Springhill Court Conference, Leisure & Spa Hotel

Waterford Road, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kilkenny

6. Glendalough - darkness followed by darkness

A travel blog entry by flyrina

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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. Graiguenamanagh - say it 3 times fast

A travel blog entry by flyrina

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... 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

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... 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 ...

Churches, castles and stone circles

A travel blog entry by karliengossross

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... in a rough circle about 23 m in diameter. According legend this circle tells a sad tale of merriment gone wrong, the piper and his dancers suddenly turned into blocks of stone because they were dancing on the Sabbath Day - the stones are the ossified dancers, some standing and other lying flat on the ground. One larger stone, 2 m high, stands outside the ...

Sometimes you have to break the rules to have fun

A travel blog entry by melissaandalex

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... living in castles, but I much preferred the castle's coach house and stables, which have been converted into the Kilkenny Design Craft Centre, containing shops and workshops for local craftspeople. I picked up a Celtic ring for myself and a little something to put in with a Christmas card to a friend this year. Despite their great selection, our hunt for the perfect Aran sweaters continues (and we took the short trip out of ...

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