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Wicklow Mountains Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin
"Discover Ireland's Ancient East departing Dublin (Collins Day Tours bus stop on Nassau Street 09.00 am) travel to Wicklow National Park for a guided tour of the monastic settlement of Glendalough and walk along the 'Valley of Two Lakes'  Drive through th pubs or a simple picnic in the Caste grounds! Time for private sightseeing/ shopping before departure at 4.15 pm. Return to Dublin around 6 pm.""""Full Day Tour to Wicklow mountains Glendalough and Kilkenny. Expert tour guides with separate coach driver. Luxury coaches with Free Wifi. Discover Ireland's Ancient East. Meander through country roads valleys and ever changing scenery to Wicklow National Park. Guided visits of Glendalough monastic settlement and Kilkenny medieval city."
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Wicklow Mountains Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin
"Discover Ireland's Ancient East departing Dublin (Collins Day Tours bus stop on Nassau Street 09.00 am) travel to Wicklow National Park for a guided tour of the monastic settlement of Glendalough and walk along the 'Valley of Two Lakes'  Drive through th pubs or a simple picnic in the Caste grounds! Time for private sightseeing/ shopping before departure at 4.15 pm. Return to Dublin around 6 pm.""""Full Day Tour to Wicklow mountains Glendalough and Kilkenny. Expert tour guides with separate coach driver. Luxury coaches with Free Wifi. Discover Ireland's Ancient East. Meander through country roads valleys and ever changing scenery to Wicklow National Park. Guided visits of Glendalough monastic settlement and Kilkenny medieval city."
From EUR33.00
 
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

Kilkenny Castle Tips (38)

FEATURES OF 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...
balhannah
Mar 23, 2016

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle was the first castle of many that we visited on our trip, at the time we did not realize that most of the sights included on the Heritage Card were supposed to have guided tours, they...
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Dabs
Aug 30, 2009

KILKENNY CASTLE

The magnificent Kilkenny Castle is a 12th century castle, once home of the Butler family, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde. The Castle overlooks the River Nore where once an important river crossing...
balhannah
Mar 23, 2016

A Must See

The amazing Kilkenny Castle is a must see. William the Earl Marshall built the first stone castle on the site, which was completed in 1213. This was a square-shaped castle with towers at each corner;...
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ErinInMD
Jun 19, 2005

Kilkenny Castle

A first castle was build at this site in 12th century, which later was remodelled. It was the principal seat of the Butler family who lived there for over 500 years.The castle can be visited...
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himalia11
Oct 03, 2004

Kilkenny Castle, An Easy walk From Town

We walked up to the castle, it is only 10 minutes from the town centre and a fine example of how life was hundreds of years ago.For those who wish to tour the castle there is an entry charge. We...
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Mikebb
May 08, 2009

Great Castle Tour, right in Town!

Much of this castle is beautifully restored, with original furnishings. Before it was restored, it had fallen into a bad state. They show that on the tour. I enjoyed the largest room,which has the...
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LauraWest
Aug 27, 2007

18 YEARS TO BUILD THE CASTLE

William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke started to build the castle in 1195 in order to control a fording point at the River Nore and some road junctions. It took 18 years to complete. The castle has 4...
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davidjo
Aug 04, 2015

kilkenny castle

kilkenny castle is the top tourist attaction in kilkenny. built in the 1190's. the powerful butler family lived in the castle from the 14th century until 1935. the achitecture of the castle is...
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doug48
Jul 29, 2007

Kilkenny Castle

One of the most magnificent castles in Ireland, Kilkenny Castle was built by the Normans who arrived in the city during the 12th century. Set in beautiful grounds next to the river Nore, the castle is...
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sirenna
Apr 28, 2006

Without a Tour

We arrived in Kilkenny for lunch but we did not have time to do a tour of the castle which was first occupied when Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, commonly known as Strongbow constructed the...
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grandmaR
Jan 30, 2011

Kilkenny castle.

Built on a superb site along the River Nore from 1192 to 1207 to replace an earlier wood and stone one, by the first Earl of Pembroke, and then Guillaume de Clare,three of the original corner towers...
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pfsmalo
Jan 02, 2013
 
 
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"WELL WORTH A VISIT"
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"KILKENNY AND ITS CASTLE"
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"Kilkenny-1st stop on our Ireland adventure"
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Things to Do Near Kilkenny Castle

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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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Kilkenny Courthouse

The courthouse was originally constructed in the 13th century by the wealthy Grace family who resided in it until in 1566, James Grace, the Governor of Ireland leased it to the state. It was used as a...
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Saint Canice's Cathedral

Unfortunately i did not have time to go into the cathedral as the time allotted on our bus tour just wasn't enough for this lovely city. There has been a church on this site since the 6th century when...
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Bishop's Palace

The Bishop's Palace was built from grey hewn stone in 1741. The Palace was designed by Anglo-German architect Richard Castles, with its front overlooking the town wall which he had reduced in height...
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