Sports and Activities in Kilkenny
Our Kilkenny Tourism website has a wealth of sports activities to do in Kilkenny. Choose from a wide selection of sports including:
Adventure activities, bowling, golf, swimming, fishing, walking and much, much more.
When it comes to sports activities Kilkenny has it all.
Kilkenny provides the historic backdrop for Ireland’s 2nd Medieval Marathon on 16th September 2017. Participants will set off from the grounds of Kilkenny Castle at 2pm. The route will take in some of the most historic sites in the city before winding out the country roads, making its way back to Kilkenny to finish on The Parade in the heart of the city.
Kilkenny Activity Centre, as seen on TV3, BBC, RTE and Irish TV, is a purpose built activity centre which caters for groups from age 7+. Our activities include bubble soccer, splatball, paintball, giant darts, an outdoor assault course and loads of fun! We are located to the rear of the Orchard House Bar and Restaurant and our grounds, which cover five acres include two bubble soccer fields, four paintball arenas and of course our "Hells Kitchen" assault course.
KACC teach canoeing, running competitions and trips for paddlers in and around Kilkenny. We welcome paddlers young and old and are family focussed encouraging young people and adults to learn and enjoy the fun of canoeing together.
Go back in time to a 12th Century castle, remodelled and restored and set in 1830's splendour and extensive parklands: includes art gallery and playground. It is a complex structure of various architectural styles.
Experience Irish hospitality while having an enjoyable easy-paced cycling around the medieval capital of Ireland with photo opportunities and historical information provided at each destination. Tours at 10am and 2pm.
This one of a kind ghost tour takes you through the medieval capital of Ireland. Kilkenny with its narrow cobbled lanes, remnants of its city walls and with its mystic charm, it should be no surprise that Kilkenny is bursting with tales of the paranormal. Its people have told stories for generations, handed down to become far more than hearsay. Kilkenny’s ghostly tales all have one very important thing in common they are all based around fact and arise from genuine historic tragedies.
18 Hole Championship Parkland Course in Kilkenny. Playable all year round due to sand based greens. Close to city centre. Full catering facilities available. Set on 120 acres of parkland and measures 5,933 metres with a par of 71.
Pococke Golf Course is a mature 12 hole Parkland course, open to the public and which is just 5 minutes from Kilkenny City Centre. Footgolf is played on an 18 hole golf course using a football. Rugbygolf... the new sport in Ireland is played over 9 holes, using a rugbyball and kicking tee. PDF of booklet.
This is the second part of the Nore Valley Walk. The walk starts under the Ossary bridge and heads south following the river Nore as far as Bennetsbridge. Distance/Time approx 11km/2 to 3 hours. Terrain includes Grasslands, roadways, river banks.
The Kilkenny Whiskey Guild is a collection of 10 establishments throughout Ireland's Medieval capital. Each premises will stock a minimum of 60 Irish Whiskeys and will assist in the customers experience through knowledgeable staff, tasting flights, food pairings and mixology.