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Lads Weekend in Kilkenny

A first-class signature experience, a quality bar, and a bit of adventure are the perfect ingredients for a memorable and laid back get-together with the lads. With the ease of getting around the Marble City with a group, it’s no wonder Kilkenny makes the perfect destination for your weekend away. Get your ready-made itinerary here - the lads will be so impressed with your research! Step into the unknown and jettison from a precipice at Ireland's longest zip-line in Castlecomer Discovery Park or throw caution to the wind navigate your canoe through weirs, dams and spillways experiences on the water. Try it if you're brave enough.

Kilkenny is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adrenalin fueled thrills.

Go with the Flow Adventures

Blow off the cobwebs with the thrills and spills of an exhilarating white-water kayaking experience on Kilkenny’s riverways. Charlie and his team will treat you to a 3-hour kayak experience during which you’ll shoot the weirs and waterfalls, ride the rapids and tog out for a wild swim! This is a half-day tour that’s brimming with adventure and bound to satisfy adrenaline junkies; but be prepared for a proper dunking because there’s never a dull moment with Go with the Flow Adventures.

5 Star Kilkenny Hotel - Mount Juliet Estate

A round of golf at the Nicklaus designed Golf Course, Mount Juliet

To the Manor born! Live like a Lord with a round of golf on the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course at the prestigious Mount Juliet Estate. Home to the World Golf Championship and a number of Irish Opens, the course is one of the longest in the country and features perfect fairways and immaculate greens that attract top professional golfers from all around the world. Non-golfers of the group could try out fishing, archery or falconry on the estate. Look out for special offers and green fees Mount Juliet Estate.

For a challenging round, check out Mountain View Golf Course. Mountain View opened its gates in 1996 and boasts 18 holes of breathtaking golf over 120 acres of rolling  countryside in Ballyhale. The course consists of sweeping fairways, imaginative bunkers, elegant water features, sensational views and superbly manicured sand-based Tee’s & Greens ensuring year round play. With a fantastic clubhouse restaurant this is worthwhile for the panoramic scenery.

These are just two of six beautiful golf courses throughout Kilkenny, make the time…..you won’t regret it.

Whiskey tasting in the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

The stylish and lively atmosphere of the award-winning Hibernian Bar makes an ideal spot to settle down for a quality drink. With over 60 whiskeys behind the bar, the Irish Whiskey-tasting Experience is a must! Choose from a variety of packages, according to your budget and palate, and enjoy three pours of distinguished whiskey with their Whiskey Tasting Flight, for a refreshing way to start the night.

  • The Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel is right in the centre of the city.
  • Look out for special offers like the Whiskey Warmer Package on www.kilkennyhibernianhotel.com

Ask about a private whiskey-tasting area for your group.


Enjoy a Top End Meal in Zuni Restaurant, Bar & Boutique Hotel

Zuni Restaurant, Bar and Boutique hotel is located on Patrick Street in Kilkenny’s City Centre. The front of the building houses the chic cocktail bar, which was originally the box office for the theatre. This is a small area and can be deceptive for first time visitors, as it sometimes gets mistaken for the restaurant. But we recommend taking a quick pitstop here for a drink before your meal. Enjoy the chilled atmosphere and really cool interior.

The restaurant is a large room with a an open kitchen serving top class food and drink in a casual setting. No better place to dine in Kilkenny City Centre before hitting up an old fashioned country pub to finish the night off!


Have a Pint and Soak in the Culture with a Trad Session at Kytelers Inn

Once you step foot inside Kytelers Inn you’ll be hit with a wave of upbeat atmosphere live with trad music on in the background and pints galore being served. Have a local ale, either a Smithwicks or a Sullivans red and find yourselves a seat. The Kytelers resident musicians and bands vary each day and are very passionate about their music. Instruments you will hear in Kyteler’s may range from the fiddle, bodhran, mandolin, guitar, banjo, tin whistles to the uilleann pipes and drums. All the most traditional Irish instruments and tunes! They welcome you to enjoy the very talented Irish musicians who are dedicated to making your visit to Kyteler’s Inn a memorable one. You and the lads are sure to be leaving here in high spirits!

A must for Irish music. Friendly staff, delicious pints and the atmosphere was really memorable. Proper Irish pub!