Love is in the air! | Kilkenny Tourism

Love is in the air!


Love is in the air in Kilkenny at the moment. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, all of the traditional options are available in the Marble City and County and coincide with Wedding Showcases and Fairs in all of Kilkenny’s top venues. Romantic weekends in our top quality hotels, cosy meals in our award winning restaurants, Kilkenny has all you need to win the heart of the one you love.

Being Ireland’s craft capital, Kilkenny can offer something more innovative and unique to impress your Valentine. Visit our jewellery designers for a bespoke piece, or a ceramic artist to produce a one-off gift that will truly impress your loved one. Try to avoid the supermarket or filling station fare and win appropriate brownie points by visiting one of our award winning chocolatiers or floral designers for delicious boxes and elegant bouquets. The Bridgebrook Arms in Thomastown will hold a Craft Fair on Saturday 14th, with inspiring ideas for Valentines.

For alternative romantic ideas, why not take your Valentine to the races at Gowran Park on Saturday 14th? There are special Valentine themed events and spot prizes, and you might even choose a few winners. For the activity lovers, sign your Valentine up for the annual Mount Juliet Run, also on Saturday 14th: there are three classes: half marathon, 10k and fun run ( For those who enjoy cooking, Thomastown School of Food is holding a ‘Cooking with Chocolate’ course, with delicious ideas for lovers of chocolate (

But if you truly want to impress your Valentine, there’s half price gate fees on February 14th at Dunmore Recycling and Waste Disposal Centre. Now what says ‘I love you’ more than a clean sweep?!