The Quays Hotel

Address: 86/87 John Street, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, \N, Ireland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kilkenny

Hitting the road

A travel blog entry by tfsnj on Sep 30, 2014

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... House just in time. We met Mary Flood, the head genealogist, who was very nice. She had no more information about Thomas Shortall, who married Mary Heany in 1810 in Thomastown, but she said that if we return tomorrow morning we could look through their library and she might be able to help us find something more. We walked through the medieval center of town, which was bedecked with the black and gold flags of Kilkenny's newly crowned All-Ireland hurling champions. We ...

Kilkenny Castle and Cork

A travel blog entry by storiastone on May 03, 2014

Day 4 Drove to Castlecomer discovery park. Nothing there really. Though I did walk into this little craft store that sold handmade jewelry. The guy there was from Miami too, we chatted a bit about the low crime rate in Ireland and blue bell flowers. It was a quick chat but he was cool. I remember him saying something about how he had been working on the gold chain in his ...

Hiking in Glendalough—an Uphill Trek

A travel blog entry by timsandy on Sep 13, 2013

... br> The name Glendalough (pronounced Glenda-"lock") means "glen of two lakes" and it is a famous monastic ruin in Ireland just ...

A Medieval Day: Book of Ballymote to Kyteler's Inn

A travel blog entry by mystic1 on Sep 11, 2013

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... behold.

Just two cases down was the Book of Lecan and I was surprised to note that it includes a section called: An Banshenchas, The Lore of Women. I wasn't previously aware of this section and it seems that it will take a little work to track down the translation. However, that will be a great deal of fun!

We grabbed some coffee and hot chocolate at the incomparable Butler's Chocolate Cafe before driving out of Dublin in ...

Day fifteen

A travel blog entry by koistycassels on Aug 15, 2012

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This mornings early start was overshadowed by an ominous dark grey cloud in the sky, and halfway through breakfast it began to **** it down with rain. It didn't dampen our spirits though - pardon the pun - and we car pooled our way out to Ballytobin, the local Camphill community for children and adults with special needs. Camphill was established in Scotland near Aberdeen, I think it was in the seventies, and moved over ...

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