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TravelPod Member ReviewsMetropole hotel Kilkenny
The Metropole pub and hostel was a fantastic accommodation in the heart of Kilkenny! An easy walk to St Canice's, just across from Ireland's oldest Brewery Smithwicks, and easy reach to the dozens of pubs and restaurants that make Kilkenny so amazing! Clean and charming. Fantastic session, great fellow travelers, great staff, great time! Go there! :D
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... 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 ...
... beautiful gardens of Butler House. We toured the castle itself and its grounds. It has so much history. The Butler family lived there for 600 years and saw many years of both prosperity and hard times before they finally moved out in 1935. The restoration of the castle is very interesting and the grounds are very impressive.
We had dinner at Eammon Langton's. It was very nice and they had some trad music with a duo on guitar and ...
... and historic village on the river Nore in South Kilkenny. Its special character has made it
one of the most visited places in the South East of Ireland for many decades. Nestling in the Nore valley it offers some of the best scenery in the region.
Onto Waterford, we were not going to do the Waterford Crystal thing but got talked into it. What an excellent tour of the ...
Today Flat Stanley drove from the Dingle Peninsular to Killkenny stopping on the way to visit the Rock of Cashel. Seat of the ancient kings of Munster, this where St. Patrick baptized King Aengus in A.D. 450. Cashel evolved over the centuries into an ecclesiastical center featuring Gothic and Romanesque ...
Wow! We're we tired. We fell asleep at 7:30 last night and woke up at 11:15 this morning. So much for my plan to get up early and see Kilkenny. We didn't get out of our room until about noon, which put us back about three hours, but, admittedly, I do feel rested. We walked down to the Kilkenny Castle, which used to protect the area from invaders, cattle rustlers, and common thieves. The castle has an enormous park that unrolls along a sleepy river. The grounds ...
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