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Summer is all about creating exciting new memories and going on adventures, be they big or small. Insomnia’s new summer range will be an adventure for your taste buds!


Based in a former open cast mining area adjacent to the Discovery Park, participants will be running and cycling up to four sections, combining running trail, forest track and hills.  The cycle sections are on sealed tarmac roads of varying quality, from primary roads to quiet country lanes. There is a choice of three different courses, ranging from Elite (78KM) Sport (56 KM) to Challenge (30KM). 


The Field bar sits in the centre of Medieval Kilkenny resting in the shadows of its iconic Castle. Established in 1620, as The Castle Tavern, it is one of the city’s oldest Bars boasting both a rich history and a modern vibrance which has made it a mecca for locals and tourists alike. Good food and live Irish music are the staple diversons of the day that all are treated to.


Serving a great Breakfast ’til noon, followed by a relaxed all-day menu including Brunch and Afternoon Tea options made with the finest regional ingredients. Dinner ranges from small plates to sharing platters, including Evening Tea and all incorpating the best seasonal produce from our local suppliers.


On Saturday 3rd June, to mark the launch of the parks newest activity we are calling all would be archers to come in costume as one of Robin Hood’s band of merry men to receive a complimentary archery ticket. Just come up to the reception desk dressed to receive your ticket! Archery is suitable for ages from 8 years old upwards.


Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny....Sample a slice of serenity in medieval Kilkenny! It is located in the restored Chapter House building in St. Mary’s Cathedral, with access available from both within the Cathedral grounds or directly from Blackmill Street. The Cafe's quaint and homely atmosphere is in keeping with the feeling of serenity that runs throughout the building. It is the perfect place to escape from everything and relax.


One dish that has proved its worth among the dishes introduced to the Indian dining experience is the popular choice of Jalfrezi. Jalfrezi is a dish that is recommended by many restaurants but here at Royal Spice it’s something to be experienced rather than just a recommendation. We pride ourselves with our high standard of service front and back of house and this standard reflects in our food.


The winning photographs of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland will be displayed at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre from 15th-28th May. All are welcome to attend this FREE exhibition


Nowlan Park, home to Kilkenny's famed black and amber stripes since the 1930’s. Kilkenny GAA (Cumann Luthchleas Gael, Cill Chainnigh) is the largest sporting organisation in the county.


Nolan’s Jewellers carry a range of brands and jewellery items that appeal to a very wide audience. Stockists of Swarovski, Alex and Ani, Thomas Sabo, Coeur de Lion, Rebecca, Hugo Boss , Fossil , Tommy Hilfiger, Citizen, Casio, and much more.