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12/04/2018

Discover the Greatest Knight

William Marshal - He was “the greatest knight that ever lived”, Earl of Pembroke and Regent of England. As Lord of Leinster, he blazed a trail of Anglo-Norman power, building castles at Kilkenny and Ferns, and founding Duiske Abbey and Tintern Abbey on Wexford’s Hook Peninsula.

With his wife Isabella – daughter of Strongbow and Aoife – he founded New Ross with its thriving port.   Yet William Marshal’s story could have turned out so very differently.

On a journey to Ireland in 1200, his ship was struck by a violent storm and it seemed as if he might drown. In desperation he vowed to God that he would found an abbey wherever he landed safely.

Arriving in Bannow Bay, William kept his promise, and that’s how Tintern Abbey – also known as Tintern de Voto or Tintern of the Vow – came to be built on the neck of the blustery Hook Peninsula.

Unsurprisingly William constructed Hook Lighthouse too.  The rest, as they say, is history.

For the Foodies

Thoughout the year we offer some great dates for your diary - you can book any of these on their own or as part of a package: Call 051.389600 to book. 
 
Dunbrody Sunday Market Every Sunday from Noon - browse the artisan crafts and local food producers. There's lots of great gift ideas from Kevin Dundon's fruit cakes, gluten free fresh bakes, chutneys and books to hand-made jewelry, cards, walking sticks and spices.  A great gathering of local crafts people, foodies and artists every Sunday. The perfect way to spend a Sunday - followed by Jazz Brunch in the Local afterwards or maybe Afternoon Tea in the hotel.  The market takes place every Sunday.
 
Easter Sunday Jazz Brunch A leisurely stroll in the gardens and around the Dunbrody Easter market and afterwards a slap-up brunch with live jazz in the Local Pub at Dunbrody From Noon til 4pm. Not forgetting the Easter Egg Hunt too!
 
Spring Cooking Our fabulous new schedule of cookery courses is now available to book online as well as direct.  Check out Dunbrody Cookery School for all the information or call 051.389600 to enquire.
 
Dunbrody Classic Afternoon Tea €30 Now that the Spring has arrived why not treat yourself to the wonderful Duunbrody Classic Afternoon Tea complete with our delicious freshly-baked pastries and scones and made to order savoury snacks.  Served with the Tea Forte range of teas and Nespresso coffees. From 3-5pm Call 051389600 to book. 
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