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KILKENNY ROUNDS UP UNMISSABLE FATHER’S DAY GIFTS

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This Father’s Day, look no further than a gift from Kilkenny for that all important man in your life! From hotel get-aways and river adventures to fishing and outdoor dining escapes, Kilkenny has lined up the ultimate Father’s Day gift guide!

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Treat him to a Hotel Voucher

This Father’s Day give him the gift of Kilkenny with a voucher for one of the city or county’s top class hotels. From golf to fishing, from luxury woodland estates to on-site action packed ‘activity’ stays, there is something for every dad in Kilkenny. 

Mount Juliet Estate has a number of Father’s Day gift vouchers to suit everyone from the adventurous and sport loving to the ‘culinary curious’ Dads. Select from a round of golf; an evening angling on the magnificent River Nore, to an archery lesson; or treat him to a signature tasting menu for two at the hotels award winning St Helen’s Restaurant. Visit: Fathers Day Vouchers Mount Juliet Kilkenny

To view all the wonderful hotels in Kilkenny and purchase vouchers click here 

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Activities to experience

Hawkeye Falconry Experience

Discover the ancient art of falconry at Lyrath Estate with his own private Falconry Experience . He will begin with an introduction to the Hawk he is about to fly, then set off on a walk as his hawk follows him, watching his every move. The falconer will teach him how to recall the hawk from the tree tops to his gloved hand and send him back to the trees again. Visit: www.hawkeyefalconry.ie

 

Fishing at Mount Juliet

For the fisherman in your life, let him explore the River Nore with a fishing lesson at the stunning Mount Juliet Estate. Fishing can be arranged from break of dawn until darkness falls: for a day, an afternoon or a few quiet hours in the evening. The lessons offer expert help for those who are less familiar with the mysteries of the rod and fly – and can even coach complete beginners on how to tell that old story about “the one that got away…” Visit: Fishing Mount Juliet Esate | Experience Fishing on the River Nore Kilkenny

 

Kilkenny Cycling Tours

Explore Kilkenny City on a morning or afternoon cycling tour with Kilkenny Cycling Tours and visit all of the main tourist attractions as well as some hidden treasures.  Choose from a guided or self-guided tour and enjoy the best way to see the city and discover the wonders of this medieval city on your visit to Kilkenny. The tours are given in a fun, casual and educational way so it is suitable for all levels of cyclists. Visit: www.kilkennycyclingtours.ie

 

Kiltorcan Raceway

Kiltorcan Raceway Karting Circuit operates a 1000 metre, super smooth, all-weather, floodlit track and supplies everything visitors need for a fantastic driving experience. Karting, at any level, is challenging, exhilarating fun and extremely safe. Kiltorcan also provides 15 or 30 minutes ‘practice sessions’ for individuals or smaller groups. Visit: www.kiltoran.com

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Wine ‘n Dine Him

Something Special at Zuni’s

Zuni Restaurant Bar is highly regarded as one of Kilkenny’s top restaurants. Serving great food for lunch or dinner seven days a week. Arrive early for a cocktail in their chic cocktail bar. The new outdoor area “Zuni Secret Garden” is nestled away at the back of the restaurant and it is the perfect spot to savour great food Al Fresco! Visit: www.zuni.ie

 

Dinner al fresco at Paris Texas

For a taste of New Orleans, transport him to Paris Texas for its outstanding fusion of flavours from the American South West.  Situated at the heart of medieval Kilkenny, Paris Texas is open every day from noon to 9.30 pm, with bar service until 11 pm and every weekend they serve brunch! Visit: www.paristexas.ie

 

Brunch at the MUSE Coffee & Food

MUSE Coffee + Food is a family-run café, offering delicious, fresh, wholesome food served in the stunning garden courtyard of Butler Gallery.  Spoil him with scrumptious toasties and fresh sandwiches, homemade cakes, tarts and specialty coffee in a truly unique al fresco experience in the heart of the city and the opportunity to take in the spectacular serene courtyard garden and medieval surrounds. Visit: www.musecoffeefood.ie

 

Outdoor Lunch at Bridies 

Give him some traditional charm with a visit to Bridies bar at Langton’s. Their outdoor dining area is a feast for the senses with that true garden vibe. Serving delicious food all day, this beer garden/restaurant will tick his summer bucket list! Visit: www.langtons.ie

 

Spoil your Dad with Goodies and pick up a La Rivista Hamper

For the foodie lover, La Rivista Italian restaurant has delicious local made hampers overflowing with delicious sauces, pasta’s, dressings, oils and so much more…. Visit: www.larivista.ie

 

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‘Something Special’ at Butterslip

Let him know how special he is and get him something a little bit fun and quirky this year from Butterslip. They have a range of gifts that smack of that ‘personal ’touch.  From brass coffee scoops; bath bombs and trendy socks to cushions and glasses case, each of Buttlerslip gifts come beautifully wrapped with a promise to thrill him. Visit:  Fathers Day Archives – Butterslip 

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Take Him for a Day Out

Medieval Mile Museum

DAD’S GO FREE at the Medieval Mile Museum!

There’s no better way to spend Father’s Day than just being there for him all day. The Medieval Mile Museum is offering free passes for all Dads so there’s no excuse! Bring him back in time and learn about the ancient history of Kilkenny. 

Kilkenny’s 800-year story is told with a contemporary twist within the new museum. The customer experience contains a long colourful interactive table similar to a giant iPad, an elongated plasma TV screen and projected imagery onto a giant wall allowing visitors to get immersed in the rich history with the aid of modern technology.

No pre booking required. Opening Hours 9.30a.m. – 4.30p.m

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Source Him Something Local

Grab Him Some Personal Gifts From The Kilkenny Design Centre

Parent’s always love a personal gift that is just for him rather than the usual stuff! Think of something he would like and head down to Kilkenny Design Centre and make it for him. Or even better, bring him along with you and browse the shop and see what’s on display. Visit www.kilkennydeisgn.com to find out more!

 

Pick Him Up a Bottle of Nice Wine From The Wine Centre

The Wine Centre in Kilkenny have picked out some fine wines and treats to make a great Father’s Day gift. Pop in and just ask the staff what they recommend, they’re all pro’s! Wine always makes for a good present! Check out www.thewinecentre.ie and see what they have on offer.

We know that sometimes dads can be a little tricky to shop for. But this year, Kilkenny wants people to celebrate their dad, grandad or father figure in their life this Father’s Day with a unique and memorable gift that can only be found in Kilkenny!