Desart Cottage

New Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Travel Tips for Kilkenny

Sample the Irish hospitality -...

by MikeyUK

Sample the Irish hospitality - different to anywhere else in the world. Its said that 5% of the worlds population are Irish and that the other 95% wish they were Everyone has a kind word and a story to tell

Smirting & The Smoking Ban

by orlikins

Smirting is a combination of the words smoking + flirting, geddit? It started when people had to go out for a ciggie after the ban was enforced, and got chatting to fellow smokers outside on the street, eyes meeting across a cloud of blue nicotine... ;) So you may just meet a local hottie in this way!!

REMEMBER - Since March 2004, you CANNOT smoke inside bars, cafes or restaurants, or anywhere where people are working (e.g. taxis, offices etc.)
The legislation is officially known as the Public Health (Tobacco) Act, see link to it below for a summary.

You may smoke in outside in the street or in designated smoking areas, but never inside a place where people are working (includes offices, bars, restaurants, shops, shopping centres, taxis, etc)

Callan County Kilkenny. Now...

by jonno99

Callan County Kilkenny. Now this place is off the beaten path but not for me. My Mum's family are from here so I am a regular visitor. Kilkenny city is obviously the major tourist destination in this area but Callan has a few surprises too. Steeped in history and some good pubs. Check out the Steppes pub on the main hight street situated at the foot of the steps leading from the parish church.------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------

Callan is situated on the King's River about ten miles from Kilkenny and twenty miles from Clonmel, Co.Tipperary, on the N. 76.

The town was very congested with traffic before the new bypass was opened a couple of years ago. There are several places of historic interest in the town, which include a ruined Augustinian Abbey founded in 1471, where Cromwell is supposed to have stabled his horses.

Within the confines of St Mary's Church (1251) in Green Street, Adam le Blound, the second husband of notorious Kilkenny witch Alice Kyteller is buried.

A holy well reputed to have curative powers, can be found in the Abbey Meadow, a place where for centuries local young people used to meet in the evening while collecting the next day's water supply for their parents, before the town had piped water.

A monument in the town commemorates Blessed Edmund Rice (1762- 1844) who dedicated his life to providing education for the poor and needy, and was the founder of The Christian Brother's School movement. His birthplace Rice House nearby is now open to visitors. Tel 056 25141

Callan is also the birthplace of Fenian poet and journalist John Locke 1847 - 1889.

An odd fact not well known, is that this little town was the homeplace of the Cromwellian Candler family including Asa Griggs Candler who bought the Coca Cola drink recipe in Atlanta, USA from its inventor, Dr. John Stith Pemberton in 1888 less than two years after its creation.

Candler then went on to found the multi million pound Coca Cola Company which he sold in 1923 for fifty million pounds.

The Candler home in West Street, has now almost completely disappeared.

Callan gets its name from a High King of Ireland Niall Caille. The King arrived in Callan 844 AD during a war with the Vikings. He drowned while trying to rescue his servant who had been swept away while trying to cross the flooded river. King Caille is buried in Kilree a few miles away.

Today there is a GAA club, Heritage Society, and about twenty four clubs and society's of various sorts in the town.

The human abbatoir

by arthur_dent about Langtons Bar & Club

This night club may derive its name from East African mysticism, but that's about the only culture you'll find in this place. Don't get me wrong, the setting is beautiful - there are 5 seperate areas, with 3 bars, and there's a conservatory and a patio outside. However the proprietor lets way too many people in way too quickly, and so you may find youself longing for space and room to breathe after a very short while. In fact you will. The music is awful, but if you like the usual chart rubbish I suppose you might be content. It's 13euro in, but free on a Thursday night, so thats the only night you could really feel justified going there. The drinks are ridiculously overpriced, so drink before you go in there if possible. Summary: If you're gonna go, go on a Thursday night, and drink before you go in. Even better:don't go at all. The smart outfit needs to come out.

Matt the Miller's bar

by orlikins about Matt the Miller's bar

Everyone congregates on the ground floor but once you battle through the crowds, make your way upstairs for some oxygen and beer. I would certainly go there again, it's a really friendly chatty bar.


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