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Two nights in Kilkenny, what to do?

Dearborn, Michigan
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Two nights in Kilkenny, what to do?

My fiance and I just found out our original honeymoon plans were a bust, due to Irma. We impromptu booked our second choice destination, Ireland! Planning on spending 2 nights in Kilkenny, what are the must do things in the area?

Also looking to head to one more location before looping back to Dublin. We were thinking Killarney, and taking our rental car down along the southern coast to get there. Anu suggestions? We will have only 1 night there.

Limerick, Ireland
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1. Re: Two nights in Kilkenny, what to do?

With only one night, it really isn't worth the long drive to Killarney. Rather than Killarney, how about Glendalough www.glendalough.ie

There is a huge amount to see in the South East. You need more than two nights.

www.kilkenny.ie

www.discoverdunmore.ie

https://www.southeastireland.com/

A honeymoon is supposed to be relaxing, not an endurance test ;o)

Ireland
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2. Re: Two nights in Kilkenny, what to do?

Presuming you meant to say Kilkenny?

Will you be staying in Kilkenny itself?What are your interests?There's no "coastal route " to Kilkenny, and the route you may be thinking of is a large part motorway and not especially interesting.

Dearborn, Michigan
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3. Re: Two nights in Kilkenny, what to do?

Yes, I meant Kilkenny! We are thinking of doing Killarney afterwards for 2 days and 1 night. Planned to take the route down to the coast and up along the west coast, then over to Killarney.

I'm a major history buff. My soon-to-be husband loves nature.

Limerick, Ireland
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4. Re: Two nights in Kilkenny, what to do?

Glendalough is a wonderful fusion of history and nature.

One night in Killarney isn't enough. You will spend most of the time in the car.

Dearborn, Michigan
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5. Re: Two nights in Kilkenny, what to do?

Glendalough looks fantastic, thanks for the suggestion!

Ireland
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6. Re: Two nights in Kilkenny, what to do?

If history is your thing , the main road from Dublin to Kilkenny has lots to interest you , high crosses , dolmens , Ring forts, megaliths , mock Gothic ruins , walked towns , monastic foundations , stone circles and loads more beside .

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