Activity

Tasting the Medieval City & County

Kilfane Glen & Waterfall, Homestead of the Mosse family

Kilkenny, a great location for Solo Explorers

Family Friendly places to stay in Kilkenny

The hero county of Ireland’s Ancient East

Dig a Little Deeper and look beyond to discover hidden gems

A Magical Woodland Christmas

Five great things to do in Kilkenny this Autumn

Taking to the High Ropes at Castlecomer

A tale of three sisters in Ireland's Ancient East - Kilkenny waterways

Outdoor Experiences in Kilkenny

Lads' Weekend in Kilkenny

Racing at Gowran

Fred Malzards Hurling Experience

Adventures in 'Kid-kenny'

6 Brilliant Free Things To Do in Kilkenny

5 Ways To Unwind in Kilkenny

5 Insta-Perfect Kilkenny Locations

Castlecomer Craft Yard

Kilkenny Craft Delights

Tasting the Medieval City & County

Kilfane Glen & Waterfall, Homestead of the Mosse family

Kilkenny, a great location for Solo Explorers

Family Friendly places to stay in Kilkenny

The hero county of Ireland’s Ancient East

Dig a Little Deeper and look beyond to discover hidden gems

A Magical Woodland Christmas

Five great things to do in Kilkenny this Autumn

Taking to the High Ropes at Castlecomer

A tale of three sisters in Ireland's Ancient East - Kilkenny waterways

Outdoor Experiences in Kilkenny

Lads' Weekend in Kilkenny

Racing at Gowran

Fred Malzards Hurling Experience

Adventures in 'Kid-kenny'

6 Brilliant Free Things To Do in Kilkenny

5 Ways To Unwind in Kilkenny

5 Insta-Perfect Kilkenny Locations

Castlecomer Craft Yard

Kilkenny Craft Delights

Tasting the Medieval City & County

Kilfane Glen & Waterfall, Homestead of the Mosse family

Kilkenny, a great location for Solo Explorers

Family Friendly places to stay in Kilkenny

The hero county of Ireland’s Ancient East

Dig a Little Deeper and look beyond to discover hidden gems

A Magical Woodland Christmas

Five great things to do in Kilkenny this Autumn

Taking to the High Ropes at Castlecomer

A tale of three sisters in Ireland's Ancient East - Kilkenny waterways

Outdoor Experiences in Kilkenny

Lads' Weekend in Kilkenny

Racing at Gowran

Fred Malzards Hurling Experience

Adventures in 'Kid-kenny'

6 Brilliant Free Things To Do in Kilkenny

5 Ways To Unwind in Kilkenny

5 Insta-Perfect Kilkenny Locations

Castlecomer Craft Yard

Kilkenny Craft Delights

Laser Combat Kilkenny

Shenanigans The Kilkenny City Walk

Kilkenny Castle, The Parade, Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2743865

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https://shenaniganswalks.com/

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.

Woodstock Gardens

Woodstock Estate, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7794373

[email protected]

http://www.woodstock.ie/

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

Kiltorcan, Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2464872

[email protected]

https://kiltorcan.com

Kiltorcan Raceway is one of Ireland's best go-kart circuit's and is known to be challenging, exhillarating 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

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!!

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! 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

A beautiful eighteen hole parkland golf course situated on over 120 acres of prime Kilkenny land. Ideally situated in the South East and only 20 minutes drive from Kilkenny. Pass through the grand entrance, drive up the tree lined avenue and you have arrived. A beautiful and unique golf course awaits you and so to does some of the best scenery in South East Ireland.

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.

Kilkenny GAA

Nowlan Park, home to Kilkenny's famed black and amber stripes since the 1930’s. Kilkenny GAA (Cumann Luthchleas Gael, Cill Chainnigh) is the largest sporting organisation in the county. Community based, it organises Hurling, Football, Camogie, Handball and Ladies Football activities for all age groups while providing a comfortable and modern setting for spectators. Recent renovations have made room for global stars to embark upon Kilkenny to perform under the roof of Nowlan Park and have provided the opportunity for corporate guests to host meetings and events.

Kilkenny Activity Centre

Kilkenny Activity Centre, as seen on TV3, BBC, RTE and Irish TV, is a purpose built activity centre which caters for groups from age 7+. Our activities include bubble soccer, splatball, paintball, giant darts, an outdoor assault course and loads of fun! We are located to the rear of the Orchard House Bar and Restaurant and our grounds, which cover five acres include two bubble soccer fields, four paintball arenas and of course our "Hells Kitchen" assault course. Located just a short distance from the city centre we offer packages to suit individuals and groups alike, be it birthday parties, school tours, hens, stags, corporate groups or families looking for a fun day out.

Castle Express Road Train Ltd

Outside Kilkenny Castle Park, The Parade, Kilkenny

Tel: 087 6997377

[email protected]

http://www.irishtouristtrains.ie/

Sit back and relax on our custom built train and let us bring the wonderful and historic sights of Kilkenny to you. It leaves the Kilkenny Castle at half past the hour, every hour with first departure at 9.30am to final departure at 6.30pm. Sit back and relax on our custom built train and let us bring the wonderful and historic sights of Kilkenny to you. Meander along the picturesque lanes and streets of Kilkenny and let us take you on a nostalgic journey reminiscent of the gone steam train.

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.

Malzards Pub & Hurling Experience

Nore Valley Park Open Farm

Nore Valley Park, Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7727229

[email protected]

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 knowledges 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

[email protected]

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

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.

TJ Reid Health & Fitness

Cillín Hill, Dublin Rd, Lyrath, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 4449015

[email protected]

https://reidfitness.ie

National Reptile Zoo

The National Reptile Zoo is Ireland’s only dedicated reptile zoo! We 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! We pride ourselves on providing a hands-on, interactive experience for every visitor through our hourly Animal Encounters and Tropical Walk-Through Dome, it’s an experience not to be missed!

Smithwicks Experience

Immerse yourself in the story of Smithwick’s, told as only a local knows how. Where 300 years of history combine with extraordinary brewing innovations, to create the Smithwick’s tour – an experience like no other.

Kilkenny City Road Train

Warrington Equestrian Centre

Excellent facilities to suit every standard of rider. Indoor and outdoor arenas. Cross Country, Lessons, Riding Holidays, and Children's Summer Camps. Coffee Shop. Warrington Top Flight Equestrian Centre run by the Moloney family who have been involved in all aspects of the horse industry for many years, and have competed internationally in showjumping and eventing. The centre has excellent facilities including dressage, trekking and cross country, Members of the club compete in both national and international events. The Riding Club provides tuition for students at all levels.

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.

Wild Summits Irl.

At Wild Summits we provide fun and exciting adventure activities for all ages. We have a focus on Rock Climbing and Hill Walking with all our guides being fully qualified in the activities run.

Art It

Priory House, MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny

Tel: 086 3085270

[email protected]

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

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 new developments of this course completed in 2003, the new layout has been uniquely designed and well received by all players.

Castlecomer Discovery Park

The Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 4440707

[email protected]

http://www.discoverypark.ie/

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, 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

Footgolf /Rugbygolf Kilkenny

Pococke Golf Course is a mature 12 hole Parkland course, open to the public and which is just 5 minutes from Kilkenny City Centre. Featuring water on several holes as well as Greenside and Fairway Bunkers, Mature Spinnies and other obstacles. Suitable for both the experienced and new golfer. It is open all year around. Footgolf is one of Ireland's newest and coolest sports games combining two of the worlds most popular sports, football and golf. Rugbygolf... the new sport in Ireland is played over 9 holes, using a rugbyball and kicking tee. You kick, pass & throw the rugby ball. To get it into the hole in as few shots as possible, using Basic Golf rules.

Newpark Golf Driving Range

Enclosed bays, with plenty of outdoor grass space, superb putting green and pitching area.

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

This picturesque track in Co.Kilkenny has developed into one of Ireland’s premier Racetracks. The track hosts 16 race meetings throughout the year featuring both National Hunt and Flat Race meetings. The racing season at Gowran Park has quality fixtures spread evenly throughout the year starting with the Thyestes Handicap Chase in January.

HAWKEYE FALCONRY IRELAND

Hawkeye Falconry offers you the Bird of Prey experience of a lifetime. This, the noblest of all field sports, gives you the unique opportunity to personally fly, handle, feed and interact with some of the world’s most amazing Bird’s of Prey. Our skilled Falconers will educate and entertain as you learn some amazing facts about these magnificent birds. You will witness birds swooping from the heavens, gliding through the trees and feel the wind from our Eagle Owl’s wings as she flies to your gloved hand ….. and lots more! Get the experience of a lifetime by joining us on a Hawk Walk or have us come to your event or party for an exciting, fun, entertaining and educational day.

The Hurling Way 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.