Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Thomastown (Baile Mhic Andáin in Irish) is a town situated on the River Nore in County Kilkenny, 17 km (10 miles) south of Kilkenny city, it is the biggest town in the county outside of Kilkenny city.
Thomastown has a beautiful stretch of the river Nore running through it which, depending on the time of year is abundant with salmon and trout. There are also many other country pursuits available such as walking, horse rising, golfing etc.
Nearby Jerpoint Abbey is well worth a visit. It is an outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century. The Visitor Centre houses an interesting exhibition. Access for visitors with disabilities. Guided tours available.