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!

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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!

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