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Mar 2nd, 2012, 03:00 AM
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Overnight stop between Waterford and Dublin

Can someone suggest an overnight stop between Waterford and Dublin and associated sights at that stop.

Currently on our itinerary, we have 3 nights between Waterford and Dublin. We are visiting friends in Waterford so we intend to spend at least 2 nights there. We can stay all 3 nights there but think it could be too much.

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Mar 2nd, 2012, 04:07 AM
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Kilkenny City would be a nice place for a stopover. It's only about 50km from Waterford and there's enought to see and do to keep you occupied. On the way, Nicholas Mosse's pottery and coffee shop is worth the slight detour - www.nicholasmosse.com . Kilkenny Castle and Kilkenny Cathedral (the CofI one) are intreresting and there are loads of good places to eat and drink.

From there, it's about a 90 minute drive to Dublin (depending on the traffic).

Wherever you book to stay over, make sure that it has parking, as parking in the town can be a nightmare.
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Mar 4th, 2012, 03:43 AM
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Thx ter2000. We have decided on Kilkenny.

On our way up to Dublin, we intend to head to Glendalough to spend a few hours, then drive into Dublin later in the afternoon.

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Mar 4th, 2012, 04:47 AM
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Kilkenny is a good choice. Especially after spending the day in the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough.

A few kms N of Kilkenny town you will find the Dunmore caves. Quite interesting with lots of history.
http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/sou...t/dunmorecave/

After Kilkenny and in the vicinity of Mosse's pottery there is Jerpoint Abbey.
http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/Sou...JerpointAbbey/

Especially scenic is the drive between Thomastown and New Ross via R700 could be an alternative to the fast M9 motorway.
In New Ross the Dunbrody famine ship could be worth a visit.
http://www.dunbrody.com/
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