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Vision Statement To develop Carrick on Suir as a balanced settlement, centred on a strong and vibrant town centre, to build on the location and heritage and cultural strengths of the town to develop a sustainable tourism industry in order to offer a high quality of life for residents and to support the wider hinterland from an economic and service perspective. To promote the town as an attractive settlement with unrivalled charm in

which to do business, reside, visit, recreate in and enjoy so as to balance the demands of a vibrant economy with the need for a healthy and sustainable environment and to ensure the protection of the unique built, cultural and natural heritage of the area�.


Strategic Visions A strong, vibrant and dynamic town centre which has good pedestrian and cycle connections to the surrounding facilities and amenities along with amenity walks/pedestrian and cycle paths linking areas of industry to the town centre, the River Suir and educational facilities etc.


Goal and Objective  Promote Carrick on Suir as a great place to live, work and visit.  To attract Early Retirees from Senior Civil Servant positions to invest and live in

Carrick on Suir  To attract Artists of all disciplines to settle in Carrick on Suir  To attract Visitors to the Town  To attract Tourists to spend a few days in Carrick on Suir


Carrick on Suir Situated in the south-eastern corner of County Tipperary, Carrick on Suir is an unspoilt, charming, picturesque historic town located in a spectacular setting in the heart of the Golden Vale with a growing population of 5,931. The town is scenically positioned on the bank of the River Suir, nestled in the lush, fertile and tranquil valley between the rolling mountains of Slievenamon to the Northwest and the Comeragh foothills to the South, which provide natural assets to the town of significant amenity & tourism potential. The town has a rich heritage and is steeped in arts, culture & intrigue offering an unrivalled experience for tourists.


Carrick on Suir Carrick-on-Suir is noted for its unique historic sites as it has the only Tudor manor in Ireland which is connected to the Butler Family. There is a pleasant walkway along the river suir which is very popular to the people of Carrick-onSuir as it is very scenic. Accommodation is very central in the town with the Carraig Hotel situated on the main street ideal for shopping in the local shops and relaxing after in the cosy atmosphere. Our tourist office is situated in the Heritage centre where we can supply you with brochures and maps and recommend local sites of interest. We can provide a Genealogy research in the Heritage centre and you can also see lots of historic items on display. Carrick on Suir is steeped in Musical and Theatrical Heritage and there is always something happening at the Strand or Brewery Lane Theatres. Check in often to see upcoming shows.


Local and Organic Carrick on Suir Farmers Market takes place every Friday from 10am-2pm in Carrick on Suir, County Tipperary. Fresh local produce is available such as fresh fish, locally farmed meat and poultry, organic fruit and vegetables, fresh baked breads, cakes and savouries, cheeses, pate, savoury and sweet pancakes and much more.


The Heritage Trail Carrick-on-Suir is a small town with a big heart. Located in Tipperary’s Golden Vale and straddling the county lines of Kilkenny and Waterford, its narrow streets, fast-flowing river and beautiful arched bridge offer visitors a flavour of, and a base for visiting, all three. Carrick’s heritage trail takes in ten stops over a 1.8km (40 minute) route, the highlight of which is the exquisite Ormond Castle. Developed in the 1560s by Thomas Butler, the 10th Earl of Ormond, this is one of the finest examples of an Elizabethan manor house in Ireland. Ormond Castle (the house is built into the 15th-century castle remains) is notable for its elegant gables and mullioned windows and inside, a long first-floor galley, boasts a limestone fireplace, inscribed with the year 1565. Stunning stuccowork includes a representation of Queen Elizabeth, whom it was hoped would visit Carrick-on-Suir to see her cousin, Black Tom. Alas, she never showed up. Carrick was formed as an island settlement on the Suir. Its seven-arched bridge dates from 1447 and for centuries, it was the first bridge above the river estuary (holding it was crucial to Cromwell’s campaign in the area in 1649).The new Dillon Bridge was added in the 19th century. Elsewhere on the heritage trail, St. Nicholas’s Church is notable for its stained glass and Kilkenny marble columns and in Carrick Beg, you’ll find the parish church of St. Molleran’s. The friary here was established on land granted by the Butler family and the Franciscans themselves, though uprooted for spells by the actions of Henry VIII and Cromwell, remained in Carrick until recently.

Today’s Carrick is a quiet market town, and a perfect base for exploring the Golden Vale or Comeragh Mountains. Both can be visited by car, foot or bike – though the latter would best please local hero Seán Kelly, one of Ireland’s greatest-ever cyclists, for whom the town square is named.


The East Munster Way This walk starts in the town of Carrick-on-Suir, at the south east extremity of County Tipperary, and follows the River Suir upstream. The Suir, held by some to be the second-longest river in Ireland, is majestic and slowmoving at this point, overlooked by old castles and churches, and home to otters and herons. At the pretty village of Kilsheelan, the route crosses into County Waterford and ascends into the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains. It soon descends again to follow the Suir into the vibrant county town of Clonmel, which has a lot to offer those who linger. Leaving Clonmel the Way crosses a western outlier of the Comeraghs to reach the northern flanks of the Knockmealdown Mountains where it meanders westwards with spectacular views before descending to reach the town of Clogheen. Terrain consists mainly of forestry tracks, riverside tow paths and quiet tarmac roads: some off-road paths may be a little overgrown. Total aggregate ascent over the route is less than 1700m, but there are some short, steep climbs. Section 1 - Carrick on Suir to Kilsheelan Section 2 - Kilsheelan to Clonmel Section 3 - Clonmel to fourmilewater Section 4 - Fourmilewater to Goatenbridge Section 5 - Goatenbridge to Clogheen.


The Butler Trail Tour The Butler Trail Tour is based around the Butler family and explores the area around Kilkenny City, Kells, Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel, Cahir, Cashel. Distance: 170km. (106 miles) approx. Butler roots run deep in the South East. As deep as 1185AD, in fact – the year Theobald Fitzwalter, Chief Butler to Prince John, was granted over 400,000 acres of land in Tipperary. Setting out from Kilkenny City (via R697), where Kilkenny Castle served as the Butlers’ principal Irish residence for 600 years, this route stops at Kells Priory before proceeding south to CarrickOn-Suir. Ormond Castle here was built by Black Tom Butler in the 1560s. From Carrick (via N24), continue along the River Suir and Comeragh Mountains to Clonmel, a bustling shopping town where James Butler built a courthouse in 1675. The Main Guard’s glowing sandstone arches are just a taste of the restoration that awaits inside. Cahir’s chief Butler legacy is an exquisitely-preserved castle on the River Suir. From here, a short river walk takes you to the Swiss Cottage. After Cahir (via R660), carry on towards Cashel, where heritage gems range from the Rock of Cashel to the Bolton Library and Brú Ború Cultural Centre . Before continuing towards Kilkenny City via (R692) make one final stop at the Medieval Wall Town of Fethard. Places to see on route: Kells Priory Ormond Castle The Main Guard Cahir Castle Swiss Cottage Mitchelstown Cave Glen of Aherlow Rock of Cashel Brú Ború Cultural Centre


A great Commuter Town  Situated on the National Primary Route N24 Carrick on Suir is just 13 miles

east of Clonmel, 17 miles northwest of Waterford, 26.5 miles from Kilkenny . The town lies over three county lines, namely Tipperary, Waterford and Kilkenny and is conveniently connected to Limerick by road and rail.  It is in close proximity to beaches/coastal tourist towns - Dungarvan, Tramore

and Dunmore East less than 40 mins drive through breathtaking mountainous and coastal regions  The town is served by bus & boasts a charming railway station with unique

characteristics.


DISTANCE TO TOWNS & CITIES Dublin 112.5 miles

Limerick 63 miles Kilkenny 26.5 miles

Cashel 32.1 miles

Clonmel 13 miles

Carrick on suir

Waterford 17 miles

Tramore 24.7 Dungarvan 22.7 miles Cork 72.6 miles

Dunmore East 27.7 miles


Nearest Cities Waterford– 17 miles (28 mins)

Kilkenny – 26.5 miles (45 mins) Limerick - 63 miles (1 Hr, 34 mins) Cork – 72.6 miles (1 Hr, 28 mins) Dublin – 112.5 miles (2 hrs,11 mins)


Near Coastal Towns with Spectacular Beaches

Dungarvan – 22.7 miles

Tramore – 24.7 miles Dunmore East 27.7 miles


Places to visit in Carrick-on-suir                     

Ormond Castle - 14th century residence of the Butlers of Ormond Heritage Centre - 13th century Church Site off Main Street West Gate - Early defensive gate at Town Walls Town Clock Tower - (1794) Old Bridge - (Mid 15th century) 1799 River disaster St. Mollerans Church - 14th century early Franciscan Abbey St. Nicholas Church - Church site since 18th century Town Hall - Administrative Centre Dillon Bridge - 19th century Oven Lane - Off Main Street (15th century) River Suir Quayside - Marina Fair Green Commonage - 13th century Town Park - Early 19th century Clairin Well - Early 16th century water source River Suir - Walking town path route Coolnamuck Road - 13th century townsland Reilig na Muc - 13th century Graveyard Brewery Lane Theatre - Castle Street Glen River - Wildlife & Aviary Wetland site Villa Terrace - Malcolmsons Houses, St. Johns Road Bother Bui - Yellow Road – old route to Waterford via Kilmeaden.


Places to see and visit in the district                 

The Dove Hill Design Centre Ahenny High Crosses - 10 km Kilkieran High Crosses - 6 km Curraghmore House & Shell House - 12 km (by appointment) Tybroughney Castle - 5 km (by appointment) Ballyneale Castle - 5 km (by appointment) Churchtown Graveyard - 6 km (Burial Site of Maurice Davin, 1st President of the G.A.A.) Mothel Holy Well - 4 km (Ancient Religious Site) Ink Bottle House - 4 km Teagasc Kildalton Agri College - 5 km (Formerly Bessborough Estate) Knockroe Tombs - 13 km (Ancient Burial Site, approx 5,000 years old) Harristown Dolmen - 13 km Rathgormack Castle - 12 km Clonea Castle - 12 km Wall’s Castle, Coolnamuck - 3 km Victoria Slate Quarries - 10 km Waterford & Suir Valley railway station


Education CBS National School Crehana National School Gael Scoil Newtown National School Presentation National School

Comeragh College Vocational Educational School Mount St. Nicholas Christian Brothers ( Boys ) Secondary School Scoil Mhuire ( Girls ) Secondary School

Agricultural and Horticultural College, Kildalton, Piltown 6 miles Waterford Institute of Technology 17 miles Carlow Institute of Technology 50 miles University of Limerick 63 miles Limerick Institute of Technology 63 miles University College Cork 70 miles


Educational Facilities Primary Schools Four Primary Schools and one Gael Scoil 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Gael Scoil Crehana National School Newtown National School CBS National School Presentation National School

Secondary Schools  Mount St. Nicholas Christian

Brothers ( Boys ) Secondary School  Scoil Mhuire ( Girls ) Secondary School  Comeragh College Vocational Educational School


Educational Facilities Third Level Education  Agricultural and Horticultural College, Kildalton,  Waterford Institute of Technology  Tipperary Rural and Business Development Institute, Clonmel  Tipperary Rural and Business Development Institute, Thurles

 Carlow Institute of Technology  University of Limerick  Limerick Institute of Technology  University College Cork  Adult courses and training facilities available

in Carrick-on-Suir  Vocational Educational School

6 miles 17 miles 13 miles 40 miles 50 miles 63 miles 63 miles 70 miles


HOUSING Carrick-on-Suir has a large bank of development land available for housing construction purposes within the town and hinterland. There is also an extensive range of existing dwellings on the market through local auctioneering firms with a number of high quality private housing construction schemes currently in progress.

Very high quality housing is comparatively less expensive than in other local urban areas


Health  6 General Practitioners  2 Dental Surgeons  3 Nursing Homes  St. Bridget's District Hospital  Green Hill Nursing Home

 Day Care Centre  Ash Park Retirement Village  Waterford Regional Hospital  County Medical/Maternity Hospital

17 miles 13 miles


Infrastructure 

Water & Sewerage Carrick-on-Suir Main Drainage Scheme and Waste Water Treatment Plant currently under construction

Natural Gas Supply Bord Gais supplies natural gas to all areas of the town

Electricity The ESB’s full service is available in the area

Telecommunications Eircom operate a fully digitalised network and can offer the full range of services such as ISDN & High Bit Data circuits in the Carrick-on-Suir area

Financial Institutions Bank of Ireland - Allied Irish Bank - Carrick-on-Suir Credit Union - Post Office

Accommodation The Carraig Hotel, Riverside Caravan & Camping Park, also many guesthouses. Bord Failte Approved


Industries Industries located in the town and immediately surrounding area include: 

Merck, Sharpe & Dohme

Healthcare Company

SRAM Ireland

Bicycle Component Manufacturer

Bomont Plastics

Plastics Manufacturer

Michel Ireland

Leather Manufacturer

Mill River Business Park

Industry & Commercial Units

Carrick-on-Suir Business Centre

Glanbia ( Avonmore/Waterford )

Dairy Processing

Jagwire - Chia Cherne

Cable Manufacturer

Industrial Development Agency ( IDA )

Lands at Ballylynch

Carrick-on-Suir also has Urban Renewal Status


•Musical Society •Brewery Lane Theatre & Arts Centre •Carrick Camera Club •Poetry Nights •Creative Writing Workshops •Art Galleries •Art Classes •Folk Music Sessions •Trad School of Music •Tearoom Music Sessions •Film Club •Art Studio •Traditional Crafts •Knitting Workshops •Dark Room •Drama Workshops •Music Academy •Irish Dancing •Ballet •Folk Choirs •Brass Bands

Community & Business

•CYCLING •SPORTS CENTRE •SWIMMING •GOLF •G. A. A. •SOCCER •RUGBY •COMMUNITY GAMES •ATHLETICS •TENNIS •HANDBALL & RACQUET BALL CLUB •DAVIN PARK INDOOR COURTS •WALKING •HORSE-RIDING •BOXING •ANGLING CLUB •MOTOR CLUB •GUN CLUB •88 BRIDGE CLUB •SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB •TAEKWONDO SCHOOL •ZUMBA FITNESS STUDIO

ARTS & CULTURE

SPORTS & RECREATION

Things to do in Carrick on Suir •Carrick-on-Suir Active Retirement Club •The Carers Association •Sacred Dance: •Folk Group/Choir:. •Bunny Hop: •South Tipperary VEC Adult Learning Scheme •Basic Adult Education •Art (Oils) •Art (Watercolours) •Basic Irish •Basic Polish •Bridge Classes •Weight Watchers •Unislim •Yoga •Pilates •First Aid Courses (Occupational First Aid •Cardiac First Response (Defibrillator) Course •Civil Defence •Health Promotion Events and Courses •Manual Handling •Sign Language •STAGES (South Tipperary Adult Guidance in Education Service)


Leisure – Sports & Recreation CYCLING - home of International Cycling Hero, Sean Kelly. Cycling is very active in the town with two cycling clubs catering for the young and the not so young !

SEAN KELLY SPORTS CENTRE - Swimming Pool (20 mtrs) and full indoor sports and leisure facilities Carrick Dippers Swim Club

GOLF CLUBS Carrick-on-Suir Golf Club - 18 hole golf course Tinhalla Golf Club - 18 hole, par three golf course

G. A. A. Swans Hurling, Football & Camogie Club Davins Hurling, Football & Camogie Club St. Mollerans hurling and Football Club

SOCCER Carrick-on-Suir United Football Club F.C Rock Rovers F. C.

RUGBY Carrick-on-Suir Rugby Club


Leisure – Sports & Recreation 

Athletics - Carrick-on-Suir Athletic Club – Road Runners

Tennis - Castleview Tennis Club

Carrick-on-Suir Handball & Racquet Ball Club

Davin Park Indoor courts, Clonmel Road.

Walking - The Carrick area can best be described as a hill-walking paradise with Slievenamon, the Comeragh Mountains, Nire Valley, Mahon Falls and the Vee all located nearby

Fishing - Carrick-on-Suir Angling Club is very active with the fantastic amenity of the River Suir flowing through our town and immediately surrounding areas

Horse-Riding - Two riding schools  The Village Stable, Clonea Power  Whitechurch Riding School


Leisure – Sports & Recreation 

Boxing Clubs – 2 Boxing Clubs Carrick-on-Suir Boxing Club

St. Nicholas Boxing Club 

Angling Club

Motor Club – Over 50 Years Rallying. Founded in 1958, has a membership of over 220. The Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club was innovative and has been at the leading edge of Irish motorsport events.

Gun Club

88 Bridge Club

Carrick-on-Suir Shotokan Karate Club

Carrick-on-Suir Taekwondo School

Zumba Fitness Studio


ARTS & CULTURE 

Musical Society - Carrick-on-Suir is renowned for its Award Winning Amateur Operatic Society The Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society (formed in 1943) is a well known and national award winning musical and amateur operatic society. The Musical Society recently bought and refurbished the Strand Theatre on Main Street for use by the Society. Carrick on Suir Musical Society Arts Academy

Brewery Lane Theatre - Theatre Group & Arts Centre Welcome to the home of Brewery Lane Theatre & Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Suir. Our group has been in existence since 1955 and we continue to offer exciting and challenging theatre productions, fostering new talent. As well as theatre, we host a range of multidisciplinary Arts events providing entertainment to suit all tastes – including music & songwriting concerts and sessions, a Film Club in association with Access Cinema and the Arts Council, Creative Writing & Poetry workshops, Drama workshops and Summer Art Camps and we also offer a Gallery Space for Art Exhibitions. The Theatre was formerly a malt house owned by Smithwicks it has a 75 person capacity, it is an intimate space steeped in history and full of charm.

Carrick Camera Club Camera Club (CCC) was established early 2008 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. CCC caters for all levels of photographers from beginner to professional. The club meets on a fortnightly basis, and has a mix of young and old all sharing their passion for photography. The Strand Theatre, which is a 350 seater newly refurbished Theatre hosts award winning musicals, festivals and concerts to suit all tastes


ARTS & CULTURE  Brass Band  88 Bridge Club  Carrick-on-Suir Literary & Social Group  Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann (Carrick on Suir)  Conradh Na Gaeilge  Library  Irish Dancing  Ballet  Irish Traditional Music School (Caroline O’ Brien)


Festivals, Culture Groups & Events        

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The Clancy Brothers Music & Arts Festival The Butler Heritage Trail Maurice Davin Festival New Music Theatre Festival - Dick Meany Trophy The Brewery Lane Theatre & Arts Centre The Strand Theatre & Musical Society The Camera Club Newfoundland - Carrick on Suir Connections

River Suir - Festival & Activities Traditional Music School for Children Tea Room Music Sessions, Brewery Lane The Brewery Lane Folk Club Sessions The Brewery Lane Film Club Traditional & Folk Music Sessions in Pubs Busking Events COSBA Christmas Festival Cycling Events Athletics Events Motor Racing Angling Sporting Events Walking Trails


SOCIAL GROUPS         

Carrick on Suir River Rescue Ballylynch Women's Group Boy Scouts (Carrick-on-Suir) Foroige Youth Neighbourhood Carrick-on-Suir Active Retirement Association Carrick-on-Suir ICA Women's Group Women's Guild Many more


CHARITY GROUPS  Lions Club  St Vincent de Paul  St Vincent de Paul Junior  Irish Pilgrimage Trust  Many more


CARRICK ON SUIR NANO NAGLE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE Serving the Community The Carrick on Suir Community Resource Centre is a modern, multi-purpose resource centre conveniently located at the heart of Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary. The Resource Centre is involved in developing services and providing facilities for the people of Carrick on Suir and the surrounding areas, especially those most disadvantaged and offers an excellent environment form which a number of service providers in the areas of Youth, Disability, Childcare, Community ICT, Education, Community Development, Senior Citizens, Community upskilling and information provision work. It is located in the old Presentation Convent Building at Greenside, Carrick on Suir.


Community Resource Centre hosts 

Carrick-on-Suir Active Retirement Club

Bridge Classes

The Carers Association

Weight Watchers

Sacred Dance:

Unislim

Folk Group/Choir:.

Yoga

Bunny Hop:

Pilates

South Tipperary VEC Adult Learning Scheme

First Aid Courses (Occupational First Aid

Migrant Workers/Families English Classes & Workplace Basic Adult Education

Cardiac First Response (Defibrillator) Course

Art (Oils)

Civil Defence

Art (Watercolours)

Health Promotion Events and Courses

Basic Irish

Manual Handling

Basic Polish

Sign Language

STAGES (South Tipperary Adult Guidance in Education Service)


CARRICK ON SUIR BUSINESS CENTRE  

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Wireless Internet access Computer Use E-mail Conference Room Facilities Professional Office Hire Book Binding Photocopying/Faxing Printing – black and white and colour Secretarial Services - Business forms including letterheads, compliments cards, business cards, envelopes, calendars, menus, programs, brochures, flyers, newsletters, certificates, invitations, labels and more Laminating Scanning Video Conferencing Further education information Equipment hire - Digital camera, Data projector, White board, Portable Screen, Overhead projector, NLIS scanner, Engraver, Folding machine Tourist Information


Carrick on Suir Business Association A little about us Carrick-on-Suir Business Association (COSBA) was formed in 2008 out of the old Traders association and Chamber of Commerce in order to deal with the decline in custom and trading in the Carrick-on-Suir area. The Association currently has 90 businesses participating and offering goods and services across a wide spectrum of categories from supermarkets to restaurants, hairdressers, beauty therapists, clothing and footwear. Our association represents all sectors of business life in Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary. We aim to Promote and market Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary as a great place to do business in a positive and progressive manner. We also lobby on behalf of our members interests and seek to promote and foster a positive image of our Town. This is a one stop website to keep our members up to date, as well as a valuable source of information for our customers and visitors to Carrick. The objective of the association is to collaborate and develop initiatives in order to attract and retain custom in the town of Carrick-on-Suir. For more information on how you can become involved in COSBA check out www.yourcarrick.ie


SHOP LOCAL – KEEP YOUR BUSINESS IN CARRICK


GOLDEN YEARS DISCOUNTS DAYS Discount Wednesdays Wednesday is Discount day! If you are over 65 you can avail of discounts and offers every Wednesday at participating businesses.


SCENES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD River Suir - Marina

Comeragh Mountains


SCENES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Rathgormack Castle

Victoria Slate Quarries


SCENES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Dove Hill Castle

The Dove Hill Design Centre


SCENES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD The River Suir


SCENES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Ormond Castle & Tudor Manor

Old Bridge


SCENES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD The River Suir


SCENES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD The Heritage Centre

Former Protestant church restored as a heritage centre, was once part of the Pre Reformation burial ground and church site of Carrick Mor.


SCENES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Old Clock Tower

South Quay


SCENES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD The River Suir


SCENES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Ahenny High Crosses

Curraghmore House


SCENES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD The Marquis of Waterfords' Residence at Curraghmore Estate

Waterford & Suir Valley Heritage Railway


SCENES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Comeragh Mountains

"Mahon Falls" Waterfalls & Mountain Walk


CULTURAL EVENTS AROUND THE TOWN


CULTURAL EVENTS AROUND THE TOWN


CULTURAL EVENTS AROUND THE TOWN


CULTURAL EVENTS AROUND THE TOWN


CULTURAL EVENTS AROUND THE TOWN


CULTURAL EVENTS AROUND THE TOWN


CULTURAL EVENTS AROUND THE TOWN


CULTURAL EVENTS AROUND THE TOWN


CULTURAL EVENTS AROUND THE TOWN


CULTURAL EVENTS AROUND THE TOWN


Carrick on Suir A vibrant Community with unique core values, unrivalled culture, heritage and landscape - A place where you will never want to leave!


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