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Visit the largest Cistercian Duiske Abbey in the gorgeous village of Graignamanagh. Enjoy the ambience by the River Barrow on the way to Duiske Glass Kilkenny, followed by a visit to see Cushendale Wollen Mills. Finish your journey by bike, on foot, or by car to the beautiful village of St Mullins, enjoying some desserts at the Mulicán Café.

The Edward Hayden School of Cookery
Activity / Thing to Do / Heritage

Edward will be doing cookery demonstrations over the weekend as well as giving hands-on tuition.

Boasting private dining facilities, he will also be doing children’s cookery workshops and corporate team building events.

Cushendale Woollen Mills
Craft

We pride ourselves on our ability to craft natural-fibre textiles made with mohair, Irish wool and merino lambswool. We produce a broad range of home furnishings, fashion accessories, knitting yarns and fabrics.

Graiguenamanagh
Festival

August 2017 (Dates TBC) - A fully fledged festival that features art, music, food and crafts, and a whole host of fringe activities. Graiguenamanagh, for one weekend only, turns into a book lovers' paradise where booksellers are matched up with a number of empty spaces in the town.

Shopping in Kilkenny at Duiske Glass Gift Shop in Graignamanagh
Activity / Thing to Do / Heritage

Duiske Glass Gift shop is renowned for its grapevine cut wine glasses, crystal and giftware which are now exclusively available at Duiske Glass.

Duiske Glass
Craft

Duiske Glass Gift Shop is regarded as one of Ireland’s best loved treasures with a wide selection of traditional and modern gifts.

Activity / Thing to Do / Heritage

Graiguenamanagh is a scenic riverside town nestled in the picturesque Barrow Valley.

The Graiguenamanagh Heritage Trail is a walking tour that explores the rich and interesting history of this village from the arrival of the Cistercian Monks in 1204 through to the present day.

Waterside Restaurant Graignamanagh Kilkenny
Eat and Drink

Irish & Continental cuisine featuring game in season, local specialties such as smoked eel and an extensive international wine list. With its riverfront location, sets the scene for a wonderful intimate evening with great food and fine wines. Ideal location to eat and drink in Kilkenny.

Brandon View House B&B Kilkenny
Accommodation

The stunning Failte Ireland four star rated Brandon View House B&B is nestled in a valley of lush green countryside in Kilkenny. Choose from six newly renovated ensuite bedrooms, offering all the comforts of your home and all modern conveniences. Visitors have easy access to discover some of Kilkenny's greatest treasures, while also having the sleepy and charming town of Graiguenamanagh just a stone's throw away, offering a fine selection of Restaurants and traditional pubs. Enjoy a round of golf or for those looking for something adventurous try quad biking or water sports, including canoeing and kayaking on the River Barrow.

Activity / Thing to Do / Heritage

Discover some of Kilkenny’s natural beauty through our guided walks which can be tailored to suit your requirements. As a qualified guide, I can take you on some Hidden Trails around the area and make sure you are safe and happy along the way. Walking is one of the easiest and most accessable activities available to us, whether it is to build up fitness, or to get out into the natural beauty around us or just to clear the head

Contact: Paddy Lawlor

Mobile: 086 0233533

Websitewww.hiddentrails.ie

Facebook/hiddentrailskilkenny

Walking in Kilkenny on the Brandon Hill Loop
Activity / Thing to Do / Heritage

The Brandon Hill loop is a challenging 12 KM trail, you will follow minor roadways, forestry tracks and hillside patches to reach the peak. The Brandon Loop starts in the town of Graiguenamanagh, where you can drop into the 13th century Cistercian monastery of Duiske Abbey or stop in for a spot of lunch in the picturesque town full of traditional character and charm. For direct walking directions visit page 4 and 5 of the Trails Brochure.

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