About 4 km from Foulksrath Castle, the oldest hostel in Ireland and a really cool place to stay. Driving is easiest to get there, but my friend and I walked from the castle -- if you do that, just watch out as there are no shoulders on the road! There is a nice little café/restaurant in town, just called The Cafe, on The Square, a street just past some shops in town (it's kind of easy to find, it was the only place we saw that served food). There is a grocery store and a convenience store in town too that we shopped at to stock up for the castle. Just kind of a quaint Irish town, nice to be away from more touristy spots, even just compared to nearby Kilkenny city.