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Kilfane Waterfall and Glen

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Address: Kilfane, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-56-24558
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Great garden and lovely walk

We finally visited Kilfane Waterfall & Glen and can't believe why we left it so long. It is beautiful and very special. Lovely spots to stop and take in the beauty. Great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Clare E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We finally visited Kilfane Waterfall & Glen and can't believe why we left it so long. It is beautiful and very special. Lovely spots to stop and take in the beauty. Great welcome at the entrance. Really worth not just one but many visits.

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I simply adore kilfane waterfall & garden. I've visited it 4 times this summer. Each time it's just as amazing as the first very visit.

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Tsawwassen, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had been here once and LOVED it but it was closed as of August 31 - I was so disappointed. Surely you can stay open longer!

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Expensive entrance price for a very average experience. Not much there at all. One of our group fell and broke his arm here. Quite slippery and steep. Waterfall very ho-hum. Lot of money, effort and extra driving to get to an underwhelming waterfall - seen many for free that are hugely better. Would advise others not to bother - there... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Where the waterfall is situated is picturesque with a thatched cottage in the glen, just beautiful. Because of the weather when we visited we were lucky enough to have the most beautiful little rainbow at the bottom of the waterfall. To get to the glen you walk through wooded areas and a rather steep decline so watch out if you... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Well worth a detour for a magical experience if you have an hour or more to spare!....be sure to follow it up with a visit to one of the lovely cafes in the heritage town of Thomastown or grab a takeaway coffee down onto the banks of the River Nore and wander around some of the local craft shops. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

On our recent trip to Ireland from the states, my daughter had researched a few places which I thought we simply wouldn't have time to see. This was one of them, but it fit our schedule on the day we left Kilkenny and headed to Dingle. We first drove to Thomastown for breakfast at the Blackberry Cafe which I also... More 

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A lovely quaint spot for a picnic or just to get out for a bit of R&R, there's a few sculptures around to look at. Beautiful gardens with a short walking trail. It's €7 for a family pass, and has lots of character

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Brilliant day out. Walking around the gardens and the maze. The walk through the woods leading to the waterfall and the wood cutters house at the bottom of the trail is an absolute gem. Have a cup of tea or coffee and a cake at the house and ware some comfortable footwear.

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I've been living only 20 or so kilometres away from here for the past 10 years and never knew it existed till recently. All I can say is WOW what a beautiful place! We took the long way round to the waterfall which was brilliant, so many things to see and do. I'm not sure any old or infirm people... More 

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