Kilkenny House Hotel
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Nice and quiet and independently run.
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We skipped the tour of Smithwick's Brewery so we could get checked in at our home for the night and get out for dinner before the music started at 8:30 . . .
Another late(ish) night . . .but we did see the amazing full moon on our way home!
... from Kilkenny towards the Wicklow mountains. Passed through many small villages, some with not a soul or car to be seen. What do all the people do that live in these villages? Stopped at a little town where they had made a film with Liam Neeson and Julia Roberts. It was its main claim to fame but we did find a cafe down a lovely lane way of stone cottages. Continued north to Glendalough along a lovely scenic road through forested valleys. At Glendalough ...
In terms of history, the ship Lusitania sunk off the coast in 1915, and the inquest was held in Kinsale.
Of course, its only a 35 minute drive to Blarney to see the Blarney Castle. This 15th century castle is a huge tourist attraction but thanks to the rain, and still being low season we were almost on our own. At the top of a climb up a slippery and steep dark staircase, we found the Blarney Stone. The custom of kissing the ...
The tour took us from the initial blowing through the cutting and sculpting processes, to the etching and polishing. Very interesting tour.
Had a wander through parts of the town for a short time but opted for a cuppa instead after a very noisy Friday night in Waterford.
On to Kilkenny where we pulled up outside the castle. Took a mini train ride through the town in lanes that were too small for ...
... living in castles, but I much preferred the castle's coach house and stables, which have been converted into the Kilkenny Design Craft Centre, containing shops and workshops for local craftspeople. I picked up a Celtic ring for myself and a little something to put in with a Christmas card to a friend this year. Despite their great selection, our hunt for the perfect Aran sweaters continues (and we took the short trip out of ...