Ivyleigh House

Bank Place, Church Street, Portlaoise, County Laoighis, Ireland | Inn
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Travel Blogs from Portlaoise

Crystal Clear

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron

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... s, which is the tallest building in Ireland. You'd have to wonder at such a big cathedral in a wee seaside town with a population of around 10,000.

Next stop was Waterford Crystal. I have to confess that I don't really like Waterford crystal unless it is very plain, but the making process was very interesting. From there it was "get out of this city" until we started to see villages again - much nicer.

It's ...

Day 30

A travel blog entry by bigadventure14

5
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Up early this morning. Too early for our English breakfast. Drove to the ferry port at Holyhead. Loaded the car on and went into the lounge to enjoy the 3.5 hour trip. We disembarked at Dublin and drove through sometimes very heavy rain to Kilkenny (home of the Tobin clan). First stop was Kilkenny castle. Then we took the Kilkenny road train tour to get our bearings. Followed up with a walk around town. Found an Irish pub we had read about and went in for a ...

Our last day in Europe

A travel blog entry by themoloneys

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... is brewed by a German company and not in Ireland! When they bought Guinness they tried to buy the #2 Irish beer smithwicks but smithwicks wouldn't sell. So the Germans decided to brew a beer called Kilkenny after a very well-visited Irish town to compete for a share o the Irish ale market. They have a beautiful castle in Kilkenny with lovely gardens around. We also saw the medieval ...

Day 21

A travel blog entry by britt.mark

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... who restored it with millions of pounds and a passion that is still apparent. To finish the whole thing off he handed it over to the Irish State in 1999. Not bad for a Pom.

The house has the most breathtaking domed rotunda room as you enter what looks like a fairly normal door. One of the best houses so far and our last use of the OPW card.

For those who will remember, the Office of ...

Catching up

A travel blog entry by doylefamily

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Finally, we are in hotels with internet access. I've got a couple of days to catch up and then we should be up to date sometime tomorrow evening when we land in Dublin.


Wednesday morning

Greetings All! We survived our trip to the Skellig Islands yesterday. It was a great day, until the end. More on that in a minute.

Today I thought we were scheduled for our kayak tour of the Lakes of Killarney. We got up early and ...

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This inn, located on Bank Place, Church Street, Portlaoise, is near Rock of Dunamase and Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum.
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