Things To Do in Kilkenny
Looking for things to do in Kilkenny, well look no further as Kilkenny city and county has so much to offer. For example, the city has many beautiful walking trails and tours to take. Spend some time visiting historic Kilkenny Castle, see the wonderful parks and gardens, do some shopping in the newly opened MacDonagh Junction shopping centre or find the craic in one of Kilkenny's finest bars and restaurants.
For some, it’s a spa treatment in luxurious surroundings. For others it’s a day outdoors in an idyllic setting. Choose from 5 star spa hotels to world-renowned golf courses, from beautiful walking routes to horse-riding, for that special way to unwind and recharge, you will find it here in Kilkenny.
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In 1981 it was reopened as the present tourist office in the city. It is one of the few remaining Tudor alms houses in Ireland. In 1582, Sir Richard Shee founded the alms house.
Shenanigans - The Kilkenny City Walk is the fun way to experience historic Kilkenny City, the jewel in the crown of Ireland’s Ancient East. Blending comedy, magic, history, whimsical fun and plenty of Shenanigans our guides will take you on a jolly jaunt tracing Kilkenny City’s fascinating Medieval Mile, regaling you with unique anecdotes, fun facts and a good dollop of irreverent humour, craíc and mischief. Not just a guided tour ... a MIS-guided tour!
Starting at the Trail Kilkenny Kiosk on the Parade, the loop takes you through the towns of Bennettsbridge, Stoneyford and Kells. Distance is 41 km and time is 2 to 3 hours. Terrain features country roads linking the main towns in south Kilkenny. One of the many exciting things to do in Kilkenny.
Built between 1202 and 1285, St Canice's has been preserved in its original style and form. See the wonderful stained glass and the largest collection of ancient monuments. View Kilkenny and the surrounding area from the 9th century round tower.
All that remains of the original 13th Century church is the west tower, the rest of the structure was built in the 15th century. Features include some 16th and 17th century tombstones.
An award winning presentation of Irish Tales and stories, interspersed with “Craic agus ceoil” to make for a delightful evening! An Experience not to be missed!! Tailored to the needs of all groups, large or small.
Visit the Taproom at Sullivan's Brewing Company. Soak up the atmosphere and savour the ancient craft of independent artisan brewing at our brand new Sullivan’s visitor centre in Kilkenny, Ireland. Savour a Sullivan’s Malting Red Ale in our atmospheric taproom and courtyard, and couple it with a delicious dish from our wood-fired oven.
1st July 2017 - The Super Milk Wild Air Run is an experience with a difference. All ages (7+) and fitness levels can enjoy Ireland’s first inflatable obstacle course. We are bringing you BIGGER & BETTER in 2017! New obstacles, new elements and a whole lot more fun! Join the 20,000+ people that got involved and had EXTREME FUN in Summer 2016.
Experience the rich food and craft heritage of the Jerpoint area with our trail, which brings you up close with the producers and makers of some of Kilkenny’s iconic food and craft.