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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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Hen Eggs in the Incubator

02.03 2013 Hen Eggs in the Incubator

Spring is well and truly upon us and Easter is not far away, so it’s time for some eggs to go into the incubator. We always like to have some chicks about the place at Easter and younger guests in particular love to be able to hold them and feed them while they are here. This year we’ve gathered 20 eggs from a wide variety of hens so we are really excited to see what hatches...

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