The Quays Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kilkenny
We had a crazy packed day today and we just got back to the hotel to drop our car off and catch a taxi back into town. Turns out, Wednesday night is the main music night of the week with traditional local music in all of the pubs! So, we're taxiing it to the pubs so we can drink and listen to music all night. I'll write more later, so for now, here are some highlighted pics from the day. AWESOME DAY! More to ...
... city." It became prominent in the 1200's and still uses the old historic buildings today. We checked in to our hotel (which is a bit out of town), dropped our bags, drove into town, found a car park, and then walked around High Street area, which has 60 pubs, parliament buildings, fresh food markets, and shoppes. It is super awesome here! Very Medieval, awesome architecture, all cobble-stoned streets and tiny alleyways (they call them slips). ...
... All Ireland Final for Hurling. We saw a bit of it on TV: men with sticks wearing helmets, face masks and soccer shorts throwing a puck-like object up and down the field towards goals at the ends of the field. The scoring was indecipherable to us, but it came down to a draw. So at the end of September there will be a play off. Not certain ESPN knows yet.
After the castle, we strolled thru the town and found lunch at Cleere's: great soup ...
... to the old ruins by the info center.
Round Tower and Graveyard.
St. Kevin's Kitchen (actually a Church)
... certainly don't give you the bird if you get in their way. Finally, we were off to explore the country!
Our first stop was Kilkenny, a very medieval town with a gorgeous castle that is its highlight. It is a darling little town and a great stop in Ireland. We ate a dinner of many tapas at the Zuni Townhouse- delicious! Totally recommend ...
Other places to stay in Kilkenny
College Road, Kilkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $90
- Fantastic service and friendly staff!!
- Look elsewhere
Dublin Road, Kilkenny | 5 star hotelfrom $155
- Lovely but lacking
- Lyrath Estate-great breakfast
- Bangers and mash
Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny | 4 star hotelfrom $93
Ormonde Street, Kilkenny | 4 star hotelfrom $113
- Pluses and Minuses
- Indifferent staff
Smithsland South, Kilkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $70
The Bridge, John Street, Kilkenny | 4 star hotelfrom $118
- Nice house, good location, restaurant with problems
- Great Location
- Excellent Every Year
John Street, Kilkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $92
1 Ormonde St, Kilkenny | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- Nice One Night Stand
- Central location but....
- Got a great deal through their website
Waterford Road, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $79
11 Patrick St., Kilkenny | 4 star hotelfrom $120
Patrick Street, Kilkenny | 2 star hotelfrom $100
15-16 Vicar Street, Kilkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $92
69 John Street, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $106
26 Patrick Street, Kilkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $119
High Street, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $26
Lower Patrick Street, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $82
Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $80
Vicar Street, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $54
Ormonde Rd, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $93
Irishtown Street, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $92