Walking around Kilkenny | Kilkenny Tourism

Walking around Kilkenny


Our Kilkenny Tourism website has a wealth of walking activities to do in Kilkenny. Choose from a wide selection of sports and activities including:
Adventure activities, bowling, golf, swimming, fishing and much, much more.

When it comes to walking around Kilkenny, look no further than Kilkenny.

Walking in Kilkenny on the Brandon Hill Loop

The Brandon Hill loop is a challenging 12 KM trail, you will follow minor roadways, forestry tracks and hillside patches to reach the peak. The Brandon Loop starts in the town of Graiguenamanagh, where you can drop into the 13th century Cistercian monastery of Duiske Abbey or stop in for a spot of lunch in the picturesque town full of traditional character and charm. For direct walking directions visit page 4 and 5 of the Trails Brochure.

Castlecomer Discovery Park - Family Fun in Kilkenny

Explore Castlecomer Discovery Park, set in a spectacular 80 acre woodland. The Discovery Park boasts an exciting range of recreational and educational activities. Nibble on delicious treats in the award winning café, visit the fascinating multi-media mining museum and splash about in our pedal boats while taking in the beautiful scenery and natural settings of the park. Find yourself vanishing into the world of creative arts and craft workshops and experience first-hand the detailed craftsmanship that goes into each and every piece, while fighting the temptation to purchase 1, 2 or 10 pieces!!

Castlemorris Wood Walk Kilkenny

This walk is one of a range of scenic walks developed by Trail Kilkenny and designed to allow you explore more of the great outdoors. Distance/Time is approx 7km/2 to 2.5 hrs. Terrain features forestry roads, grassy path and country roads.

Freshford Loop Walking Trail Kilkenny

Starts at Village Green in Freshford. Distance/Time is approx 8km/2 to 2.5 hrs. Terrain includes riverbank, woodland track, laneways. Would suit all levels of fitness. Part of Trail Kilkenny.


Graiguenamanagh is a scenic riverside town nestled in the picturesque Barrow Valley.

The Graiguenamanagh Heritage Trail is a walking tour that explores the rich and interesting history of this village from the arrival of the Cistercian Monks in 1204 through to the present day.


Discover some of Kilkenny’s natural beauty through our guided walks which can be tailored to suit your requirements. As a qualified guide, I can take you on some Hidden Trails around the area and make sure you are safe and happy along the way. Walking is one of the easiest and most accessable activities available to us, whether it is to build up fitness, or to get out into the natural beauty around us or just to clear the head

Contact: Paddy Lawlor

Mobile: 086 0233533



Kilkenny Castle
Kilkenny City

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.

Kilkenny Ghost Tours
Kilkenny City

This one of a kind ghost tour takes you through the medieval capital of Ireland. Kilkenny with its narrow cobbled lanes, remnants of its city walls and with its mystic charm, it should be no surprise that Kilkenny is bursting with tales of the paranormal. Its people have told stories for generations, handed down to become far more than hearsay. Kilkenny’s ghostly tales all have one very important thing in common they are all based around fact and arise from genuine historic tragedies.

Kilkenny to Bennettsbridge Walking Trail Kilkenny

This is the second part of the Nore Valley Walk. The walk starts under the Ossary bridge and heads south following the river Nore as far as Bennetsbridge. Distance/Time approx 11km/2 to 3 hours. Terrain includes Grasslands, roadways, river banks.

Kilkenny City

The Kilkenny Whiskey Guild is a collection of 10 establishments throughout Ireland's Medieval capital. Each premises will stock a minimum of 60 Irish Whiskeys and will assist in the customers experience through knowledgeable staff, tasting flights, food pairings and mixology.