Kilkenny City, Towns and Villages

The main attraction in Kilkenny city is our beautiful Kilkenny Castle, a 12th century castle remodelled in Victorian times and set in extensive parkland and was the principle seat of the Butler family – www.kilkennycastle.ie

St Canices Cathedral

www.stcanicescathedral.com

Rothe House and Garden

www.rothehouse.com

Jerpoint Abbey

www.heritageireland.ie

 

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Castlecomer Discovery ParkCastlecomer Discovery Park 

Visitors can explore the beautiful walks and woodlands and an extraordinary “footprints in coal” exhibition. A very popular attraction with families.

www.discoverypark.ie

 

Dunmore CavesDunmore Caves

Formed by underground rivers in ancient times, it was the scene of a Viking massacre in the 928AD.

www.heritageireland.ie

Kells Priory

These ruins of an Augustinian Priory dating back to 1193 adjacent to large mill and museum. 

Tipperary

The Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel

Just a fifteen minute drive from our home, this is one of the most visited sites in Ireland. It is a  group of spectacular medieval buildings set on top of an outcrop of limestone. The buildings include a round Tower, High cross and a Romanesque chapel and all this in the magnificent golden Vale…a must see!

The heritage Ireland website will give you

all the details on this attracition – www.heritageireland.ie/en/South-East/RockofCashel

 

Cahir CastleCahir Castle and The Swiss Cottage

Just a 20 minute drive from out home this is an imposing 13th -15th structure which was designed to be a defensive castle. It is a great favourite with children but there may be access problems for the disabled. A beautiful walk down beside the  river suir you will bring you to the fairytale Swiss Cottage built in the 18th century a lovely place to see and relax.

The Swiss CottageKilcooley Abbey

Just a ten minute drive to this beautiful unspoilt abbey set in rolling country side.

Holy Cross Abbey

A beautiful restored abbey in the lovely village of Holycross.

 

 

   

Wexford

The Dunbrody Famine ShipThe main attractions of Wexford are also within easy drive of my home and another must see! It is a county with beautiful beaches and countryside.

Dunbrody famine ship

Located alongside the New Ross docks the Dunbrody Famine ship is a full scale replica of the original ship which transported emigrants to North Americia. You can go on board and meet “real” people who travelled on the ship and even search for your distant relatives using the onboard database.

www.dunbrody.com 

Waterford

The main attraction in Waterford City has to be the Waterford Crystal visitor centre, again a must see for all our visitors.

www.waterfordvisitorcentre.com

Activities

Walking Visit www.discoverireland.ie/walking and www.trailkilkenny.ie
Cycling Visit www.discoverireland.ie/southeast and www.kilkennycyclingtours.com
Fishing Visit www.trailkilkenny.ie
Horse Riding Visit www.warringtonec.ie and www.discoverireland.ie/southeast