28 Jul Inistioge, County Kilkenny
Inistioge (Tighes Island) is a very pleasant example of the little Irish village should you wish to see one on any tours of Ireland.
It has a quaint church, a standing cross, and a local square.
Time seems to have stood still with the lime trees lining the street.
The village lies in the prettiest part of the beautiful Nore Valley.
It’s on the west bank of the Nore River, which is a good trout and salmon river.
The river has an old and elegantly arched bridge to cross.
The bridge is ornamented on the southern side by Ionic pillars.
Two ancient towers, one of them incorporated in the clock-faced parish church, recall the Austin friary that was founded in 1210.
A ruined Norman fort overlooks the river.
Nearby is the once famous and finely wooded demesne of Woodstock.
The was formerly the home of the Tighe family.
These are the hidden gems that you can expect to see on tours with Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours.