I'm very unhappy to find out that we only have from 12-2 pm in Kilkenny as part of a CIE bus tour on Sat. Aug. 19. I love to take photos and want to see as much as possible in our limited time. I'm wondering if this google maps route I've put together (1.7 miles, 34 min without stops) is at all realistic to get done in 2 hours to include taking pics of the castle's exterior from the gardens and Nore River bridge, taking part of the canal walk, walking down St. Kieran St. and cutting through the Butter Slip (google maps has this wrong--what address on St. Kieran St. should I put in?), and quickly touring the interiors of St. Mary's, Black Abbey (closed from 2-3) and St. Canice's Cathedrals along with climbing the tower. If not, how should I modify it?
There's supposed to be a giant inflatable sculpture that you can walk through on the castle grounds as part of the final day of the Kilkenny Arts Festival? Will this obstruct the photos I hope to get of the castle from the gardens?
Do you have any idea where our tour bus might drop us off at?
My husband won't be happy at the idea of skipping lunch altogether. Is there a small grocery store or deli along this route that I could quickly run in and pick up some sandwiches to go?
Thanks a lot for your help.