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Travel Blogs from Kilkenny
Our days in Ireland are numbered, it was time to leave Blarney, and head back towards Dublin - after a good breakfast, of course, this time salmon omelettes. Following a recommendation from Pat, we stopped off at Cobh, a pretty little seaside village, which was the last place to take passengers on the Titanic. Also the Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. There were lots of plaques and memorials, and a HUGE cathedral - ...
Up early this morning. Too early for our English breakfast. Drove to the ferry port at Holyhead. Loaded the car on and went into the lounge to enjoy the 3.5 hour trip. We disembarked at Dublin and drove through sometimes very heavy rain to Kilkenny (home of the Tobin clan). First stop was Kilkenny castle. Then we took the Kilkenny road train tour to get our bearings. Followed up with a walk around town. Found an Irish pub we had read about and went in for a ...
... some really old cathedrals and graveyards, black abbey where smithwicks is brewed, medieval streets where markets were held. Ate dinner at Kyetelers Inn, which was home to a woman names Aloce Kyeteler. She had 4 husbands and three died quite mysteriously. She was accused of witchcraft by her kids and friends and escaped the night before she was to be burned on the stake. This was in ...
... tourists still trying to find their way out of some remote areas of the island.
For anyone wishing to drive through the Healy Pass here is a picture (not mine) of the twisty turny road through ...
... of Ireland, Maynooth have been held there since 2002.
We finished off the day leisurely strolling through the cobblestone walkways throughout the town, stopping in at the many churches and boutiques. Tonight we chose to eat American, hamburgers at Eddie Rockets.
The train was quiet on the return trip home, giving us all the opportunity for a ...
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