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Friday, June 21, 2013

From Celtic Horizon Tours : In the Footsteps of Diarmuid MacMurrough

A guided tour of Irish roots and connections to Normandy, Paris, the Loire Valley & Nantes. For detailed itinerary click here

Upcoming Event: Outing to Jerpoint Park

Our next outing will be a guided tour of Jerpoint Park, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.
Date:  Thursday 27th June 
Meet at the Grotto beside the trout farm, just before Jerpoint Abbey at 7.30pm.
Wear suitable outdoor footwear.
Entrance Fee €5. (Society members no charge. )

Granny Castle and Coach Trip 2013

Members and friends had a busy agenda to kick off the start of the summer season, first with the outing  led by Ben Murtagh to Granny Castle where members of the South Kilkenny Historical Society joined us, on June 6th.

Then on June 9th the coach trip was to Wexford, first stop Johnstown Castle Grounds & Agricultural Museum, 

and in the afternoon we met guide Monica Crofton of Wexford Walking Tours, for a tailor made tour of the town, starting at the Franciscan Friary, down Mary Street (ex Keyser Street) on to the quays, up to Selskar Abbey. Back on the coach to Barntown to visit the Church of Saint Alphonsus , a church designed by famous architect Augustus Pugin.

The day ended with a lovely meal in White's Hotel.

Find out more about Wexford History on Wexford Hub
The Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society, Ireland.
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