How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free parking
Travel Blogs from Durrow
... the posts in the verandah. The roof was thatched and lattice work covered most of the exterior of the house. Inside the rooms all had three windows which filled them with natural light. However no two windows were the same. No symmetry in this house. The furnishings were borrowed from the National history museum, Richard and Emily's furniture has long disappeared. But it was really lovely and I can see why they came here to escape. Great views, right by the river, how's the ...
Today I started at the Rock of Cashel. This is the ruin of an old castle/cathedral. I wanted to see this place because it is where Miler McGrath was the Anglican Archbishop in the 1500's. I learnt more about him today, what a sneaky bugger he was. He apparently got in trouble with queen Elizabeth (the first one) for administering the last rights in both the Catholic and Church of England tradition. Well he was a bishop for both! And he was polite about it, ...
... lovingly restored and displayed as if in an art gallery. While the center's museum, which opened about a dozen years ago, does give an excellent presentation of the site's history, I preferred the atmosphere of my first visit, years before the museum was in place, when the lonely, stark ruins gave mute testimony to the glories and tragedies of this holy site.
Kilkenny to Cashel
We got up early, had a nice breakfast in the hostel and went over to the Cathedral in town and walked around. We climbed up the Round Tower outside it as well. Turns out that Round Towers are unique to Ireland. They were used as watch towers and as a sanctuary for the rulers to flee to in case of attack. Unfortunately, the Viking discovered that if you set the base on fire, the stone heats up ...
... sense anything psychic at all should be able to sense this one.
Getting all of the pictures we could and not sure how much my psychy could handle we headed on. Driving down the highway we randomly say a cast;e peak in the distance. “THERE” and I took the exit to take us to Leighlinbridge. I was surprised to see everyone parked on the side of the road that I was supposed to drive on and you had to wait for the other people to pass is you wanted to drive on their side ...