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... This history buff enjoyed it.
While there, we accidently made the acquaintance of a policeman who explained the Irish parking policy. In most towns, you park, find the ticket stand, pay for parking (usually one Euro for one hour), then display the ticket in your window. We were lucky in New Ross as we didn't know this and managed not to get a ticket. We spent some time talking politics with him.
We headed out to the ...
... as Spain's. Then most monuments close between 3 and 5. Its very strange. They also blame it because this is their winter months, again hard to understand coming from a town that gets two feet of snow and hardly every gets delays to call Ireland's 40 degree weather "winter."
Beside for the bummer of the tower being closed, we still had a fantastic day. We explored some gardens, and found a cute cafe where I enjoyed a great vegetable soup (yes me I had vegetable soup ...
... heading back into Kilkenny to explore for an hour. I went to Kilkenny Castle first. It was kinda cool. I was expecting more of a medieval feel since it claims to be a medieval town. However they are reconstructing it to look like it did in the 18th century. Not really medieval in my mind. It was worth a look all the same, I was just disappointed I couldn't take pictures inside. My favourite room was the picture gallery. I really enjoyed the painted arches that ...
... city and had a couple beers at a couple different pubs before finding a nice place to have dinner. Once we found a place dinner wasn't being served for another hour so of course we sat and had a beer while we waited! Seems to be a theme haha. After a delicious dinner we headed to our hotel to drink a bottle of wine I had brought ...
... for the day is only 2E - but 10 m to the right there is a parking for 2E an hour ?!
Rest does not mean we do nothing, we just rest from driving - so today we take to the streets. The idea is to visit the Kilkenny Castle, but actually we do not really care what we do today, we will just amble around ..
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
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- Indifferent staff
Smithsland South, Kilkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $70
The Bridge, Kilkenny | 4 star hotelfrom $118
- Nice house, good location, restaurant with problems
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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 $20
Ormonde Rd, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $93
Vicar Street, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $54
Irishtown Street, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $92