Brog Maker Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kilkenny
... s, which is the tallest building in Ireland. You'd have to wonder at such a big cathedral in a wee seaside town with a population of around 10,000.
Next stop was Waterford Crystal. I have to confess that I don't really like Waterford crystal unless it is very plain, but the making process was very interesting. From there it was "get out of this city" until we started to see villages again - much nicer.
... some really old cathedrals and graveyards, black abbey where smithwicks is brewed, medieval streets where markets were held. Ate dinner at Kyetelers Inn, which was home to a woman names Aloce Kyeteler. She had 4 husbands and three died quite mysteriously. She was accused of witchcraft by her kids and friends and escaped the night before she was to be burned on the stake. This was in ...
... and then on to Kilkenny. Found a b&b and then explored Kilkenny castle before heading to a pub (Surpise!) for some food and then the best Irish music so far. One bloke on guitar and another on accordian/tin whistle/mouth organ, both on vocals. They played for two and a half hours without a break! In fact, their first six songs ran into one another. Some of the sweetest ...
Started the morning at Waterford Crystal with a tour of their Waterford Visitor's Centre, factory and museum. A lot of the crystal is now made in their factories in Czechoslovakia and only the smaller pieces are made here. The showroom has some outstanding pieces including the trophies made for the Irish Open, the Irish Derby, the Sondheim Cup, the Ashes etc. You've got to admire the craftsmanship but I'd never buy anything ...
... tapestries were still out being restored, but they have done an admirable job of restoration and recreation. The staff was really friendly and as I hadn't yet purchased my heritage pass, I did so here. The heritage pass is a nationwide network of sites included in a less than 30€ pass (well worth it). In all my traveling I have been missing meals, so I was starving and decided to try an Ivonne recommendation for dinner in the Hiberian Hotel Pub. The ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Brog Maker Hotel Kilkenny
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