Kilkenny Sports Activities

Taking to the High Ropes at Castlecomer

Lads' Weekend in Kilkenny

Racing at Gowran Park

Malzards Pub & Hurling Experience

Racing at Gowran Park

Malzards Pub & Hurling Experience

Taking to the High Ropes at Castlecomer

Lads' Weekend in Kilkenny

Racing at Gowran Park

Malzards Pub & Hurling Experience

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.

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  

Kilkenny GAA

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.

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 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 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 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!