KILKENNY -- Based on the number of British tourists I see in Kilkenny on Bank Holiday weekends, I know the medieval city is on the travel map of many Europeans already. I think it deserves to be--there are world-class cultural venues that deserve to be on every "short break map" for Europeans. Kathy Foley points out a very important venue that many could miss on the Kilkenny Culture Trail--the Craft Gallery. I agree with her observation that the craftsmen often have objects on display in the Castleyard that eclipse those in the Butler Gallery. Better see both and decide yourself.
Kathy Foley -- "Conversations"
Fiona Ni Cheirin -- "In conversation at Ormonde Hotel"