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Harry Everard

Harry Everard

Harry Everard

Talk of Tipperary and the first things that come to mind are horse racing and hurling. Tobacco is unlikely to garner a mention, unless you're a smoker; and, even then, the peculiarities of growing the crop would hardly feature in conversation.

However, this could all change should matters go right for a man living in the south of the Premier County.

Harry Everard from Kilsheelan, between Carrick-on-Suir and Clonmel, aims to make Tipp the home of the Irish cigar.