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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History and geology blend at Dunmore Cave to give an interesting and unique insight into this landmark. Consisting of a series of chambers formed over millions of years, it contains some of the finest calcite formations found in any Irish cave.
Passing through Gowran, Graiguenamanagh, Thomastown and Bennettsbridge. This route is a scenic cycling route linking the most historic and culturally significant towns in east Kilkenny. Distance is 64km featuring rolling country roads & laneways.
Cooking Classes at Eden Hall has something to offer all food lovers: learn, taste, and enjoy with demonstrations for groups of eight or more. Whether a novice or more experienced cook, we will make your visit memorable. Located in a traditional old Irish house in the heartland of County Kilkenny.
A visit to the Escape Spa & Health Club can be for two very distinct purposes to either improve or maintain your fitness or it can be to unwind and relax with a day’s pampering and we encourage both choices. Facilities include 17m Swimming Pool, Relaxing Pool Side Loungers, Plunge Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam Room.
The historic nature of the MacDonagh site is well documented. On the site was the former Union Workhouse built in 1842 to accommodate up to 1,300 local poor. When the potato famine began in 1845 the Poor House quickly became the City Famine Workhouse.
In a country famous for the quality of its angling, it is still rare for visitors to achieve the combination of delights found along the Nore at Mount Juliet. Angling tuition is also available at Mount Juliet, to learn the craft of fly fishing.
Frank Kavanagh is without a doubt Kilkenny's NO.1 Fan and certainly one of the most familiar faces of Kilkenny, known to many as one of Kilkenny's longest serving tour guides. Story telling for Frank is about connecting to other people and helping people to see what you see. Frank's passionate and friendly tours of Kilkenny Castle and the surrounding historic Kilkenny sites incorporates history, culture and humour with his own personal tales and ghost stories.
Kilkenny is home to beautiful parks, gardens, museums and craft shops and what’s more exciting is that numerous are FREE! Plan a picnic with the kids, sip coffee while you browse through our charming arts and craft or why not take a step back in time and visit the National Art Museum. We ensure that experiencing Kilkenny at its best does not require fees at every doorstep and are delighted to introduce to you all of our FREE attractions around Kilkenny.