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House of Waterford Crystal Guided Factory Tour
"At the House of Waterford Crystal there is a  manufacturing plant and brand experience in Waterford where we produce crystal and give visitors an opportunity to visit the factory and see how we make our beautiful products.Factory TourOn the tour guests visit the mould room where they witness mould making – a technique that has remained unchanged throughout the centuries as the Master Blowers shape the molten crystal flawlessly with the use of wooden moulds and hand tools. The next part of the tour is truly magical as visitors enter the blowing department where they see glowing balls of crystal transformed into majestic shapes as they are put through the 1300-degree furnace. The Waterford Crystal pieces are then hand marked for precision and accuracy
From EUR14.00
 
Bishop's Palace Museum: Admission Ticket
"The Bishop’s Palace Museum houses a display of Waterford treasures from 1700 to the 20th Century and gives visitors a wonderful insight into the history of what was up until the 1750s Ireland’s second city.Waterford city boasts the finest collection of 18th Century architecture of any city in Ireland outside of Dublin. Its great legacy from this era includes elegant architecture silverware and of course fine glassmaking. This period of elegance began in Waterford in 1741 when the Anglo-German architect Richard Castles designed the wonderful Bishop’s Palace. Castles built the Palace with its front overlooking the town wall which he had reduced in height Leinster House in Dublin. The Bishop’s Palace Museum reveals the story of Waterford from 1700 to the 1970s. Amongst the many items of national and international significance displayed at the museum is the only surviving Bonaparte 'mourning cross'
From EUR7.00
 
Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace: Combined Admission Ticket
"Waterford Medieval Museum houses the 13th century Choristers Hall in the heart of Waterford's Viking Triangle and is the only museum of its kind in Ireland. The Medieval Museum houses the 13th century Choristers Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vau in the heart of Waterford's Viking Triangle and is the only museum of its kind in Ireland and Europe that is built over two national monuments. This striking new building reveals the story of Waterford through the middle Ages and visitors are wowed as th the only piece of clothing to survive from King Henry VIII’s reign the ‘Cap of Maintenance’ as well as the Great Charter Roll which was viewed by Queen Elizabeth II on her state visit to Ireland in 2011.The Bishop’s Palace Museum houses a display of Waterford treasures from 1700 to the 20th Century and gives visitors a wonderful insight into the history of what was up until the 1750s
From EUR10.00

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Sample the Irish hospitality -...

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...
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MikeyUK
Aug 24, 2002

Ride some of the the Ring of...

Ride some of the the Ring of Kerry. There's plenty of paths from Kilarney out. Riding around (well part of) the Ring of Kerry. Such a gorgeous scenery over the lake and all the green trees. We stopped...
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Shar
Aug 24, 2002

Churches: St. Canice (R.C.)

Not to be confused with the St. Canice Cathedral just up the hill, which is Church of Ireland. This Gothic Revival parish church was dedicated in 1843.
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yooperprof
Aug 06, 2013

School Days

This is the Senior Rugby Team from 1996. Can you find me? If by any chance you went to school with me there are more Kilkenny College and other school photos in my School Days travelogue.
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barryg23
Jan 08, 2003

Castle Park

The Castle Park gardens are a nice place to spend the afternoon or have a picnic whenever the weather is nice.
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barryg23
Jan 07, 2003

Street scenes

Walking across St. John's Bridge gives you a great view of Kilkenny Castle on one side and Smithwick's Brewery on the other.
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dubrovnik
Oct 21, 2002
 
 
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Aching Sides!

Seeing lots of my favourite Irish comedians around the town. :) like the D'Unbelievables and the _gorgeous_ Des Bishop!
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orlikins
Sep 23, 2002

The MUCKROSS HOUSE . Seems to...

The MUCKROSS HOUSE . Seems to be a CASTLE .Very good placed in the National Parc . GREAT and BEAUTIFUL surrounding area .
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RitchiS1
Sep 12, 2002

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Top Things to Do in Kilkenny

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Kilkenny Castle

The original Anglo-Norman stone castle was the work of Norman Knight - Richard De Clare who was nick-named Strongbow. Strongbow was one of the Knights who helped Henry II of England seize control of...
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St Canice Cathedral

St Canice’s Cathedral is a Gothic Cathedral believed to have been constructed between 1250 and 1285, how-ever this religious site was founded in the 6th century and named after St Canice or Cill...
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St. Mary's Cathedral

St Mary’s is a Roman Catholic Cathedral situated on James’s Street, Kilkenny. Bishop William Kinsella (1793-1845) had the church designed by William Dean Butler. He chose to have it built from...
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Kyteler's Inn

There sure are many pubs in this town to choose from. I loved the old building that was home to Kyteler's Inn which was founded in 1324 by dame Alice le Kyteler. The lady was born here in Kilkenny in...
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Kilkenny Design Centre

The National Craft Gallery is located in the Castle yard, once home to the stables and coach houses of the historic Kilkenny Castle. The imposing stable yard is a crescent-shaped building with...
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Smithwick's Brewery

Each day of the week between 10 am and 5 pm Smithwicks offer the Killkenny brewery Tour in Parliament Street. Unfortunately i only had 2 1/2 hours in the city so i had no time to do this, but i did...
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Top 5 Kilkenny Writers

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davidjo

"WELL WORTH A VISIT"
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"KILKENNY AND ITS CASTLE"
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doug48

"kilkenny"
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Dabs

"Kilkenny-1st stop on our Ireland adventure"
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sue_stone

"County Kilkenny"
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