Garranavabbey House

The Rower, Inistioge, County Kilkenny, Ireland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Inistioge

6. Glendalough - darkness followed by darkness

A travel blog entry by flyrina


... valley. We ventured here just at dusk and decided to go on a small night hike up to the St Kevin's Church and the 98 famous round tower in the nearby graveyard. Probably the creepiest thing we could possibly do on this day, but it was on our list and we needed to check it off! We might've seen some ghosts but we made it out alive, though we suspect with Emma's night whistling some of the Japanese ghosts might've followed her for a bit ...

6. Graiguenamanagh - say it 3 times fast

A travel blog entry by flyrina


... run. Cushendale Woolen Mills are a genuine traditional family run Irish mill (similar to Avoca) which produces colorful fabrics in mohair, Irish wool, lambs wool, and cotton chenille. We met their puppy, Pip, by the door who gave us a full tour of the factory and machinery, and let us pet the blankets AND Pip ...

6. Thomastown - just horsing around!

A travel blog entry by flyrina


... last year! Amaze! Up next we popped into the family owned Jerpoint Glass and Art Studio to watch dad and son make goblets while their three puppies played at our feet. Our eyes were in constant motion as we drooled over the cute glass blowing boy, while the dogs drooled on us. Not even a minute down the road we found the Goatsbridge trout farm where we saw the innovative huge aquaponics farm! Next a ...

Our Castle Stay

A travel blog entry by goddessphoto


... painstakingly restored by the Office of Public Works who bought it in 1969 when the castle was in disrepair due to the financial misfortunes of the previous family. Many original tapestries and wall coverings were found hidden in the rubble and were restored or re-made in the same pattern. It was quite beautiful. I included a couple pictures of its rose garden. Unfortunately visitors were not allowed to take pictures of the interior. After the ...

Long to Rain over us! (To be a Pilgrim . . . )

A travel blog entry by berenicek


... holy people and even our earliest ancestors who felt the primal call to worship. This is indeed holy ground, (the legends of St Kevin and the fair Kathleen notwithstanding!) I much prefer the legend of the blackbird - much more ecologically sound!) Seamus Heaney, Ireland’s great poet, wrote a poemabout it – St. Kevin and the Blackbird: ”Kevin feels the warm eggs, the small ...


This hotel, located on The Rower, Inistioge, is near Brigit's Garden, Mount Juliet Golf Club, Kilfane Waterfall and Glen, and The Watergarden.
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