Portlaoise Heritage Hotel
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... The guidebooks’ descriptions of Kilkenny as
a kind of scenic wonderland of Irishness led me to put it on our itinerary on
the way back towards Dublin on our counterclockwise drive around the country.
Historically Kilkenny was a kind of unofficial capital of
Anglo-Norman Ireland in the centuries after the Normans made it to the island.
The big castle at the center of town has origins in ...
The day before
Yesterday we went to Callan Co. Killkenny on route to Portlaoise to spend time with Iona's Granny.
We visited a farming communty a couple of kms from Callan known as Camphill. A man called Bryan showed us around. This included a pottery shed, a weavery ...
... English. Where are all the Irishmen when you need them?
The musicians started and really stole the evening. Mick played guitar, the tin whistle and the Irish bagpipes, while his partner tore the place down on the fiddle. Mark asked me to dance during a waltz and the whole place disappeared as we twirled and turned around the pub. It was awesome. Mark is the best dancer and makes it all ...
... 730am. Ginger was up in protest soon after and we eventually made our way downstairs for breakfast in the hotel restaurant….
….which was PACKED. And not only packed, but just one of those things that we wanted to stay away from…lot's of grumpy tourists who were either bumping in front of you (while in queue) or just looking unhappy. We continued to defy the atmosphere but smiling – grabbing our continental ...
Anyway, about yesterday. We woke to a magnificent day. It was sunny and dry and about high 60s to low 70s. We played around a bit in the town of PortMagee which is a very picturesque fishing village. Nice drive there, stopping in a couple of little shops on the way for bathrooms, beverages, etc. Finally, we arrived at the "Skelligs Experience." Basically, it is a place built around these cruises out to the Islands. We paid our ...