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Where to Eat in Ireland: Kilkenny

Many of you may be like Leah of Leah Travels– coming to visit, perhaps in a rush to see everything you can in a short amount of time, and in need of food; fuel for your journey! I for one find it can dampen an otherwise good trip when you struggle to find a good place to eat–especially when needing to eat, & being pressed for time. Now, I’m sure Leah has gotten a list of good places from her travel advisor Ginger, of Time Travel tours, but I know not everyone has the help of a travel planner, so I thought I would share a few of our Kilkenny City favourites. 🙂
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Tasty, great value pub lunch!

We love Cleeres Pub & Theatre so much! They have a profile on Facebook that they are quite good about updating with the day’s soups—emm, wait, I’ve a few places to share, yet I’m a slow typist; so let me just tell you about them in this short video! *NOTE: the spread I love at Cleeres is not the garlic pickle, it is the ginger & garlic CHUTNEY- oops!*

Cleeres Kilkenny  lunch soup board

Cleeres Kilkenny lunch soup board

And Leah, I see from your website you’ll be staying at Hayfield Manor in Cork Cityhere’s what we thought of it. Tip- save plenty of tummy-room & leisurely eating time for their fantastic, beautiful, breakfast!

Happy eating!! 

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This is more than I could have ever hoped for, Susan, when I asked you for suggestions. Not only do I appreciate all the delicious tips, but also the shout out to Ginger and me. I’d read your piece on Hayfield Manor and made note of their fabulous breakfast. You’re a wonderful ambassador for Ireland. Cheers!

Thanks, Leah, I hope you have a wonderful time! I moved to Ireland after falling in love with the place over 15 years ago. Be careful or you may leave part of your heart here, too 🙂 Tweet/email/facebook me any time if there’s anything we can help you with. Enjoy! Susan

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