Sightseeing in Kilkenny
This magnificent Castle boasts a superb location on an elevated site overlooking Kilkenny City. The castle was built in the 12th century and attracts many visitors each year.
The castle is the centrepiece of Kilkenny City so a visit here is a must. The grounds around the castle are also well worth exploring.
This is a ‘must see’ on your trip to the city and looks spectacular when viewed either during the day or at night.
St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower
Located in the Irishtown area of Kilkenny City, St Canice’s Cathedral dates back to 1285 and has a rich history for visitors to explore.
View Kilkenny and the surrounding area from this splendid round tower as the 30 meters high tower affords stunning 360 degree views of the region.
Built between 1202 and 1285, St Canice’s has been preserved in its original style and form. See the wonderful stained glass and the largest collection of ancient monuments.
Kells Priory is one of the largest and most impressive medieval monuments in Ireland. The ruins of this Augustine priory are found in Kells County Kilkenny.
Founded in 1193 it is situated alongside the King’s River beside the village of Kells, aproimatley 15km south of the medieval city of Kilkenny.
One of its most striking features is a collection of medieval tower houses spaced at intervals along and within walls which enclose a site of just over 3 acres.
Kells Flour Mill (Mullins Corn Mill), Kells, Co.Kilkenny
Mullins Mill is one of 16 mills that once operated within a 5-mile stretch on the Kings River. Although the current buildings date to the late 1700’s when the Mullins family established a flour mill complex, a mill was first constructed on the site around 1204.
Decommissioned in the 1960’s the mill has been sympathetically maintained under various guises until adaptation as a small museum and craft shop, retaining most of the historic attributes.
A former Cistercian Abbey, founded in the second half of the 12th century, near Thomastown, County Kilkenny,
The present ruins are very extensive and display some specimens of the later Norman passing into the early English style of architecture. Jerpoint is notable for its stone carvings and boasts a magnificently sculptured cloister arcade.
Jerpoint Abbey is one of the most complete Irish Cistercian monasteries and we highly recommend a visit.
Kings River Bridge
A view of the overlapping 8 arched bridge under which the Kings river flows, on entering the picturesque village of Kells 4 kms from Twin Oaks bed and breakfast and 10 kms from Kilkenny city.
Christian Brothers Heritage site
The birth place of the founder of the Christian Brothers, Edmund Ignatius Rice. The thatched cottage is maintained to a high standard with the cottage and its interior well kept with original artifacts .
The Christian Brother order still maintain a property on-site and a retired brother is living there in a house adjacent to the heritage site.
The site is located just 5 Kms from Twin Oaks B & B and many of our visitors comment on the uniqueness of the house and its contents.
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