My family and I (three adults) are traveling to the Kilkenny area in early November, '09 for a ten night visit. Our accommodations will be at Knocktopher Abbey (a Seasons Holiday timeshare)for seven of those nights. We will be flying into Dublin airport and will have a rental car. For our first three nights I would like to stay in a small village with historic attractions, scenic beauty and very walkable. Since we will be traveling south from Dublin the first three nights accommodations need to be in that direction. Either enroute before or after Kilkenny and possibly on the East coast. A small fishing village or even inland a small village on a river. Any suggestions on a small village to rest up and get over jet lag that is charming and quaint would be appreciated. Thank you.