The bridge in Inistioge
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Inistioge (//; Irish: Inis Tíog) is a small scenic village in County Kilkenny, Ireland. It is situated on the River Nore, 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Kilkenny. Historically, the name has been spelt as Ennistioge, Ennisteage, and in other ways.
Inistioge has been the scene for a number of films, including Circle of Friends and Widows' Peak. The Woodstock Estate is located one mile (1.6 km) outside the village. Inistioge is one of several villages that are situated along the River Nore not far from the Town of Kilkenny, Ireland. The Town is entered by crossing a 10 arch stone bridge, includes a tree-lined square and rows of 18th and 19th century homes along the river.
The main bus route serving the village is Kilbride Coaches' New Ross - Thomastown - Kilkenny route. Bus Éireann route 374 provides a journey in each direction along the New Ross - Thomastown - Kilkenny route. Bus Éireann and JJ Kavanagh and Sons operate several journeys daily from Thomastown (8.5 kilometres away) to Dublin, Dublin Airport, Carlow and Waterford. Bus services to Rosslare Europort are available from New Ross.
The Gaelic Athletic Association club Rower-Inistioge GAA has its home ground here. The club has had a number of All Ireland medal-winning players including Eddie Keher, Sean Cummins, Kieran Joyce, Liam Tierney and Liam Naddy.
George Brown, Manchester based communist and member of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War was born at Ballyneale outside Inistioge in 1906. He was killed in the Battle of Brunete, Spain in 1937. An annual George Brown memorial weekend has been held in Inistioge since 2008. Nora Sands, of Jamie's School Dinners fame, is a native.
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- Nora's Kitchen - The home of Nora Sands from Jamie's School Dinners
- Inistioge - Jewel of the South East
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