Nearby Services & Amenities
Ideally located for families, Friary Walk are homes to enjoy life and living, with all services and conveniences on your doorstep. You are only minutes away from many thriving companies such as Glanbia, Taxback, Statestreet, VHI and many other business hubs, offices parks and retail facilities.
All desirable amenities and leisure facilities are conveniently located in the historic town of Callan – schools, sports, recreation and large supermarkets. Callan Golf Club is also nearby.
Kilkenny, the medieval city, vibrant with culture and the arts is a ten minute drive away.
Callan is well catered for shopping as it has numerous convenience stores, pharmacies, petrol stations etc..
There are two supermarkets in the town, Supervalu is located on Green Street while the Aldi supermarket is located close to the by-pass.
There is a “daybreak” convenience store, pharmacy and dry cleaners all located within the Friary Walk estate.
Sports & Recreation
All sports and recreational activities are catered for in the Callan area. Some of the sports clubs area as follows:
- John Lockes GAA club
- Callan United soccer club
- Callan 18 hole golf club
- Handball and Racquetball club
- Callan Cycling Club
There are three schools within the town and all are located adjacent to Friary Walk.
- Bunscoil McAuly Ris – Newly constructed national school.
- CBS Callan – Boys secondary school.
- St. Brigids College – Girls secondary school which has recently undergone significant renovation.
Located close to Friary Walk is the modern Primary Health Care Center. This is a HSE run center which provides a community based health service which includes community nurse, physiotherapy services, occupational therapy service, speech and language service etc..
There is a large modern GP center with three doctors and nurse service.
There are three hospitals located within a 13 mile radius of Friary walk.
Callan is a busy town situated 10 miles to the South West of Kilkenny City. Callan or in Irish, Callainn is called after the high king of Ireland Niall Caille who was drowned while trying to ford the river with his army at this point in 844 A.D. The river is since "Abhann Ri" (or the Kings River) and a few miles away the King lies in buried neath the only High Cross to a High king in Ireland at a place now called "Cill Ri" or the Kings Church. The towns most prominent historical landmarks are its Abbey, Churches, Town Hall and Workhouse. Callan is the home of some famous personalities among whom are Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice, founder of the Irish Christian Brothers; Humphrey O'Sullivan, schoolmaster and diarist and John Locke, poet and novelist and of more recent fame.
Kilkenny is a medieval city with a population of 27,751 (2016), is known internationally as a centre for craft and design. Tourism, agriculture food processing, financial services, light engineering and arts and design are the main industries in the county. Throughout the year Kilkenny hosts many international festivals, and the city is a popular tourist destination.