Since this isn't in Rick's Ireland guidebook, just wanted to pass it along. Rosquil House, in Kilkenny, is run by the Nolans, who are Irish, but lived in the U.S. for many years. They're extremely hospitable and service-oriented, and the rooms are spacious, clean, and well-decorated. It's fairly new, just outside of town (on a main street, but quiet at night) - the perfect place for the first night in Ireland, after a tour of Wicklow/Glendalough. It was 110 euros for a family room for four people - the going rate that we found was 30 euros per person, so this was just under that. A double would be considerably less, I'd think. Lovely place!