Kilkenny Tours

Medieval Mile Museum

10 Reasons to Have a Family Staycation in Kilkenny

TOP ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN KILKENNY DURING THE IRISH OPEN

Top Adventure Activities in Kilkenny

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Trail Kilkenny - Food and Craft Experience Trail

Honouring the past

Romantic Rendezvous

Kilkenny - so much to tour and explore within walking distance

Savour Kilkenny

Six Great Things To Do Kilkenny This Autumn

Castle Curiosities

Medieval Magic in Kilkenny

Medieval Mile Museum

10 Reasons to Have a Family Staycation in Kilkenny

TOP ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN KILKENNY DURING THE IRISH OPEN

Top Adventure Activities in Kilkenny

food and crafts header

Trail Kilkenny - Food and Craft Experience Trail

Honouring the past

Romantic Rendezvous

Kilkenny - so much to tour and explore within walking distance

Savour Kilkenny

Six Great Things To Do Kilkenny This Autumn

Castle Curiosities

Medieval Magic in Kilkenny

Medieval Mile Museum

10 Reasons to Have a Family Staycation in Kilkenny

TOP ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN KILKENNY DURING THE IRISH OPEN

Top Adventure Activities in Kilkenny

food and crafts header

Trail Kilkenny - Food and Craft Experience Trail

Honouring the past

Romantic Rendezvous

Kilkenny - so much to tour and explore within walking distance

Savour Kilkenny

Six Great Things To Do Kilkenny This Autumn

Castle Curiosities

Medieval Magic in Kilkenny

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.

Kilkenny Foodie Tours

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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.

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 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.

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.

 

Kilkenny Medieval Mile Tours

KILKENNY MEDIEVAL MILE TOUR

Welcome to Medieval mile tours where we guide you the back streets and alleyways of the Medieval City of Kilkenny.

You will learn about Dame Alice Kyteler and her son both of whom were on trial for witch craft in one of the earliest witch craft accusations in Europe.

Or how Kilkenny was the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Ossory, and St Canice’s Cathedral stands on a site which has experienced Christian worship since the 6th century.

Why choose Kilkenny Medieval Mile Tour.

We offer high quality, customer orientated tour’s incorporating safety, reliability, value and excellent personal service

Our Tour Guide. 

Our tour guide Brian Hogan descends from over five generations of Indigenous Influencers within Kilkenny City. 

The Grand Tour

Starting from the main gate of Kilkenny Castle we will walk down through the Medieval Mile, where we will learn about some of the most influential people within Kilkenny dating back to the 16th century. 

We will travel through medieval corridors and picturesque streets while we learn about the ancient history of this beautiful city. 

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 visited 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.

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
Monday – Saturday
10:30am – 4:30pm

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 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/

 

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.