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Kilkenny Inn

Located under the shadows of St. Canice’s Cathedral on the Medieval Mile, the budget boutique Kilkenny Inn offers guests excellent value and recently refurbished comfortable rooms in a contemporary urban style perfect for a stay right in the heart of the city. Kilkenny Inn is renowned for warm hospitality, a peaceful location, relaxed atmosphere and great service. Casual all day dining options and evening drinks are available here at Kernel Bar and Kitchen. Close to all Kilkenny’s famous attractions including the Smithwicks Experience, Kilkenny Castle and the myriad of shops in the city centre as well as the pubs, bars and evening entertainment on offer, makes it ideal for your stay in Kilkenny. Hotel facilities include ample secure complimentary onsite parking, hotel lift for full accessibility and ensuite rooms featuring all modern guest comforts.

Jerpoint Glass

Glenmore, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: (056) 772 4350

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Jerpoint Glass Studio is an Irish handmade glass company and a true family business. Established in 1979 by Keith and Kathleen Leadbetter, together with their small team of glass blowers, they have built Jerpoint into an internationally recognised name.

Art It

Priory House, MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny

Tel: 086 3085270

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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 Discovery Park

The Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 4440707

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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.