Horse & Jockey Hotel

Exit 6 M8, Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Thurles

6. Glendalough - darkness followed by darkness

A travel blog entry by flyrina


One of Ireland's most important sites, Glendalough was founded by St Kevin in the 6th century. Although he preferred the life of a hermit, retreating to the cave above the Upper Lake known as St Kevin's Bed, his reputation as a holy man grew and he attracted many followers and Glendalough became a pilgrimage site for centuries afterwards. The ruins of Glendalough, meaning the "valley of the two lakes" are spread along 2 miles of a ...

6. Thomastown - just horsing around!

A travel blog entry by flyrina


... to us! Beautiful day and a beautiful walk! New fact of the day, the word stud comes from these stud farms where stallions are taken to breed! The famous Tetrarch had over 130 progeny, 80 of which won impressive races! Welcome to horse lovers galore! Quick stop into town for a quick passionfruit white chocolate truffle at The Truffle Fairy, an award winning truffle shop which Emma sent me truffles from for ...

5. Cahir (no but really, how's it pronounced?)

A travel blog entry by flyrina


... stuck in the stone), the working porticullus (which no one would let me test to make sure it worked) and the holes for pouring boiling oil upon the enemy. The funny thing about this castle was that as well as it was known for it's defensive features, it didn't actually do too well at defending themselves. In 1650, Cromwell wrote a very eloquent letter ...

Day 5: Cork to Thurles

A travel blog entry by travelbutton


... nobody tiny road that was in theory 2 lanes and said a very close hello to a tractor coming around a bend from the other direction. The Abbey was old and beautiful, and we lit a candle for St Christopher for keeping us safe, being the good Catholics that we are. We finished the day with some Indian, again recommended by mum and dad. Was delicious and very filling with the early bird special! Still a bit jet lagged so early to bed. We'll go on a driving tour around Tipperary ...

Irish weddings

A travel blog entry by aseipolt


... during the day (stunning) and after a beautiful walk around the property got ready for the Saturday night BBQ. This was a great night with wonderful Irish music after dinner with many of Davey's family getting up to sing. This night was a special highlight for Ant and i.Next morning there were big hugs, thank yous and goodbyes as we headed back to Dublin airport - Prue to begin her journey home and Ant and I to head to ...

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