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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 Classic Afternoon Tea - €30

With the warm weather here at last and the garden in bloom a leisurely afternoon on the terrace indulging in a Dunbrody Classic Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to indulge the senses. Served from 3-5pm Call 051389600 to book

Cinema & Supper Club at the Local – €20

Thursday 5th September, Thursday 24th October, Thursday 14th November, Thursday 5th December                              Combine a night at the movies with a special Chef's Surprise supper menu at the Local on some specially selected Thursdays this Autumn.  Call 051389600 for more information or to book  

Champagne Charlie DinnerSaturday 16th November €100

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

Thanksgiving Dinner at Dunbrody – Thursday 28th November €70

Start your evening with a choice of classic American cocktails – Manhattan, Sidecar, Martini…followed by a traditional American Thanksgiving Dinner with the option of California wine to also choose from.  To book with accommodation click here

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