Picturesque Kilkenny countryside & river walks
Graignamanagh is a beautiful town and is home to Duiske Abbey, originally a Cistercian Monastery, now a Catholic parish church. With a simple exterior contrasting with its elaborate interior, visitors can see the ancient stone and high clerestory windows of the nave as well as an effigy of a 13th-century knight at the entrance.
.A great way to explore Graignamanagh is by bike with ‘Waterside Bike and Hike’.If walking, check out Graignamanagh Heritage Trail and Hidden trails or try an exhilarating canoeing trip with ‘Go with the Flow’ experts who will teach you how to shoot weirs and ride the rapids, passing through dramatic landscapes, mysteries wooded valleys and old navigations once used by the Guinness barges to deliver Ireland’s favourite tipple.
If you are interested in crafts, check out Duiske Glass Gift Shop and Cushendale Woollen Mills where the traditional natural-fibre processing is still practiced.
While in Graignamanagh visit the picturesque village of St Mullins, take a stroll down the river walkway and drop into the relaxed Mullicháin Café situated directly on the banks of the River Barrow or check out ‘Barrow’s Keep’ restaurant serving locally sourced, Irish cuisine in an elegant setting.
Graiguenamanagh is also known for its fantastic Town of Books..