Castlecomer

Crafty Outdoor Adventures Await

Castlecomer is a famous for being a former coal mining town. The main attraction here is Castlecomer Discovery Park a beautiful 80-acre woodland park where visitors can enjoy both indoor and outdoor experiences including a tree top adventure walk, climbing wall, woodland trails, zipline and octagon, canoeing, archery along with the Coal Mining Museum.

Castlecomer craft yard is home to a growing group of crafts people and artists selling pottery, silver jewellery, interiors, fine art painting, fine jewellery and ceramics.

Castlecomer is a 20-minute drive from Kilkenny City.

Castlecomer Inspiration

Castlecomer Discovery Park

Castlecomer Craft Yard

Taking to the High Ropes at Castlecomer

4 Destinations That Are So Kilkenny

Kilkenny Craft Delights

Things You Need To Know Before Travelling to Kilkenny

Castlecomer Discovery Park

Taking to the High Ropes at Castlecomer

4 Destinations That Are So Kilkenny

Kilkenny Craft Delights

Things You Need To Know Before Travelling to Kilkenny

Castlecomer Discovery Park

Castlecomer Craft Yard

Taking to the High Ropes at Castlecomer

4 Destinations That Are So Kilkenny

Kilkenny Craft Delights

Things You Need To Know Before Travelling to Kilkenny

Kilkenny Outdoor Music Festival

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.

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

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.