Date: 8th June 2019
Travelled: 183 kilometres from Glendalough to Kilkenny
Visited: Robertstown, County Kildare and the Grand Canal
Stayed: John’s Green car-park, Kilkenny N5265565, W07.24848
Budget: 6 days @ €111 per day
We were up early so decided to get a move and find somewhere with a view for breakfast. We had crossed the Wicklow Mountains National Park yesterday at Wicklow Gap and decide to cross back over on the alternate, Sally Gap via the R759. Whilst we enjoyed the drive, it’s a challenge. Firstly the road in single lane most of the way, secondly we found ourselves shrouded in mist most of the way.
We did stop for breakfast at Glenmacnass Waterfall, but given the mist a half decent photo wasn’t possible. Out of the national park we cross into Kildare County and stopping at Naas for our first Irish supermarket experience. As it was a Tesco it wasn’t really much different to Tesco in England. First impressions, the Wexford berries are as good as it gets, the Irish bread, less so.
The LP recommends a visit to Robertstown to walk part of the Grand Canal.
Map of Robertstown and the Grand Canal
So after checking with the lady in the Post Office for the best direction we head off for a couple of hours walking. The tow path is in poor condition to be truthful, but it’s a pleasant walk all the same. Mind you there’s not a lot to see.
Back at the Hymer we have a late lunch and head for the M9 south. We stop at Carlow, thinking we may stop there, but decided to continue on to Kilkenny. Finding a suitable car-park close to the medieval town.
Michael and Pam