Through the mountains to Kilkenny

The trip to Kilkenny takes an hour and a half, but the journey is fascinating with many stops on the way for the curious. Leaving Youghal, heading East through Dungarvan the route turns north towards Carrick on Suir, along a spectacular wooded valley through the mountains. The energetic can stop for a hillside ramble, or stroll to the Mahon waterfalls. Carrick on Suir, is a pretty town straddling the river, Ormonde Castle and Tiperary Crystal are worth a visit. Continuing on the old road leads through the fertile farmlands to Kilkenny. Kilkenny is one of Irelands most delightful towns, with a lively high street and many fascinating and well preserved medieval historical sites. Chief amongst these are Kilkenny Castle, with its keep and massive open gardens, and St.Candice's Cathedral and Round Tower.