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If You Have Three Days
Distances are not great, but if you are here for a short stay—three days or fewer—you might want to base yourself in one of the cities or larger towns in the region; either Waterford, Kilkenny, or Wexford. All three are historic locations with plenty of places of cultural and historical interest accessible on foot. They are also growing shopping destinations. Day trips from Waterford and Wexford could include idyllic coastal villages like Ardmore, Dunmore East, and Kilmore Quay. From Kilkenny and Waterford the mountains and glens of Tipperary are only a short drive away. Spend a night at a coastal hotel like the Cliff House in Ardmore or the country manor of Ballyduff House in Thomastown. If you have more time in the region—say three to five days—you might want to drive the whole of the scenic coast from Wexford, down around spectacular Hook Head to Waterford and on to the winding road to Ardmore and Dungarvan. You want to take your time, avoid the motorway, and stop off at any village or watering hole that takes your fancy. The House restaurant in Ardmore and the Tannery in Dungarvan are two great places for food based on local produce. You still have plenty of time for a detour north into Tipperary along some beautiful mountain back roads and on to the historic town of Cashel to see the legendary Rock. From there it's a short, scenic hop back to medieval Kilkenny City.
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