Travel Blogs from Kilkenny
Got to see sparkly things today. All manner of crystal ornaments, vessels, and lights. Waterford crystal tour wasn't so flash, but the retail shop was a delight. We didn't buy anything for ourselves and felt slightly smug at being able to spend a lot of time ogling the goods and spend a lot of self control not putting them on a shipping (or …
Visit the Waterford Crystal showroom. Drive to Kilkenny to see magnificent 13C castle. Continued to Dublin for two nights. Next morning, see elegant Georgian squares, Irish Presidents home, O'Connell Street and Customs House. Then visit Old Library of Trinity College to admire 8th century Book of Kells. Hotel ...
Kiss the Stone of Eloquence at Blarney Castle. An orientation tour of Cork seeing St Finbar's Cathedral before continuing along the coast to hotel. Hotel Dooley's Departed Killarney in bright sunny conditions to Blarney Castle where stone kissing occurred. Picturesque gardens made for an enjoyable morning. Quick coach tour of Cork Lunch at Youghal which overlooks the Atlantic ...
... the home of fine crystal, none of which is actually made in Waterford anymore. Cheryl did the tour which funnily enough ended in the gift shop, where she showed remarkable restraint.
A short trip to our hotel, Dooley's on the Quay. Tonight is the Tour Celebration dinner, on the Ferry tomorrow morning for the crossing back into Wales.
... better. Then we headed to the Waterford Crystal factory and did a tour through there which was amazing. Was really good - I was worried Scott wouldn't like it but it was really interesting. We actually got to see them making things which was really cool. It is a very long process so we could see why everything cost a lot when it finally arrives in the shop floor! We then headed back to the room or a rest before dinner because it has been a pretty full on couple of weeks ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility