonal delights such as tomatoes, fresh peas, courgettes and more, from a range of over 30 different vegetables.

Kilkenny Crystal (Callan) Ltd

Founded in 1969 by Patrick Clancy Kilkenny Crystal is Ireland’s oldest Family-owned Crystal Studio Workshop. Patrick was the first Irish born crystal designer and is regarded as the most important due to the iconic original designs he created. Miroslav Havel the head designer at Waterford visited the studio in Callan to meet Patrick and see his work. The range of Castle shaped items that Patrick pioneered became the symbol of Kilkenny Crystal and Patrick's signature piece. Our use of traditional techniques means that our crystal is likened to antique quality. Each piece is deeply cut by hand and then polished with care to retain a fine finish. We create many original designs and unusual pieces and due to the limited number of pieces produced each year many items become valuable collectors items.

Fennellys

Fennellys of Callan is a coffee shop and cultural hub in the heart of Callan town. We make and bake all our food in-situ and source our ingredients locally. We also curate art happenings, residencies, markets, music gigs and more! We really want to celebrate our beautiful town of Callan and offer delicious food and exciting and interesting, enjoyable experiences for everyone, visitors and locals alike!

Carbine Bridge House

Four star self catering holiday home in Callan County Kilkenny, approved to Failte Ireland standards. Our Kilkenny self catering accommodation is situated 4km from the town of Callan on the Kilkenny/Tipperary border. Carbine Bridge House has four spacious bedrooms, sleeping 8 people and is fully equipped with all modern conveniences, linen and towels provided. It is set in a tranquil rural area with it's own private garden, patio furniture and barbeque, making this an ideal setting for a completely relaxing holiday.