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Category: Kilkenny

Rothe House

Between 1594 and 1610, Queen Elizabeth I was queen in the UK (until 1601 when James I inherited the throne),…

Ristorante Rinuccini

Unfortunately, we didn’t have a lot of luck with food in Ireland. It was difficult to find allergy friendly restaurants…

The Black Abbey

The Black Abbey touches slightly upon one of my favourite love stories: that of Simon de Montfort and Eleanor of…

Kilkenny Castle

I’ve alluded to Kilkenny Castle in previous posts; it was built by Isabel and William Marshall in 1195 on the…

St. John’s Priory, Presbytery, Churchyard

One day, while everyone was taking an afternoon nap, I decided to wander the non-tourist side of the river to…

The Witch of Kilkenny

The Kytelers Inn was La Niña‘s pub so I let her write the story about Alice the Witch of Kilkenny….

Kilkenny

In Kilkenny, it all started in the 6th century with a name and a church. The name: Cill Chainnigh, which…

Dunmore Cave

Dunmore was an accidental discovery for us. The planned activity for the day was archery at the Countryside Leisure Activity…

Driving in Ireland

Ok. Let’s get the obvious out of the way first: driving on the left side of the road takes a…

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