Aspect Hotel Kilkenny
- High-speed internet in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Reduced mobility rooms
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Wow, what a day!! I feel like I've been running on speed all day. We finally made it to Ireland- hoorah!!!!!!! The flight over (from Amsterdam), we sat next to a 20-something kid from the North East coast of Ireland. Boy, did he have the gift of gab! He talked the entire flight and brought up every American stereotype I could think of. Did you know …
Tuesday 2nd September Rang boatman Des twice early, but no decision made about going to the Skelligs. Have to drive to Portmagee where they will make a decision at 11am. Duly drove back along the road that in one part is so similar to the Pukerua Bay to Paekakariki road it is uncanny. Ocean, road, railway and tunnels. Finally met Des at the …
... seat of power for the overkings of the area. A fortress of power from about the 4th century. Around the 10th century it was handed over to the church as a way of stopping certain descendants claiming power. It became a well known religious centre until 1647 when a Cromwellian army massacred it's 3000 occupants! The cathedral is now falling into ruin and preservation of the site is ...
... Henry VIII decided he needed to divorce, or kill, a few wives, and are now Church of Ireland/Anglican/Episcopal, are more in need of TLC and there is ALWAYS a charge to enter and tour the churches. Although I am a good and liberal Methodist girl, I root for the underdog and I have little tolerance for the oppressors. In the case of Ireland, the oppressors have been the English for the last 1,000 years. I ...
Today we drove to Kilkenny, about 2 hours away. We tour to the Kilkenny castle. It is a 12th century castle, remodelled in Victorian times. It is where the Butler family lived for hundreds of years until 1935. The picture gallery had some paintings from the 19th century. There is a beautiful rose garden and park. We saw people playing soccer, hurling, ...