THE All Blacks have formed a ruck with a Kilkenny city cente pub and its tourist attraction, The Kilkenny Way. The Kiwis are a bit “haka-ed”off with the resemblance of The Kilkenny Way logo to the All Blacks Logo.
The multi-million euro New Zealand rugby franchise has set up a legal scrum with Lanigan’s Bar and Restaurant, Rose Inn Street and its hurling history experience, the Kilkenny Way. The Kiwis claim the Kilkenny Way logo is a copy of their white fern on a black background used on their jerseys. The Kilkenny Way logo is an amber coloured fern leaf on black background with the stem shaped as a hurley. PJ Lanigan was stunned when the legal document came in the door.
“We couldn’t believe that our tourist attraction is reaching all the way to New Zealand, if the all Blacks want a Haka then we’ll give them Riverdance,” he said. PJ said he will comply with the All Blacks as a Northern Hemisphere gesture and has offered the entire All Blacks rugby team a free “Kilkenny Way” tour.
The Kilkenny Way is described as the ultimate hurling experience that takes you on an unforgettable hurling adventure with a behind the scenes look at the Kilkenny hurling success story - The History of The GAA and a visit to Nowlan Park the home of The Kilkenny Cats. The experience lasts 2 hours and includes a bowl of Fresh Irish Lamb Stew in Legends hurling bar upstairs in Lanigan’s Bar & Restaurant where you can see the skills you’ve learned in action and pick from our archive of All Ireland Hurling finals going back to 1967 on our BIG screen while you eat. Tours daily at 11.45am.