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Kilkenny

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Thomastown

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Kilmacow

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Inistioge

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Graiguenamanagh

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Kells

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Fiddown

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Kilbline Castle

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Kilkieran Cross Roads

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Kilkenny

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  • Kilkenny Castle

    Kilkenny Things to Do

    I just happened, by chance, to visit Kilkenny Castle on the first Wednesday of the month ( March) and much to my surprise and pleasure I was told that I could get in for free on that day! This saved me 6Euros. It seems all of the historic sites owned by the Irish Heritage organisation offer this enticement to visit their properties on the first...

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  • Premier Newpark Hotel Dublin

    Kilkenny Hotels

    I've never stayed in the Newpark but, as it's close to home, I've often been in for dinner and...

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  • Kytelers Inn

    Kilkenny Restaurants

    Kytelers Inn was pure amazing, from the delicious food to the great music. This restaurant/pub was the perfect place to enjoy our first night in Ireland. I cannot remember exactly what we had to eat but I do remember it being wonderful. Our waiter was extremely nice and the atmosphere of the restaurant was very interesting. Throughout the entire...

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Thomastown

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  • Bus Services

    Thomastown Transportation

    Bus Eireann and Kavanagh's Coachs run a regular bus service to and from Thomastown along the N9. The route services Waterford, Carlow, Naas and Dublin as well as some smaller locations along the route. For the Bus Eireann times:http://www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1225297644-4.pdfFor Kavanaghs look for Dublin-Waterford...

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  • Ballyduff House

    Thomastown Hotels

    Thomastown, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Afternoon Tea at Mount Juliet

    Thomastown Things to Do

    I am a big fan of Afternoon Tea. Okay so its not something I partake of regularly but when I want to treat myself and and feel a little bit special I like nothing better than to take Afternoon Tea. Think Miss Marple and grand houses and you are getting the idea. Its a little bit of high society at and accessible price.Mount Juliet has a wonderful...

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Inistioge

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  • Homely Cuisine

    Inistioge Restaurants

    I've noticed the purple coloured cafe every time I drove into Inistioge, but stopped to eat there today for the first time.It's named after a famous book by the infamous Irish writer Maeve Binchy. Mny of you may know of it as the book was also made into a movie which was filmed around this village.The cafe lives up to its name as the staff (owner...

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  • Woodstock house and Gardens

    Inistioge Things to Do

    So you thought Woodstock was the site of a famous festival!! Well, here in the quiet beauty of Co. Kilkenny we have our own Woodstock, but this one is a stunning estate with a derelict grand old manor house, arboretum, and gardens.The original house, which is currently derelict, was designed by Francis Bindon and was built in the mid 1700's.Then is...

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  • Beware of the wasps

    Inistioge Restaurants

    The Woodstock Arms, named after the incredible stately home and gardens just up the hill, is a great old fashioned pub in the centre of the village. It's one of the most popular, as the throngs sitting oon the wooden benches outside will verify.Inside it's a real old spit-on-the-floor hostelry with friendly staff and fair prices. There's a small...

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Graiguenamanagh

  • Beware the Winos

    Graiguenamanagh Warnings and Dangers

    If you're any way into photography like me you will no doubt wander off the beaten track down to the side of the river that's blcoked off by a wire fence that has now been toppled. I was snapping away and came across this pretty but derilict cottage that was the perfect subject for a pic or three. As I started snapping I came quickly to a halt as...

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  • Birdwatching

    Graiguenamanagh Things to Do

    This little village is a haven for wild birds, particularly the water dwelling types. As people feed them they are very tame and will almost pose for pics. The largest gathering of them is on the left side when facing the bridge with the village to your back. Just by the bridge in that spot there are clumps of reeds which are a haven of shelter for...

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  • Boats and Barges

    Graiguenamanagh Things to Do

    This picturesque village is infamous as being the ideal little hideaway to moor your barge or your boat. You will quickly see that in general it is barges that are moored here, and the tiny boats tied up beside them are used to get from your barge to the other side of the river, or even for some light fishing.The sight along the riverside is a...

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Kells

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  • Kilree church, roundtower and High...

    Kells Off The Beaten Path

    The Kilree monastic site lies just a couple of kms from the Kells priory carpark. You see the 29 metre high tower first, so no risk of missing the site which is well marked, though not much room to park up.. The church itself seems to have been dated roughly (10th or 11th c) but the round tower is 11th c and the high cross in the field behind is...

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  • Kells village.

    Kells Things to Do

    More a crossroads than a village, but I can't complain the sun was shining and it was very warm. The village was founded around 1170 when the Normans arrived in the area. As mentioned there is a horse trough said to have been used by famous racehorses from the Kells area including Red Rum, winner of the Liverpool Grand National 3 times and second...

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  • Kings river and the mills.

    Kells Things to Do

    Along this stretch of river there were at one time seven mills, most serving the priory. Mullins mill is situated on the site of the first mill of 1170 serving the castles, just across the river, and then the priory a little later. This mill is still in working order and part is now a mill museum. We had the luck to bump into the present owner of...

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Fiddown

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  • Traffic Danger

    Fiddown Warnings and Dangers

    This is a very pretty area and you will long to stop to take pics. Be very wary though, as there are no really safe places to stop and the cars just speed through this area.There IS one area opposite the toll house which is a wider lay by and you could chance stopping there as I did, but it's on a bend and you still have to be extra wary!

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  • Fiddown Island

    Fiddown Things to Do

    As you drive over Fiddown bridge you will note that it appears to span two different rivers. However, in fact it is all the River Suir which is split in two by Fiddown Island.Another very pretty place for pictures and it's a protected area so you know it's going to be unspoiled and full of wildlife.

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  • The Toll Bridge House

    Fiddown Things to Do

    This very pretty old house stands at the entrance to Fiddown bridge coming from the Piltown direction.It's no longer functional, as of course tolls are no longer collected here, but it makes a very pretty picture. I have searched online but can find no history for it - time to ask the elder members of my family:-)

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