O'Malley's Ormonde Court Guesthouse
Travel Blogs from Kilkenny
Up early (and by early I mean 10...) - Out the door at 11 and on the road! Goodbye Kenmare!
We flew up the road towards Blarney Castle - Had to do it for Mike's sake because how could you possibly go to Ireland and NOT kiss that stone? (I never have, FYI...germs....can't handle it!)
So we drove to Blarney which was a straight …
... 16 Some photos of Waterford taken yesterday afternoon. Visited Waterford Crystal factory with photos attached of horse and coach worth 40,000 Euro! Lunch in Kilkenny with 18/19th century castle - photo attached. Dublin mid afternoon and did a brief walk of immediate streets and St Stephens Green park, photos ...
Kiss the Stone of Eloquence at Blarney Castle. An orientation tour of Cork seeing St Finbar's Cathedral before continuing along the coast to hotel. Hotel Dooley's Departed Killarney in bright sunny conditions to Blarney Castle where stone kissing occurred. Picturesque gardens made for an enjoyable morning. Quick coach tour of Cork Lunch at Youghal which overlooks the Atlantic ...
... the home of fine crystal, none of which is actually made in Waterford anymore. Cheryl did the tour which funnily enough ended in the gift shop, where she showed remarkable restraint.
A short trip to our hotel, Dooley's on the Quay. Tonight is the Tour Celebration dinner, on the Ferry tomorrow morning for the crossing back into Wales.
... leaving Kytelers, we decided to have a nightcap at La****n’s Pub. Unfortunately, PJ (the owner) wasn’t there. We were able to visit his recently opened Hurling tribute area upstairs. Kilkenny has an excellent hurling team that has won more national championships than any other county. The players on the team are superstars in Ireland. I guess you could compare them to being the New York Yankees of the hurling world. What is funny, and most people ...
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Location was great....
I was oddly itchy all night.
Not sure what was going on with this place but there were NO other guests except apparently 1 person who was sleeping in the next room and snored so loud that I felt like we were sharing a bed. The walls were so thin I could hear even his BREATHING. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. CREEPYYYYYYYYYy
This place was just bizarre. The guy was nice enough who ran it but I did feel a bit like I was at a halfway house (not sure why) - It was eerie... The room was OK and the price was fine - It was just odd. Everything felt dirty even though it looked clean. There was a sign in the bathroom asking girls to not use the washcloths to remove makeup. Luckily I don't wear a lot but it was just so weird.
The breakfast was full Irish or whatever but what was put out made me sick enough to not want to order anything- Looked like someone emptied their fridge onto a table ....half used bottles of mayo, ketchup... for WHAT? so weird. rice krispy treats and other weird cereal bars...just really weird.
would not recommend unless all u care about is location. parking was a plus.
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