Maldron Hotel Portlaoise
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... br> 19th Century. The biggest and best room is the enormous Long Gallery
containing portraits of the nobles associated with the house over the
centuries. While the interior is nice, Kilkenny Castle’s real appeal is its
magnificent exterior appearance and surrounding rose garden and great lawn.
We spent an evening in Kilkenny, our accommodation in a bed
and breakfast named Melrose ...
... of churches, St Mary's Cathedral and what's known as the Black Abbey, a 12th century Dominican Friary it was back on the road.
Then on to Emo Court, one of Ireland's grand houses built in true 18th century Palladian splendour.
Following the local Earl selling it off in the 1930s, the Jesuits bought it as a noviciate for over 30 years. In 1969 it past into the hands of a Mr Chomley Dean ...
... The cat hung around all night sitting at the glass door near the dining room, looking in at us and crying! After much convincing from the cat crying she/he was rewarded with some scrap roast meat. AJ and CS have named the cat AUSSIE and wished JC and RC a long and happy life with their new pet cat.
It was enjoyable night and email address' were exchanged to ensure another 45 years did not pass without contact.
More family members for AJ's children to visit in Ireland!! ...
... to either follow the main road, primarily downhill for 17 kms to Kilkenny, or take the back roads. An hour and a half later, we were at the base of the longest uphill climb of the day. Next to a sign that read 14 kms to Kilkenny. Did we really make the right choice that day? Absolutely.
We finally arrived pretty wiped out for the day, found Kyteler's Pub and watched the end of the Tour ...
... Killarney, poking in and out of shops. We stopped at Mac's on Main Street again, for scones.
Our kayak trip was nice. I was a tad disappointed that he didn't actually put us in kayaks but gave Pat and I a canoe and Nora had a kayak. It was more of a whitewater kayak than she is used to so she had some trouble with it and was frustrated. Nathan took us to Innisfalen Island in the Killarney Lakes. It was an amazing place. In the afternoon ...