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Travel Blogs from Kilkenny
Well, one full day in Ireland and waking up is still not easier. After an exciting night in the town of Kilkenny, we have another early morning for sightseeing. Our fearless leader is an excellent guide and his personality makes it easier to enjoy the 8:30 departure time for our
travels today. He breaks up the drives with interesting stories and background information to help us understand what we are seeing. We are processing a lot of ...
... city dwellers lived in the early 17th century.
Our next stops were a handful of churches. Yawn! Dayna can tell you about them, I was dozing.
Dayna here: Tom was NOT dozing through all the churches! Once again, we have noticed that the best kept churches in Ireland are Catholic and are FREE to enter. The biggest churches, which were once Catholic, but were overtaken by the English ...
To Kilkenny we go
Ok so last night I had to move rooms for some odd reason. Apparently they couldn't get me in the same room for all 7 nights. I am now on the ground floor which means the window is literally right beside the entrance and where all the taxis park. It can get a bit loud but I actually slept really great last night (even after all my naps). The kitchen and locker room are also right across from my room but I don't hear that since my bed is ...
... walk through the town we headed out searching for the Dunboy Castle Ruins. Its presence enabled O'Sullivan Bere to control the sea fisheries off the Irish coast. Alas we couldn't find it and when the narrow ...
... free glass. Back in the car with a few more detours now found our way into Galway, Kings Head pub where we can enjoy our first Guinness. I actually like Guinness, must be just cause I'm in Ireland. Decided to get out of Galway and move on, after I had a fight with the GPS and a ill drive through very narrow streets and lots and lots of hedges, they love them here, we came to another castle then another castle. Ha ha oh I wish I lived in a ...
Other places to stay in Kilkenny
College Road, Kilkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $90
- Fantastic service and friendly staff!!
- Look elsewhere
Old 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, 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
Ormonde Rd, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $93
Vicar Street, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $54
Irishtown Street, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $92