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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. 
Champagne Charlie Dinner  A night of fabulous food paired with some of the finest champagnes from the Heidsieck cellars.  Charles Heidsieck is second to no other producer when it comes to impecable quality. None can match the consistency - from the basic non-vintage through vintage to prestige cuvée champagnes. To book with accommodation click here 

Saturday 16th November €95

 Thanksgiving Dinner   Start your evening with an American classic cocktail before indulging in a sharing dining experience with American traditional dishes and wines. 

Thursday 28th €80

Les Miserables at Dunbrody  The West End arrives with a musical extravaganza of live performances throughout a Kevin Dundon dinner featuring some great French classics with an Irish twist

Friday 29th  €95

Phantom in the House  A second night of the West End featuring your favourite Phantom of the Opera live performances during an equally extravagant evening of classical French cuisine & wines

Saturday 30th November €125

Dinner & a Movie in the Local Combine a night at the movies with a special Chef's Surprise supper menu at the Local on some specially selected Thursdays this Autumn/Winter.  Call 051389600 for more information or to book.

Thursday 21st November €25

Thursday 20th December  €25




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