What a quaint scenic village!  It is so picturesque movie producers have chosen it for their site of filming.  Widows’ Peak and Circle of Friends were set here back in the mid-nineties, and in 2013 Romantic Road, a German film, was shot in Inistioge.

It’s history seems to have started with a monastery in the sixth century.  The graveyard contains burials from almost four hundred years ago.  Crossing the River Nore is a 10-span bridge built in the 18th century.  This is the only one in Europe of its kind with ten equal arches.  It is a favorite area for artists, families, and tourists to relax and enjoy the scenery.  The weather was glorious for the two days we stayed there.  So very lucky we were!


We nighted at the Woodstock Arms, a local pub.  The room was small but adequate.  This was not a room with a view to brag about though it was good to see they dry the sheets outside when they can.  The owner was very friendly and helpful suggesting a wonderful walk in the woods that took us to the remains of Mount Sanford Castle which afforded us a cool village view.

This is definitely a locale to which we would love to return for an extended time.  I asked a resident what are the best two months to visit Ireland.  Alas, they are not contiguous!  May and September have the least rain!