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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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.
Kilkenny Airsoft is the first fully automated airsoft indoor shooting range in the whole of Ireland. The facilities are there to cater for everyone, from experienced shooters to those who have never held a gun before.
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.
A fantastic way to view the cities historical sites is to take the Kilkenny City Tours road train. The tour starts off beside Kilkenny Castle ( on the castle side ) and brings you on a 30 minute tour of Medieval Kilkenny City. While on board you will get a full commentary giving a historical and fascinating insight into the history of Kilkenny.
Their courses range from afternoon tea making workshops, to children’s pasta making courses, fish dishes, delicious desserts – and lots more besides. Their aim is to teach the people of Kilkenny how to cook and share our life-long passion for food.
Kilkenny's only Irish Souvenir shop with the cheapest prices and most friendly customer service. Expereince a warm Irish Welcome. In our shop you will find legends of Kilkenny Range, Celtic and Natural Jewellery goods.
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.
Kilkenny Design Craft Centre offers an unrivalled selection of Irish handcrafted gifts. The Centre remains Ireland’s most prestigious source of Irish gifts of exceptional quality, all chosen with a discerning eye for quality, uniqueness and style.
In early November 2017 MacDonagh Junction will launch the Kilkenny Famine Experience, a free, self-guided, audio visual tour that will recall the human story of the Kilkenny famine inmates around the buildings of the former famine Workhouse (now Workhouse Square, MacDonagh Junction). Visit Workhouse Square to see the old structure merged with modern award winning architecture and visit the memorial garden at Goods Shed Square.