Parkers Lodge - The Gate Lodge
Inistioge, Co Kilkenny
While you are staying at Berryhill why not make the most of seeing all this area and enjoying the wonderful scenery ... we can organize lots of things for you to do and see!
Canoeing down the River Nore,
If you enjoy old cities, Kilkenny is a beautiful medieval city. You can tour through the castle rooms and visit the old castle stables, which are now full of craft workshops. Saint Canice's Cathedral is definitely worth a visit whilst in Kilkenny, and the shops for all your woollens, are second to none!
We can also offer the service of an excellent guide who runs ''Ancient Irish Tours'' and is available to either accompany or drive our guests on his tours or their chosen tours,to adjoining counties,to view historic sites of interest and archeological remains. He would also take guests to pubs with traditional music,and poetry readings,or art exhibitions. Anything is possible!!
If you are interested in crafts, Co Kilkenny is the place for you. We have the famous craft trail, with Nicholas Mosse, and Stoneware Jackson Pottery workshops, Cesneau leathers, wonderful bags, wallets and belts, all in Bennettsbridge only 10 miles from Berryhill. Also at Bennettsbridge, Mary O'Gormans shop of brightly coloured pottery, Dyed in the Wool Knitwear, Toners Leathers and a home-made candles shop.
Then in Thomastown, there is Jerpoint glass, Redgewood wax jackets, an antique shop, two gift shops and plenty of pubs all 5 miles from Berryhill.
We are spoilt with a choice of restaurants!.......... Inistioge has 'The Motte' award winning restaurant, with an atmosphere unsurpassed and the Maltings. Then in Thomastown there is Oysters, Silks and Kendals at Mount Juliet. Calabash at Bennettsbridge, Rinucini (good Italian), Lacken House, Fleva, Lautrecs and The Italian Connection, amongst others in Kilkenny, 15 miles from Inistioge. The Waterside Restaurant in Graignamanagh is a converted Mill, 6 miles from Inistioge. The Galley cruising restaurant, New Ross is a wonderful way to spend a sunny evening, cruising up the River Nore or Barrow, enjoying dinner, the stunning scenery and watching out for the many varieties of birds. New Ross is about 10 miles from Berryhill.
Waterford is a 30 minute drive, and you can tour the Waterford Glass factory there. From just outside Waterford you can take a small ferry across to Co Wexford. Ballyhack is an old fishing village with another great fish restaurant called 'Neptune'. There is plenty to see in Co Wexford, beaches, Historic monuments, Gardens, The Viking Settlement, J F Kennedy arboretum, Dunbrody Maze, Johnstown Castle, explore the narrow streets of Wexford town and the the Hook Head Drive.
The Rock of Cashel is an easy drive from Berryhill, in fact there's plenty to keep everyone busy for a week around here, without getting too exhausted!!
Sheep and lambs roam the fields, the cocks herald a new dawn and George and Belindas' six dogs assure you of an enthusiastic welcome! The fan tailed pigeons coo and flutter round the yard behind the house and in all, it is a wonderfully scenic and peaceful place to rest, visit, holiday or just get away.
George and Belinda Dyer
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