TripAdvisor Reviews Troysgate House Kilkenny
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We had a crazy packed day today and we just got back to the hotel to drop our car off and catch a taxi back into town. Turns out, Wednesday night is the main music night of the week with traditional local music in all of the pubs! So, we're taxiing it to the pubs so we can drink and listen to music all night. I'll write more later, so for now, here are some highlighted pics from the day. AWESOME DAY! More to ...
This Thursday morning we enjoyed the full Irish breakfast in the hotel (well, all of us pass on the blood pudding). We found a laundry facility just up the street (thank you, Rick Steves), dropped off our clothes and headed to the castle. On the way we found a farmer's market.
The castle originally had 4 sides until Oliver Cromwell destroyed one. So now it has 3 sides and opens out onto a huge expanse of lawn and trees. The Butler Family, Dukes ...
... on the coach and we drove 90 minutes and arrived in Cashel.
In Cashel we saw the rock of Cashel. It has a castle on it, the castle was under renovations and it was raining. After seeing the rock we walked to the main town and went to a cafe for lunch. The food was good – just a burger but it was nice. Then we walked back to the coach and drove for about 1hr. Here i listened to my ipod until we arrived in Kilkenny.
In Kilkenny we went straight to ...
... So many stairs. They seemed neverending. Decided we had made a good choice in starting from the other side. Although it was a climb ...
... Kilree Round Tower stands in a field boasting a warning:"Beware of the bull!"
Finally we found Jerpoint Abbey (founded in 1158) on the banks of the river. Jerpoint Abbey was founded in 1158.
The abbey was self-sufficient and had its own gardens, watermills, cemetery, granary and kitchens. It is sad to see how people can ruin a ...
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