Windgap

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Windgap is full of surprises. This village in the South West of the County has unearthed hidden gems of such significance that they now reside in the National Museum collection. The community  in Windgap is immensely proud of its local, natural, historical and cultural heritage. As a visitor you will be welcomed warmly and guaranteed a unique and authentic experience.

Highlights include:

  • Kilamery Church & High Cross – one of the western Ossory group of high crosses which can be seen in its natural surroundings at the site of the 7th century monastery in the village of Killamery
  • the 9th-century  Killamery brooch. Found by a labourer working the soil, this beautiful brooch is now on display in the National al Museum with a  Bronze Age Lunula discovered in nearby Coolaghmore .
  • Knockroe Passage Tombs: Dating back to Stone Age Ireland c4000BC, this is one of the most significant tombs outside of the Boyne Valley, unique in its alignment to both the rising and setting sun of the Winter Solstice.
  • Ogham Head Stones-found both in Windgap and Lamogue Graveyard
  • Reflective Walk (Calvary Grotto): This amazing Grotto is the largest in Europe, covering 4 acres on a hill overlooking the village.  Discover Italian mosaic featuring three languages, Ogham Stones and pathways decorated with quartz.

Additional highlights include the Old Village Forge, the Bell Tower and Feehan’s Well. Download the Welcome to Windgap Visitor Guide below:

Welcome to Windgap Visitor Guide 2018

 

 

Windgap Inspiration

3 Adventures for Young Historians

Dig a Little Deeper and look beyond to discover hidden gems

Ireland's Ancient East

3 Adventures for Young Historians

Dig a Little Deeper and look beyond to discover hidden gems

Ireland's Ancient East

3 Adventures for Young Historians

Dig a Little Deeper and look beyond to discover hidden gems

Ireland's Ancient East

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.