There are lots of things to see in and around The
Woodstock Arms B & B in Inistioge. Whatever your
interests you will find that the village of Inistioge is
a great centre to base your stay in the sunny south-east
If you are coming to Inistioge to steep yourself in the
history and architecture that Ireland is renowned for,
you couldn't find a better place to start!
Our own building dates from
1790 and is home to the The Woodstock Arms bed and
breakfast accommodation and our traditional Irish pub.
The village of Inistioge alone is a wonderful start to
your trip from the ten arch 1763 bridge that leads into
the village from the south to the many churches (ruined
and new) along with the numerous other architectural
gems that pack the village. Want to find out more
This is not to mention the nearby Medieval city of
Kilkenny with the dominant Kilkenny Castle at its heart
along with two many to name other buildings, churches,
cathedrals and monastic sites.
Whether you love gardening or just like to take
a stroll in a peaceful scenic environment the
Woodstock gardens located in the grounds of the
Woodstock House just a short walk (uphill) from
the square in Inistioge village.
The gardens have many features including an
Arboretum, Winter gardens, picnic area,
children's playground and tea rooms (opening
hours change depending on the time of year).
If you are planning a trip why not check out the
Woodstock Gardens new Woodstock Explorer Pack
which can be downloaded
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is renowned for it's Arts and crafts people
and Inistioge is the jewel in it's crown
when it comes to artist's, writers and
photographers to mention just a few.
If your coming to stay in the centrally
located accommodation of The Woodstock Arms
bed and breakfast in Inistioge between mid
March and October plan a visit to the Arts &
Crafts centre that opened in 2010 it has
regular exhibits that change about every
If you would like more information about the
Inistioge Arts & Crafts Centre you can phone
086 8568259 / 086 8332256 or visit the
curator (Jeanne Hecksher-Doyle) at
LinkedIn.com by clicking
Get a unique insight into the history of
Ireland during the Great Famine.
was primarily a cargo vessel and carried
timber from Canada, cotton from the southern
states of the USA and guano from Peru. The
ship was fitted out with bunks and
facilities for passengers desperate to
escape the harrowing conditions at home.
From 1845 to 1851, between April and
September, she carried passengers on her
outward journeys to Canada and the USA. She
usually carried 176 people but on one
crossing, at the height of the Famine in
1847, she carried 313.
If you would like to find out more about the
ship and the Dunbrody Visitor Experience you
Cave is eleven kilometres north of Kilkenny
City (about 30 minutes drive from Inistioge
Village) and, like other caves across the
country, is formed by limestone which was
laid down over 300 million years ago. It
contains almost a quarter of a mile of
passages and at its deepest point is 150
foot below the surface. Although this is
smaller than many of the caves around the
country, the beauty and magic of its calcite
formations as well as its scientific and
historical interest make it one of Ireland's
most fascinating caves.
If you would like to find out more about
opening hours and facilities at the caves so
you can plan a visit to the caves while
staying at The Woodstock Arms B&B you will
find opening times, entrance rates and more