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.
The National Reptile Zoo is Ireland’s only dedicated reptile zoo! We give you the unique opportunity to come face to face with some of the world’s most amazing animals – including giant pythons, monitor lizards, snapping turtles, tortoise, alligators, tarantulas and more!
We pride ourselves on providing a hands-on, interactive experience for every visitor through our hourly Animal Encounters and Tropical Walk-Through Dome, it’s an experience not to be missed!
The Playstation offers a fun, spacious, safe and clean children's entertainment play centre in Kilkenny. We have facilities for toddlers and children off all ages which include some of the following:
For Fitness, for Leisure, for Family Fun. Features Pool and Fitness Gym facilities, 25m Fina Standard Swimming Pool and a Health Suite with Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi. Young children will love the Toddler Fun Pool with aqua play features.
This stretch of the Nore Valley Walk takes you through diverse countryside, pastoral lands and woodland; rich in flora and fauna. There is the ruin of Grennan Castle at the start, followed by the pretty Dysart Woods and Dysart Castle.
Touch The Past history tours are delivered by Amanda Pitcairn who employs her passion for the Middle Ages and public history. More than a mere observation of old buildings, Touch The Past Tours focus on the lives of specific Medieval characters as well as life in general for the majority of ordinary medieval people. Visitors 'dive' into the Middle Ages while meandering through the lanes of Ireland's historic built heritage.
Trail Kilkenny leads and facilitates the development, management and promotion of a range of high quality walking, cycling and other leisure trails for the benefit of visitors and residents of County Kilkenny.
Leave the 21st century behind and step through time to Medieval Kilkenny. Meet the characters who hold the key to Kilkenny's historical past and experience the city as you have never seen it before.
Excellent facilities to suit every standard of rider. Indoor and outdoor arenas. Cross Country, Lessons, Riding Holidays, and Children's Summer Camps. Coffee Shop. The Riding Club provides tuition for students at all levels.
Explore the Barrow river towpath from our base in Graiguenamanagh and discover a real adventure for the whole family. The towpath is a flat grass track following the river as it meanders south towards the sea. Safe and traffic free bike trails.