Day outing planned for heritage buffs

Norma Prendiville

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Norma Prendiville

THE Knockfierna Heritage Society is planning a guided day-trip for Saturday, September 22 which will take in some of the history and the historical features of West Waterford and South Kilkenny.

THE Knockfierna Heritage Society is planning a guided day-trip for Saturday, September 22 which will take in some of the history and the historical features of West Waterford and South Kilkenny.

“We organised a trip for the first time last year and it was hugely successful,” society chairman, Pat O’Donovan said this week. “We filled a 33-seater bus and didn’t have enough places for people. Since then, people have been looking for it again.”

A bus will leave Ballingarry at 7.30am on Saturday week, stopping to pick up passengers at Newcastle West at 7.45am, Rathkeale at 8.00am and Limerick city at 8.30am.

The tour will take in the Ormond Castle in Carrick-on-Suir in Co Waterford before moving on to Kilkenny where the group will visit the Ahenny High Crosses, the Kells Fortress and Abbey, the river mills, the Kilkerrin High Crosses and the dolmen at Leacanshil.

Local historian Philip Lynch from Callan will join the group and provide the necessary explanations. Pat O’Donovan will also act as guide.

Lunch and an evening meal will be catered for at very reasonable cost at Cahir House Hotel, according to Mr O’Donovan and there will also be a breakfast stop.

He has advised people to book in time to guarantee their seat.

The cost of the bus is just €15 but this does not include meals.

Pat O’Donovan can be contacted at 087-9977340 or book with Marion Hanley on 087-9741387.