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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. 

Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon  All things lazy & idle ...From €145pps this Winter - 24 Hours of Dunbrody Sunday Indulgences just for you.  With a choice of Jazz Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Classic Afternoon Tea or Early Supper to combine with your night's B&B  To book this package click Lazy Sunday 

Sundays during December, January, February & March  

Pre-Christmas Dash Escape from the everyday for a quick 24 hours of down-time at Dunbrody House this December with our Pre-Chrisrmas Dash from only €65pps To book click Pre-Christmas Dash

From 1st to 22nd December
Fields of Life Charity Coffee Morning - A wonderful charity being organised by TY student Sophie Dundon with a great raffle to be drawn at the Christmas Market. Call 051389600 to book.

Sunday 8th December €20

Dunbrody Christmas Markets - Every Sunday during November & December...fabulous artisan crafts, jewelry, art, kitchenware and of course our own shop which is stocked full of Dunbrody Christmas cakes, puddings, preserves, scones, mince pies...

Every Sunday from Noon til 4pm with jazz brunch in the Local Pub.

New Year's Eve Extravaganza - Ring in 2020 starting with Champagne & Canapes, followed by a fabulous Gala Dinner with live music & afterwards.  For the late night revellers there'll be Nibbles with Tea & Cookies at 2am

Available to book Dinner only or as part of a hotel package.



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