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A centre for the small scale craft industries for which Kilkenny is famous, this attractive village also offers exciting vistas of the Nore River. Nearby Maiden Hall is the birthplace of the Irish Hubert Butler.

Pleasantly situated on the river Nore, a planned town with a well laid out town square and fair green.There is also a imposing tower house on private land in this town.


Centre of the Irish coal mining industry in the 18th and the 19th centuries the town retains the feel of an estate town. An active and enthusiastic community have continued to build on the rich heritage of their past to create a delightful blend of the best of that past with today's modern facilities.

The birth place of Edmund Ignatius Rice, founder of the Irish Christian Brothers who's home is now a much visited attraction. Callan's history is still to be seen in the fine churches and medieval monuments and the important field monuments located in the area.


Constructed around a tree lined square the town recalls it's medieval origins each year in its heritage festival. A fine Romanesque Doorway of the ancient Church which first caused the settlement to grow in importance and stature is still a feature much admired.

Situated in the Barrow Valley, in an area of outstanding beauty. There are many activities to enjoy, including boating, crafts and walking.


An early medieval foundation with delightful streetscapes, picturesque views of the River Nore. Birthplace of the 18th century philosopher George Berkeley and today equally famous for its proximity to the famous championship golf course, Mount Juliet. It has just been announced that this course will hold the 2005 Ryder Cup.

A charming village with a tree-lined square, lying in a picturesque part of the Nore Valley. Inistoge has been the setting for no less that four successful films in recent years- one reason why it is sometimes referred to as Ireland's answer to Hollywood. A leading example of an estate village, it stands in the shadow of the majestic Woodstock Estate.

Once a seat of the Kings of Ossory, before the Anglo-Norman Invasion. Now home to a fine tradition of Horse Racing.


A medieval walled town situated on the picturesque King's River, with the 12th century Augustinian Priory dominating the nearby landscape.

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