Things To Do in Kilkenny

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Kilkenny Attractions and Activity Opening Dates

Kilkenny Hotels Reopen With Great Value Offers

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Trail Kilkenny Cycle Routes and Loops

WELCOMING KILKENNY BACK RESPONSIBLY & SAFELY

Kilkenny’s Top Cycling Trails & Tours

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Kilkenny's Top Golf Courses - Now open and welcoming visitors! 

Lorimat Home Try-On Engagement Ring service

Keep the kids entertained at home! Download our fun and educational activity sheets!

Kilkenny Gives Back

Kilkenny Community Supports

Stand Together with Our Kilkenny Heroes

Online Farmers Market in Callan - Shop Now!

Give the Gift of Kilkenny this Christmas with a Kilkenny Hotel Voucher

Visit Kilkenny Photographer of the Year Competition

How to Enjoy the Outdoors Safely in Kilkenny during Covid-19

6 Autumn Walks in Kilkenny

Online Christmas Shopping in Kilkenny

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Top Places to Dine out in Kilkenny

Guide to Alternative Accommodation

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Places to Eat & Drink in Kilkenny

Top Adventure Activities in Kilkenny

Discover Food Experiences

Get Wrapped up for Christmas at Cushendale Woollen Mills

10 Star Buys Online in Kilkenny This Christmas

Kilkenny to Enjoy 'The Company of Wolves' 01st - 31st October

KILKENNY NOW HAS ITS VERY OWN DAY!! SAVE THE DATE OCTOBER 11TH

Nore Valley Park Mid-Term Competition

Family Daycations in Kilkenny Over the Mid Term Break

Kilkenny Family Mid-Term Breaks

Explore Kilkenny with a Tour Guide this Autumn

Outdoor Activities this Autumn for the Culturally Curious

Kilkenny Sculpture Trail - Connected

New Audio Guide Helps People to Discover the Stories of Kilkenny!

Top Days Out in Kilkenny Before the Kids Return to School

Only In Kilkenny For The Weekend? Follow Our 48 Hour Itinerary...

Butler Gallery Re-Opens in Historic New Location

Kilkenny Businesses Commit to Visitor Safety with Fáilte Ireland Charter

Top 20 Activities for Over 55’s in Kilkenny

The Jewellery Lovers Guide to Kilkenny

The Ultimate Kilkenny Shopping Guide to Markets, Department Stores & Shopping Centres

Kilkenny Attractions and Activity Opening Dates

Kilkenny Hotels Reopen With Great Value Offers

Kilkenny City Centre to become One-Way to aid social distancing with effect from Monday, 22nd June

Trail Kilkenny Cycle Routes and Loops

WELCOMING KILKENNY BACK RESPONSIBLY & SAFELY

Kilkenny’s Top Cycling Trails & Tours

KILKENNY PREPARES TO OPEN UP FOR TOURISTS

Kilkenny's Top Golf Courses - Now open and welcoming visitors! 

Lorimat Home Try-On Engagement Ring service

Keep the kids entertained at home! Download our fun and educational activity sheets!

Kilkenny Gives Back

Kilkenny Community Supports

Stand Together with Our Kilkenny Heroes

Online Farmers Market in Callan - Shop Now!

Give the Gift of Kilkenny this Christmas with a Kilkenny Hotel Voucher

Visit Kilkenny Photographer of the Year Competition

How to Enjoy the Outdoors Safely in Kilkenny during Covid-19

6 Autumn Walks in Kilkenny

Online Christmas Shopping in Kilkenny

Top Family Experiences in Kilkenny this Summer #moretoexplore

Top Places to Dine out in Kilkenny

Guide to Alternative Accommodation

Top Distilleries to Visit in Kilkenny

Places to Eat & Drink in Kilkenny

Top Adventure Activities in Kilkenny

Discover Food Experiences

Get Wrapped up for Christmas at Cushendale Woollen Mills

10 Star Buys Online in Kilkenny This Christmas

Kilkenny to Enjoy 'The Company of Wolves' 01st - 31st October

KILKENNY NOW HAS ITS VERY OWN DAY!! SAVE THE DATE OCTOBER 11TH

Nore Valley Park Mid-Term Competition

Family Daycations in Kilkenny Over the Mid Term Break

Kilkenny Family Mid-Term Breaks

Explore Kilkenny with a Tour Guide this Autumn

Outdoor Activities this Autumn for the Culturally Curious

Kilkenny Sculpture Trail - Connected

New Audio Guide Helps People to Discover the Stories of Kilkenny!

Top Days Out in Kilkenny Before the Kids Return to School

Only In Kilkenny For The Weekend? Follow Our 48 Hour Itinerary...

Butler Gallery Re-Opens in Historic New Location

Kilkenny Businesses Commit to Visitor Safety with Fáilte Ireland Charter

Brian Cody selects his welcome team…..

Top 20 Activities for Over 55’s in Kilkenny

The Jewellery Lovers Guide to Kilkenny

The Ultimate Kilkenny Shopping Guide to Markets, Department Stores & Shopping Centres

Kilkenny Attractions and Activity Opening Dates

Kilkenny Hotels Reopen With Great Value Offers

Kilkenny City Centre to become One-Way to aid social distancing with effect from Monday, 22nd June

Trail Kilkenny Cycle Routes and Loops

WELCOMING KILKENNY BACK RESPONSIBLY & SAFELY

Kilkenny’s Top Cycling Trails & Tours

KILKENNY PREPARES TO OPEN UP FOR TOURISTS

Kilkenny's Top Golf Courses - Now open and welcoming visitors! 

Lorimat Home Try-On Engagement Ring service

Keep the kids entertained at home! Download our fun and educational activity sheets!

Kilkenny Gives Back

Kilkenny Community Supports

Stand Together with Our Kilkenny Heroes

Online Farmers Market in Callan - Shop Now!

Give the Gift of Kilkenny this Christmas with a Kilkenny Hotel Voucher

Visit Kilkenny Photographer of the Year Competition

How to Enjoy the Outdoors Safely in Kilkenny during Covid-19

6 Autumn Walks in Kilkenny

Online Christmas Shopping in Kilkenny

Top Family Experiences in Kilkenny this Summer #moretoexplore

Top Places to Dine out in Kilkenny

Guide to Alternative Accommodation

Top Distilleries to Visit in Kilkenny

Kilkenny Activity Centre

Kilkenny Activity Centre

Kilkenny Activity Centre, New Orchard Road, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: +353 (0)86 261 1567

info@kilkennyactivitycentre.ie

https://kilkennyactivitycentre.ie/

Experience the adrenaline of paintball, the fun of bubble football, the playfulness of splat ball and the hell in the Hells’ Kitchen Assault Course (and much more!) all at the Kilkenny Activity Centre! Located just off the Kilkenny ring road adjacent to the Orchard House Bar & Restaurant, activities include Splat ball, Bubble Soccer, Paintball, the much lauded ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Assault Course and loads of fun.

 

Highlights: 

• Activity Centre offering a range of challenging & fun activities for all the family
• Open all year round, 10hrs a day 7 days a week. 10- 6pm
• Cost: from €17.50 per activity
• Booking essential

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Paddle Your Own Canoe Kilkenny

Hire Canoes and accessories from Paddle Your Own Canoe for 1 to 5 days canoe and camping adventures, experience the wonders and delights of the barrow River.

Do you dream about escaping stress for a couple of days and drifting down a river in a canoe?  Or setting off on an adventure and getting back to nature for a holiday, a break or something new with friends, family or work colleagues?  Paddle Your Own Canoe offers you the opportunity to rent a canoe and camping gear and organise your multi day trip down the River Barrow. Pass through beautiful countryside, villages, towns and historical sites on a journey with Paddle Your Own Canoe

BoatTrips.ie

BoatTrips.ie Guided Boat Tours of Kilkenny

Take a guided boat tour of Kilkenny in a traditional Irish Open-Boat on the historic river Nore as it flows through the city. Learn of the often unspoken and local history that the river holds. Witness the wildlife that thrive in the urban environment and that have shared the waterways with man for thousands of years. See Kilkenny as both invaders and settlers did, entering the city by boat. Be sure to bring your camera as you'll have the opportunity to capture some very unique views of Kilkenny including a rarely viewed angle of the Castle, as seen from river level.  

The guides are friendly, entertaining and possess a love for the job they do. You'll find the boat trips relaxing, informative and most of all memorable. To get a feel of what to expect, have a look at this fantastic video.

The 30 minute trips in Kilkenny are by group booking only due to Covid 19.

For more information, call Cliff on 00 353 (0)87 2061999.

Ormonde Language Tours

Ormonde Language Tours Kilkenny

Business address: Hillcrest, Greenshill, Kilkenny, R95DC9V

Tel: 0876290244

ormondelingo@gmail.com

https://ormondelanguagetours.com/

Ormonde Language Tours offers walking tours of Kilkenny in English, French and German. Each kilkenny walking tour is conducted in one language by John, a history loving native of Kilkenny. John is studying modern languages with the Open University and he has also completed the National Tour Guide training course. John will show you the best of Kilkenny city and you will be amazed by our fascinating history. You can book a tour online and if you request a tour in your language at a different time, just ask.

Kilkenny has many fabulous sights to see. Old ecclesiastical monuments such as St. Canice’s Cathedral, St. Francis and the Black Abbey. Medieval buildings such as Shee Alms house, Kytler’s Inn and Rothe House. Our most well-known building though is Kilkenny Castle, originally built in the 12th century, much of the current building comes from this period and is mixed with a 19th century remodelling. The river Nore flows through the city centre and is crossed by five bridges in the city. After you have finished your walking tour, take a stroll through the castle park. Kilkenny has a vibrant nightlife and also some of the best restaurants in Ireland and boasts having one of Ireland’s 16 Michelin star restaurants. We have plenty of superb casual eateries as well. Kilkenny has a very creative craft scene and many studios can be visited.

Walk through Ireland’s most beautiful city with Ormonde Language Tours and admire the fantastic scenery. Stroll along the river Nore and appreciate the view of the Blackstairs mountains in the distance. Visit Kilkenny’s architectural heritage dating back to the 9th century. Learn about the many important people native to Kilkenny with your guide who is Kilkenny native and speaks French and German. If you are short on time, a walking tour with Ormonde Language Tours is the ideal way to get to know Kilkenny

TOUR MEETING POINT

The Water Trough
KBC Bank
The Parade,
Kilkenny
R95 Y672

Moth to a Flame Candles

Moth to a Flame Candles Kilkenny

Moth to a Flame Candles, Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny, Ireland R95 ECN4

Tel: 056 772 7826

www.mothtoaflame.ie/contact

www.mothtoaflame.ie

Established by Larry Kinsella in 1999, Moth to a Flame have been making a range of distinctive handmade candles beside the river in Bennettsbridge. Silkmoth scented, Glow-globe, Rock, Irish Heritage, Gloworm candles and more can be seen in production and in the studio shop, where visitors are always welcome. 

By using the best quality wax & pigments, low temperature melting and pouring then slow cooling in insulated moulds, Moth to a Flame candles give a more rewarding experience.

You are welcome to visit their workshop and showroom in Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny. They are near to Nicholas Mosse pottery – only 7km from Kilkenny City.

Larry Kinsella is also a founding member of the renowned Made in Kilkenny craftspeople group which aims to foster excellence in crafts in County Kilkenny.

Opening Hours
Monday—Saturday: 9:00AM–6:00PM

Kilkenny Tasting Tours

Kilkenny Tasting Tours

Kilkenny Tasting Tours, Ryeland House Cookery School, Cuffesgrange, Kilkenny

Tel: 086 2767656

anne@kilkennytastingtours.com

https://kilkennytastingtours.com/

Experience a real taste of Kilkenny through Kilkenny Tasting Tours. Working over 30 years in the Kilkenny food sector, Anne and her team will treat your taste buds to food experience like no other.

Crowned Ireland’s Foodie Destination for 2018, Kilkenny boasts some of the finest food producers, retailers and restaurants in Ireland. Their guided tours take you back in time through Kilkenny’s medieval heritage, tasting along the way to meet the makers, movers and shakers on the Kilkenny food scene.

Food lovers will walk to interesting food spots along the medieval streets of Kilkenny tasting the finest food that Kilkenny producers have to offer with Anne as their guide. You’ll meet the makers, movers, shakers, producers and retailers behind the success of Kilkenny as Ireland’s Foodie Destination for 2018.

Tours last approximately 2.5 hours. Tours depart with a minimum four persons and maximum twelve. Private tours or out of hours tours may be arranged, subject to availability.

Prices for 2.5 hour tour is €60 per person. Tours depart on time so please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure.

Contact Anne at 086 2767656 for bookings or start booking online now.

Nicholas Mosse Pottery

Nicholas Mosse Pottery

Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, R95 CK71

Tel: +353 56 7727505

eshop@nicholasmosse.com

www.nicholasmosse.com

Nicholas Mosse Pottery was established by Nicholas Mosse in 1976 after periods of training in England and Japan. His mission was to produce beautiful, functional pottery in the style of Irish Spongeware. Irish spongeware was the traditional pottery of Ireland used in the 18th Century. It was mainly made in simple honest shapes with a decoration applied with a cut sponge.

From their pottery mill in Kilkenny the team at Nicholas Mosse create a range of beautiful pottery for all occasions. Each of the pieces are made by hand and crafted with the greatest care for detail. Inspired by the rural surroundings, the patterns capture the charm of Irish country-living and bring it straight to your home. Visit their Irish Country Shop and Cafe to experience how they make their pottery or buy their best selling pieces and patterns online. 

Products:
Pottery - Old Rose, Clematis, Red Tulip, Wild Flower Meadow, Forget Me Not, Apple, Fuchsia, Clover, Reindeer and Landscape patterns. Available in over 30 shapes from plates to bowls, lamps and kitchen storage jars.
• The ovenware range is available in all patterns listed above except Landscape.
Textiles - oven mitts, aprons, place mats, tablecloths and even jam jar covers.
 

Meubles – Home of Inspiration

Meubles - Home of Inspiration

Unit 12, Kilkenny Retail Park, Smithlands, Kilkenny City, R95 Y26C

Tel: +353 (0)56 7722034

info@meubles.ie

www.meubles.ie

Meubles is a beautiful furniture and homewares company with 2 stores based in the beautiful cities of Kilkenny and Galway. The discerning buyer will find an extensive array of leading brands of sofas, dining sets, beds, bedroom furniture, homewares, accessories, flooring, fitted furniture fitted kitchens and lighting at both showrooms. Both stores also feature a stunning cafe that serves delicious hot and cold dishes from locally sourced ingredients, seven days a week. 

Owned and operated by the O’Keeffe family since the Kilkenny store first opened its doors in 1972, they invest a significant amount of time and money in ensuring our stores are kept up to date with the latest designs and inspirational ideas. Buyers continually review their product assortment to ensure we maintain a reputation for marrying quality products with value for money.

Their mission is to position Meubles as the ultimate destination store for furniture and homewares. Open 7 days a week, with extensive parking facilities, the showrooms are easily accessible from all parts of the country.

Visit: www.meubles.ie

Goods of Kilkenny

Goods, Kilkenny's leading ladies fashion store.

88 & 90 High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland R95 F3XR

Tel: 056 772 2143

https://goods.ie/

Located in the heart of one of Ireland’s most vibrant cities, W.H.Good ltd, or ‘Goods of Kilkenny’ as it is known was founded in 1927 by William Henry Good, who first opened a small shoe shop at no. 90 High Street. Later the store grew and expanded to include clothing and linens.

During the sixties his son, Vivian Good joined the business and the expansion and development of the store continued for what was to become a 5 decade period, seeing the addition of a basement in 1977 to house the expanding shoe business and in the early 1990’s the extension of the second floor along with the addition of a lift to service all four floors.

These additions increased the stores retail space to 20,000 sq ft consolidating Goods’ position as Kilkenny’s leading Department store.

In 2004 Goods underwent a major refurbishment and refocusing program which saw the whole store being refitted and modernised as well as the addition of some top national and International brands. The store now focuses on fashion, lingerie, cosmetics, footwear and accessories for stylish women of all ages.

Butcher Restaurant

Butcher Restaurant

The Butterslip, Kieran Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 0567790655

info@butcherrestaurant.ie

www.butcherrestaurant.ie

Redefine your Steak-House experience at Butcher Restaurant in the Heart of Kilkenny. Quality contemporary food & Cocktails are served in their relaxed and intimate restaurant. Enjoy the finest cuts in the best company!​

When visiting Butcher Restaurant guests are sitting just nine miles from Summerhill Farm, Thomastown, where they rear their own traditional breeds including purebred Hereford, Galloway and Aberdeen Angus. These cows are born and raised at Summerhill and are grass fed for 10 months of the year. The restaurant host, Mark Williams is a 6th generation beef farmer at Summerhill Farm. Mark has been supplying beef to top restaurants around Ireland since the 1990's which is how he met their Head Chef James Dewberry and was inspired to open this restaurant, Butcher in the heart of this medieval city.

Kilkenny Foodie Tours

Food platter

We offer food tasting and cultural walking tours through Kilkenny’s medieval narrow streets and alleyways. On our tours, you visit local artisan food producers and meet the owners who share their insight on the delicious tastes found in this historic city. Kilkenny was voted Foodie Destination of the Year in 2018 by the Restaurants Association of Ireland. Come experience this renowned food destination for yourself with our fun and informative tours. From world-class produce and exceptional seafood to unbeatable whiskey, there is so much to discover in our local restaurants, eateries, and distilleries. Get to know this foodie’s paradise on our walking food tours! Enjoy the sights along our beautiful streets, taste your way through Kilkenny, and familiarize yourself with its culinary traditions.

Trail Kilkenny

Trails Kilkenny

Trail Kilkenny is an award winning, non-profit company, which has developed a range of walking and cycling routes around County Kilkenny. Whether it’s a quiet stroll by the river or a hike up to the highest peak in Kilkenny to view the breathtaking scenery from the mountaintop, there is a trail to challenge your ability. Kilkenny is renowned for its food and craft culture and these are celebrated on Trail Kilkenny’s Food and Craft Trails. Get outdoors and explore Kilkenny!

Activity Trails
Get outdoors and enjoy the stunning Kilkenny countryside. Scenic walks that are varied; through woodland, over pastoral lands and along country laneways. The Nore Valley Walk taking you along the river valley, rich with flora and fauna and the heritage of Kilkenny’s past. Cycling trails that travel through some of Kilkenny’s most picturesque villages and inspiring scenery. Trail Kilkenny Outdoor Recreation aims to highlight the many experienced outdoor activity providers in County Kilkenny.

Our Themed Trails include the Food and Craft Experience Trail and MADE and Taste Kilkenny

Food and Craft Experience Trail
Kilkenny is known for its food and craft culture and these are celebrated on the Trail Kilkenny Food and Craft Experience Trail! Watch highly skilled, master crafters at work, join a guided tour, get an exciting hands on experience and sample delicious food and drink, as you discover the history and culture with some of Kilkenny’s most renown craft and food providers. Find the perfect gift or treat yourself!

MADE and Taste Kilkenny
For foodies, the TASTE of Kilkenny Food Trail suggests visits to everything from artisan cheesemakers and chocolatiers to cute cafés and the most cosmopolitan of restaurants. The MADE in Kilkenny Craft Trail features designer makers working in willow, glass, ceramics, textiles, paper and stone as well as a candlemaker and jewellers working with precious metals and gems.

Medieval Mile Museum

 

The former St Mary’s Church has been converted into a modern museum, and is a venue for select events and exhibitions. Designed to enrich the cultural life of the city and provide a new international standard attraction for visitors the museum has several functions: as the starting point for understanding Kilkenny’s medieval history, to display Kilkenny’s Civic Treasures and replicas of some of Ossory High Crosses and to provide a space for temporary exhibitions and cultural events.

The 13th century St Mary’s church and graveyard is the finest example of a medieval church in Ireland. As the starting point of the ‘Medieval Mile’ trail, it brings to life Kilkenny’s history as Ireland’s premier medieval city. Displays of Kilkenny’s civic treasures and replicas of some of the High Crosses of Ossory illustrate the local Gaelic monastic heritage and the ancient city’s historic role in Ireland.

Kilkenny’s 800-year story is told with a contemporary twist within the new museum. The customer experience contains a long colourful interactive table similar to a giant iPad, an elongated plasma TV screen and projected imagery onto a giant wall allowing visitors to get immersed in the rich history with the aid of modern technology.

Visitors to the museum will come face to face with the physical remains of people who walked the streets of Kilkenny centuries ago, and will discover how forensic analysis has revealed many of their secrets in the brand new cutting-edge exhibition 3 Lives, 3 Deaths, One Life Unlived.

The wonderful, welcoming Museum Guides and Assistants cannot wait to help you safely experience the Medieval Mile Museum, and tell you their wonderful stories…

For your health and safety the Team at the Museum have introduced set entry times and designed a new Interactive Audio Tour which can be downloaded directly to your device.

Newbridge Silverware

Since 1934, Newbridge Silverware has been Ireland’s premier designer and producer of homeware, jewellery and giftware products and it is this unique history of craftsmanship and experience, combined with a contemporary and fresh attitude to design, that puts Newbridge Silverware on the cutting edge of modern living.

Hurling Tours Ireland

Kilkenny City; Kavanagh's Bar, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny.

Tel: 087 970795

info@hurlingtoursireland.ie

https://www.hurlingtoursireland.ie/

At Hurling Tours Ireland, we provide a unique experience for visitors to Co. Kilkenny. We are involved in giving visitors an introduction to our ancient national sport, Hurling.

You would be mad to visit Ireland and not try our unique and ferocious sport. You will learn about the history of Hurling and how it has evolved into the fastest field game in the world, that we see today. This is all done in a Hurling team's dressing room in Kilkenny City, giving you that up-close, intense experience. Once you are up-to-date on the basics of the game, we take you on to the 'field of dreams' to try a few skills for yourself. This will be an unforgettable experience that will live long in the memory of each guest. We give everyone an opportunity to take a shot at the goalposts, and score like the Kilkenny Cats so often do.

We have had visitors from many different nationalities and backgrounds fall in love with Hurling and the culture it creates in Ireland. Visitors from Canada, USA and Australia even promising to join a GAA Club when they return home.

Locations:

Kilkenny City; Kavanagh's Bar, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny

 

Cushendale Woollen Mills

Cushendale Woollen Mills Ltd., Mill Road, Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny Ireland. R95 PP83

Tel: +353 59 9724118

info@cushendale.ie

https://cushendale.ie/

Cushendale Woollen Mills is one of the few remaining Irish woollen mills continuing to create quality authentic textiles from the fleece of Irish sheep.
Set on the millrace of the River Duiske, since the 1700s the Cushen family have continued to produce high quality Irish-made textile products at our mill in Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. We are known for our unique colours and craftsmanship which enables us to produce a broad range of home furnishings, fashion accessories and knitting yarns in Irish Wool, Mohair and Lambswool.

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 17:30 (closed 12:30 – 13:30)
Saturday: 10:00 – 13:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00 (December only)

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Kilkenny Famine Experience

MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Hebron Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7777600

info@macdonaghjunction.com

https://kilkennyfamineexperience.com/

Visit Kilkenny Union Workhouse, adjacent to Kilkenny Train Station, now beautifully restored as MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to take this FREE audio visual self-led tour.

Hear the heartbreaking and poignant human stories recorded in local newspaper articles and minute books from the Board of Guardians, a true reflection of the Kilkenny Famine Experience from the perspective of the Workhouse inmates and staff.

Butterfly Valley Glamping

Grennan Farmhouse, Grennan, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Tel: 086 8610116

info@butterflyvalleyglamping.ie

www.butterflyvalleyglamping.ie

Butterfly Valley Glamping is a unique luxury camping experience located in an area known locally as the ‘Happy Valley’ of Thomastown. Located about two kilometres from Thomastown in the heart of beautiful Kilkenny countryside, the glampsite overlooks the woods and the river Nore.

This intimate site offers luxury bell tents and wooden pods with comfy beds, that will convince even the most reluctant camper of the benefits of enjoying the outdoors. A converted wooden lodge accommodates a fully equipped kitchen/dining/chill out area where tea/coffee and board games are available. Also in the lodge are our luxury bathroom facilities. An outdoor BBQ and play area allow you to reconnect with the outdoors. At night a campfire area allows stargazing and toasting marshmallows while sipping a cold beer while the sun goes down.

They are located within easy access of Thomastown in a secure, secluded site and is also centrally located to explore the Sunny Southeast.

Laser Combat Experience

Laser Combat is a great day out foe Adults or Kids. Our state-of-the-art laser tag guns have realistic sound effects and look just like something fresh out of Call of Duty. Fitted with real telescopic scopes and adjustable shoulder stock, it’s as close to being inside an action movie or online computer game as it gets.  With an accuracy of up to 200 meters our laser tag guns fire totally safe infrared beams.

 

WHAT DO WE  OFFER?

We can give your group a day to remember with Laser Combat in the heart of  Kilkenny city centre.

  • Duration from 2.5 hours
  • Overalls and hat provided
  • FREE painless ammo
  • 15 minute games
  • Safety marshal per team
  • Games includes – Capture The Flag, Bomb The Base, The Crossing, Last Woman/Man Standing, treasure hunts, archery, laser clay shooting, target shooting also available
  •  €42pp* for 2.5 hours, €50pp* for 3.5 hours
  • Add Archery or Laser Clay Shooting for only an extra €10pp

Malzards Pub & Hurling Experience

19 Main St, Ballycoam, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 0879715304

https://www.malzards.com/

A great pub located in Stoneyford, Kilkenny just a short distance from Mount Juliet, that offers the best craic and great music. Malzards offers a traditional Irish Pub experience, with traditional Irish instruments available for you to play, or sing along with the local musicians in the bar.
Learn how to hurl: in a relaxed, fun environment, learn all about Ireland's ancient Gaelic game of hurling with neighbours, young and old will love it!

Royal Oak Distillery

Royal Oak Distillery

Royal Oak Distillery, Clorusk Lower, Royaloak, Co. Carlow

Tel: 059 9186653

booking@royaloakdistillery.com

https://royaloakdistillery.com/

The Royal Oak Distillery is a world class distillery producing hand crafted Irish whiskey, proudly located on an 18th century estate in Ireland's Ancient East region. Visitors can experience a revival of historic tradition as well as forging ahead with innovation in a fully guided, multi-sensory tour of one of Ireland's largest operational whiskey distilleries: see first-hand how all three styles of Irish whiskey - pot still, malt and grain - are created! The Royal Oak Distillery is unique in being the first to distil all 3 types of whiskey under one roof.

Pick from our great range of tasting experiences at our historic Royal Oak Estate, taking in Holloden House (1755) and the beautiful scenery that makes Royal Oak the perfect place to relax while learning about their great crafted whiskeys.

 

Choose from 3 tour options:

Royal Oak Journey – €15 – this will include one tasting of a premium whiskey 

Single Malt Experience – €25 – this will include 3 tasting of premium Single Malts each matured in different barrel selections to allow a better understanding of the barrel and influence on whiskey

Connoisseurs Choice - €40 - this will include 3 tastings of select limited edition whiskies from cask finish & cask strength varieties.

 

JJ Kavanagh & Sons

Main Street, Urlingford, Kilkenny

Tel: 081 8333222

info@jjkavanagh.ie

jjkavanagh.ie

J.J. Kavanagh & Sons, established in 1919, has developed from being one of the first private providers of public transport, into the largest privately owned Coach Company in Ireland today. With ownership spanning over four generations, we have become a nationally recognized and trusted operator.

Kavanaghs Executive Car Hire

Forest Lodge, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2610959

info@kavanaghcars.ie

www.kavanaghcars.ie

Kavanagh Cars, Executive Car Hire is the ultimate Chauffeur drive service in Ireland. Whether you are planning a tour around Ireland, looking for airport transfers, or need to arrive at your meeting in style, Kavanagh's can tailor the ideal transport option for you. Their fleet of vehicles range from elegant cars to luxurious coaches, and their professional mature drivers will ensure that your time spent with us will meet the highest standards in comfort, convenience and professionalism.

Rhino Car Hire

Launched in 2007, Rhino Car Hire have so far provided over 3 MILLION cheap car hire quotes to our customers for both business and leisure. Join the thousands of happy customers who have booked with us and get a quote for cheap car hire today with our secure online booking facility or call us.

Mint Beauty

In the heart of Kilkenny City, Mint is a Beauty, Laser and Skincare Centre. We are passionate about client care and great skin. We believe in excellence and strive to provide the highest quality of services and products delivered by a knowledgeable and friendly team. Mint offers a full range of services including facials, massages, body treatments, make up application and lessons, threading, waxing, nail treatments, signature packages. Our Clinic is focused on skincare and offers Microneedling, Alumier MD Skin Peels and Candela Max Pro Laser treatments targeting hair removal, pigmentation and more. Our skincare shop is home to Alumier MD, Dermalogica and Decleor brands.

G.L. Ryan Jewellers

G.L Ryan Jewellers Kilkenny

G.L. Ryan Jewellers is located in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny, the vibrant heartbeat of the south-east. With its narrow paved streets and pedestrianised shopping areas, lively evening cafes and nightlife.

Located on High Street, the main shopping street, we are directly across from the entrance to the Market Cross, Kilkenny's premier shopping centre, with ample car-parking close by.

Whether you're getting engaged or just looking for that perfect gift? At Ryan Jewellers we have been helping people find the right quality jewellery for all occasions for over 70 years.

Visit: www.ryanjewellers.ie

Lorimat Jewellers

Lorimat Jewellers Kilkenny

Known for its vintage inspired diamond engagement rings and jewellery, Lorimat Jewellers is a treasure trove of unique pieces for anybody looking for that something different. We cater for brides and grooms to be with a large collection of wedding rings and bridal jewellery. Handmade shaped wedding bands to fit around engagement rings are also available. All of our jewellery is made from gold, silver or platinum. Lorimat also boasts a diverse range of gift ideas that will suit all tastes and budgets.

Lorimat Jewellers, Kilkenny City Centre Shopping https://www.vintageengagementrings.ie

Murphy Jewellers

murphy jewellers

Murphy Jewellers was established at 85 High Street Kilkenny in 1903 by Patrick T. Murphy, whose name resides above the door to this day.

A skilful craftsman, he built a solid reputation for reliable, personal service in quality jewellery and watch-making. This tradition has continued over three generations in his family to become the successful jewellery business that you can visit today.

Murphy Jewellers is in the same family for three generations as a successful, progressive and vibrant jewellery business located in the heart of Ireland’s medieval capital.

They are delighted to present to you their latest catalogue (on their website) of fine jewellery, illustrating a selection of our newest lines. They welcome the opportunity of showing you this jewellery as well as their more regular, classic styles on your next visit to their shop.

With private viewing rooms, individual attention is always assured.

Nolan Jewellers

10 Coffee House Lane, Market Cross Shopping Centre, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7761272

nolansjewellers@hotmail.com

http://www.facebook.com/nolans.kilkenny

Nolan’s Jewellers carry a range of brands and jewellery items that appeal to a very wide audience. Stockists of Swarovski, Alex and Ani, Thomas Sabo, Coeur de Lion, Rebecca, Hugo Boss , Fossil , Tommy Hilfiger, Citizen, Casio, and much more. We are the sole supplier in the Kilkenny region for many of our brands and our on-site watchmaker and goldsmith can make immediate repairs to customer items. We are agile and move with the times and respond to the demands of our customers. Our new retail outlet was designed with all of our customers in mind and to ensure a comfortable shopping experience. Our location in the Market Cross is central and easily accessible with ample parking and other facilities and retail outlets all of whom are complementary to each other.

Rudolf Heltzel Goldsmith

Established in 1968 and now in its second generation, internationally acclaimed Rudolf Heltzel designers gold and silversmiths hand make unique, exquisite jewellery in precious metals and gemstones. Their gallery at 10 Patrick Street, open to the public, displays and sells an exciting range of instantly recognisable, hand made engagement rings and dress pieces in 18ct gold, sterling silver and platinum, set with carefully selected diamonds and magnificent precious gemstones. Rudolf Heltzel Goldsmith

Shenanigans The Kilkenny City Walk

 

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!

The fun, magical, historical & hysterical way to experience Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile.

Touch The Past Walking Tours

Tourist Office, Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2776107

pitcaira@tcd.ie

http://touchthepastireland.com/

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.

Touch the Past tours are delivered in an engaging and accessible manner, providing an enjoyable and informative experience without compromising on the integrity of innate historical fact.

To book your tour visit http://touchthepastireland.com/ 

Pat Tynan Kilkenny Walking Tours

Tynan Walking Tours Kilkenny

 

When you visit Medieval Kilkenny your Kilkenny experience should be with a local qualified, experienced and knowledgeable guide and historian and Pat Tynan’s Medieval Walking Tour will give that real Kilkenny experience in a city that has become a Medieval Wonderland!!

Daily Kilkenny Medieval Mile Walking Tours, Private Walking Tours can be arranged at a time to suit clients and group Medieval Walking Tours all year.

Kilkenny Whiskey Guild

Kilkenny Whiskey Guild , a collection of 10 establishments throughout Ireland's Medieval capital

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.

Regular whiskey tasting Kilkenny events will be held in each of the Guild Houses designed to heighten the public’s knowledge of Irish Whiskey history production and various styles. The guild aims to make Kilkenny the leading Whiskey tourism destination in Ireland.

Kilkenny Whiskey Guild Members include: Brewery Corner, Billy Byrne's, The Dylan Whisky Bar, Langton's, Lanigan's, Left Bank, Matt the Miller's, Paris Texas, The Hibernian Bar and The Wine Centre

Goatsbridge Trout Farm

At Goatsbridge Fish Farm, trout is their passion. Their knowledge and experience farming rainbow trout has been passed down through three generations. Each catch comes daily from the crystal clear waters of The Little Arrigle River, giving their trout unique taste and texture. They love trout, and they know if you give it a try you will too! Goatsbridge Trout is available from their online shop, all major supermarkets in Ireland as well as specialist shops, or directly from their farm gate. Visitors are welcome to look around their trout farm at any time during opening hours.

Come and see Goatsbridge visitor center and shop, where you can sample and buy our products. The center is located beside the trout ponds, and you can organise single or group tours around the farm where you will learn all about Goatsbridge Trout Farm, it’s herritage and business history. Visit https://goatsbridgetrout.ie

Market Cross Shopping Centre

Situated in the heart of Kilkenny city and growing from strength to strength since 1994. We continually boast some of the best known branded shops and retail outlets in Ireland, including such names as Supervalu, Heatons, and Penneys, to name but a few.

We as a Centre pride ourselves not only on the quality of the products and services we provide but on the fact that in this ever changing, fast moving retail environment one thing has and will never change for us, the importance of you, the customer.

Connolly’s Red Mills shopping

Cillin Hill Retail Park, Dublin Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 4449011

cillin.hill@redmills.ie

www.redmillsstore.ie

Red Mill’s flagship retail store as Ireland's premier shopping destination for country lifestyle brands including Fairfax & Favor, Welligogs, Dubarry, Ariat, Toggi, Le Chameau & many more. In the purpose built, state of the art premises you'll find a carefully curated selection of Country Living wares - from saddles and horse feeds, to clothing & footwear, to dog food and kennels. The Red Mills Cafe is open from 8am where you’ll find freshly brewed coffee from Irish Cork based roasters Badger & Dodo, as well as a selection of homemade scones and treats. Pop into our store at Cillin Hill where our experienced staff are on hand to help with advice on the right feed for your horse, what you need to get when bringing home a new puppy - and everything in between.

Can't make it to the store? Shop online or call them on (056) 4449011 and they'll deliver straight to your home or work. You can also order online and collect in our Kilkenny store. Click here for more information on Delivery and in store collection.

 

The Wardrobe Kilkenny, Designer Consignment Store

The Wardrobe is the leading Designer Consignment Store in the South East. They stock preloved labels such as Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Brunello Cuccinelli, Bulgari, Dolce and Gabbana, Pucci, Alexander McQueen, Diane Von Furstenberg, Louis Vuitton and many more.  From Designer bags, accessories to complete outfits you will be sure to find something to keep your wardrobe stylish and on trend at a fraction of the original price. The Wardrobe Kilkenny both consign and sell preloved Designer clothes, bags, sunglasses, accessories and jewellery.  Clients simply bring their items in for appraisal and authentication and agree on a price. They’ll soon find a new home. The Wardrobe Kilkenny believe in the lifecycle of luxury goods and are always looking for Designer items to sell on your behalf.

Valley of Roses

Unique place where you Create Your Own Signature Scent. Our workshops are for creative, design sensitive people. You’ll find the perfect perfume in our collection; including the hottest brands!

Biz Locator

BizLocator Kilkenny can help you and your friends discover the perfect adventure to embark upon, world class dinning experiences, bargain shopping outlets and discounts. Founded in August 2014 theBizlocator.ie website and smartphone app are your online directory. Bringing you up to date information on businesses in your area and beyond.

Made in Kilkenny

Made in Kilkenny

‘MADE in Kilkenny’, established in 2009, consists of 27 craft members who have combined their drive and passion for their craft to initiate professional makers coming together to directly promote their business, increase public awareness of their craft and of Kilkenny as a tourist destination.

MADE in Kilkenny consists of some of Ireland’s finest craftmakers. Many of the craftmakers have won major national and international accolades including, Mark Campen of the ‘Bridge Pottery’ who was three times winner at the Royal Dublin Show 2011 for Ceramics, the Crafts Council of Ireland Purchase Award and the RDS Award of Excellence! Jane Huston was also a winner in the Precious metal category for her beautiful Sterling silver gilt beakers depicting the “Elements”.

Design & Craft Council of Ireland

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is the national agency for the commercial development of Irish designers and makers, stimulating innovation, championing design thinking and informing Government policy. DCCoI's activities are funded by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation via Enterprise Ireland.

Kilkenny Design Centre

Kilkenny Design Centre

Kilkenny Design Craft Centre offers an unrivalled selection of Irish handcrafted gifts. While it has many imitators, 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.

The Centre’s unequalled supplier list, drawn from Ireland’s most eminent craftspeople and designers, gives visitors a uniquely special shopping experience, allowing them to purchase the best of Irish crafts and design under one roof. Visitors from outside of the EU can avail of highly attractive tax free shopping.

MackDonald Language Academy

The Village Campus, Waterford Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 01 4429255

isla@mackdonald.com

mackdonald.com

Mackdonald Language Academy (m.l.a.) is an ACELS and MEI accredited and independent English language school in Kilkenny. English courses are available to learners of all ages, on a year-round basis. Students do not only improve their English, they also get a very good impression of the cultural and natural beauty of Ireland. During the summer months, m.l.a. are specialized in offering 'all inclusive' holiday courses for kids and teenagers in Kilkenny city. Everything is included in the one price: English lessons in small classes, full board host family accommodation, airport transfers (from/to Dublin DUB), afternoon and evening activities, many cultural trips and excursions & sports.

Kilkenny Storyteller Jim Maher Seanachai

For more than four decades Kilkenny Storyteller Jim Maher has entertained numerous visitors to Ireland’s Ancient East, from North America, Canada and from many other far flung places around the globe, with his humorous stories of a Country and lifestyle that many may not now recognise. He takes us back in time to a world of storytelling, which has been handed down over the centuries in a tradition that stretches back to the origins of theatre itself.

St Mary’s Cathedral

St Marys Cathedral Kilkenny

St Mary’s is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ossory. It is situated on James’s Street, Kilkenny, Ireland.

Saint Mary’s was designed by William Deane Butler (c.1794-1857). He was chosen by Bishop William Kinsella (1793-1845) who instigated the building of St. Mary’s in February 1842. Work began in April 1843 and finished in 1857. On Sunday 4 October 1857, St. Mary’s had its grand opening, which consisted of a two-and-three-quarter hour ceremony that began at 6.15am. The cost of the building is estimated to have been £25,000.

St. Mary’s Cathedral still dominates the landscape of Kilkenny, its great tower being visible from all approaches to the city. It stands as a reminder of the faith and growing confidence of a far off generation – a reminder and much more than a reminder.

 

Sunday & Holy Days Vigil Mass - Saturday 5.40pm (Capuchin Friary)
6.10pm (Black Abbey)
Sunday 11.00am, 5.30pm (The Cathedral)
Holy Days 10am (The Cathedral)
Monday - Saturday 9.00am Blessed Sacrament Chapel
   
   
Sacrament of Reconciliation First Saturday of the Month in the Cathedral or by appointment
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Monday 9.30am - 10.30am

St.Canice’s Cathedral

In the shadow of Saints, follow in the footsteps and hear stories of hermits and knights at St. Canice's Cathedral, Ireland’s best-preserved medieval Cathedral, appearing to the visitor today very much as it did to our Norman & Gaelic ancestors 800 years ago. Touch what they touched. Walk where they walked. Climb to the top of the Round Tower which is a thousand years old and, on your visit, don’t miss The Medieval Effigy tombs, The Great East Window and The Kytler Grave Slab.

Built between 1202 and 1285, St Canice's has been preserved in its original style and form. Worship has taken place here for over 800 years. See the wonderful stained glass and the largest collection of ancient monuments. View Kilkenny and the surrounding area from the 9th century round tower (weather permitting) and see the seat of the bishop of Ossory dating back to 1120AD.

Facilities include:
Gift shop, toilets, wheelchair access. Information leaflets are available in 15 languages. Group and guided tours available by booking in advance.

Rothe House & Garden

 

A visit to Rothe House is high on the list of things to do in the Marble City. 

Rothe House is a unique Tudor merchant’s townhouse, built between 1594 and 1610. The property comprises three houses, three enclosed courtyards and a large garden to the rear. The property is a lot bigger than it looks from the street! To accommodate his growing family, on this long, narrow plot John Rothe Fitzpiers built three houses, one behind the other, with cobbled courtyards in between. To the rear is a half-acre garden that runs all the way back to the City Wall. 

The property is now owned by Kilkenny Archaeological Society and is home to their large collection of artefacts relating to Kilkenny city and county. The garden has been painstakingly reconstructed to reflect the Rothe Family garden and is planted with heritage varieties of vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit; there are even resident ducks!

The house is open to the public and visitors will have the opportunity to make their way through the houses, courtyards and gardens on a self-guided tour. Full guided tours can also be arranged for groups by contacting reception@rothehouse.com.

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday to Sunday
11am to 6pm

*Last entry at 5.15pm

The Watergate Theatre

Kilkenny is steeped in theatrical history. From the time the Duke of Ormonde (1698) brought the first Strollers Theatre group to Kilkenny, to the present day, Kilkenny has been synonymous with the world of theatre.

Located in the heart of Kilkenny City, the Watergate Theatre have been keeping audiences entertained since 1993 with local, national and international productions, live music, dance, comedy and much more.

Breagagh Valley Artisan Meats

Artisan butcher and delicatessen shop run by Lada Navratil at Newpark Shopping Centre, KK selling top quality local meat – beef, lamb, pork and we are pleased to offer veal from the Kilkenny Rosé Veal farm; free range chicken, a variety of artisan savoury cakes, pies and pastries, local organic vegatables, Irish farmhouse cheese, olives etc. We stock a wide range of Irish artisan products and we are proud to be a exclusive seller of Wild About products to our customers in Kilkenny.

Breagagh Valley Artisan Meats was founded in 2013 as a small independent Kilkenny based company specialising in artisan meat production. Our founder and owner, George Navratil, studied Meat Technology and Meat Processing in Prague, in the Czech republic. George is passionate about charcuterie, he loves making sausages and other meat delicatessen products. While producing them he uses some old and tried recipes and he is also not afraid to try out his own new ideas. Our shop is little bit different from other butcher shops as we produce a top quality charcuterie. We have fitted a fully automatic smoker in the workshop and we specialise in production of smoked sausages, salamis, hams etc. Our products are totally natural without any artificial additives and have a high meat content. All our products are of highest quality, using only locally sourced meat, and the sausages are filled in natural casings. Our products are also gluten free.

Butterslip Shop

Butterslip opened in 2005, full of colourful ideas and wild notions, the result of much day dreaming, notebook scribling, scrapbook filling and finally one great flight of madness. The scribbler, day dreamer and committed pritt sticker here is me, Anne, still often to be found doodling and daydreaming – these days I just try and make it look more productive. The name is taken from Butterslip Lane in Kilkenny, one of the city’s many curious and charming side streets, and where we first opened the eponymous shop (there was a very nice party, complete with a clown, cakes, lots of balloons and liquorice allsorts).  In early 2007, Butterslip moved, but kept the lovely name, to a bright and sunny corner of Rose Inn Street where we still reside, along with our notions.

Duiske Glass Gift Shop

Duiske Glass Gift Shop is regarded as one of Ireland’s best loved treasures with a wide selection of traditional and modern gifts. Duiske Glass Gift shop is renowned for its grapevine cut wine glasses, crystal and giftware which are now exclusively available at Duiske Glass. Duiske Glass Gift Shop offers a bespoke engraving service whereby almost any piece of glassware or crystal can be enhanced with personalised engraving to suit the occasion. From personalised gifts to sports awards, achievement awards & corporate gifts, we have a range to suit every occasion. Our Engraving Department can personalise your gifts by engraving logos, club/society crests and messages.

Frank Walls Mans Shop

Frank Wall Mans shop is located on High St renowned throughout the south east for quality value and exceptional personal service.

Kilkenny Crystal (Callan) Ltd

Kilkenny Crystal

Founded in 1969 by Patrick Clancy Kilkenny Crystal is Ireland’s oldest Family-owned Crystal Studio Workshop.

Patrick was the first Irish born crystal designer and is regarded as the most important due to the iconic original designs he created. Miroslav Havel the head designer at Waterford visited the studio in Callan to meet Patrick and see his work. The range of Castle shaped items that Patrick pioneered became the symbol of Kilkenny Crystal and Patrick's signature piece.

Our use of traditional techniques means that our crystal is likened to antique quality. Each piece is deeply cut by hand and then polished with care to retain a fine finish.

We create many original designs and unusual pieces and due to the limited number of pieces produced each year many items become valuable collectors items.

Castleinch Sunday Market

Castleinch Sunday Market Kilkenny

Callan Rd, Brownstown, Castleinch, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2787077

mhpowercastleinchvenue@gmail.com

https://castleinchvenue.ie/

 

Castleinch Sunday Market is a very large event which is held every Sunday at Castleinch Venue. You’ll find traders of all kinds, selling everything you can imagine! Some traders come from as far afield as West Cork and even Co. Mayo! That’s quite a commitment, but it shows how popular and important the Car Boot Sale has become. Some traders depend on the Car Boot Sale for their income, others do it because they love to have the craic and meet people.

Kilkenny Crafts – Gift Store for Irish Souvenirs

Kilkenny Gift Shop and Crafts

Kilkenny's only Irish Souvenir shop with the cheapest prices and most friendly customer service. Experience a warm Irish Welcome.

In our shop you will find legends of Kilkenny Range, Celtic and Natural Jewellery goods.

We are a local source of information on: Castles, Round Towers, Holy Wells, Rag Trees, Solstice Sites, Fairy Forts, Leprechaun Groves, Mullechuaun Hills, Haunted Places, Stone Circles, Sacred and Beautiful Places.

MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

Mac Donagh Junction, Dublin Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7777600

info@macdonaghjunction.com

macdonaghjunction.com

MacDonagh Junction is the largest shopping centre in the south east. An multi award winning retail and leisure hub located in the heart of Kilkenny City beside the train station, build around the beautifully restored former Kilkenny Famine Workhouse and also home to the FREE heritage attraction the Kilkenny Famine Experience. MacDonagh Junction is home to many of the top high street brands such as Dunnes, Next, H & M, Life Style Sports, River Island, TK Maxx, Skechers, Boots, Carraig Donn, Jack & Jones, Only, Regatta, Pamela Scott, JD Sports, Field's Jewellers, Eason, K-Bowl and Art It walk in studio. MacDonagh Junction is also home to Golden Spiderweb, The Works, Carphone Warehouse, Peter Mark Hairstylists, Boston Barber, Flair Beauty Boutique, Claire's accessories, Sky TV services, Vodafone, St Canice’s Credit Union, Jump Juice, and the Foroige Drum Youth Centre.

It offers 3 hours parking for €2.50, luxurious changing and award winning baby feeding suite, buggy and wheel chair loan, electric vehicle charge points, height adjustable changing bench, free wi-fi and children’s play areas. The Centre is also Ireland first Age Friendly Shopping Centre.

Padmore & Barnes

Padmore and Barnes

Large retail department store in Kilkenny specialising in Footwear, Outdoor and Luggage with Camping in the summer and Ski in the winter.

It also offers a fantastic selection to visitors in Casual Clothing, Sports House & Home, Garden Furniture, Barbeques, Crafts and Childrens clothing. Padmore & Barnes offers a unique blend of quality product in world famous brands such as Ecco, Josef Seibal, Lowa Alpine, Columbia, Samsonite, Nike, Vango and Musto to name but a few.

The store is open 7 days a week and has a large car park.

Peaches Boutique

Andrea and Siobhan, who always had a natural love and flair for the fashion world, own one of Kilkenny’s Premier boutiques - bringing you alluring signature collections from Paris, Milan, New York and all the fashion capitals of the world.

This stunning boutique is a well known shopping experience that focuses on individuality, allowing every lady to express their own sense of style.

It is also a one stop shop for all occasions from casual chic to a day at the races, weddings, confirmations etc. And it does not stop there… The girls at Peaches boutique also offer a personal styling service and after hour opening available on request.

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Kilmangah, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 3980088

mattosullivan2@gmail.com

http://ballykeeffeamphitheatre.com

Nestled at the foot of the old Ballykeeffe Quarry, Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre brings the authentic atmosphere of an open-air Italian theatre to the quaint Kilkenny countryside. The once-bustling slate quarry had lain abandoned and in disarray for many years, with most indifferent to its very existence. However, in the late 1990s, a team of dedicated volunteers recognised a unique potential which was brought to fruition through hard work and perseverance, and in the year 2000 the amphitheatre proudly played host to the first of many performances – the Irish Defence Forces band & the Dublin Male Welsh Voice Choir.

The Hub, Cillin Hill

The Hub at Cillin Hill is a premier multi-purpose venue in the South East. Located in a commanding roadside position on the outskirts of thriving Kilkenny City, The Hub is located within Cillin Hill (visit www.cillinhill.com). The Hub is the ideal venue for exhibitions, conferences, comedy gigs, product launches, car/machinery shows, gala dinners, concerts and much more..

Shankill Castle – Festivals & Events

Shankill Castle is a unique family home often described as a living museum. It was first built as a Butler towerhouse near the ruins of a pre-reformation church. In 1708 it was rebuilt and set in a formal landscape, vista to the front and canal to the rear, by Peter Aylward. In the 19th century it was enlarged and castellated, serpentine bays added to the canal and an unusual polyhedral sundial given pride of place on a sunken lawn. The stable yard and castellated entrance to the demesne are attributed to Daniel Robertson.

Nowadays visitors can take a guided tour of the castle and a walk around the gardens. Visit in spring for snowdrops, daffodils and tulips, summer for the meadows, art exhibitions and sunshine walks, autumn for the ScareFest, ghost tours and wand and quill making, winter for drawing classes and winter workshops.

BallyKeefe Distillery

Kyle, Ballykeefe, Cuffsgrange, County Kilkenny

Tel: 0877004538

info@ballykeefedistillery.ie

ballykeefedistillery.ie

The BallyKeefe Distillery story is extremely rare and unique with it being the only distillery in Ireland that carries a culture of sustainability and a blue print for the environment.

This state of the art new distillery at Ballykeefe is the first Whiskey distillery to operate in Kilkenny in over 200 years. It revives an Irish tradition of family farm distilleries lost for centuries. There is a huge emphasis on being eco-friendly, low carbon footprint and 100% sustainable, with the pot ale and spent grains fed to the cattle on the farm. This is a one of a kind in Ireland where everything from Grain to Glass is done on the family farm with no off-farm waste.

Ballykeefe Distillery Tour Experience

A tour of Ballykeefe Distillery is a must for anyone with an interest in Kilkenny’s historical association with Irish Whiskey. The guided tour enables guests to explore the distillery and discover the ancient art of Irish Whiskey making and the craftmanship that goes into each of our casks. Experience first-hand the sound, smell and feel of a fully operational distillery, with a behind-the-scenes tour teaching the fine art of distilling and of course a tasting of our signature white spirit range.

The duration of the tour is approx. 1 hour and includes a full distillery explaining how they make their Whiskey, Poitín, Gin & Vodka plus tastings of our award-winning Ballykeefe Vodka and Ballykeefe Poitín along with a Ballykeefe Gin & Tonic.

Tours run daily from Monday to Friday at 2pm and 4pm from 1st March to 31st October. Group bookings can be accommodated outside of these hours/dates, subject to availability and our production schedule. Tours can be booked on https://ballykeefedistillery.ie

 

Cartoon Saloon

Cartoon Saloon Kilkenny

The Maltings, Tilbury Place, James Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7764481

fionacoughlan@cartoonsaloon.ie

http://www.cartoonsaloon.ie/

Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon is an Academy Award®-nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999. From award-winning short films such as From Darkness, Cúilín Dualach/Backwards Boy, Old Fangs, The Ledge End Of Phil, and Somewhere Down the Line, to TV series like Skunk FU! and now Puffin Rock (launched on RTEjr in Jan 2015 and to be broadcast worldwide later this year), Cartoon Saloon has carved a special place in the international animation industry.

Kilkenny Castle

 

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. Publications are also on sale.

Few buildings in Ireland can boast a longer history of continuous occupation than Kilkenny Castle. Founded soon after the Norman conquest of Ireland, the Castle has been rebuilt, extended and adapted to suit changing circumstances and uses over a period of 800 years.

Today, Kilkenny Castle is open to visitors all year round and is largely a Victorian remodelling of the thirteenth century defensive Castle. Each year, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to see this grand country house and walk through its fifty acres of rolling parkland with mature trees and an abundance of wildlife. Other features include a formal terraced rose garden, woodlands and a man-made lake, which were added in the nineteenth century. There is also a tearoom, playground and several orienteering trails for visitors to enjoy.

Please note that free admission on the first Wednesday of each month is not applicable at Kilkenny Castle.

Access for visitors with disabilities to ground floor and the gardens only.

Hole in the Wall

The Hole in the Wall, Kilkenny's renowned 16th century tavern. It is housed in the oldest surviving townhouse in Ireland - the 1582 Archer Inner House, 17 High St. Fully restored over the past 10 years the Elizabethan building with its tavern, snug and Archer room are now open to visitors for the first time in hundreds of years. Tours currently take place on the weekends and evenings that describe the story of the house against the backdrop of the complex history of political and religious change in Kilkenny over the past 400 years.

Kilfane Glen & Waterfall

3.2km north of Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7727105

susanmosse@nicholasmosse.com

kilfane.com

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall located in Thomastown, Kilkenny is a pristine example of a romantic era garden dating from the 1790s. Untouched for 200 years, it is a picturesque paradise with a waterfall tumbling its way to a rushing stream and woodland paths leading to a cottage orné. Tiny bridges sit among ancient trees, wild fox-gloves, ferns and other historically correct 18th century planting.

The garden is listed as an Irish Heritage garden and was awarded assistance in 1993 by the European Union Cultural Commission. As an amenity it covers about 15 acres of easily accessible natural landscape. Other nearby gardens of historic significance are Altamount, Haywood (Luyteens), Mount Juliet, Woodstock and Ballymaloe Kitchen Gardens.

Jerpoint Park

Jerpoint Park

Jerpoint, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 086 6061449

info@jerpointpark.com

jerpointpark.com

 

Visit the unique Heritage Site in Jerpoint Park and enjoy a guided tour of the footprints of a deserted 12th Century Medieval town dating back to 1200AD. Your local guide will delve into the history and importance of this once thriving town called Newtown Jerpoint. Take a step back in time and explore the standing remains of St. Nicholas's Church, the domestic tower and the stunning 14th Century Medieval Tomb. Jerpoint Park also offers Angling for wild Salmon and wild brown trout or why not try something completely unique and come watch our Sheep Dog demonstration, showcasing man and dog working together as one. www.jerpointpark.com

 

*Guided Heritage Tours

Unearth the footprints of a 12th Century Medieval Town called Newtown Jerpoint plus the Tomb Effigy of St. Nicholas with a Guided Heritage Tour.
Daily tours: 10.30am & 2.30pm from mid April to mid October.

 

*Sheep dog demonstrations

Sheep dog Demonstrations at Jerpoint Park shows Sheep Dog Demonstrations at Jerpoint Park show a strong bond of respect between man and dog.
Border collie dogs are the preferred dogs used here & is a wonderful event to see man and dog working together as one.

Daily sheep dog demo: 11.30am & 3.30pm from mid April to Mid October

 

*Fishing

Fishing for wild brown trout and wild salmon on the River Nore – rods and bait available for hire.
Fishing Daily: between mid April to end of September. 

If you have any queries about Jerpoint Park please ring Maeve on 086 6061449

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Since its foundation in 1974, Kilkenny Arts Festival has gathered many of the world’s finest musicians, performers, writers and artists in Ireland’s medieval city each August. For ten days, the city’s historic churches, castle, courtyards, townhouses and gardens offer a magical setting for unique collaborations and intimate encounters between audiences and artists.

Kilkenomics Festival

2018 will mark the 9th edition of Kilkenomics - Europe’s first economics festival - which brings together some of the world’s leading economists, financial analysts and media commentators with some of our funniest, sharpest standup comedians. We’ve been called “Davos with jokes” and we wouldn’t disagree with that assessment. Our informal, entertaining formats invite our audiences to engage and enjoy. As we like to say: it’s serious, but it’s fun too! Jump into Kilkenomics now and engage with as many shows as possible, equip yourself with the information and insight we hope can help us all make smart choices for our futures - inform and entertain yourselves. People who have taken part in previous years include David McWilliams (co-founder of the festival), Constantin Gurdgiev, Max Keiser, Gillian Tett, Rory Sutherland, Linda Yueh and Yanis Varoufakis.

Kilkenny Country Music festival

This truly unique festival is set in the idyllic grounds of Gowran Park with built in facilities, a giant dance floor, easy parking and 10 minutes from the motorway this venue has it all..Join us for a day of fun, music and dance with some of the best Country musicians in Ireland. There’s something for everyone with activities for the kids, state of the art facilities ,dancing, onsite bars and restaurants and entertained by some of the best country musicians in Ireland this is the place to be on July 1st 2018 GAA fans attending this year will be able to view the Munster & Leinster Finals on the many tv screens around the racecourse so come along and enjoy the music while keeping track of the games.

The Iverk Show

The Iverk show, The oldest show in Ireland, is a one day traditional yet modern. Now in its 188th year the Iverk show is a family / community based event hosting All Ireland championship finals and qualifiers for other finals. There are local classes for horses, sheep, crafts, cattle, flowers, poultry, dogs, fruit, cakes, vegetables, farm produce, arts, jams and honey. There are classes are for adults and children with special sections for primary and secondary schools. There is a competition for the ‘Most Appropriately Dressed Lady’ and a bonny baby competition as well as a fashion show. A display of vintage cars, tractors and machinery with working demonstrations is one of the highlights. The 100’s of trade stands from large outdoor exhibits to small indoor industries & artisan food stands attracts local and national food producers. A garden and entertainment section has been developed in the past couple of years. The show has a total prize fund of almost €30,000.

Smithwicks Kilkenny Roots Festival

Since 1998 the festival has attracted some of the finest names in the Americana/Roots canon, including Calexico, Giant Sand, Ryan Adams, Alejandro Escovedo, Guy Clark, Chuck Prophet, Ray LaMontagne, Richmond Fontaine, Rodney Crowell, Phosphorescent, Sturgill Simpson and Alabama Shakes. Audiences wind their way through the medieval streets sampling the huge range of music in the 30 plus venues, hosting over 40 Irish and international acts, with over 90 ticketed and free shows from early afternoon until late into the night. There’s a mixture of old and new acts on the free pub gig trail and all styles are catered for, from swing to bluegrass, rockabilly to cajun, folk, blues and beyond.

Subtitle European Film Festival

The festival brings together a selection of European films that invites you to see cinema in a whole new way. Many of the films in the 2017 festival have never been screened theatrically in Ireland and 15 of them are Irish premieres; highlights for this year include a special VIP preview of Aku Louhimies’s epic film UNKNOWN SOLDIER, which has already smashed box office records in Finland; Valery Todorovsky’s terrific drama, BOLSHOI (he will be in Kilkenny to present both screenings), Alexei Uchitel’s lavish new picture, MATILDA and Tonie Marshall’s outstanding new film, NUMBER ONE (she will be in Kilkenny too). For our 2017 edition, we are presenting 29 films. We have a terrific collection of thrillers, dramas and comedies from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, The Netherlands, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria. We are very excited about the mix of movies available and we are confident that there’s something on offer for all tastes. There will be over 200 guests in Kilkenny for the festival, including over 50 brilliant European actors and some of the finest casting directors on the planet.

Town of Books Graiguenamanagh

The Graiguenamanagh ‘Town of Books’ Festival, now in its 15th year, was ‘born’ in 2003. From its origins as a small weekend event promoted on an experimental basis for one year, it has now grown into a fully fledged festival that features art, music, food and crafts, and a whole host of fringe activities. Of course, at its core the Graiguenamanagh ‘Town of Books’ retains its original vision, to transform Graiguenamanagh, for one weekend only, into a book lovers' paradise where booksellers are matched up with a number of empty spaces in the town.

Tradfest

Burrell's Hall, St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny

Tel: 083 8722444

flannery.marian@gmail.com

www.kilkennytradfest.com

Kilkenny TradFest showcases the best of Irish traditional music, in a variety of unique venues across Kilkenny city. Held across St.Patrick’s Day weekend, the festival is accessible to everyone, with both free and ticketed events. Join Tradfest to see world-class acts, fantastic traditional Irish musicians and bands, as well as all of the St. Patrick’s Festivities including the Parade. There are events for all ages, with the TradTrail, music & dance workshops, family activities and more.

Savour Kilkenny Festival

The Savour Kilkenny Festival is the city’s premier food festival and is relatively new on the scene. There’s a vibrant food culture in Kilkenny so there’s no place better to celebrate this passion. This festival is usually held on the October Bank holiday each year and features exquisite dinners, food tasting, wine tasting, baking competitions, cooking demonstrations, a food trail, food markets, celebrity chef cookery classes and a gala dinner. Of course there will also be lots of music and street entertainment.

Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival

Kilkenny Cat Laughs is Ireland’s annual craic pilgrimage, and has been heralding the start of the summer season since 1995. Now in it’s 24th edition, the festival has played host over the years to international and domestic world class comedy and is renowned for treating both talent and audience to a warm, welcoming and convivial atmosphere in Kilkenny, at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Cat Laughs has a reputation for being the comedians’ comedy festival, and for creating an atmosphere where anything can happen. Over the years the festival has nurtured the fledgling careers of Irish acts like Dara Ó Briain, Aisling Bea, Graham Norton, Dylan Moran, Maeve Higgins, Ardal O’Hanlon, Joanne McNally, Deirdre O’Kane, David O’Doherty, Des Bishop and many, many more. We have also welcomed international luminaries like Bill Murray, Zach Galifianakis, Laura Kightlinger, Bill Burr, George Wendt, Ross Noble, Peter Kay, Bill Bailey, Tig Notaro, Emo Philips and Sarah Millican among others. In 2017, Matt Smyth and Dan Colley of Collapsing Horse Theatre took over the reins as Artistic Directors, bringing some of their own comedy influences onboard and and building on the fine legacy of the festival. They take the helm again in 2018 and look forward to combining the best in comedy standup with new names in the world of improv, sketch, podcasts and more. Roll on summer!

La Rivista

Located on Kilkenny’s historic Parliament Street, just a short walk from Kilkenny Castle and Smithwicks Experience, La Rivista offers fine contemporary, Italian & Irish fusion cooking to suit all tastes and budgets. Daily specials at this Kilkenny restaurant and set menus offering great value mean you can come in for a quick bite before the theatre (Kilkenny’s Watergate Theatre is a stonesthrow away) or sit back with us and enjoy our full A La Carte menu. This Kilkenny restaurant also caters for Vegetarian and Celiac dietary requirements. So whether it’s an intimate meal for two or a large family get together, your table is waiting at La Rivista

McDonalds Restaurant

High quality is one of our top priorities. From our meats to our cheeses, from our fresh produce to our eggs, we’re committed to serving you the very best.

Open 24 hours a week, 7 days a week with a Drive Thru also

Paris Texas Bar & Restaurant

 

Looking for restaurants in Kilkenny, Paris Texas is located on the main shopping street in the heart of Kilkenny City. Winner of the ‘Pub of the Year’ in the Irish Pub Awards 2019, the newly refurbished  pub has transformed into one of the leading Gastro pubs in the South East and is home to an in-house wood smoking oven offering a fusion of traditional American South West favourites with the sophistication of New Orleans French Quarter.

Paris Texas delivers restaurant quality food at affordable prices ensuring its popularity with local and visitors alike. Regular offers and specials are available mid week with ladies night on Friday not to be missed. Inside this wonderfully adorned pub the bar extends right back from the High St with a large seated area for dining leading on to a bespoke designed covered smoking area and then on to a Gin Bar where Friday Nights come into their own.

Sullivans Brewing Company

The clean hop bitterness and subtle fruit flavours from our cask ale yeast, add balance, interest and enhanced drinkability to create a smooth, balanced classic ale.

Brewed by local experts, by hand, in small batches, with enormous heart and the finest locally sourced ingredients

Our first beer from the revived Sullivan’s Brewing Company is Maltings Red Ale (4% abv). It’s a refreshingly balanced, ruby tinted classic Irish ale with a depth of malt flavour giving rich biscuit and gentle caramel notes.

Traditionally brewed with only Kilkenny-grown ale malt, including three special darker malts and three varieties of hop. Fermented and matured with cask ale yeast and coupled with our no-rush brewing produces a smooth balanced classic ale.

Woodstock Gardens

The beautiful Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum are located overlooking the River Nore Valley and the picturesque village of Inistioge. The gardens date to the 1740's with the main development taking place in the 1800's. A period of disrepair followed during the 1900's following the burning of Woodstock House, however in 1999, Kilkenny County Council undertook an ambitious programme of garden restoration which is now well advanced. Features include a walled garden, rose garden, rockery garden, a recreated Turner Conservatory, a collection of rare and exotic trees in the arboretum and much more including many tranquil woodland walks.

Kiltorcan Raceway Karting

Kiltorcan Raceway Karting Kilkenny

Kiltorcan, Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2464872

info@kiltorcan.com

https://kiltorcan.com

Kiltorcan Raceway is one of Ireland's best go-kart circuit's and is known to be challenging, exhilarating and fun, while still being an extremely safe track.

So whether you are coming as an individual, group of friends, on a corporate team building day or that all important fun filled hen or stag party the team at Kiltorcan Raceway will make sure your time here is packed with excitement and fun while ensuring your safety at all times.

If you are new to go-kart racing or are an experienced driver our state of the art kart's paired with our outdoor super smooth 1000 metre, all weather, floodlit go-kart track will offer you the buzz of a lifetime.

K Bowl Entertainment Centre

MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7788200

info@kbowlkk.ie

http://kbowlkk.ie/

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Ten Pin Bowling is a family activity that can be enjoyed by all ages from children as young as 3 years of age. At KBowl you can experience state of the art computerized scoring systems while relaxing on leather sofas enjoying a selection of refreshments. We now serve food. Why not have some pizza and chips with your bowling, kids meals and much more.

Always popular is the KZone area with air hockey and more. All lanes are fully accessible to wheelchair users and are fitted with side bumpers to ensure the best chance of a STRIKE every time!!

Don't forget we offer a 10% discount on 1 hour of bowling to visitors who show their hotel or b&b card/keycard/key

Kilkenny Golf Club

Kilkenny Golf Club

Kilkenny Golf Club 18 Hole Championship Parkland Course in Kilkenny. Playable all year round due to sand based greens. Close to city centre. Full catering facilities available.

The course, which is of championship standard, is set on 120 acres of parkland and measures 5,933 metres with a par of 71. The course is mostly flat terrain with an abundance of trees. Notable features are the difficult par threes, the long par four eleventh and the final four holes which have ruined many a fine card! See Gallery here. 

A feature at the 10th tee is a “Fulacht Fiadh”, or ancient Irish kitchen. This type of structure dates back to the Bronze Age when these ancient cooking places were horse shoe shaped mounds made up of small pieces of stone and situated close to a water source or in marshy ground.

After a game visitors will find the clubhouse, like the city - very friendly where they can relax in a convivial atmosphere and partake of the Bar and full catering facilities available throughout the day.

Mountain View Golf Course

Mountainview Golf

Perched high above the village of Ballyhale in Co. Kilkenny with amazing countryside views, lush greenery and beautiful trees - Mountain View is one of the most stylish places around! Ideally situated in the South East and only 20 minutes drive from Kilkenny. Tucked into the hillside, you'll find a beautiful venue perfect for weddings and events, a chic bar & eatery and a beautiful eighteen hole parkland golf course situated on over 120 acres of prime Kilkenny land! Pass through the grand entrance, drive up the tree lined avenue and you have arrived. This beautiful and unique golf course awaits you and so to does some of the best scenery in South East Ireland.

Golf at Mountain View
The Golf Course opened its gates in 1996 and boasts 18 holes of breathtaking golf – with sweeping fairways, imaginative bunkers, elegant water features, sensational views and superbly manicured Greens ensuring year round play. The brainchild of the O’Neill Family, Mountain View opened its gates in 1996 as one of very few privately owned golf courses in Ireland at the time. Spread over 120 acres of rolling countryside, the course consists of sweeping fairways, elegant water features, sensational views and superbly manicured sand-based tees & greens ensuring year round play. The course was designed to be an exciting challenge for golfers of all levels. As you move along, the course takes on a different personality and will test even the most accomplished players. The course is always well manicured and is regarded as having some of the best putting surfaces in the South East. For all golf membership enquiries, contact  info@mountainview.ie

The Greenhouse Bar & Eatery - Life’s greatest pleasure.
There are plenty of ways to dine at Mountain View. Choose from The Greenhouse Bar & Eatery or go for something a little different and enjoy feasting on the terrace, summer barbecues and private dining for parties – you will be spoilt for choice.

Private Events - Planning a party?
Once a family home to the O’Neill’s, it’s now refreshed and revitalised! They like to plan events where everything revolves around their guests. All the character and charm of ‘your own place in the country’, served up with heartfelt personal service and an easygoing at-home atmosphere.

Relaxed & Personal Weddings
Mountain View is a completely relaxed venue so use your imagination as much as possible! It’s the first day of the rest of your lives, and there can be few better places to spend it than at Mountain View. With space for up to 220 guests, the venue makes the perfect exclusive use Kilkenny wedding venue. Mountain View is exclusive to guests on their big day, just their nearest & dearest celebrating together (plus a couple of sheep, a few cows and plenty of ducks!)

 

Kilkenny Ghost Tours

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.

UPMC Nowlan Park

Gaelic Games form part of the flavour of Kilkenny, from UPMC Nowlan Park in Kilkenny city to each of the 41 clubs, to be found in every parish in the county, from Clooneen in the north to Glenmore in the south.  

Kilkenny GAA promotes all our Gaelic Games

The Kilkenny Senior Hurling team has, since the turn of the Millennium, been the most successful hurling team ever. This success has been founded upon our club games which are run throughout the spring, summer and autumn culminating in our local championship finals in UPMC Nowlan Park.

Take in a match while you visit Kilkenny.

In recent years the Kilkenny Senior Camogie team has been one of the most successful teams in the country, with their success again based on the thriving camogie club competitions in Kilkenny.

While football is not as strong in Kilkenny as in some other counties, our footballers participate in national competitions at the appropriate level. Of recent years our underage club footballers have competed at national level while Kilkenny Ladies Football continues to develop.

Handball flourishes in Kilkenny with many National and international champions of renown representing Kilkenny. Handball Alleys are to be found throughout the the city and county and details of handball fixtures are to be found here.

Wherever you are in Kilkenny, City or County, you will find the true flavour of Kilkenny at our Gaelic Games.

A full list of club fixtures is to be found here.

Kilkenny Road Train Tours

Outside Kilkenny Castle Park, The Parade, Kilkenny

Tel: 087 6778832

info@kilkennyroadtraintours.com

www.kilkennyroadtraintours.com

Join us on a fun filled tour of Kilkenny's finest sights. Sit back, relax in comfort and let us bring you to many spectacular buildings and places that Kilkenny has to offer. Hear all about the sights on our fully narrated tour and sing along to many favourite traditional songs and music played onboard. With tight and demanding time schedules on your holiday this is the best way to get your bearings in a place that you haven't seen before.

Starting from Kilkenny Castle we will take you on a 30 minute tour through the streets of Kilkenny, along the way you'll see many historical sights including St. Canices Cathedral, St. Francis Abbey Brewery, The Old Court Houss and many, many more. Meander along the picturesque lanes and streets of Kilkenny and let us take you on a nostalgic journey reminiscent of the gone steam train. View route map here.

Kilkenny Cycling Tours

Kilkenny cycling tours

Kilkenny Cycling Tours offers you the opportunity to visit historical and cultural sites around Kilkenny including Kilkenny Castle, The Kilkenny Design Centre, Shee Alms House, The Tholsel, St. Mary’s Church, Rothe House & Gardens, The Courthouse (Grace’s Castle), St. Francis’ Abbey, The Black Abbey and St. Canice’s Cathedral.

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.

Kilkenny Air Soft

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. Special packages are on offer for families (all participants must be 8 or older), birthday parties and even hen and stag parties.Drinks and food are of course available, and the location in Wallslough Village is both convenient – just 3km from Kilkenny city centre – and beautiful. People are travelling there from all over the country to experience the range’s super-fun activities.

Nore Valley Park Open Farm

Nore Valley Park

Nore Valley Park, Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7727229

norevalleypark@eircom.net

http://www.norevalleypark.com/

Come explore and enjoy some fun at the farm or stay in our campsite full of mod cons at the delightfully idyllic Nore Valley. Take time out and stroll around the energetic farm while the children play in an interactive and relaxed setting. Bottle feed lambs or goats and feed the ducks and turkeys as well as learning a great deal of knowledge about your Irish heritage of farming. Relax with a cup of tea and home baked scones, biscuits and plenty of other delicious treats while the boys rip up the tracks on our Go-Karting race course. With endless things to do at Nore Valley, there is something for the whole family.

The Playstation Family Entertainment Centre

Unit 25, Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7712040

info@theplaystation.ie

http://theplaystation.ie/

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. Come and join us for plenty of fun - & coffee and treats for the adults!

Pure Adventure River Activities

Pure Adventure Kilkenny

Pure Adventure is based in the heart of the Barrow Valley in the Picturesque Village of Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. Pure Adventure is a family run business that is built on a passion for the outdoors and for water sports and our mission is to share our passion with our visitors, giving you a great experience and memories that will last a lifetime.

Pure Adventure offers a range of Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Hill Walking activities to suit all ages and abilities. All equipment is supplied and all guides are fully qualified and highly experienced.

The National Reptile Zoo

The National Reptile Zoo Kilkenny Battle-American Alligator

Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, R95 KF6V

Tel: 056 77 61783

info@nationalreptilezoo.ie

http://www.nationalreptilezoo.ie/

The National Reptile Zoo is Ireland’s only dedicated reptile zoo! They 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!

They pride themselves on providing a hands-on, interactive experience for every visitor through their hourly Animal Encounters and Tropical Walk-Through Dome, it’s an experience not to be missed!

Smithwicks Experience

Smithwick’s Experience

Immerse yourself in the story of Smithwick’s, Ireland’s oldest and most popular ale. Discover how 300 years of history combine with extraordinary brewing innovations to create the Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny Brewing Tour – a journey like no other.

Smithwick’s has been brewed here in Ireland since 1710. Each tour is led by our local and passionate guides. Along the way you will discover how the craft of brewing began on this site in the 13th century and how John Smithwick first began brewing the ale we know and love today. Savour the sensations of the brewing process and try your hand at turning the mill and stirring the mash.

Your tour is topped off with a perfectly poured pint of Smithwick’s and an explanation of what makes each ale unique. Try a pint of the Red, Pale or Blonde ales or sample all three on a tasting paddle. Sit back and relax in our recently refurbished bar at the home of Smithwick’s.

Open daily

March – October, 10am – 6pm (last admission 5pm)

November – February, 11am – 5pm (last admission 4pm)

 

* Guided tours (approx. 1 hour)

* Audio guides in French, German, Spanish and Italian

* Complimentary pint of Smithwick’s (over 18s only) or soft drink

* Gift shop with exclusive range of Smithwick’s merchandise and glass engraving

Kilkenny City Tours

Kilkenny Castle, College Park, Castle Road, Kilkenny, Ireland

Tel: 086 730 1500

kilkennycitytours@gmail.com

https://kilkennycitytours.com/

Kilkenny City Tours' tourist train was established in 2011, as a convenient way for visitors to see all the wonderful sights of Kilkenny city. Since its inception it has since grown to become one of the most sought after things to do in Kilkenny city. Rated as the number 1 Tour it has also been awarded the "Certificate of Excellence" by Tripadvisor.com, which is awarded based on consistently earning great reviews from travellers!

The Kilkenny City Tour is a wonderful way to see all the historical sites and points of interest in Kilkenny city. Departing from Kilkenny Castle you will be taken on a historical and fascinating tour with a full commentary of detailed insights, facts, and folklore of the medieval city.

Book your tickets today https://kilkennycitytours.com/

 

The Watershed

For Fitness, for Leisure, for Family Fun - The Watershed is THE sports and leisure facility in Kilkenny and one of Ireland's finest.

Non-members are welcome to the enjoy the extensively equipped Pool and Fitness Gym facilities where you can take a dip in the 25m Fina Standard Swimming Pool and follow this with a visit to the Health Suite with Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi. Or perhaps work out for fitness or pleasure in our Gym where an experienced staff member will be on hand to offer instruction and advice.

Young children will love the Toddler Fun Pool with aqua play features and The Watershed also run a popular Multi-Activity Camp programme specially developed for children of primary school age, throughout the school holiday periods - the ideal way to keep your children active and entertained while you take part in some local retail therapy or sightseeing.

Springhill Court Hotel

Springhill Court Hotel, 4* Kilkenny Hotel, Family Friendly, Weddings, City Centre

A Kilkenny landmark for over 40 years, the Springhill Court Hotel is now fresh and vibrant following a two year renovation.  The newly refurbished and family friendly Kilkenny hotel is close to the booming centre of the Historic City of Kilkenny with its world-renowned culture, cuisine, history, shopping, and nightlife. It is located just a stone’s throw away from the city’s most popular tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice’s Cathedral and Tower and the Smithwicks Experience. Whether in search of a romantic escape or city break to Kilkenny, the Springhill Court Hotel offers spacious guest rooms and fine dining to suit everyone’s needs.

This Kilkenny Hotel comprises of 85 ensuite bedrooms, superb Leisure Club with Gym, 19m Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi and Hair Salon. The luxurious and spacious guest rooms offer every facility and comfort at the end of a long day of business or pleasure. Family-friendly rooms for clans of all sizes are available. To help keep the little ones entertained, the Springhill Court Hotel have a Children’s Playground and Lenny the Lions Kids Club which operates during the school holidays.

For over forty years, guests and locals alike have praised the refined dining experiences at the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny. Choose from daily carvery in the Paddock Bar, or casual dining at Kupp Coffee Dock. Enjoy lunch or dinner in Oscar’s Bistro, or perhaps afternoon tea, should guests be feeling indulgent! Whatever the occasion, the excellent service on offer makes it special.

From family holidays to fairy-tale weddings, book your stay today and find out why Springhill Court is amongst the most popular destinations in our stunning city.

Book your stay at www.springhillcourt.com

Lyrath Estate Kilkenny

Lyrath Estate - Manor House - Kilkenny 5 Luxury Hotel

Paulstown Road, Kilkenny, R95 F685

Tel: 056 7760088

sales@lyrath.com

https://www.lyrath.com

 

The luxury, sophistication and style of Lyrath Estate are unsurpassed among Kilkenny hotels. Lyrath Estate is a multi-award winning hotel, spa and luxury wedding venue offering some of the finest accommodation, dining, and conference facilities in Ireland. Located amidst 170 acres of mature parkland, the Estate is home to a host of native wildlife including ducks, rabbits, hares, and squirrels. Lyrath Estate is a family-friendly hotel, boasting a leisure centre with a 17m swimming pool, 22 seater private screening room, outdoor playground and Reilly’s Fun Club. Guests can also avail of activities such as archery, falconry, cycling, walks and fishing throughout the Estate.

Escape and unwind with romantic breaks at Lyrath Estate – enjoy fine dining at our Two AA Rosette winning Yew Restaurant, rejuvenate with an Oasis Spa signature treatment, such as the award-winning Neroli Blossom Ritual, enjoy afternoon tea in The Atrium and catch up over cocktails in Tupper’s Bar! Try a tomahawk steak or lobster in the casual chic Grill & Bar.

The historic setting, exceptional facilities and exquisite food, mean Lyrath Estate is the ultimate wedding venue in Kilkenny. The award-winning Oasis spa voted 'Irish Tatler Hotel Spa of the year' is a popular destination for spa days & pamper breaks in Ireland not to mention among Kilkenny hotels.  The Kilkenny Convention Centre, part of Lyrath Estate, is the largest convention/conference venue in Kilkenny, with state of the art facilities, natural daylight and ample free parking we can cater for up to 1500 delegates theatre style, or 850 for a gala dinner.

Book your stay today in this top class hotel www.lyrath.com

Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection

Stay

The elegant grandeur of a magnificent Georgian Manor House. The chic sophistication of Hunter’s Yard. Our two residences draw on centuries of local Irish history to weave a rich tapestry of vibrant stories and memorable moments for every guest who stays with us… All wrapped up in the very finest contemporary comforts, state-of-the-art facilities and breath-taking surroundings imaginable.

Whether it is our Jack Nicklaus signature-designed golf course that draws your eye, or our Michelin-starred restaurant, or the chance to soak up surroundings that have seduced and thrilled guests in countless years gone by: we’d love for you to add your own experiences to the Mount Juliet story. Become part of our history, today. Stay with us.

Experience

There is a legacy to the Mount Juliet experience that stretches far beyond the luxury of the bedrooms and the decadence of the dining options. Perhaps you feel the urge to thunder through open pastures and traipse across woodland trails on horseback. Maybe you want to feel the tug on your line and the splash from the River Nore as a salmon takes your bait. And have you ever felt the singular rush of an arrow flying forth from your bow or a falcon swooping down to land at your command?

We offer a unique range of activities on the estate, unparalleled in the way they combine deep-seated historical traditions with the best modern equipment and practices.

Dine

Just like the former Lady of the house after whom it is named, The Lady Helen restaurant is an iconic part of the Mount Juliet story and lives long in the memory of all who visit.  The Michelin-starred restaurant has become a true destination for diners, who long to experience the way that Head Chef John Kelly takes locally sourced produce to soaring new heights with every dish. Against a stunning backdrop of rolling pastoral views, Kelly and his team offer a culinary experience that is conjured from that very land, with many of the dishes using ingredients from the Mount Juliet estate and local suppliers just a stone’s throw beyond its walls. Across varied tasting menus and a carefully composed table d’hote, our dedicated team combine influences from around the world with the most evocative of Irish traditions.

Our Story

Like all the best stories, Mount Juliet Estate is, at heart, a love story. Built on a ridge overlooking the River Nore by the first Earl of Carrick, it is named after his beloved wife, Lady Julianna Butler. In the centuries that followed, the estate experienced the fullness of Irish history, a magnificent icon of Kilkenny that changed with the world around it and the distinctive characters that occupied it, yes, but never lost the qualities that guests can still enjoy to this day.

The story of Mount Juliet is an ongoing one, in which our family of staff and all of our guests play a part.

Manor House

The Manor House is the beating heart of the estate and has been ever since the first Earl of Carrick and his wife Juliet first made it their home in 1750. Step through its pillared entranceway and you enter a place out of time: lovingly preserved for the present-day; intimately updated in the most faithful manner.

A sense of romance – of people and place and time turned into something truly special – touches every inch of the Manor House, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the 32 unique bedrooms. While many of them share their captivating views of the River Nore and the paddocks of the Ballylinch Stud, each one is individually designed and named after a famous figure connected with the area or estate.

Hunters Yard

Hunter’s Yard takes the ideals and attention to detail that have made the Manor House so special for so long, and channels them into an entirely new type of residence. The 93 rooms that make up Hunter’s Yard offer a haven-like retreat from the everyday for the whole family; a luxurious habitat for winding down from time spent exploring the estate or playing on the golf course.

Every room offers the most inviting of modern amenities and furnishings, all wrapped up in a light and airy ambience.

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Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny's only city centre hotel with a swimming pool & spa.

The four star Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is certainly a dazzling jewel in this remarkable medieval city and is the only Kilkenny city centre hotel with pool and a full leisure club and spa, including a gym, 21metre pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Located right beside Kilkenny’s most popular tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, and the Medieval Mile - St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower with spectacular views,  the intriguing medieval merchant house Rothe House; and the Smithwicks Experience; a brewing tradition that is centuries old. Discover the city’s finest restaurants, cafes, theatres, shops and boutiques all on the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel’s doorstep.

Experience a hotel stay to remember with facilities to suit everyone from romantic spa weekends enjoying luxury treatments in the KOSpa to family breaks with the hotel’s kid club during school holidays. This 4 star Kilkenny Hotel is also the perfect choice for your celebration or corporate event with its tailored banqueting and conference facilities or simply as a hub to explore this fantastic city and its environs.

The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel has 118 contemporary styled hotel guestrooms including family hotel rooms and suites. The Hoban Bar and Brasserie offers stylish hospitality and serves great drinks and relaxed food in glamorous surroundings and in addition the Savour Restaurant is the perfect spot for breakfast and private dining.  With the numerous facilities and services this 4 star hotel offers it is the perfect choice for a visit to Kilkenny city. Visit KilkennyOrmonde.com and book your stay today!

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny - A luxurious and family friendly 4 star Kilkenny hotel steeped in centuries of heritage.

The luxurious 4 star Newpark Hotel has centuries of heritage steeped in its walls. It rests on the edge of medieval Kilkenny City, a cultural gem of festivals and historical sites. This family-friendly Kilkenny hotel is the ideal base for exploring the city and its surrounds. Local attractions include Kilkenny Castle, the Cathedral of St. Canice and Round Tower, Smithwicks Experience and the Medieval Mile to name but a few. However, there is no need to leave the property to enjoy a break away. It is located on over 40 acres of parkland and offers luxuriously appointed guest rooms. Also on offer are mouth-watering dining options, a fully equipped Health Club & luxurious Spa and magnificent gardens. A go karting track, animal petting farm, playground and more importantly a fairy trail are provided to make that family trip extra special.

The Flynn family have a renowned reputation for a warm welcome and true hospitality in this Kilkenny hotel.  A relaxed atmosphere has been created and an outstanding experience for all guests. The stylish guest rooms offer unparalleled luxury not to mention astounding views over the luscious, green gardens. The view extends as far as the Urban Fen walk, with acres of peaceful parkland as far as the eye can see.

Also available are elegant banqueting suites, suitable for a large or intimate Kilkenny wedding and spacious conference facilities. The dedicated team at the Newpark Hotel will ensure all your needs are met whether you are staying for business or pleasure.

Book Now and enjoy a stay at Newpark Hotel Kilkenny today!

Art It

Priory House, MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny

Tel: 086 3085270

artitkilkenny@gmail.com

http://dididobree-wilson.com/

From life drawing to action-packed paintballing on canvas, Art it offers something to suit everyone. Children can join art and craft classes on weekends, art camps in summer, and they can take advantage of the popular “drop in “ service where parents can leave children in a safe, creative environment to get crafty for an hour or two, painting, decorating and decopatching paper macce' pieces, glassware, pottery, T-Shirts and jewellery, while parents tour Kilkenny or shop. Art It is for all ages, so parents can have great fun here too spending family time together!

Castlecomer Golf Club

Castlecomer Golf

Don't miss an opportunity to play this fantastic 18 hole, beautifully designed golf course with breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape. The course is set in a 200-year-old forest of elevated beauty, with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside with a the new layout uniquely designed and well received by all players.

Castlecomer Golf Club is situated just 15 minutes from Kilkenny City. The course is set in a 200 year old forest of elevated beauty, with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, framed by the canopy of the woodland. Castlecomer’s course provides a great test of golf combined with breath taking views of the local terrain. With the development of this course completed in 2003, it is clear to everyone at Castlecomer Golf Club that Pat Ruddy has designed a unique Golf Course.

Castlecomer Golf Club have a great programme of fixtures planned and apart from the serious business of competition they plan that the social side of golf will have plenty of space also.

Castlecomer Discovery Park

Castlecomer Discovery Park offers an exciting range of activities around the estate including tree top walks, climbing walls, boating, adventure playgrounds, orienteering and most recently Ireland’s longest zip wire and high ropes challenge. At the hub of the site, there is the Irish Mining Museum, a purpose-built cafe, craft village, and spaces for educational activities.

Castlecomer Discovery Park comprises 80 acres of natural woodland and lakes. It opened to the public in 2007 to commemorate the coal-mining heritage following the closure of the local mines in 1969. It aims to develop rural tourism, generate local employment and regenerate the town.

Countryside Activity Centre

Countryside Leisure Activity Centre Kilkenny

Countryside Leisure Activity Centre, Bonnettsrath (Less then 10 mins from city centre) Offers a range of activities including Clay Pigeon Shooting, Indoor Rifle Target Shooting and Archery. All equipment provided and full instructions given. Perfect for all Hen and Stag Parties. 

Archery is becoming an ever popular activity, its an competitive sport where your strength and accuracy are tested to the full by the experienced instructors who will teach you how to load, aim, shoot and score no matter what the weather !!!  Archery is available as a stand-alone activity or as part of our package deal of three activities. All equipment provided with safety briefing. 

Indoor Rifle Target Shooting can be a commanding and rewarding experience, you have to breath steady and look through your scope for the perfect shot. Just like the Clay Pigeon Shooting it demands calm and concentration which can be great fun for hen, stag or family parties etc. With little to no sound or recoil air rifles are great for all levels. The experienced staff will provide expert coaching and provide all the professional equipment such as ammunition, hearing and eye protection and score cards.

Countryside Leisure Activity Centre offers one of Ireland's finest Clay Pigeon shooting ranges with their purposely built shooting facilities and automated equipment. They are ideally suited for first timers and the more eagle eye shooters. The experienced instructors always have your safety first on their priorities as well as making sure you have a day to remember. All equipment is provided which includes shotguns, ammunition, clays, eyes and ear protection.  

Pococke Golf Centre

Pococke Golf Centre Footgolf RugbyGolf Kilkenny

Kilkenny Footgolf newest combines two of the worlds most popular sports football and golf. It is similar to golf in layout with 18 individual holes and the aim is to get the ball into the hole in as few shots as possible. Footgolf holes are shorter than golf which means a more enjoyable experience while playing. An ideal sport for kids, families, friends, etc. At Pococke Golf Centre we are delighted to welcome everyone to enjoy sport while maintaining social distancing. You don’t need to bring anything other than yourself, we are happy to provide footballs but please bring your own if you wish to and you will get an additional discount.

​We also offer a 18 hole Golf course which consists of 7 par 4s and 11 par 3s. A nice test of golf with some of the shortest holes the trickiest with bunkers and water around the greens. A nice and challenging course for all golfers. No membership is not required so please just ring to book. Golf clubs for rental available are also available.

Pococke Golf Centre is a located just on the edge of Kilkenny City and great location for everyone to have a great time while enjoying the outdoors whether playing Footgolf or Golf.

If you have any questions check out our website or want to book please ring us on 0567775644 or contact through email pocockegolf@gmail.com.

Newpark Golf Driving Range

Newpark Golf Driving Range

Enclosed bays, putting green and pitching area. Lessons available from golf pro. From age 10 to adult. 10 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Large basket €10 and small basket €5.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday 10.00am – 9.00pm

Saturday – Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm

 

 

Go with the Flow River Adventures

Looking to get the family active in outdoor activities – then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Go with The Flow brings you adventurous Canoeing trips in Kilkenny. Our unique experience offers you the chance to explore the beautiful countryside of Kilkenny by taking you into beautiful, unspoilt and exciting waterways. Our charismatic instructors will guide you along exclusive trails and show you how to shoot weirs and ride the rapids. We will pass through dramatic landscapes, mysteries wooded valleys and old navigations once used by the Guinness barges to deliver Ireland’s favourite tipple. Bring a picnic, visit the playground of The Incredible Mr Kavanagh and take a swim in tranquil sheltered waters of our favourite remote pools.

Gowran Park Race Company Ltd

For a great racing experience and a chance to see the best jockeys in the world in action go racing at Kilkenny’s Gowran Park . Just 12 km from Kilkenny City, Gowran Park hosts 17 race national hunt and flat race meetings throughout the year. With top class hospitality options and complimentary coaches to the track..what are you waiting for!

Hawkeye Falconry Ireland

Private Falconry Experience

Your Private Falconry Experience will begin with an introduction to the Hawk you are about to fly.

Our falconer will brief you on a 5000 year history of the ancient art of falconry.

You will set off on a walk as your hawk follows you, watching your every move.

Your falconer will teach you how to recall the hawk from the tree tops to your gloved hand and send him back to the trees again.

During the walk, your falconer will work with you to ensure you get some amazing photo and video opportunities as you call the hawk several times to your gloved hand.

To finish up your falconry experience you will be introduced to one or possibly two of our owls.

As you fly the owl, your falconer will teach you about the species and their habitat.

The owls are super cute, very photogenic and they do love an owl selfie!

Duration 60 minutes

1 person €80

2 people €60 each

3 people €50 each

4 to 10 people €45 each

all prices include vat.

Extend your Falconry Experience to 90 minutes for €25 per person

Extended experiences will involve simulated hunting, weather dependent.

Suitable footwear and long sleeved tops are advisable.

Children must be over 7 years of age to participate.

For Corporate events, large groups over 10 people or Wedding entertainment information email john@hawkeyefalconry.ie


 

The Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience

We provide a unique sporting experience giving you an insight into the world's Oldest (3000 yrs) and fastest field game in the true Home Of Hurling Champions - Kilkenny. Join us for two Hours of Hurling fun in the Home of the Famous Kilkenny Cats.

Hotel Kilkenny

Hotel Kilkenny - Relax in one of the most stylish four star hotels in Kilkenny

 

This modern, chic hotel is Kilkenny’s largest 4* hotel and is decorated with Italian marble, French wallpaper and custom pieces of furniture throughout. Hotel Kilkenny will ensure you feel immersed in style and ready to relax. This 138 bedroom hotel is located just off the Ring Road with plenty of free car parking available & fast speed wifi throughout the hotel.

Relax in the 5* Leisure Centre with a 20 metre pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. The amazing kids club is available on weekends and throughout school holidays. Kids can enjoy fun filled activities, while adults dine in either Taste Restaurant or the funky Pure Bar.

The Pure Bar at Hotel Kilkenny offers an extensive drinks, wine and cocktail list including some specialist drinks carefully assembled by the Pure team. The food menu has been crafted to offer a great variety of dishes to suit all needs.

Renowned for weddings & the impeccable service, Hotel Kilkenny also offers a vast range of conference and meeting space.  Whether its a private party, large conference or small meeting room, we cater for all events.

Base yourself in Hotel Kilkenny and explore the wonderful medieval city that is part of Irelands Ancient East. Book your stay today www.Hotelkilkenny.ie