There will come a moment in your stay at Lorum Old Rectory - perhaps during conversation at dinner or in the afternoon as you glimpse owner Bobbie Smith collecting herbs from the garden for immediate use - when everything clicks. That is when you will realize just how refreshed you are after such a short time and just how pleasant a place Lorum really is. Much of this is down to Bobbie, whose warm manner gets people talking, and whose quirky but clever grip of flavours in the kitchen oils the wheels.
  The rich Irish heritage helps too, whether in the form of a fine view of Mount Leinster from your bedroom window; the inviting furniture in the communal areas; or perhaps a trip into nearby Kilkenny, a historic town with mediaeval roots