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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.


Woodstock Gardens - Inistioge County Kilkenny Ireland
Woodstock Gardens
Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny
As garden comebacks go, there are few more dazzling than the restoration of the grounds  at Woodstock. A celebrated show piece in their Victorian heyday, the gardens, gloriously situated above the River Nore, had become a derelict. The w ...
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Gowran Park Golf Club - Gowran County Kilkenny Ireland
Gowran Park Golf Club
Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny
Course Type: Parkland
In 2001 Gowran Park, in County Kilkenny, developed this unique 18 hole golf course to compliment its renowned race meetings. Incorporating a mixture of established woodland and lakes, this Jeff Howes designed par 71, 18 hole golf course provid ...
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Self Catering

Fruit Hill Holiday Cottages - The Coach House, Kirby's & The Garden Cottage
Campile, Co. Wexford
The farm cottages at Fruit Hill, Campile near New Ross in County Wexford make an ideal base for exploring Ireland's South East region, and offer a unique retreat from the rest of the world. All are comfortable, well equipped, tastefully decorated ...
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Dunbrody Farmers Market - County Wexford
Dunbrody Farmers Market

Dunbrody Abbey Centre, New Ross, County Wexford

SUMMER ONLY - Sundays: 11am - 3:30pm

In conjunction with long established Cookery School. &l ...
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Tourist Attractions

Reginalds Tower - Waterford County Waterford Ireland
Reginalds Tower
Waterford, Co. Waterford
Reginald's Tower is the oldest urban civic building in Ireland, and the oldest monument to retain its Viking name. To this day, it remains Waterford's most recognisable landmark. Reginalds Tower is a circular tower that is part of the town's defe ...
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Ballykealey Manor Hotel
Ballon, Co. Carlow
This pleasing country house hotel designed by Thomas A Cobden (designer of Carlow cathedral) was built in the 1830s and, with gothic arches and Tudor chimney stacks among its architectural oddities, it has plenty of character. This wedding ve ...
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