Callan

High crosses and high kings

Callan is a market town and is also the largest town in Kilkenny. There is great history in the name of the town, Callan in Irish is Callainn. This comes from the high king of Ireland Niall Caille who was drowned while trying to ford the river with his army in the area. The town has historical landmarks too, such as its Abbey, Churches, Town Hall, Workhouse and Edmund Rice Heritage Centre.

Fennelly’s is a must visit for an Instagram worthy snap along with great coffee and food. They also hold art events, markets and music gigs, check into their social media for activity updates.

Other key places to visit in Callan is Café L’Arche which has been opened since January 2007 and the Jars of Clay ceramics workshop.

Callan Inspiration

Hurling Tours Ireland

Perfect Fairways - Golf in Kilkenny

Kilkenny, winner of Ireland's Foodie Destination Award 2018

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Brilliant Breakfasts in Kilkenny

Hurling Tours Ireland

Perfect Fairways - Golf in Kilkenny

Kilkenny, winner of Ireland's Foodie Destination Award 2018

More than a Menu

Brilliant Breakfasts in Kilkenny

Hurling Tours Ireland

Perfect Fairways - Golf in Kilkenny

Kilkenny, winner of Ireland's Foodie Destination Award 2018

More than a Menu

Brilliant Breakfasts in Kilkenny

Riversfield Farm

Riversfield Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm, providing a fresh, quality selection of locally-grown organic vegetables and salad leaves - delivered weekly, from our farm direct to you door. A box typically includes potatoes, carrots, onions, broccoli and salad - topped up with other seasonal delights such as tomatoes, fresh peas, courgettes and more, from a range of over 30 different vegetables.

Kilkenny Crystal (Callan) Ltd

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.

Fennellys

Fennellys of Callan is a Kilkenny cafe and cultural hub in the heart of Callan town
Fennellys of Callan is a Kilkenny cafe and cultural hub in the heart of Callan town.  All food is made from locally sourced ingredients and baked in-situ. This Kilkenny cafe believes in ethical and sustainable food and is sure that it is easy to taste the difference. Fennellys also curate art happenings, residencies, markets, music gigs and more! They really want to celebrate the beautiful town of Callan and offer delicious food and exciting and interesting, enjoyable experiences for everyone, visitors and locals alike! Visit Fennellys of Callan for a taste of Kilkenny culture and coffee today!

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.