The charming village of Inistoige can be fully appreciated from an outlook point on the drive up to the exquisite grounds of Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum, which is a steep drive from the village but well worth it. Stop off in the village for a cuppa in the Circle of Friends Café, followed by a visit to Tunde Toth Papermaker to learn about the art of papermaking (by appointment only).
Tunde is an arts practitioner specialising in traditional and contemporary hand papermaking, printmaking, textiles and paper art installations. Her recent practice explores reminiscence, recollections and visual aspects of memories.
Ballilogue is a tranquil, privately restored hamlet consisting of a series of light filled, architecturally designed contemporary interiors with extensive meadow and walled gardens. The accommodation consists of 11 bedrooms, mainly en-suite with high thread count Egyptian cotton bedlinen, bath robes and all toiletries are Irish organic Voya products. The restored Old Dairy dining hall and traditional Irish cottage are perfect for be-spoke private events. Ballilogue is situated close to Inistioge and Graiguenamanagh in the Nore river valley and within easy reach of New Ross and Kilkenny City.
Cullintra House, a beautiful guest house in Kilkenny, near Inistioge. Patricia Cantlon invites you to her elegant, romantic, secluded 18th century country house Cullintra House. This Kilkenny Guest House accommodation is set in 230 acres of hill and woodlands. Perfect for walking enthusiasts with fantastic scenery scanning miles of countryside.
Originally we could not find a single pesto that did not havesome filler, preservative or alternative ingredient in it. So we started making our own. An unadulterated pesto to an original Italian recipe.
Dinner party's catered for at Cullintra House. Dinners all superbly prepared from rich local produce. If celebrating a birthday, anniversary or special date celebrate it with a private dinner party in a relaxing home atmosphere.
The gardens date to the 1740's. Features include a walled garden, rose garden, rockery garden, a recreated Turner Conservatory, a collection of rare and exotic trees in the arboretum and much more including many tranquil woodland walks.