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 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!
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.
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.
34 Kieran Street ,Kilkenny, Irelandinfo@serendipityboutique.ie
Serendipity Boutique is a a much sought after opulant store for all occassion wear. An inhouse styling team are on hand to help you choose the perfect look. Filled with many Irish designers, owner Maebh loves supporting the Irish Market. The fab collections of Heidi Higgins, Niamh O’Neill, Fee G, Daisy May, Emma Manley & headpieces by Jennifer Wrynne are available instore. The most amazing Spanish, French, Italiian & Canadian brands are sourced for customers . Come and visit Maebh & her team for the best shopping experience a lady could dream of. It is a worthwhile visit with such a selection of clothing.
Medieval Mile Museum
2 St Mary’s Lane, High Street, Kilkennyinfo@medievalmilemuseum.ie
The former St Mary’s Church has been converted into a modern museum, and will also be 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 soon 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.
There are Guided and Self-Guided Tours available daily, and Medieval Mile Trail Walking Tours available Saturday – Tuesday. Self-Guided Tours come with a complimentary Audio-Guide.
19 High St, Gardens, Kilkennyreception@newbridgesilverware.ie
Hurling Tours Ireland
Kilkenny City; Kavanagh's Bar, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny.email@example.com
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 PP83info@cushendale.ie
Kilkenny Famine Experience
MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Hebron Road, Kilkennyinfo@macdonaghjunction.com
Butterfly Valley Glamping
Grennan Farmhouse, Grennan, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Irelandinfo@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.
Kilkenny Inn Hotel
This budget boutique Kilkenny hotel is located under the shadows of St. Canice’s Cathedral on the Medieval Mile and offers guests excellent value for money. The Kilkenny Inn is close to all the city's famous attractions including the Smithwicks Experience, Kilkenny Castle. In addition to the myriad of shops in the city centre, the charming pubs, bars and evening entertainment on offer make it ideal for your stay in Kilkenny. The hotel's facilities include ample secure complimentary onsite parking, hotel lift for full accessibility and ensuite rooms featuring all modern guest comforts.
It is perfect for a stay right in the heart of the city, this Kilkenny Hotel has 30 recently refurbished comfortable guest rooms in a contemporary urban style. The bright and tastefully decorated rooms are designed to meet all the requirements of our guests, business and leisure alike. Kilkenny Inn is renowned for warm hospitality, a peaceful location, relaxed atmosphere not to mention it's great service. Casual all day dining options and evening drinks are available here at Kernel Bar and Kitchen. All guests can also avail of complimentary secure guest parking, conveniently located to the rear of the hotel. The Kilkenny Inn is ideal for a city break, or to enjoy the many festivals of Kilkenny such as the Cat Laughs and Roots Festival. Book your stay today Kilkennyinn.com
Laser Combat Experience
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
JJ Kavanagh & Sons
Kavanaghs Executive Car Hire
Rhino Car Hire
G.L. Ryan Jewellers
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.
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 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.
10 Coffee House Lane, Market Cross Shopping Centre, Kilkennynolansjewellers@hotmail.com
Rudolf Heltzel Goldsmith
Kilkenny Medieval Mile Tours
Shenanigans The Kilkenny City Walk
Kilkenny Castle, The Parade, Kilkennynevin.firstname.lastname@example.org
Touch The Past Walking Tours
Tourist Office, Rose Inn Street, Kilkennypitcaira@tcd.ie
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/
Tynan Walking Tours
Rose Inn St, Collegepark, Kilkennytynantours@eicom.net
Kilkenny Whiskey Guild
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
Marble City Barbers
Marble City Barbers is Kilkenny’s oldest Victorian style barbers. At Marble City Barbers they are dedicated to providing the best value and quality service. They do this by providing high quality salon services, a unique customer focus, all in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
They are a contemporary old style classic barbers focusing on quality care of their clients. They are not a unisex hairdressers - they are specially trained in cutting mens hair. On entering the premises you will see that immediately from the design, the walls covered in sporting pictures. This is the perfect place to relax and have a bit of craic while getting a quality haircut or traditional hot towel shave. From the marble countertops to the old traditional style barbershop chairs and barber sinks the decor makes you feel like you have stepped back in time while maintaining a contemporary atmosphere.
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.
Dalgan House, Kieran Street, Kilkennymimi.email@example.com
Mimi Boutique is a treasure trove of beautiful clothing and accessories which scream style and individuality. From Evening wear to casual classics, Mimi has a wide selection of elegant, comfortable and affordable designs, whatever the occasion.
Connolly’s Red Mills shopping
Cillin Hill Retail Park, Dublin Road, Kilkennycillin.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
38 St Kieran's St, Gardens, Kilkennythirtyeightco38@gmail.com
38co Boutique is a new unique and contemporary own brand created by Cathy in 2017. 38co style is high fashion, on trend. The unique styling is an art form with a range of colours to suit your individuality. The range was carefully selected for women through all walks of life, help women feel confident in their individual style every day, comfortable yet stylish. 38co offers collective skirts, trousers, tops, dresses, coats and leather bags with high quality fabric compositions. Cathys concept of fashion is an art form - ‘You are a blank canvas – one that is fresh each day for you to paint to express your true self’.
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
39 St Kieran's St, Gardens, Kilkennyinfo@tiffanyshoeshop.com
Tiffany is a shoe and accessories boutique offering widest selection of shoes and bags for all occasions.
What started out as a retirement venture over eight years ago has snow balled into a very successful shoe shop business offering stylish Ladies Shoes, Hand Bags, Fascinators and Jewellery for all occasions. Tiffany started as a shoe shop but we soon realised there was a market for matching accessories. Our shop is unique in that we carry shoes and bags in every colour that's available. Tiffany is an Aladdin's Cave, people like to pop in for a browse and say it gives them that feel good factor.
The Wardrobe Kilkenny, Designer Consignment Store
29 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, R95 NXR0info@thewardrobekilkenny.ie
Valley of Roses
1 Kieran Street, Kilkennyandeanamiro@gmail.com
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!
Made in Kilkenny
Design & Craft Council of Ireland
Kilkenny Design Centre
Frank’s Medieval Tours
Kilkenny, Co. Kilkennyfkavcastle@hotmail.com
MackDonald Language Academy
Kilkenny Storyteller Jim Maher Seanachai
St Mary’s Cathedral
James's St, Gardens, Kilkennystmaryscathedral@ossory.ie
Coach Road, Kilkennyadministrator.email@example.com
Music in Kilkenny
Castalia Hall, Ballintobin, Callan, Co. Kilkennyproudmus@eircom.net
Rothe House & Garden
The Watergate Theatre
Rothe House, 16 Parliament St, Kilkennyinfo@theblackbirdgallery.ie
Multi award winning artist John Kelly who died ...
The Blackbird Gallery is Ireland's first stop for the very best selection of contemporary fine art, prints, ceramics and wonderful original gifts. Housed in its new location Rothe House, the gallery spans two floors of engaging work. The gallery is Kilkenny's only permanent commercial space and has built its reputation on great taste and fantastic customer service.
Breagagh Valley Artisan Meats
Newpark Shopping Centre, Kilkennyinfo@breagaghvalleymeats.ie
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 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
High Street, Graignamanagh, Kilkennyinfo@duiskeglasskilkenny.ie
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.
Kilkenny Crystal (Callan) Ltd
Tinnamoona, Callan, Co. Kilkennyrichard@kilkennycrystal.com
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.
Kilkenny Carboot Sale
Callan Rd, Brownstown, Castleinch, Co. Kilkennyinfo@kilkennycarbootsale.com
Kilkenny Car Boot Sale 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
26 Rose Inn Street, Kilkennybrianmartinno1@hotmail.com
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, Kilkennyinfo@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.
Lady Lorna Designer Emporium
St Kieran's St, Gardens, Kilkennyladylornadesigns@gmail.com
Lady Lorna Designer Emporium is host to a range of talented Irish & International Designers, located on the medieval mile in the heart of Kilkenny City.
Lady Lorna Designer Emporium’s selection of Designer fashion complimented by a range of stylish accessories emphasises elegance & individuality.
Padmore & Barnes
Wolfe Tone Street, KIlkennymarketing@padmore-barnes.com
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.
Kieran Street, Kilkennypeachestheboutique@gmail.com
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, Kilmangah, Co. Kilkennymattosullivan2@gmail.com
Ballybur Lane, Cuffsgrange, Co. Kilkennyinfo@ballyburcastle.com
The Hub, Cillin Hill
Shankill Castle – Festivals & Events
Kyle, Ballykeefe, Cuffsgrange, County Kilkennyinfo@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
Barnstorm Theatre Company
The Maltings, Tilbury Place, James Street, Kilkennyfionacoughlan@cartoonsaloon.ie
Hole in the Wall
Kilfane Glen & Waterfall
Kilkenny Arts Festival
Kilkenny Country Music festival
Gowran Park, Kilkennyfergalbyrne77@gmail.com
The Iverk Show
Smithwicks Kilkenny Roots Festival
Subtitle European Film Festival
Town of Books Graiguenamanagh
Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkennyholistichealingcentre@eircom.net
Burrell's Hall, St. Kieran’s College, Kilkennyflannery.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Paris Texas Bar & Restaurant
Sullivans Brewing Company
The Glasshouse, 16 John Street Lower, Kilkennyalanquane@sullivansbrewingcompany.com
Woodstock Estate, Inistioge, Co. Kilkennyclaire.email@example.com
K Bowl Entertainment Centre
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
Mountain View Golf Course
Kilkenny Ghost Tours
Rose Inn Street, Kilkennykilkennyghosttours@gmail.com
Gaelic Games form part of the flavour of Kilkenny, from Nowlan Park in Kilkenny city to each of our 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 Nowlan Park.
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.
Kilkenny Activity Centre
New Orchard Road, Kilkennykilkennyactivitycentre@gmail.com
Kilkenny Road Train Tours
Outside Kilkenny Castle Park, The Parade, Kilkennyinfo@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
15 John Street, Kilkennykilkennycyclingtours@gmail.com
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
Wallslough Village, Kilkennysales@kilkennyairsoft.ie
Nore Valley Park Open Farm
Nore Valley Park, Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkennynorevalleypark@eircom.net
The Playstation Family Entertainment Centre
Unit 25, Hebron Business Park, Kilkennyinfo@theplaystation.ie
Pure Adventure River Activities
National Reptile Zoo
Demesne Rd, Gowran, Co.Kilkennyinfo@reptilevillage.net
44 Parliament Street, Kilkennyinfo@smithwicksexperience.com
Kilkenny City Tours
Kilkenny Castle, College Park, Castle Road, Kilkenny, Irelandkilkennycitytours@gmail.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/
Warrington Equestrian Centre
Bennettsbridge Road, Kilkennytfwarrington@eircom.net
Bothar Natounish Road, Kilkennydermot.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Pembroke Kilkenny Hotel
With spacious rooms and a peaceful charm, this 4 star boutique Kilkenny hotel, is a welcoming place that excels at stylish comfort. The Pembroke Hotel Kilkenny City hotel offers a wide range of rooms all with air-conditioning and the modern conveniences that you expect from a team that puts your comfort first. It is surrounded by Kilkenny’s most famous landmarks including Kilkenny Castle, Butler House and the Kilkenny Design Centre. Additionally, fashionable and funky boutiques are nearby and the hotel is just a walking distance to the city’s pubs and clubs. Consequently it is the ideal location for your getaway.
This Kilkenny Hotel offers 74 quiet, spacious and air conditioned rooms to choose from allowing for a great night's sleep in Kilkenny city centre. Our hotel also has free private parking for all guests and free WiFi throughout; ideal for group holidays, events and corporate meetings. Enjoy a laid back style and hospitality, great selection of wines and cocktails in Statham's Bar and Restaurant. Whether you’re popping in for a coffee and a homemade scone, brunch after a lazy morning, catching up with friends over lunch or a casual evening dining, celebrating a special occasion with a private dinner or party, or just looking for a great night out, Statham’s has just the spot for you.
Book your stay today in this trendy boutique style hotel Pembrokekilkenny.com
Springhill Court Hotel
Waterford Road, Kilkenny Cityreservations@springhillcourt.com
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, Spa 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
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
Kilkenny River Court Hotel
The Bridge, John Street, Kilkenny City. R95 Y104sales@rivercourthotel.com
The Kilkenny River Court Hotel is a stylish 4 star Kilkenny hotel located right in the heart of this beautiful medieval city. It is located in a quiet secluded courtyard just off the main tourist area, yet only a stroll from all major attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and Smithwicks Experience. Each of the 102 guest rooms are stylishly decorated with splendid fine furnishings, crisp white linens and soft neutral tones, ensuring a restful night’s sleep every night. Most guest rooms overlook the River Nore with sensational views of Kilkenny Castle. FREE Wi-Fi is offered throughout this Kilkenny Hotel and complimentary car parking for hotel residents and patrons.
Guests can dine at the award winning Riverside Restaurant or Terrace Kitchen both offering stunning views of Kilkenny Castle, exceptional service and delicious food. The Riverview Bar is comfortable and friendly with an extensive food menu that is served all day, every day! Guests also have the option of dining outdoors in the summer. The Kilkenny River Court Hotel are experts in Weddings, special occasions & family celebrations, conferences and meetings and everything in between! Book your stay in Kilkenny city today. Visit Rivercourthotel.com.
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Ormonde Street, Kilkennyreservations@kilkennyormonde.com
The four star Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is certainly a dazzling jewel in this remarkable medieval city and boasts one of the only Kilkenny city centre hotels with full leisure centre facilities including a 21metre pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Located right beside Kilkenny’s most popular tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower with spectacular views, Rothe House; the intriguing medieval merchant house and the Smithwicks Experience; a brewing tradition that is centuries old. Discover the city’s finest restaurants, cafes, theatres, shops and boutiques just 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!
Priory House, MacDonagh Junction, Kilkennyartitkilkenny@gmail.com
Castlecomer Golf Club
Drumgoole, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkennyinfo@castlecomergolf.com
Castlecomer Discovery Park
The Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Kilkennymanager@discoverypark.ie
Countryside Activity Centre
Footgolf /Rugbygolf Kilkenny
Newpark Golf Driving Range
Opening hoursMonday to Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Go with the Flow River Adventures
Gowran Park Race Company Ltd
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 email@example.com
The Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience
28/29 Rose Inn Street, Kilkennyinfo@thekilkennyway.com