TripAdvisor Reviews Troysgate House Kilkenny
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... for men was 29 years. This doesn't include the at least 10 years of design efforts required to align the crypt so that for 19 minutes during the winter solstice a golden beam of sunlight would illuminate the 10 meter high central dome. The dome was built of overlapping stone slabs capped with a 3m x 3m slab. While little is understood about the purpose of the mounds (there are dozens of them but only 3 largest of them are excavated and available to visit ...
... that night. Overall it was a great day and another fantastic week.
I almost forgot about Thursday night! We signed up for the Study Abroad free event which was a show called Merry Ploughboy. It was a traditional Irish music and dance show that you guys would've loved. I also made a friend... the Swedish man who sat directly in front of me and was blocking me that all of my friends and I were not very fond of and made it known. Making friends everywhere we go...
... they call them in Ireland) and got a spectacular view of the valley in both directions. Selfie time!! The view was really nice but the pictures just don't really capture it. We only stopped really briefly before heading down the valley to go to Glendalough.
Glendalough is the location of an old monastery, started by St. Kevin. There is also an old watch/bell tower. It was really tall and reminded me of Rapunzel, especially since it had no door, only ...
... great shopping. (She was wrong) She has a different idea of great shopping.
Terrific Main Street though, with a 16th century merchant's house.....rather 3 houses as he kept building one behind the other. (The kids should get no ideas). They have reconstructed the gardens at the back which were great.
Tomorrow the castle, the Black Abbey, the cathedral up the hill, then on to Emo House near Port Loise.
... season scarves that we buy on the cheap and are very glad it is still cold enough to weir it. We search for hats to cover our ears, we see the most amazing boots and shoes and food and cupcakes...we are just enjoying the freedom from the car.
We walked to St Mary's church and the Black Abbey, both ...
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