While my trip to Jerpoint Park was to visit the tomb of St Nicholas, I was introduced to another gem. The Church of St Nicholas was, at one point, on the edge of a medieval village called Newtown Jerpoint. It was a wealthy and vibrant town that was nestled on the edge of two rivers.… Continue reading Newtown Jerpoint, Thomastown, County Kilkenny
Ireland ... Saint Nicholas? That's what I thought when I read a couple of sentences in a travel book. It stated that near Jerpoint Abby, County Kilkenny, there was a grave that was reported to be that of St Nicholas's. From there, I did some Internet searches and further researched the legend. As it happens,… Continue reading St Nicholas Tomb, Thomastown, County Kilkenny
Happy Winter Solstice! I was up this morning and moving as the sun was rising. I am discovering that the weather forecast, at least through Weather.com, is not to be relied upon to plan your day. Earlier this week the forecast started with ... rain. It has changed so many times since then. As of… Continue reading Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
The following is a collection of windows found throughout Ireland. With a little help of the iPad app called 'ArtistaOil HD, I have moved photos to paintings.
Kilkenny ... what a great city centre. After time in Dublin and County Wicklow, we needed to find a route back to Cashel. Our best option was to go via Kilkenny. It was also on a list of suggestions from Eileen (Ard Ri House.) It was getting late and many of the shops were closed,… Continue reading Kilkenny, County Kilkenny