Travel Blogs from Kilkenny
What is the first rule of parenting? Don't disturb a sleeping baby, right? Well, we've broken that rule quite a few times this trip.
Yesterday, we drove about a half-hour outside Kilkenny to see the ruins at Jerpoint Abbey, and as is Oliver's practice, he fell asleep on the drive. We felt like such terrible parents, pulling a grumpy baby out of a car seat so we could see more remnants of monastic life. He was a ...
As I expected, the nature of our trip changed drastically when we got the rental car. We are no longer limited to places our feet and public transportation can take us. We are finally seeing the Ireland we came to see.
I'm not going to get into driving in Ireland--that deserves its own post--but suffice to say it is exciting. Sitting in the back seat navigating while hanging out with the kid, I kind of feel like I'm on the Amazing Race (come to think of it--why ...
... delightful cod, and I chose the lamb, being in Ireland and all. Our meal came with potatoes cooked four different ways-all delicious. We've been spending our time in the library, taking after dinner tea and enjoying the fire. The Irish wolfhound, Mr. Higgins, mixes gently with the guests. Luckily, he's not overweight, otherwise he could easily knock Kim over, since he comes up to her hips. Tomorrow we are off to the Dingle peninsula to search for the elusive berry ...
... rainy though so maybe why the ancestors decided to make a go of it in NZ instead??
With the weather quite bleak, there was lots of concentrating on the roads and major road signs, but the countryside would not have been amiss in the Coromandel Ranges, Northland, through Cambridge way and the Waikato in general. Really lovely with some rolling hills and steep farmland as well as green and lush areas by quaint rivers with cute little rock ...
... a detour to look for a power station, but never found either the town or the power station.
From there we headed to Glendalough via the Wicklow Pass. At least this time the clouds were not completely shrouding the hills. We stopped at the saddle at the top to look down at the valleys below. Down the hill we stopped at the visitor’s centre for the St Kevin’s Way. However it was soon decided that lunch was a bit ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Troysgate House Kilkenny
Other places to stay in Kilkenny
College Road, Kilkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $86
- Fantastic service and friendly staff!!
- Look elsewhere
Dublin Road, Kilkenny | 5 star hotelfrom $152
- Lovely but lacking
- Lyrath Estate-great breakfast
- Bangers and mash
Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Ormonde Street, Kilkenny | 4 star hotelfrom $111
- Pluses and Minuses
- Indifferent staff
Smithsland South, Kilkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $69
The Bridge, John Street, Kilkenny | 4 star hotelfrom $117
- Nice house, good location, restaurant with problems
- Great Location
- Excellent Every Year
John Street, Kilkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $88
1 Ormonde St, Kilkenny | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Nice One Night Stand
- Central location but....
- Got a great deal through their website
Waterford Road, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $76
11 Patrick St., Kilkenny | 4 star hotelfrom $112
Patrick Street, Kilkenny | 2 star hotelfrom $90
15-16 Vicar Street, Kilkenny | 3 star hotel$167 average
69 John Street, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $109
26 Patrick Street, Kilkenny | 3 star hotelfrom $111
Lower Patrick Street, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $110
High Street, Kilkenny | Hotelfrom $29