A castle and a pint of Smithwick’s

Autumn has officially started: sunny and cold (cold for me, at least).

A great day to travel and to go see new places. This week: Kilkenny. Ok, it’s not really a new pllace for me: but it’s been so long!

No trip to Kilkenny can ignore the castle:

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Kilkenny castle

Built between 1195 and 1213, the castle is an iconic view of the town of Kilkenny. It was recently renovated and it’s a very popular attraction for tourists.

It’s a very well kept and organized attraction and it’s possible to have a self-guided tour of the castle and grounds:

As marvelous as it is, Kilkenny castle is far from being the only thing to see in town:

Those visiting the town may also see the beautiful cathedrals and churches as well as the old medieval town.

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River Nore

Another thing that cannot be missed in Kilkenny is, obviously, Smithwick’s brewery 🙂

The oldest beer in Ireland!

A fine ale you should taste every day until the world’s end!

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The world is coming to an end, all right…

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Soccer fans

Celtic vs. Barcelona!

The streets are full of supporters… and beer, lots of it…

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Celtic supporters in Temple Bar

A good and fun crowd 🙂

Lots of fun, even considering the final result… :/