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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.

Kilmacoliver Walk Kilkenny

This loop walk starts & finishes at the car park at the Watering Place wildlife lakes fed by fresh water springs 1km from the village of Tullahought. Dist/Time is 6km/2hrs. Terrain includes laneways,fields & woodland trails.Part of Trail Kilkenny.

Golf and Equestrian Activities at Mount Juliet Estate

18 hole Jack Nicklaus designed Championship Golf Course, 18 hole putting course, 3 hole golf academy and golf practice area, including driving bays. Ranked among the world's finest parkland courses. Has hosted the Irish Open on 3 occasions.

Golf in Kilkenny at Mountain View Golf Course

A beautiful eighteen hole parkland golf course situated on over 120 acres of prime Kilkenny land. Ideally situated in the South East and only 20 minutes drive from Kilkenny.

Newpark Golf Driving Range in Kilkenny
Kilkenny City

Enclosed bays, with plenty of outdoor grass space, superb putting green and pitching area. Open 10am - 9pm (Monday to Friday) and 10am - 6pm (Saturday & Sunday).

River Nore Linear Park Walk in Kilkenny
Kilkenny City

The Nore Linear Park follows the banks of the River Nore as it flows through the Kilkenny City. The park has a network of accessible cycleways and footpaths on both sides of the river within the Kilkenny City and Environs. Part of Trail Kilkenny.


Come explore and enjoy some fun at the farm or stay in our campsite full of mod cons at the delightfully idyllic Nore Valley. Take time out and stroll around the energetic farm while the children play in an interactive and relaxed setting. Bottle feed lambs or goats and feed the ducks and turkeys as well as learning a great deal of knowledges about your Irish heritage of farming. Relax with a cup of tea and home baked scones, biscuits and plenty of other delicious treats while the boys rip up the tracks on our Go-Karting race course. With endless things to do at Nore Valley, there is something for the whole family.

North Kilkenny Cycle Loop

Starting at the the Trail Kilkenny Kiosk on The Parade in Kilkenny City. Distance is 27km and time is approx 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Terrain includes river side roads and rural laneways and would suit leisure self sufficient cyclists.

North Kilkenny Cycle Route Castlecomer Freshford Tullaroan

This route is the most challenging in the Trail Kilkenny portfolio of cycling trails. It winds its way through rural North Kilkenny bringing the cyclist through beautiful villages like Freshford and Castlecomer.

Kilkenny City

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. Community based, it organises Hurling, Football, Camogie, Handball and Ladies Football activities for all age groups while providing a comfortable and modern setting for spectators. Recent renovations have made room for global stars to embark upon Kilkenny to perform under the roof of Nowlan Park and have provided the opportunity for corporate guests to host meetings and events. Click Here for more information.

O’Gorman’s Lane Loop Walking Trail Kilkenny

Starts from Primary School in Bennettsbridge where parking is available. Distance/Time is approx 4km/1hr. Terrain includes country roads, old laneways, woodland tracks, riverbank. Would suit all levels of fitness. Part of Trail Kilkenny.