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Kilkenny is awarded National Tourism Town title

28.11 2013 Kilkenny is awarded National Tourism Town title

Yet another gong for Kilkenny. This time awarded the 2013 Ireland Tourism Town Award! The Tourism Towns Award recognises those towns and villages which are working hardest to enhance the visitors’ experience. This award comes after other amazing achievments for Ireland’s prettiest and friendliest city: Kilkenny has been ranked the friendliest city in Europe by readers of the Conde Nast Gold Medal winner in the 2013 Tidy Towns award Kilkenny restaurant, The Lady Helen voted the best in Ireland Kilkenny...

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Pictures at the Priory, Kells

01.05 2013 Pictures at the Priory, Kells

Each year, the local Church of Ireland parish run a charity event called Pictures at the Priory. This is an exhibition and sale of artworks and crafts produced by artists from throughout Ireland. The event is an excellent opportunity for people to visit the ‘Priory’ a historic house in Kells village. Originally built for the Rector of the parish, the house was designed by the famous architect James Hoban, who later went on to design...

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Happy Valley Festival Accommodation

04.04 2013 Happy Valley Festival Accommodation

The Thomastown ‘Happy Valley’ festival, takes place each June Bank Holiday weekend near the picturesque Kilkenny town of Thomastown – just 10 mintues from Croan Cottages. Thomastown lies on the beautiful banks of the river Nore and has a longstanding association with the arts. Home to Grennan Mill Craft School, Jerpoint Glass, The Berkley Gallery and many artists, craftspeople and musicians the town has become legendary for its vibrant music and arts scene. It is...

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Kilkenny Tradfest Accommodation

13.03 2013 Kilkenny Tradfest Accommodation

The full schedule of events for the Kilkenny Tradfest festival has been released and it is packed full of great music and arts events throughout Kilkenny. Thankfully there are lots of free traditional music events throughout the city. Croan Cottages are just 15 minutes from Kilkenny and make an excellent base for families or groups of friends enjoying Kilkenny Tradfest. The Kilkenny Tradfest event list includes: Purdue University Marching Band from Indiana, USA perform at the Parade Plaza at...

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New website design live

08.03 2013 New website design live

We are delighted with the new style and design of the website. We hope that visitors will be able to find information on holidays in Kilkenny, things to do while in Kilkenny and information on our self catering cottages much more easily.

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