We walked through the streets of Graiguenamanagh, discussing the old commercial businesses such as John A Murphy and Sons, General Merchants, who were the main employers in the town. We also spoke about the former hostelries including Hughes Hotel and the Anchor Hotel. Walking down by the canal, we talked about the great employment which the boats provided for the people of Graiguenamanagh. A visit to the 13th century Abbey in the town was the main attraction of this tour through a town of timeless charm.
Keywords: Graiguenamanagh, business, local history, canal, Abbey