Saturday August 8, 2020

Life's a picnic

With the weather this fine, it's time to indulge in some al fresco dining, writes Martha Kearns.

27th July, 2013
Pippa O'Connor with the Pembroke Pedaller. Photo: Pat Moore

There is something self-indulgent, regal almost, about picnicking on the grounds of Kilkenny Castle. A polite gentleman from the nearby Pembroke Hotel arrives to meet you at the castle where you pick your spot and he lays out the spoils on the cosy blanket unfolded onto the grass.

Relaxing on the rug and taking in the surroundings, you can tuck into fresh, open ham sandwiches (or the vegetarian alternative), cheese and crackers, fruit and home-made...

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