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Jerpoint Abbey  

Jerpoint Abbey for more info. Highly recommended by Rick Steves, I think (if that matters to you). Beautiful , peaceful place, despite the violence.
Kilkenny Castle and Cathedral (with scary tower)

June 12th 2017
Up and out at 8:30 with another couple in tow, heading for Kilkenny. Made it through the roundabouts, into the city, and caught a parking space on the street right next to the castle! The Castle has three of its original four towers still intact, as well as a beautiful rose garden. The contents were all auctioned off when the Butlers went bankrupt so the OPM have found items "of the times". Dur ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Kilkenny » Kilkenny

Irish Flag Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
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