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Winter Warmer Escapes This January!

Ring in the New Year in the Medieval City

Christmas in Kilkenny - Hotel Offers and Festive Packages

Christmas Hampers for Foodies!

Home Sweet Home - Great Value Hotel Offers

Kilkenny to Enjoy 'The Company of Wolves' 01st - 31st October

Spooktacular Family Stays in Kilkenny This Halloween

Kilkenny Family Mid-Term Breaks

Kilkenny’s Michelin Star Dining Experience

The Ultimate Guide to Afternoon Tea in the Medieval City

Casual Dining in Kilkenny's Top Gastro Pubs

Kilkenny Sculpture Trail - Connected

Autumn Escapes in Kilkenny

Only In Kilkenny For The Weekend? Follow Our 48 Hour Itinerary...

Butler Gallery Re-Opens in Historic New Location

Kilkenny Businesses Commit to Visitor Safety with Fáilte Ireland Charter

The Ultimate Kilkenny Shopping Guide to Markets, Department Stores & Shopping Centres

#MoreToExplore Flip Books

Kilkenny Hotels Reopen With Great Value Offers

Kilkenny City Centre to become One-Way to aid social distancing with effect from Monday, 22nd June

WELCOMING KILKENNY BACK RESPONSIBLY & SAFELY

Kilkenny's Top Golf Courses - Now open and welcoming visitors! 

Lorimat Home Try-On Engagement Ring service

Kilkenny Community Supports

Stand Together with Our Kilkenny Heroes

Online Farmers Market in Callan - Shop Now!

Give the Gift of Kilkenny this Christmas with a Kilkenny Hotel Voucher

Take Out Guide to Kilkenny

Shop the Flavours of Kilkenny Online

Online Christmas Shopping in Kilkenny

Top Family Experiences in Kilkenny this Summer #moretoexplore

Top Distilleries to Visit in Kilkenny

Discover Food Experiences

Trail Kilkenny - Food and Craft Experience Trail

Visit Kilkenny: Hotels with Spa’s

5 ‘Must Eat’ Foods when Visiting Kilkenny

Kilkenny Has Picnics Wrapped!

Six Great Things To Do in Kilkenny This Autumn

Winter Warmer Escapes This January!

Ring in the New Year in the Medieval City

Christmas in Kilkenny - Hotel Offers and Festive Packages

Christmas Hampers for Foodies!

Home Sweet Home - Great Value Hotel Offers

Kilkenny to Enjoy 'The Company of Wolves' 01st - 31st October

Spooktacular Family Stays in Kilkenny This Halloween

Kilkenny Family Mid-Term Breaks

Kilkenny’s Michelin Star Dining Experience

The Ultimate Guide to Afternoon Tea in the Medieval City

Casual Dining in Kilkenny's Top Gastro Pubs

Kilkenny Sculpture Trail - Connected

Autumn Escapes in Kilkenny

Only In Kilkenny For The Weekend? Follow Our 48 Hour Itinerary...

Butler Gallery Re-Opens in Historic New Location

Kilkenny Businesses Commit to Visitor Safety with Fáilte Ireland Charter

The Ultimate Kilkenny Shopping Guide to Markets, Department Stores & Shopping Centres

#MoreToExplore Flip Books

Kilkenny Hotels Reopen With Great Value Offers

Kilkenny City Centre to become One-Way to aid social distancing with effect from Monday, 22nd June

WELCOMING KILKENNY BACK RESPONSIBLY & SAFELY

Kilkenny's Top Golf Courses - Now open and welcoming visitors! 

Lorimat Home Try-On Engagement Ring service

Kilkenny Community Supports

Stand Together with Our Kilkenny Heroes

Online Farmers Market in Callan - Shop Now!

Give the Gift of Kilkenny this Christmas with a Kilkenny Hotel Voucher

Take Out Guide to Kilkenny

Shop the Flavours of Kilkenny Online

Online Christmas Shopping in Kilkenny

Top Family Experiences in Kilkenny this Summer #moretoexplore

Top Distilleries to Visit in Kilkenny

Discover Food Experiences

Trail Kilkenny - Food and Craft Experience Trail

Visit Kilkenny: Hotels with Spa’s

5 ‘Must Eat’ Foods when Visiting Kilkenny

Kilkenny Has Picnics Wrapped!

Six Great Things To Do in Kilkenny This Autumn

Winter Warmer Escapes This January!

Ring in the New Year in the Medieval City

Christmas in Kilkenny - Hotel Offers and Festive Packages

Christmas Hampers for Foodies!

Home Sweet Home - Great Value Hotel Offers

Kilkenny to Enjoy 'The Company of Wolves' 01st - 31st October

Spooktacular Family Stays in Kilkenny This Halloween

Kilkenny Family Mid-Term Breaks

Kilkenny’s Michelin Star Dining Experience

The Ultimate Guide to Afternoon Tea in the Medieval City

Casual Dining in Kilkenny's Top Gastro Pubs

Kilkenny Sculpture Trail - Connected

Autumn Escapes in Kilkenny

Only In Kilkenny For The Weekend? Follow Our 48 Hour Itinerary...

Butler Gallery Re-Opens in Historic New Location

Kilkenny Businesses Commit to Visitor Safety with Fáilte Ireland Charter

The Ultimate Kilkenny Shopping Guide to Markets, Department Stores & Shopping Centres

#MoreToExplore Flip Books

Kilkenny Hotels Reopen With Great Value Offers

Kilkenny City Centre to become One-Way to aid social distancing with effect from Monday, 22nd June

WELCOMING KILKENNY BACK RESPONSIBLY & SAFELY

Kilkenny's Top Golf Courses - Now open and welcoming visitors! 

Lorimat Home Try-On Engagement Ring service

Kilkenny Community Supports

Stand Together with Our Kilkenny Heroes

Online Farmers Market in Callan - Shop Now!

Give the Gift of Kilkenny this Christmas with a Kilkenny Hotel Voucher

Take Out Guide to Kilkenny

Shop the Flavours of Kilkenny Online

Online Christmas Shopping in Kilkenny

Top Family Experiences in Kilkenny this Summer #moretoexplore

Top Distilleries to Visit in Kilkenny

Discover Food Experiences

Trail Kilkenny - Food and Craft Experience Trail

Visit Kilkenny: Hotels with Spa’s

5 ‘Must Eat’ Foods when Visiting Kilkenny

Kilkenny Has Picnics Wrapped!

Six Great Things To Do in Kilkenny This Autumn

Kilkenny Activity Centre

Kilkenny Activity Centre

Kilkenny Activity Centre, New Orchard Road, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: +353 (0)86 261 1567

info@kilkennyactivitycentre.ie

https://kilkennyactivitycentre.ie/

Experience the adrenaline of paintball, the fun of bubble football, the playfulness of splat ball and the hell in the Hells’ Kitchen Assault Course (and much more!) all at the Kilkenny Activity Centre! Located just off the Kilkenny ring road adjacent to the Orchard House Bar & Restaurant, activities include Splat ball, Bubble Soccer, Paintball, the much lauded ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Assault Course and loads of fun.

 

Highlights: 

• Activity Centre offering a range of challenging & fun activities for all the family
• Open all year round, 10hrs a day 7 days a week. 10- 6pm
• Cost: from €17.50 per activity
• Booking essential

Riverview Bar & Terrace

Riverview Bar and Terrace Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Kilkenny River Court Hotel, The Bridge John Street, Kilkenny, R95 Y104

Tel: 056 7723388

events@rivercourthotel.com

https://www.rivercourthotel.com/bar-terrace.html

The Riverview Bar & Terrace has picture-perfect views, delicious home-cooked food & friendly service.

The Riverview Bar & Terrace at the Kilkenny Rivercourt Hotel is a place of friendliness and warmth in the heart of Kilkenny City. It is the ideal setting for a coffee, dining or few drinks with friends whilst enjoying the picture-perfect views of Kilkenny Castle and the River Nore. The Riverview Bar is also an ideal setting for small parties such as birthdays, family occasions or work gatherings. A private area can be reserved for groups on request providing you with the wonderful atmosphere of the Riverview Bar whilst enjoying your own private space.

They serve a delicious array of Bistro food throughout the day and evening, from salads, steaks, burgers, sandwiches and lots more not forgetting our tempting desserts and coffees. During the warmer days the outdoor Terrace area is alive with both residents and locals alike due to its stunning location on the water's edge. Locally the Terrace is known as the ultimate al fresco wining and dining area in Kilkenny and is the place to be. 

Riverside Restaurant

Riverside Restaurant at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Kilkenny River Court Hotel, The Bridge John Street, Kilkenny, R95 Y104, Ireland

Tel: 056 7723388

reception@rivercourthotel.com

https://www.rivercourthotel.com/riverside-restaurant.html

The ambience of the award-winning Riverside Restaurant in the Kilkenny River Court Hotel exudes warmth and friendliness. A truly magical setting, the restaurant provides diners with an exquisite array of authentic cuisine to create a truly magnificent dining experience. Popular with locals and visitors to Kilkenny this restaurant is beautifully set with stunning views of the Nore River and the majestic Kilkenny Castle. 

The newly refurbished Riverside Restaurant at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel is open daily for both breakfast and dinner. Groups can also be accommodated in the Restaurant for dinner or lunch upon request - ideal for a group of family or friends who want to get together in a warm and friendly atmosphere.  The Riverside Restaurant caters for all occasions and celebrations and all group sizes and menus can be tailored to suit your group and occasion. Pre-dinner drinks can be served from the Terrace area or the Riverview bar. Live entertainment every weekend in the Riverview Bar so you can continue the nights celebrations.

 

For Dining Reservations & Enquiries please contact Dining Enquiries

 

Restuarant Opening Hours 

Breakfast 7am to 10.30am - Monday to Friday 

8am to 11am to Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays (no pre booking required for breakfast) 

Dinner Sunday to Saturday 6pm to 9pm - Pre Booking is essential

Jerpoint Park Guest House Accommodation

Jerpoint Park Accommodation Kilkenny

Jerpoint, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, R95 KC2F

Tel: +353 (0)86 606 1449

info@jerpointpark.com

https://jerpointpark.com/accommodation/

Jerpoint Park is a family owned farm & heritage site.

 

Guest Rooms

Their accommodation is located in the court yard & has been decorated to a high standard. They have three double bedrooms with private ensuites available. Continental breakfast will be served in guests rooms or if guests would prefer to eat under a canopy in the courtyard, that can be arranged also. 

Guests can feel safe with our Fáilte Ireland's Covid 19 Safety Charter

 

Location

Surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and unspoilt countryside, Jerpoint Park Accommodation is situated 2 minutes from Mount Juliet Golf Course and equestrian centre. 5 min drive to Thomastown, 25 min to Kilkenny City.

 

Activities

They offer fishing on the River Nore for brown trout as well as guided heritage tours of the footprints of the 12th Century Medieval Town are available on request.

There are plenty of activities for all ages nearby including Nicholas Mosse Pottery in Bennettsbridge, Cushendale Woolen Mills in Graiguenamanagh, Go Karting in Ballyhale, Golfing in Mount Juliet, Cycling with Kilkenny Cycling Tours.If you are looking for some great places to eat, Barrowers Keep in Thomastown for fine dining.

 

For reservations or more information: 

Email info@jerpointpark.com or

Call +353 (0)86 606 1449

Click Here to complete enquiry form. 

Brandon Hill Camping

Brandon Hill Camping Kilkenny

Brandon Hill Camping is a Glamping and Camping park on the foot of Brandon Hill in beautiful Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny with stunning views of the Barrow valley. They are located on the South Leinster Way and the Brandon Hill Loop. They welcome Camper Vans, Caravans and Tents and provide Glamping facilities and Tents for Hire.

Onsite facilities include: Electric Hook up, Toilet Facilities, Campers Kitchen & Dining Area, Camp Fire Area, Electric Shower, Dog Friendly.

Glamping and Camping options include: Pitch your own Tent, Campervans, Glamping Pod, Glamping Cabin and the option to Rent a Tent

See prices here. 

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Paddle Your Own Canoe Kilkenny

Hire Canoes and accessories from Paddle Your Own Canoe for 1 to 5 days canoe and camping adventures, experience the wonders and delights of the barrow River.

Do you dream about escaping stress for a couple of days and drifting down a river in a canoe?  Or setting off on an adventure and getting back to nature for a holiday, a break or something new with friends, family or work colleagues?  Paddle Your Own Canoe offers you the opportunity to rent a canoe and camping gear and organise your multi day trip down the River Barrow. Pass through beautiful countryside, villages, towns and historical sites on a journey with Paddle Your Own Canoe

Beechview Apartments Kilkenny

Beachview Apartments Kilkenny

Beechview Apartments provide luxurious and spacious self-catering accommodation and comfort to guests visiting Kilkenny City. They are ideal for family getaways. Opened since 2006, their aim at this self-catering accommodation complex in Kilkenny has always been to provide comfortable short term and long term accommodation to visitors to this wonderful medieval city. Located exactly a mile from Kilkenny City they are within easy reach of amenities including main shopping areas, entertainment and tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, Medieval Mile Museum and many more. This makes Beechview Apartments the ideal base for touring the entire South East of Ireland.

BoatTrips.ie

BoatTrips.ie Guided Boat Tours of Kilkenny

Take a guided boat tour of Kilkenny in a traditional Irish Open-Boat on the historic river Nore as it flows through the city. Learn of the often unspoken and local history that the river holds. Witness the wildlife that thrive in the urban environment and that have shared the waterways with man for thousands of years. See Kilkenny as both invaders and settlers did, entering the city by boat. Be sure to bring your camera as you'll have the opportunity to capture some very unique views of Kilkenny including a rarely viewed angle of the Castle, as seen from river level.  

The guides are friendly, entertaining and possess a love for the job they do. You'll find the boat trips relaxing, informative and most of all memorable. To get a feel of what to expect, have a look at this fantastic video.

The 30 minute trips in Kilkenny are by group booking only due to Covid 19.

For more information, call Cliff on 00 353 (0)87 2061999.

The Folly Guest House

The Folly Guest House Kilkenny

The Folly Guest House, Outrath, Kilkenny, Ireland, R95 RYC8

Tel: 083 843 3811

thefollykk@gmail.com

http://thefollykilkenny.com/

The Folly Guest House is a hidden gem in the heart of Ireland's ancient east. Located just a 4 minute drive and only 3kms outside of Kilkenny city centre it is the perfect location for groups visiting Kilkenny.

The house sleeps up to 25 people and has a fully equipped kitchen, large siting room, function room available if required, BBQ Area, Tennis Court and Gardens. There are three accommodation options available: 

• 4 bedroom sleeps 16 -kitchen, sitting room
• 3 bedrooom sleeps 9, all single beds - no kitchen
• Studio apartment - Sleeps 2- extra pull out bed available

Run by Tom and Mary Nolan, who are the perfect hosts to let you experience a true Kilkenny welcome and what Ireland's Ancient East has to offer. If its hidden treasures such as Jerpoint Park, the famous medieval Kilkenny Castle or even the best of Kilkenny Hurling there is nowhere they haven't experienced. 

Enjoy a holiday in Kilkenny with family and friends and stay in this stunning spacious guest house​ which is only 1 hour 15 mins from Dublin, 40 minutes from Waterford and 40 mins drive from the Rock of Cashel. 

Ormonde Language Tours

Ormonde Language Tours Kilkenny

Business address: Hillcrest, Greenshill, Kilkenny, R95DC9V

Tel: 0876290244

ormondelingo@gmail.com

https://ormondelanguagetours.com/

Ormonde Language Tours offers walking tours of Kilkenny in English, French and German. Each kilkenny walking tour is conducted in one language by John, a history loving native of Kilkenny. John is studying modern languages with the Open University and he has also completed the National Tour Guide training course. John will show you the best of Kilkenny city and you will be amazed by our fascinating history. You can book a tour online and if you request a tour in your language at a different time, just ask.

Kilkenny has many fabulous sights to see. Old ecclesiastical monuments such as St. Canice’s Cathedral, St. Francis and the Black Abbey. Medieval buildings such as Shee Alms house, Kytler’s Inn and Rothe House. Our most well-known building though is Kilkenny Castle, originally built in the 12th century, much of the current building comes from this period and is mixed with a 19th century remodelling. The river Nore flows through the city centre and is crossed by five bridges in the city. After you have finished your walking tour, take a stroll through the castle park. Kilkenny has a vibrant nightlife and also some of the best restaurants in Ireland and boasts having one of Ireland’s 16 Michelin star restaurants. We have plenty of superb casual eateries as well. Kilkenny has a very creative craft scene and many studios can be visited.

Walk through Ireland’s most beautiful city with Ormonde Language Tours and admire the fantastic scenery. Stroll along the river Nore and appreciate the view of the Blackstairs mountains in the distance. Visit Kilkenny’s architectural heritage dating back to the 9th century. Learn about the many important people native to Kilkenny with your guide who is Kilkenny native and speaks French and German. If you are short on time, a walking tour with Ormonde Language Tours is the ideal way to get to know Kilkenny

TOUR MEETING POINT

The Water Trough
KBC Bank
The Parade,
Kilkenny
R95 Y672

Moth to a Flame Candles

Moth to a Flame Candles Kilkenny

Moth to a Flame Candles, Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny, Ireland R95 ECN4

Tel: 056 772 7826

www.mothtoaflame.ie/contact

www.mothtoaflame.ie

Established by Larry Kinsella in 1999, Moth to a Flame have been making a range of distinctive handmade candles beside the river in Bennettsbridge. Silkmoth scented, Glow-globe, Rock, Irish Heritage, Gloworm candles and more can be seen in production and in the studio shop, where visitors are always welcome. 

By using the best quality wax & pigments, low temperature melting and pouring then slow cooling in insulated moulds, Moth to a Flame candles give a more rewarding experience.

You are welcome to visit their workshop and showroom in Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny. They are near to Nicholas Mosse pottery – only 7km from Kilkenny City.

Larry Kinsella is also a founding member of the renowned Made in Kilkenny craftspeople group which aims to foster excellence in crafts in County Kilkenny.

Opening Hours
Monday—Saturday: 9:00AM–6:00PM

Kilkenny Tasting Tours

Kilkenny Tasting Tours

Kilkenny Tasting Tours, Ryeland House Cookery School, Cuffesgrange, Kilkenny

Tel: 086 2767656

anne@kilkennytastingtours.com

https://kilkennytastingtours.com/

Experience a real taste of Kilkenny through Kilkenny Tasting Tours. Working over 30 years in the Kilkenny food sector, Anne and her team will treat your taste buds to food experience like no other.

Crowned Ireland’s Foodie Destination for 2018, Kilkenny boasts some of the finest food producers, retailers and restaurants in Ireland. Their guided tours take you back in time through Kilkenny’s medieval heritage, tasting along the way to meet the makers, movers and shakers on the Kilkenny food scene.

Food lovers will walk to interesting food spots along the medieval streets of Kilkenny tasting the finest food that Kilkenny producers have to offer with Anne as their guide. You’ll meet the makers, movers, shakers, producers and retailers behind the success of Kilkenny as Ireland’s Foodie Destination for 2018.

Tours last approximately 2.5 hours. Tours depart with a minimum four persons and maximum twelve. Private tours or out of hours tours may be arranged, subject to availability.

Prices for 2.5 hour tour is €60 per person. Tours depart on time so please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure.

Contact Anne at 086 2767656 for bookings or start booking online now.

HOBAN Bar & Brasserie at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

HOBAN Bar & Brasserie at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel in Kilkenny

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, R95 Y5CX, Ireland

Tel: 056 7750200

reservations@kilkennyormonde.com

https://www.kilkennyormonde.com/hoban-bar-brasserie.html

HOBAN Bar & Brasserie at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel in Kilkenny City Centre is where a relaxed atmosphere, excellent food and a genuine welcome awaits you. The bar is fabulously glamorous with a distinctly Art Deco feel and a cosy snug and warm fire providing the perfect backdrop to an extensive and impressive Cocktail and Drinks List.

A palette of rich peacock blue and russet orange combines with soft leathers, velvet and brass to give a warm ambience to this contemporary brasserie – the perfect spot to relax in after a busy day's sightseeing or to treat yourself after stressful week at work.

Opening Daily: Bar from 12.30pm (and 4.30pm from Monday to Thursday) and the Brasserie Serves from opening till 9pm 

HOBAN Sunday Brunch is served from 11am - 3 pm House DJ from 11.30 -1.30pm. Enjoy great classic brunch dishes in a buzzing brasserie atmosphere. The art deco glamour of the bar & brasserie is matched with soft mood lighting to soothe and our resident DJ will ease you into your Sunday with funky, easy listening music vibes.

Signature brunch cocktails like Bellini, Mimosa and Bloody Mary’s as well as non-alcoholic detox and kick-start cocktails to set you up for the day. Great for getting together with family or a group of friends or for the day after a celebration or night out.

See the HOBAN Brunch Menu here

HOBAN Evening Menu 

HOBAN Day Menu

HOBAN Brunch Menu

Taste Restaurant at Hotel Kilkenny

Taste Restaurant at Hotel Kilkenny

Taste Restaurant at Hotel Kilkenny offers a relaxed bistro style experience with the finest food prepared by the wonderful team of international chefs. The team of experienced and exceptionally talented chefs along with the dedicated restaurant staff look forward to welcoming you to Taste Restaurant. Their chefs specialise in combining local ingredients with elegance and style to create exceptional seasonal menus. Residents and non-residents alike are welcomed to savour high quality cuisine in superb stylish surroundings. For the finest dining in Kilkenny, book today.

Pure Bar at Hotel Kilkenny

Pure Bar Hotel Kilkenny

This chic bar offers an inviting interior, a mix of old and new world styles. This stylish Kilkenny bar is a haven of designer luxury and is renowned for its great service, fantastic quality food & easy going atmosphere. Pure offers an extensive drinks, wine and cocktail list including some specialist drinks carefully assembled by the Pure team.  The Pure Bar food menu has been crafted to offer a great variety of dishes to suit all needs; Pure Bar Menu.

Harpers Restaurant Kilkenny

Harpers Restaurant Kilkenny

At Harpers Restaurant in Kilkenny, their ethos is to provide amazing food, quality wines, select craft beers and great service in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Located in the heart of Kilkenny city close to attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny Design Centre and Smithwicks Experience, Harpers is the perfect choice after a day out in the city to relax in comfort and style and enjoy an unforgettable dining experience. Their talented chefs led by Head Chef Cormac Vesey, use only the best ingredients from local suppliers that are known and trusted.

The collection of Harpers Menus includes dishes that use the best of seasonal produce, ensuring award-winning taste and quality. Head Chef Cormac believes that the use of seasonal ingredients has many benefits for everyone. He explains “Seasonal and local produce means availability at our doorstep and, from a customer perspective, our new seasonal menus bring a certain vitality to Harpers which keeps our repeat customers engaged”.

Combining casual urban dining with stylish interiors, Harpers is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants Kilkenny can offer. With an extensive wine list and wonderful selection of gins, whiskeys and various other spirits, you can have Harpers Restaurant in Kilkenny as your go-to destination for your next night out in Kilkenny. 

Looking for the perfect catch up with friends? Why not meet for some Afternoon Tea in Kilkenny. From a selection of fresh pastries to savoury bites, you can’t go wrong. Find out more here about one of the finest restaurants Kilkenny has.

Check out Harpers Menus today ahead of your next visit:

 

Lunch:

Thursday to Saturday 12.00pm to 3.00pm

Sunday: Serving food all day till 9.00pm

Dinner:

Thursday to Saturday: 5:30 pm to 9:00pm
Sunday: Serving food all day till 9.00pm
 

Visit: Harpers Website

Nicholas Mosse Pottery

Nicholas Mosse Pottery

Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, R95 CK71

Tel: +353 56 7727505

eshop@nicholasmosse.com

www.nicholasmosse.com

Nicholas Mosse Pottery was established by Nicholas Mosse in 1976 after periods of training in England and Japan. His mission was to produce beautiful, functional pottery in the style of Irish Spongeware. Irish spongeware was the traditional pottery of Ireland used in the 18th Century. It was mainly made in simple honest shapes with a decoration applied with a cut sponge.

From their pottery mill in Kilkenny the team at Nicholas Mosse create a range of beautiful pottery for all occasions. Each of the pieces are made by hand and crafted with the greatest care for detail. Inspired by the rural surroundings, the patterns capture the charm of Irish country-living and bring it straight to your home. Visit their Irish Country Shop and Cafe to experience how they make their pottery or buy their best selling pieces and patterns online. 

Products:
Pottery - Old Rose, Clematis, Red Tulip, Wild Flower Meadow, Forget Me Not, Apple, Fuchsia, Clover, Reindeer and Landscape patterns. Available in over 30 shapes from plates to bowls, lamps and kitchen storage jars.
• The ovenware range is available in all patterns listed above except Landscape.
Textiles - oven mitts, aprons, place mats, tablecloths and even jam jar covers.
 

Meubles – Home of Inspiration

Meubles - Home of Inspiration

Unit 12, Kilkenny Retail Park, Smithlands, Kilkenny City, R95 Y26C

Tel: +353 (0)56 7722034

info@meubles.ie

www.meubles.ie

Meubles is a beautiful furniture and homewares company with 2 stores based in the beautiful cities of Kilkenny and Galway. The discerning buyer will find an extensive array of leading brands of sofas, dining sets, beds, bedroom furniture, homewares, accessories, flooring, fitted furniture fitted kitchens and lighting at both showrooms. Both stores also feature a stunning cafe that serves delicious hot and cold dishes from locally sourced ingredients, seven days a week. 

Owned and operated by the O’Keeffe family since the Kilkenny store first opened its doors in 1972, they invest a significant amount of time and money in ensuring our stores are kept up to date with the latest designs and inspirational ideas. Buyers continually review their product assortment to ensure we maintain a reputation for marrying quality products with value for money.

Their mission is to position Meubles as the ultimate destination store for furniture and homewares. Open 7 days a week, with extensive parking facilities, the showrooms are easily accessible from all parts of the country.

Visit: www.meubles.ie

The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny

The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny

Ring Road, Springhill, Kilkenny, Ireland, R95 XV2D

Tel: (056) 778 3100

info@hobanhotelkilkenny.com

www.hobanhotelkilkenny.com

Step Inside The Hoban Hotel in Kilkenny

The Hoban Hotel in Kilkenny is a vibrant place to stay, meet and socialise. Located within Kilkenny Retail Park, the hotel is just 15 minutes’ walk from the famous marble city. The hotel is named for James Hoban (1755-1831), a pioneering Kilkenny-born architect who designed and built America’s White House.

1801 Restaurant and Bar At The Hoban Hotel

Following a 1 million euro renovation programme, the lobby, bar and restaurant have been completely transformed and they have introduced brand new menus with a choice of delicious food and drinks. They have also refurbished four conference rooms making them the ideal spot for training, interviews and meetings. Car parking and Wi-Fi are both complimentary.

They have 80 spacious guest rooms suitable for corporate guests, groups of friends or families. Fully accessible rooms for wheelchair users or those with reduced mobility are also available.

The excellent team make the atmosphere of the hotel what it is. Down to earth, friendly and knowledgeable, they are there to help. They have the inside track on all things Kilkenny so whether it’s the hot spots of the city or the hidden gems of Ireland’s Ancient East, they can point you in the right direction.

Visit: www.hobanhotelkilkenny.com

Cafe la Coco

Cafe la coco is a small, cozy family run cafe in the heart of Kilkenny city.  Within walking distance to some of Kilkenny's top tourist attractions including Kilkenny Castle, Medieval Mile Museum and Rothe House . Loved by the locals and tourists visiting Kilkenny. 
 
We love our coffee. We brew every cup with precision and commitment and with the same mission statement: Make It Awesome!
 
We don't just do coffee. We've become Kilkenny's No 1 wholefood cafe by caring deeply about the quality of the ingredients from the best local artisan producers. Our food is made fresh to order, every morning with a strong emphasis on good quality. Starting from blueberry pancakes and smashed avocado toast to mouthwatering sourdough sandwiches, organic salads and baked goods. We are vegan and gluten free friendly.
 
Cafe la coco focus on bringing love of design, food, baking, coffee and great service in relaxed and welcoming environment. ''Everyone is always welcome at our table"
 

Avalon House Hotel

Avalon House Hotel

Idyllically located in the picturesque Irish countryside, just a short drive from Kilkenny City, Avalon House Hotel is an historic manor dating back to the 19th century which has been delicately and beautifully restored. Featuring both old and new world influences, this wonderful and unique food haven is a fabulous option for a quiet getaway or a more elaborate celebration.

This superb Castlecomer venue contains a host of luxurious outlets from the relaxing Lark’s Bar, the gracious splendour of our casual fine dining Lil's restaurant right through to the stunning backdrop of our elegant 250 capacity ballroom. Their ethos is simple. Providing exquisite food in an elegant setting by the vastly experienced team the hotel ensures your visit will be memorable forever. The jewel in the crown of Avalon House Hotel is undoubtedly Lil’s Restaurant.

Situated on the first floor with natural light flooding through the original windows and views of the woodland estate. The eternally cosy, stove-lit, Lark’s bar enjoys a very strong lunch and supper. This comfy backdrop is awash with decorative trinkets and unique features and is a huge hit with both local patrons and in-house guests. Both can often be seen mingling throughout the evening especially on Friday nights when there is live music.

The boutique style lends itself ideally to weddings and Avalon House Hotel is delighted to present both Á La Carte offerings & 3 enticing package options. Wedding couples are encouraged to impose their individuality on their magical day so this Kilkenny hotel have provided opportunities to tailor a bespoke menu as required. 

 

For reservations and more information visit: www.avalonhousehotel.ie

 

Goods of Kilkenny

Goods, Kilkenny's leading ladies fashion store.

88 & 90 High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland R95 F3XR

Tel: 056 772 2143

https://goods.ie/

Located in the heart of one of Ireland’s most vibrant cities, W.H.Good ltd, or ‘Goods of Kilkenny’ as it is known was founded in 1927 by William Henry Good, who first opened a small shoe shop at no. 90 High Street. Later the store grew and expanded to include clothing and linens.

During the sixties his son, Vivian Good joined the business and the expansion and development of the store continued for what was to become a 5 decade period, seeing the addition of a basement in 1977 to house the expanding shoe business and in the early 1990’s the extension of the second floor along with the addition of a lift to service all four floors.

These additions increased the stores retail space to 20,000 sq ft consolidating Goods’ position as Kilkenny’s leading Department store.

In 2004 Goods underwent a major refurbishment and refocusing program which saw the whole store being refitted and modernised as well as the addition of some top national and International brands. The store now focuses on fashion, lingerie, cosmetics, footwear and accessories for stylish women of all ages.

Butcher Restaurant

Butcher Restaurant

The Butterslip, Kieran Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 0567790655

info@butcherrestaurant.ie

www.butcherrestaurant.ie

Redefine your Steak-House experience at Butcher Restaurant in the Heart of Kilkenny. Quality contemporary food & Cocktails are served in their relaxed and intimate restaurant. Enjoy the finest cuts in the best company!​

When visiting Butcher Restaurant guests are sitting just nine miles from Summerhill Farm, Thomastown, where they rear their own traditional breeds including purebred Hereford, Galloway and Aberdeen Angus. These cows are born and raised at Summerhill and are grass fed for 10 months of the year. The restaurant host, Mark Williams is a 6th generation beef farmer at Summerhill Farm. Mark has been supplying beef to top restaurants around Ireland since the 1990's which is how he met their Head Chef James Dewberry and was inspired to open this restaurant, Butcher in the heart of this medieval city.

Kilkenny Foodie Tours

Food platter

We offer food tasting and cultural walking tours through Kilkenny’s medieval narrow streets and alleyways. On our tours, you visit local artisan food producers and meet the owners who share their insight on the delicious tastes found in this historic city. Kilkenny was voted Foodie Destination of the Year in 2018 by the Restaurants Association of Ireland. Come experience this renowned food destination for yourself with our fun and informative tours. From world-class produce and exceptional seafood to unbeatable whiskey, there is so much to discover in our local restaurants, eateries, and distilleries. Get to know this foodie’s paradise on our walking food tours! Enjoy the sights along our beautiful streets, taste your way through Kilkenny, and familiarize yourself with its culinary traditions.

Trail Kilkenny

Trails Kilkenny

Trail Kilkenny is an award winning, non-profit company, which has developed a range of walking and cycling routes around County Kilkenny. Whether it’s a quiet stroll by the river or a hike up to the highest peak in Kilkenny to view the breathtaking scenery from the mountaintop, there is a trail to challenge your ability. Kilkenny is renowned for its food and craft culture and these are celebrated on Trail Kilkenny’s Food and Craft Trails. Get outdoors and explore Kilkenny!

Activity Trails
Get outdoors and enjoy the stunning Kilkenny countryside. Scenic walks that are varied; through woodland, over pastoral lands and along country laneways. The Nore Valley Walk taking you along the river valley, rich with flora and fauna and the heritage of Kilkenny’s past. Cycling trails that travel through some of Kilkenny’s most picturesque villages and inspiring scenery. Trail Kilkenny Outdoor Recreation aims to highlight the many experienced outdoor activity providers in County Kilkenny.

Our Themed Trails include the Food and Craft Experience Trail and MADE and Taste Kilkenny

Food and Craft Experience Trail
Kilkenny is known for its food and craft culture and these are celebrated on the Trail Kilkenny Food and Craft Experience Trail! Watch highly skilled, master crafters at work, join a guided tour, get an exciting hands on experience and sample delicious food and drink, as you discover the history and culture with some of Kilkenny’s most renown craft and food providers. Find the perfect gift or treat yourself!

MADE and Taste Kilkenny
For foodies, the TASTE of Kilkenny Food Trail suggests visits to everything from artisan cheesemakers and chocolatiers to cute cafés and the most cosmopolitan of restaurants. The MADE in Kilkenny Craft Trail features designer makers working in willow, glass, ceramics, textiles, paper and stone as well as a candlemaker and jewellers working with precious metals and gems.

Arán Artisan Bakery & Bistro

Aran Bakery and Bistro

Artisan bakery and bistro in the heart of Kilkenny city serving delicious brunches from seasonal local produce and stone baked breads with natural Irish ingredients.

All of our breads are stone-baked daily in our bread oven and contain nothing but salt, water, flour and natural leaven or a fresh yeast culture. no preservatives. no chemicals. just nature. All our flours are grown and milled by our friends at The Little Mill built on the River Nore in Bennettsbridge Co. Kilkenny. Because we are big believers and advocates of seasonality and local produce, our menus are like the weather - they can change from day-to-day.

We don't do reservations for brunch - tables are first come, first served - but if you have any special needs, give us a shout and we'll try and accommodate you. For private parties/dinners, birthdays and events, please send us an email.

We are dog friendly. 

Open: Tuesdays to Sundays. 

Medieval Mile Museum

 

The former St Mary’s Church has been converted into a modern museum, and is a venue for select events and exhibitions. Designed to enrich the cultural life of the city and provide a new international standard attraction for visitors the museum has several functions: as the starting point for understanding Kilkenny’s medieval history, to display Kilkenny’s Civic Treasures and replicas of some of Ossory High Crosses and to provide a space for temporary exhibitions and cultural events.

The 13th century St Mary’s church and graveyard is the finest example of a medieval church in Ireland. As the starting point of the ‘Medieval Mile’ trail, it brings to life Kilkenny’s history as Ireland’s premier medieval city. Displays of Kilkenny’s civic treasures and replicas of some of the High Crosses of Ossory illustrate the local Gaelic monastic heritage and the ancient city’s historic role in Ireland.

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.

Visitors to the museum will come face to face with the physical remains of people who walked the streets of Kilkenny centuries ago, and will discover how forensic analysis has revealed many of their secrets in the brand new cutting-edge exhibition 3 Lives, 3 Deaths, One Life Unlived.

The wonderful, welcoming Museum Guides and Assistants cannot wait to help you safely experience the Medieval Mile Museum, and tell you their wonderful stories…

For your health and safety the Team at the Museum have introduced set entry times and designed a new Interactive Audio Tour which can be downloaded directly to your device.

Newbridge Silverware

Since 1934, Newbridge Silverware has been Ireland’s premier designer and producer of homeware, jewellery and giftware products and it is this unique history of craftsmanship and experience, combined with a contemporary and fresh attitude to design, that puts Newbridge Silverware on the cutting edge of modern living.

Hurling Tours Ireland

Kilkenny City; Kavanagh's Bar, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny.

Tel: 087 970795

info@hurlingtoursireland.ie

https://www.hurlingtoursireland.ie/

At Hurling Tours Ireland, we provide a unique experience for visitors to Co. Kilkenny. We are involved in giving visitors an introduction to our ancient national sport, Hurling.

You would be mad to visit Ireland and not try our unique and ferocious sport. You will learn about the history of Hurling and how it has evolved into the fastest field game in the world, that we see today. This is all done in a Hurling team's dressing room in Kilkenny City, giving you that up-close, intense experience. Once you are up-to-date on the basics of the game, we take you on to the 'field of dreams' to try a few skills for yourself. This will be an unforgettable experience that will live long in the memory of each guest. We give everyone an opportunity to take a shot at the goalposts, and score like the Kilkenny Cats so often do.

We have had visitors from many different nationalities and backgrounds fall in love with Hurling and the culture it creates in Ireland. Visitors from Canada, USA and Australia even promising to join a GAA Club when they return home.

Locations:

Kilkenny City; Kavanagh's Bar, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny

 

Cushendale Woollen Mills

Cushendale Woollen Mills Ltd., Mill Road, Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny Ireland. R95 PP83

Tel: +353 59 9724118

info@cushendale.ie

https://cushendale.ie/

Cushendale Woollen Mills is one of the few remaining Irish woollen mills continuing to create quality authentic textiles from the fleece of Irish sheep.
Set on the millrace of the River Duiske, since the 1700s the Cushen family have continued to produce high quality Irish-made textile products at our mill in Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. We are known for our unique colours and craftsmanship which enables us to produce a broad range of home furnishings, fashion accessories and knitting yarns in Irish Wool, Mohair and Lambswool.

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 17:30 (closed 12:30 – 13:30)
Saturday: 10:00 – 13:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00 (December only)

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Kilkenny Famine Experience

MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Hebron Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7777600

info@macdonaghjunction.com

https://kilkennyfamineexperience.com/

Visit Kilkenny Union Workhouse, adjacent to Kilkenny Train Station, now beautifully restored as MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to take this FREE audio visual self-led tour.

Hear the heartbreaking and poignant human stories recorded in local newspaper articles and minute books from the Board of Guardians, a true reflection of the Kilkenny Famine Experience from the perspective of the Workhouse inmates and staff.

Butterfly Valley Glamping

Grennan Farmhouse, Grennan, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Tel: 086 8610116

info@butterflyvalleyglamping.ie

www.butterflyvalleyglamping.ie

Butterfly Valley Glamping is a unique luxury camping experience located in an area known locally as the ‘Happy Valley’ of Thomastown. Located about two kilometres from Thomastown in the heart of beautiful Kilkenny countryside, the glampsite overlooks the woods and the river Nore.

This intimate site offers luxury bell tents and wooden pods with comfy beds, that will convince even the most reluctant camper of the benefits of enjoying the outdoors. A converted wooden lodge accommodates a fully equipped kitchen/dining/chill out area where tea/coffee and board games are available. Also in the lodge are our luxury bathroom facilities. An outdoor BBQ and play area allow you to reconnect with the outdoors. At night a campfire area allows stargazing and toasting marshmallows while sipping a cold beer while the sun goes down.

They are located within easy access of Thomastown in a secure, secluded site and is also centrally located to explore the Sunny Southeast.

Kilkenny Inn Hotel

Budget Boutique Kilkenny Hotel Located in the heart of this medieval City

This boutique Kilkenny hotel is located under the shadows of St. Canice’s Cathedral on the Medieval Mile and offers guests excellent value for money. The Kilkenny Inn is close to all the city's famous attractions including the Smithwicks ExperienceKilkenny Castle. In addition to the myriad of shops in the city centre, the charming pubs, bars and evening entertainment on offer make it ideal for your stay in Kilkenny. The hotel's facilities include ample secure complimentary onsite parking, hotel lift for full accessibility and ensuite rooms featuring all modern guest comforts.

It is perfect for a stay right in the heart of the city, this Kilkenny Hotel has 30 recently refurbished comfortable guest rooms in a contemporary urban style. The bright and tastefully decorated rooms are designed to meet all the requirements of our guests, business and leisure alike. Kilkenny Inn is renowned for warm hospitality, a peaceful location, relaxed atmosphere not to mention it's great service. All guests can also avail of complimentary secure guest parking, conveniently located to the rear of the hotel. The Kilkenny Inn is ideal for a city break, or to enjoy the many festivals of Kilkenny such as the Cat Laughs and Roots Festival. Book your stay today Kilkennyinn.com

 

Laser Combat Experience

Laser Combat is a great day out foe Adults or Kids. Our state-of-the-art laser tag guns have realistic sound effects and look just like something fresh out of Call of Duty. Fitted with real telescopic scopes and adjustable shoulder stock, it’s as close to being inside an action movie or online computer game as it gets.  With an accuracy of up to 200 meters our laser tag guns fire totally safe infrared beams.

 

WHAT DO WE  OFFER?

We can give your group a day to remember with Laser Combat in the heart of  Kilkenny city centre.

  • Duration from 2.5 hours
  • Overalls and hat provided
  • FREE painless ammo
  • 15 minute games
  • Safety marshal per team
  • Games includes – Capture The Flag, Bomb The Base, The Crossing, Last Woman/Man Standing, treasure hunts, archery, laser clay shooting, target shooting also available
  •  €42pp* for 2.5 hours, €50pp* for 3.5 hours
  • Add Archery or Laser Clay Shooting for only an extra €10pp

Malzards Pub & Hurling Experience

19 Main St, Ballycoam, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 0879715304

https://www.malzards.com/

A great pub located in Stoneyford, Kilkenny just a short distance from Mount Juliet, that offers the best craic and great music. Malzards offers a traditional Irish Pub experience, with traditional Irish instruments available for you to play, or sing along with the local musicians in the bar.
Learn how to hurl: in a relaxed, fun environment, learn all about Ireland's ancient Gaelic game of hurling with neighbours, young and old will love it!

Royal Oak Distillery

Royal Oak Distillery

Royal Oak Distillery, Clorusk Lower, Royaloak, Co. Carlow

Tel: 059 9186653

booking@royaloakdistillery.com

https://royaloakdistillery.com/

The Royal Oak Distillery is a world class distillery producing hand crafted Irish whiskey, proudly located on an 18th century estate in Ireland's Ancient East region. Visitors can experience a revival of historic tradition as well as forging ahead with innovation in a fully guided, multi-sensory tour of one of Ireland's largest operational whiskey distilleries: see first-hand how all three styles of Irish whiskey - pot still, malt and grain - are created! The Royal Oak Distillery is unique in being the first to distil all 3 types of whiskey under one roof.

Pick from our great range of tasting experiences at our historic Royal Oak Estate, taking in Holloden House (1755) and the beautiful scenery that makes Royal Oak the perfect place to relax while learning about their great crafted whiskeys.

 

Choose from 3 tour options:

Royal Oak Journey – €15 – this will include one tasting of a premium whiskey 

Single Malt Experience – €25 – this will include 3 tasting of premium Single Malts each matured in different barrel selections to allow a better understanding of the barrel and influence on whiskey

Connoisseurs Choice - €40 - this will include 3 tastings of select limited edition whiskies from cask finish & cask strength varieties.

 

Nore Valley Park Camping

nore valley park

Nore Valley Park, Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7727229

norevalleypark@eircom.net

norevalleypark.com

Our family run site is located in a quiet, peaceful valley overlooking the River Nore. We have beautiful wooden lodges, a total of 35 Caravan Sites and 35 Tent Pitches on site with Free showers and hot water. A high standard of cleanliness is priority throughout the site and amenities with no noise or socialising after midnight. Situated on an open farm, patrons have free access to the farm and children are encouraged to assist in animal feeding along with numerous fun activities throughout the day.

Tree Grove Camping Park

Tree Grove Glamping

Danville House, New Ross Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 086 8308845

info@kilkennycamping.com

www.treegrovecamping.com

Tree Grove is a caravan and camping park in Kilkenny. We are a small family run park newly set up and fresh to this business, but after our first few years we have found it to be most rewarding.

We like to give everyone the local info and tips on what to see and do in Kilkenny and the South East.

We have tried to make the park as practical as possible for you the tourer, with a logical layout to suit both the terrain & the campers needs. So if you do come to visit let us look after you.

JJ Kavanagh & Sons

Main Street, Urlingford, Kilkenny

Tel: 081 8333222

info@jjkavanagh.ie

jjkavanagh.ie

J.J. Kavanagh & Sons, established in 1919, has developed from being one of the first private providers of public transport, into the largest privately owned Coach Company in Ireland today. With ownership spanning over four generations, we have become a nationally recognized and trusted operator.

Kavanaghs Executive Car Hire

Forest Lodge, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2610959

info@kavanaghcars.ie

www.kavanaghcars.ie

Kavanagh Cars, Executive Car Hire is the ultimate Chauffeur drive service in Ireland. Whether you are planning a tour around Ireland, looking for airport transfers, or need to arrive at your meeting in style, Kavanagh's can tailor the ideal transport option for you. Their fleet of vehicles range from elegant cars to luxurious coaches, and their professional mature drivers will ensure that your time spent with us will meet the highest standards in comfort, convenience and professionalism.

Rhino Car Hire

Launched in 2007, Rhino Car Hire have so far provided over 3 MILLION cheap car hire quotes to our customers for both business and leisure. Join the thousands of happy customers who have booked with us and get a quote for cheap car hire today with our secure online booking facility or call us.

Mint Beauty

In the heart of Kilkenny City, Mint is a Beauty, Laser and Skincare Centre. We are passionate about client care and great skin. We believe in excellence and strive to provide the highest quality of services and products delivered by a knowledgeable and friendly team. Mint offers a full range of services including facials, massages, body treatments, make up application and lessons, threading, waxing, nail treatments, signature packages. Our Clinic is focused on skincare and offers Microneedling, Alumier MD Skin Peels and Candela Max Pro Laser treatments targeting hair removal, pigmentation and more. Our skincare shop is home to Alumier MD, Dermalogica and Decleor brands.

G.L. Ryan Jewellers

G.L Ryan Jewellers Kilkenny

G.L. Ryan Jewellers is located in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny, the vibrant heartbeat of the south-east. With its narrow paved streets and pedestrianised shopping areas, lively evening cafes and nightlife.

Located on High Street, the main shopping street, we are directly across from the entrance to the Market Cross, Kilkenny's premier shopping centre, with ample car-parking close by.

Whether you're getting engaged or just looking for that perfect gift? At Ryan Jewellers we have been helping people find the right quality jewellery for all occasions for over 70 years.

Visit: www.ryanjewellers.ie

Lorimat Jewellers

Lorimat Jewellers Kilkenny

Known for its vintage inspired diamond engagement rings and jewellery, Lorimat Jewellers is a treasure trove of unique pieces for anybody looking for that something different. We cater for brides and grooms to be with a large collection of wedding rings and bridal jewellery. Handmade shaped wedding bands to fit around engagement rings are also available. All of our jewellery is made from gold, silver or platinum. Lorimat also boasts a diverse range of gift ideas that will suit all tastes and budgets.

Lorimat Jewellers, Kilkenny City Centre Shopping https://www.vintageengagementrings.ie

Murphy Jewellers

murphy jewellers

Murphy Jewellers was established at 85 High Street Kilkenny in 1903 by Patrick T. Murphy, whose name resides above the door to this day.

A skilful craftsman, he built a solid reputation for reliable, personal service in quality jewellery and watch-making. This tradition has continued over three generations in his family to become the successful jewellery business that you can visit today.

Murphy Jewellers is in the same family for three generations as a successful, progressive and vibrant jewellery business located in the heart of Ireland’s medieval capital.

They are delighted to present to you their latest catalogue (on their website) of fine jewellery, illustrating a selection of our newest lines. They welcome the opportunity of showing you this jewellery as well as their more regular, classic styles on your next visit to their shop.

With private viewing rooms, individual attention is always assured.

Nolan Jewellers

10 Coffee House Lane, Market Cross Shopping Centre, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7761272

nolansjewellers@hotmail.com

http://www.facebook.com/nolans.kilkenny

Nolan’s Jewellers carry a range of brands and jewellery items that appeal to a very wide audience. Stockists of Swarovski, Alex and Ani, Thomas Sabo, Coeur de Lion, Rebecca, Hugo Boss , Fossil , Tommy Hilfiger, Citizen, Casio, and much more. We are the sole supplier in the Kilkenny region for many of our brands and our on-site watchmaker and goldsmith can make immediate repairs to customer items. We are agile and move with the times and respond to the demands of our customers. Our new retail outlet was designed with all of our customers in mind and to ensure a comfortable shopping experience. Our location in the Market Cross is central and easily accessible with ample parking and other facilities and retail outlets all of whom are complementary to each other.

Rudolf Heltzel Goldsmith

Rudolf Heltzel, the Irish luxury house best known for its stunning high-end pendants and unique engagement rings, was founded in 1968 by Rudolf Heltzel. The brand’s expertise lies in the execution of their own designs using ancient techniques on precious metals and the finest gemstones. Rudolf Heltzel Ltd is still under family control and is proud to carry the torch of a dying jewellery tradition into another generation.

The creations are extravagant and elegant, timeless in their design, and made entirely by hand. Quality. Integrity. Beauty. These are the guiding values at Rudolf Heltzel.

Their promise is to only produce wonderful, exceptionally well-crafted pieces in an ethically sound way. “When a woman wears a Rudolf Heltzel article she will feel proud and special in the knowledge that this rare piece of art is hers alone. She owns something that no one else has had or can have.”

Their gallery at 10 Patrick Street, open to the public, displays and sells an exciting range of instantly recognisable, hand made engagement rings and dress pieces in 18ct gold, sterling silver and platinum, set with carefully selected diamonds and magnificent precious gemstones.

 

Rudolf Heltzel Goldsmith

Lisduggan Farm Foods

Award winning Lisduggan Farm have recently picked up two gold stars from the Great Taste Awards for their Smoked Dry Cured Streaky Bacon and have been spreading the word about their delicious and succulent Baby Quinlan Gourmet Burger which is Ireland’s new delicious healthy food option, high in protein, low fat, reduced calories and gluten free.

Shenanigans The Kilkenny City Walk

 

Shenanigans - The Kilkenny City Walk is the fun way to experience historic Kilkenny City, the jewel in the crown of Ireland’s Ancient East. Blending comedy, magic, history, whimsical fun and plenty of Shenanigans our guides will take you on a jolly jaunt tracing Kilkenny City’s fascinating Medieval Mile, regaling you with unique anecdotes, fun facts and a good dollop of irreverent humour, craíc and mischief. Not just a guided tour ... a MIS-guided tour!

The fun, magical, historical & hysterical way to experience Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile.

Touch The Past Walking Tours

Tourist Office, Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2776107

pitcaira@tcd.ie

http://touchthepastireland.com/

Touch The Past history tours are delivered by Amanda Pitcairn who employs her passion for the Middle Ages and public history. More than a mere observation of old buildings, Touch The Past Tours focus on the lives of specific Medieval characters as well as life in general for the majority of ordinary medieval people. Visitors 'dive' into the Middle Ages while meandering through the lanes of Ireland's historic built heritage.

Touch the Past tours are delivered in an engaging and accessible manner, providing an enjoyable and informative experience without compromising on the integrity of innate historical fact.

To book your tour visit http://touchthepastireland.com/ 

Pat Tynan Kilkenny Walking Tours

Tynan Walking Tours Kilkenny

 

When you visit Medieval Kilkenny your Kilkenny experience should be with a local qualified, experienced and knowledgeable guide and historian and Pat Tynan’s Medieval Walking Tour will give that real Kilkenny experience in a city that has become a Medieval Wonderland!!

Daily Kilkenny Medieval Mile Walking Tours, Private Walking Tours can be arranged at a time to suit clients and group Medieval Walking Tours all year.

Kilkenny Whiskey Guild

Kilkenny Whiskey Guild , a collection of 10 establishments throughout Ireland's Medieval capital

The Kilkenny Whiskey Guild is a collection of 10 establishments throughout Ireland's Medieval capital. Each premises will stock a minimum of 60 Irish Whiskeys and will assist in the customers experience through knowledgeable staff, tasting flights, food pairings and mixology.

Regular whiskey tasting Kilkenny events will be held in each of the Guild Houses designed to heighten the public’s knowledge of Irish Whiskey history production and various styles. The guild aims to make Kilkenny the leading Whiskey tourism destination in Ireland.

Kilkenny Whiskey Guild Members include: Brewery Corner, Billy Byrne's, The Dylan Whisky Bar, Langton's, Lanigan's, Left Bank, Matt the Miller's, Paris Texas, The Hibernian Bar and The Wine Centre

Goatsbridge Trout Farm

At Goatsbridge Fish Farm, trout is their passion. Their knowledge and experience farming rainbow trout has been passed down through three generations. Each catch comes daily from the crystal clear waters of The Little Arrigle River, giving their trout unique taste and texture. They love trout, and they know if you give it a try you will too! Goatsbridge Trout is available from their online shop, all major supermarkets in Ireland as well as specialist shops, or directly from their farm gate. Visitors are welcome to look around their trout farm at any time during opening hours.

Come and see Goatsbridge visitor center and shop, where you can sample and buy our products. The center is located beside the trout ponds, and you can organise single or group tours around the farm where you will learn all about Goatsbridge Trout Farm, it’s herritage and business history. Visit https://goatsbridgetrout.ie

Helen Costelloe Food Producer

” The Cutting Vedge” in Unit 4, Ormonde St., Kilkenny

Tel:

helen.costelloe@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/chefhelencostelloe

Helen Costelloe creates a dining experience with a difference. With food as delicious as it is healthy, you can eat out at Helen Costelloe’s without feeling a single pang of guilt! Diners of all descriptions come from far and wide to sample Helen’s seasonal, wholefood, vegetarian cuisine, which proves once and for all that healthy food can be ‘just too tasty to describe’. Using seasonal vegetables, nuts, grains, pulses and the very best of original spices, Helen creates menus that cater for all tastes including allergies and intolerances, with no compromise to taste. Each occasion provides a chance to socialise in an enjoyable setting, without breaking the bank or your promises to yourself!

Highbank Orchards

Farmley, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 086 8172132

sales@highbank.ie

highbankorchards.com

Highbank Organic Farm in Co. Kilkenny was a 17th century farmyard and the present farm house was built by our family in the 19th Century. The first apple orchards were planted by the family, in 1969, to compliment the hop gardens.

The varieties of apples are specially chosen for their juicing properties which are uniquely complex and full of health giving vitamins and minerals.

Highbank Orchards is home to the original and innovative and multi award winning HIGHBANK orchard syrup. We also produce several delicious Apple juices, including our acclaimed Christmas organic mulling apple juice.

Joan & Bob’s Juicy Jams

Cloghscregg, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 085 7320585

jbjuicy@mail.com

joanandbobsjuicyjams.com

Joan & Bob’s Juicy Jams is a range of handmade preserves. Bob and Joan are a husband and wife team who have a combined passion for preserving, skills they learned from our mothers, who turned all the wild fruits, apples and berries grown on the family farms into the most memorable and delicious jams. At home in their kitchen in Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland, they create and make all of their own unique recipes and flavour combinations. Alongside the creative process, they also complete the journey of the product; all the potting up, labelling, marketing and deliveries are done by themselves. They hand-tie colour coded ribbons on all their products and all the labels feature their own pen drawings and designs and recipe sugestions to recreate that nostalgic homemade look for your larder. They grow and harvest a lot of their own fruit and collect and freeze all the wild berries used in the jams. They sell their preserves to select Artisan food stores, craft butchers, health food shops and cafes, where they carry out regular tastings of their products.

Kilkenny Free Range

Kilkenny Free Range is a 12-acre farm in Shellumsrath, Co. Kilkenny. The farm is run by Mary and Tony Walsh who've been producing free range poultry for close to fifteen years. Our main products are goose and duck. Our business is built around quality for the consumer, and to acheive that we focus on quality of life for all of the birds we rear. We are now a member of the Kilkenny Food Trail.

The Little Mill Company

The Little Mill Company, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 056 772 7399

info@kellswholemeal.ie

http://thelittlemill.ie/

The Little Mill is owned and managed by the Mosse Family. Stretching back seven generations, the family have been milling on the banks of the River Nore in Co. Kilkenny. When you have been handling, milling and selecting wheat for that long, you’re not only knowledgeable but passionate about it, and that passion is evident not only in their milling but when creating their baking mixes. We produce our Stoneground Wholemeals at the Little Mill in Bennettsbridge. The mill has a long history and is the only commercial mill of its kind still in operation.

Mooncoin Beetroot

Mooncoin Beetroot is grown and handpicked by the Murphy family in the fertile river Suir Valley of South Kilkenny. The success of Mooncoin Beetroot stems from the fact that our beetroot is cooked and jarred in our home only hours after leaving the soil. This care, combined with our unique family recipe, produces beetroot we believe, to be of unrivalled quality!

Mooncoin Beetroot was established in 2012 as a result of an over producing garden patch. Starting with a small patch in their garden and originally just pickling for family and friends, they saw a gap in the market for a top quality home grown, handmade pickled beetroot. They're now growing over an acre and a half of the best quality beetroot for their products. Mooncoin Beetroot represents Irish homemade produce at it's very finest. This care and attention, combined with their unique family recipe, produces beetroot that they believe to be of unrivaled quality.

The Truffle Fairy

Chapel Ln, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2862634

info@trufflefairy.ie

trufflefairy.ie

The Truffle Fairy was set up in 2005 by award winning chef Mary Teehan. After years of cooking and travel experience Mary brings a uniquely fresh approach to chocolate truffle making. Drawing on her experience and love of natural fresh ingredients, The Truffle Fairy stays true to taste and quality. Truffle Fairy hand makes high quality chocolate truffles, fudge, bars, chocolate eggs and cakes. Carefully chosen fine flavour couverture is paired with fresh spices and quality liquors to create some wonderfully unique and tasty chocolates. We only use the highest quality, locally sourced and organic ingredients when available to make our products.

Zwartbles Ireland

The Zwartbles Ireland Blankets & Travel Rugs are woven to a traditional weight and have four white stripes which represent the Zwartbles sheep distinctive white markings. The twin narrow stripes represent the legs white socks which stop before their knees or hocks. The one broad stripe represents the distinctive white face blaze from poll to muzzle. The single white stripe represents the tip of the Zwartbles undocked tail.

Market Cross Shopping Centre

Situated in the heart of Kilkenny city and growing from strength to strength since 1994. We continually boast some of the best known branded shops and retail outlets in Ireland, including such names as Supervalu, Heatons, and Penneys, to name but a few.

We as a Centre pride ourselves not only on the quality of the products and services we provide but on the fact that in this ever changing, fast moving retail environment one thing has and will never change for us, the importance of you, the customer.

Connolly’s Red Mills shopping

Cillin Hill Retail Park, Dublin Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 4449011

cillin.hill@redmills.ie

www.redmillsstore.ie

Red Mill’s flagship retail store as Ireland's premier shopping destination for country lifestyle brands including Fairfax & Favor, Welligogs, Dubarry, Ariat, Toggi, Le Chameau & many more. In the purpose built, state of the art premises you'll find a carefully curated selection of Country Living wares - from saddles and horse feeds, to clothing & footwear, to dog food and kennels. The Red Mills Cafe is open from 8am where you’ll find freshly brewed coffee from Irish Cork based roasters Badger & Dodo, as well as a selection of homemade scones and treats. Pop into our store at Cillin Hill where our experienced staff are on hand to help with advice on the right feed for your horse, what you need to get when bringing home a new puppy - and everything in between.

Can't make it to the store? Shop online or call them on (056) 4449011 and they'll deliver straight to your home or work. You can also order online and collect in our Kilkenny store. Click here for more information on Delivery and in store collection.

 

The Wardrobe Kilkenny, Designer Consignment Store

The Wardrobe is the leading Designer Consignment Store in the South East. They stock preloved labels such as Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Brunello Cuccinelli, Bulgari, Dolce and Gabbana, Pucci, Alexander McQueen, Diane Von Furstenberg, Louis Vuitton and many more.  From Designer bags, accessories to complete outfits you will be sure to find something to keep your wardrobe stylish and on trend at a fraction of the original price. The Wardrobe Kilkenny both consign and sell preloved Designer clothes, bags, sunglasses, accessories and jewellery.  Clients simply bring their items in for appraisal and authentication and agree on a price. They’ll soon find a new home. The Wardrobe Kilkenny believe in the lifecycle of luxury goods and are always looking for Designer items to sell on your behalf.

Valley of Roses

Unique place where you Create Your Own Signature Scent. Our workshops are for creative, design sensitive people. You’ll find the perfect perfume in our collection; including the hottest brands!

Biz Locator

BizLocator Kilkenny can help you and your friends discover the perfect adventure to embark upon, world class dinning experiences, bargain shopping outlets and discounts. Founded in August 2014 theBizlocator.ie website and smartphone app are your online directory. Bringing you up to date information on businesses in your area and beyond.

Made in Kilkenny

Made in Kilkenny

‘MADE in Kilkenny’, established in 2009, consists of 27 craft members who have combined their drive and passion for their craft to initiate professional makers coming together to directly promote their business, increase public awareness of their craft and of Kilkenny as a tourist destination.

MADE in Kilkenny consists of some of Ireland’s finest craftmakers. Many of the craftmakers have won major national and international accolades including, Mark Campen of the ‘Bridge Pottery’ who was three times winner at the Royal Dublin Show 2011 for Ceramics, the Crafts Council of Ireland Purchase Award and the RDS Award of Excellence! Jane Huston was also a winner in the Precious metal category for her beautiful Sterling silver gilt beakers depicting the “Elements”.

Design & Craft Council of Ireland

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is the national agency for the commercial development of Irish designers and makers, stimulating innovation, championing design thinking and informing Government policy. DCCoI's activities are funded by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation via Enterprise Ireland.

Kilkenny Design Centre

Kilkenny Design Centre

Kilkenny Design Craft Centre offers an unrivalled selection of Irish handcrafted gifts. While it has many imitators, the Centre remains Ireland’s most prestigious source of Irish gifts of exceptional quality, all chosen with a discerning eye for quality, uniqueness and style.

The Centre’s unequalled supplier list, drawn from Ireland’s most eminent craftspeople and designers, gives visitors a uniquely special shopping experience, allowing them to purchase the best of Irish crafts and design under one roof. Visitors from outside of the EU can avail of highly attractive tax free shopping.

MackDonald Language Academy

The Village Campus, Waterford Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 01 4429255

isla@mackdonald.com

mackdonald.com

Mackdonald Language Academy (m.l.a.) is an ACELS and MEI accredited and independent English language school in Kilkenny. English courses are available to learners of all ages, on a year-round basis. Students do not only improve their English, they also get a very good impression of the cultural and natural beauty of Ireland. During the summer months, m.l.a. are specialized in offering 'all inclusive' holiday courses for kids and teenagers in Kilkenny city. Everything is included in the one price: English lessons in small classes, full board host family accommodation, airport transfers (from/to Dublin DUB), afternoon and evening activities, many cultural trips and excursions & sports.

Kilkenny Storyteller Jim Maher Seanachai

For more than four decades Kilkenny Storyteller Jim Maher has entertained numerous visitors to Ireland’s Ancient East, from North America, Canada and from many other far flung places around the globe, with his humorous stories of a Country and lifestyle that many may not now recognise. He takes us back in time to a world of storytelling, which has been handed down over the centuries in a tradition that stretches back to the origins of theatre itself.

St Mary’s Cathedral

St Marys Cathedral Kilkenny

St Mary’s is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ossory. It is situated on James’s Street, Kilkenny, Ireland.

Saint Mary’s was designed by William Deane Butler (c.1794-1857). He was chosen by Bishop William Kinsella (1793-1845) who instigated the building of St. Mary’s in February 1842. Work began in April 1843 and finished in 1857. On Sunday 4 October 1857, St. Mary’s had its grand opening, which consisted of a two-and-three-quarter hour ceremony that began at 6.15am. The cost of the building is estimated to have been £25,000.

St. Mary’s Cathedral still dominates the landscape of Kilkenny, its great tower being visible from all approaches to the city. It stands as a reminder of the faith and growing confidence of a far off generation – a reminder and much more than a reminder.

 

Sunday & Holy Days Vigil Mass - Saturday 5.40pm (Capuchin Friary)
6.10pm (Black Abbey)
Sunday 11.00am, 5.30pm (The Cathedral)
Holy Days 10am (The Cathedral)
Monday - Saturday 9.00am Blessed Sacrament Chapel
   
   
Sacrament of Reconciliation First Saturday of the Month in the Cathedral or by appointment
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Monday 9.30am - 10.30am

St.Canice’s Cathedral

In the shadow of Saints, follow in the footsteps and hear stories of hermits and knights at St. Canice's Cathedral, Ireland’s best-preserved medieval Cathedral, appearing to the visitor today very much as it did to our Norman & Gaelic ancestors 800 years ago. Touch what they touched. Walk where they walked. Climb to the top of the Round Tower which is a thousand years old and, on your visit, don’t miss The Medieval Effigy tombs, The Great East Window and The Kytler Grave Slab.

Built between 1202 and 1285, St Canice's has been preserved in its original style and form. Worship has taken place here for over 800 years. See the wonderful stained glass and the largest collection of ancient monuments. View Kilkenny and the surrounding area from the 9th century round tower (weather permitting) and see the seat of the bishop of Ossory dating back to 1120AD.

Facilities include:
Gift shop, toilets, wheelchair access. Information leaflets are available in 15 languages. Group and guided tours available by booking in advance.

Rothe House & Garden

 

A visit to Rothe House is high on the list of things to do in the Marble City. 

Rothe House is a unique Tudor merchant’s townhouse, built between 1594 and 1610. The property comprises three houses, three enclosed courtyards and a large garden to the rear. The property is a lot bigger than it looks from the street! To accommodate his growing family, on this long, narrow plot John Rothe Fitzpiers built three houses, one behind the other, with cobbled courtyards in between. To the rear is a half-acre garden that runs all the way back to the City Wall. 

The property is now owned by Kilkenny Archaeological Society and is home to their large collection of artefacts relating to Kilkenny city and county. The garden has been painstakingly reconstructed to reflect the Rothe Family garden and is planted with heritage varieties of vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit; there are even resident ducks!

The house is open to the public and visitors will have the opportunity to make their way through the houses, courtyards and gardens on a self-guided tour. Full guided tours can also be arranged for groups by contacting reception@rothehouse.com.

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday to Sunday
11am to 6pm

*Last entry at 5.15pm

The Watergate Theatre

Kilkenny is steeped in theatrical history. From the time the Duke of Ormonde (1698) brought the first Strollers Theatre group to Kilkenny, to the present day, Kilkenny has been synonymous with the world of theatre.

Located in the heart of Kilkenny City, the Watergate Theatre have been keeping audiences entertained since 1993 with local, national and international productions, live music, dance, comedy and much more.

Breagagh Valley Artisan Meats

Artisan butcher and delicatessen shop run by Lada Navratil at Newpark Shopping Centre, KK selling top quality local meat – beef, lamb, pork and we are pleased to offer veal from the Kilkenny Rosé Veal farm; free range chicken, a variety of artisan savoury cakes, pies and pastries, local organic vegatables, Irish farmhouse cheese, olives etc. We stock a wide range of Irish artisan products and we are proud to be a exclusive seller of Wild About products to our customers in Kilkenny.

Breagagh Valley Artisan Meats was founded in 2013 as a small independent Kilkenny based company specialising in artisan meat production. Our founder and owner, George Navratil, studied Meat Technology and Meat Processing in Prague, in the Czech republic. George is passionate about charcuterie, he loves making sausages and other meat delicatessen products. While producing them he uses some old and tried recipes and he is also not afraid to try out his own new ideas. Our shop is little bit different from other butcher shops as we produce a top quality charcuterie. We have fitted a fully automatic smoker in the workshop and we specialise in production of smoked sausages, salamis, hams etc. Our products are totally natural without any artificial additives and have a high meat content. All our products are of highest quality, using only locally sourced meat, and the sausages are filled in natural casings. Our products are also gluten free.

Butterslip Shop

Butterslip opened in 2005, full of colourful ideas and wild notions, the result of much day dreaming, notebook scribling, scrapbook filling and finally one great flight of madness. The scribbler, day dreamer and committed pritt sticker here is me, Anne, still often to be found doodling and daydreaming – these days I just try and make it look more productive. The name is taken from Butterslip Lane in Kilkenny, one of the city’s many curious and charming side streets, and where we first opened the eponymous shop (there was a very nice party, complete with a clown, cakes, lots of balloons and liquorice allsorts).  In early 2007, Butterslip moved, but kept the lovely name, to a bright and sunny corner of Rose Inn Street where we still reside, along with our notions.

Duiske Glass Gift Shop

Duiske Glass Gift Shop is regarded as one of Ireland’s best loved treasures with a wide selection of traditional and modern gifts. Duiske Glass Gift shop is renowned for its grapevine cut wine glasses, crystal and giftware which are now exclusively available at Duiske Glass. Duiske Glass Gift Shop offers a bespoke engraving service whereby almost any piece of glassware or crystal can be enhanced with personalised engraving to suit the occasion. From personalised gifts to sports awards, achievement awards & corporate gifts, we have a range to suit every occasion. Our Engraving Department can personalise your gifts by engraving logos, club/society crests and messages.

Frank Walls Mans Shop

Frank Wall Mans shop is located on High St renowned throughout the south east for quality value and exceptional personal service.

Kilkenny Crystal (Callan) Ltd

Kilkenny Crystal

Founded in 1969 by Patrick Clancy Kilkenny Crystal is Ireland’s oldest Family-owned Crystal Studio Workshop.

Patrick was the first Irish born crystal designer and is regarded as the most important due to the iconic original designs he created. Miroslav Havel the head designer at Waterford visited the studio in Callan to meet Patrick and see his work. The range of Castle shaped items that Patrick pioneered became the symbol of Kilkenny Crystal and Patrick's signature piece.

Our use of traditional techniques means that our crystal is likened to antique quality. Each piece is deeply cut by hand and then polished with care to retain a fine finish.

We create many original designs and unusual pieces and due to the limited number of pieces produced each year many items become valuable collectors items.

Castleinch Sunday Market

Castleinch Sunday Market Kilkenny

Callan Rd, Brownstown, Castleinch, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2787077

mhpowercastleinchvenue@gmail.com

https://castleinchvenue.ie/

 

Castleinch Sunday Market is a very large event which is held every Sunday at Castleinch Venue. You’ll find traders of all kinds, selling everything you can imagine! Some traders come from as far afield as West Cork and even Co. Mayo! That’s quite a commitment, but it shows how popular and important the Car Boot Sale has become. Some traders depend on the Car Boot Sale for their income, others do it because they love to have the craic and meet people.

Kilkenny Crafts – Gift Store for Irish Souvenirs

Kilkenny Gift Shop and Crafts

Kilkenny's only Irish Souvenir shop with the cheapest prices and most friendly customer service. Experience a warm Irish Welcome.

In our shop you will find legends of Kilkenny Range, Celtic and Natural Jewellery goods.

We are a local source of information on: Castles, Round Towers, Holy Wells, Rag Trees, Solstice Sites, Fairy Forts, Leprechaun Groves, Mullechuaun Hills, Haunted Places, Stone Circles, Sacred and Beautiful Places.

MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

Mac Donagh Junction, Dublin Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7777600

info@macdonaghjunction.com

macdonaghjunction.com

MacDonagh Junction is the largest shopping centre in the south east. An multi award winning retail and leisure hub located in the heart of Kilkenny City beside the train station, build around the beautifully restored former Kilkenny Famine Workhouse and also home to the FREE heritage attraction the Kilkenny Famine Experience. MacDonagh Junction is home to many of the top high street brands such as Dunnes, Next, H & M, Life Style Sports, River Island, TK Maxx, Skechers, Boots, Carraig Donn, Jack & Jones, Only, Regatta, Pamela Scott, JD Sports, Field's Jewellers, Eason, K-Bowl and Art It walk in studio. MacDonagh Junction is also home to Golden Spiderweb, The Works, Carphone Warehouse, Peter Mark Hairstylists, Boston Barber, Flair Beauty Boutique, Claire's accessories, Sky TV services, Vodafone, St Canice’s Credit Union, Jump Juice, and the Foroige Drum Youth Centre.

It offers 3 hours parking for €2.50, luxurious changing and award winning baby feeding suite, buggy and wheel chair loan, electric vehicle charge points, height adjustable changing bench, free wi-fi and children’s play areas. The Centre is also Ireland first Age Friendly Shopping Centre.

Padmore & Barnes

Padmore and Barnes

Large retail department store in Kilkenny specialising in Footwear, Outdoor and Luggage with Camping in the summer and Ski in the winter.

It also offers a fantastic selection to visitors in Casual Clothing, Sports House & Home, Garden Furniture, Barbeques, Crafts and Childrens clothing. Padmore & Barnes offers a unique blend of quality product in world famous brands such as Ecco, Josef Seibal, Lowa Alpine, Columbia, Samsonite, Nike, Vango and Musto to name but a few.

The store is open 7 days a week and has a large car park.

Peaches Boutique

Andrea and Siobhan, who always had a natural love and flair for the fashion world, own one of Kilkenny’s Premier boutiques - bringing you alluring signature collections from Paris, Milan, New York and all the fashion capitals of the world.

This stunning boutique is a well known shopping experience that focuses on individuality, allowing every lady to express their own sense of style.

It is also a one stop shop for all occasions from casual chic to a day at the races, weddings, confirmations etc. And it does not stop there… The girls at Peaches boutique also offer a personal styling service and after hour opening available on request.

BallyKeefe Distillery

Kyle, Ballykeefe, Cuffsgrange, County Kilkenny

Tel: 0877004538

info@ballykeefedistillery.ie

ballykeefedistillery.ie

The BallyKeefe Distillery story is extremely rare and unique with it being the only distillery in Ireland that carries a culture of sustainability and a blue print for the environment.

This state of the art new distillery at Ballykeefe is the first Whiskey distillery to operate in Kilkenny in over 200 years. It revives an Irish tradition of family farm distilleries lost for centuries. There is a huge emphasis on being eco-friendly, low carbon footprint and 100% sustainable, with the pot ale and spent grains fed to the cattle on the farm. This is a one of a kind in Ireland where everything from Grain to Glass is done on the family farm with no off-farm waste.

Ballykeefe Distillery Tour Experience

A tour of Ballykeefe Distillery is a must for anyone with an interest in Kilkenny’s historical association with Irish Whiskey. The guided tour enables guests to explore the distillery and discover the ancient art of Irish Whiskey making and the craftmanship that goes into each of our casks. Experience first-hand the sound, smell and feel of a fully operational distillery, with a behind-the-scenes tour teaching the fine art of distilling and of course a tasting of our signature white spirit range.

The duration of the tour is approx. 1 hour and includes a full distillery explaining how they make their Whiskey, Poitín, Gin & Vodka plus tastings of our award-winning Ballykeefe Vodka and Ballykeefe Poitín along with a Ballykeefe Gin & Tonic.

Tours run daily from Monday to Friday at 2pm and 4pm from 1st March to 31st October. Group bookings can be accommodated outside of these hours/dates, subject to availability and our production schedule. Tours can be booked on https://ballykeefedistillery.ie

 

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Kilmangah, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 3980088

mattosullivan2@gmail.com

http://ballykeeffeamphitheatre.com

Nestled at the foot of the old Ballykeeffe Quarry, Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre brings the authentic atmosphere of an open-air Italian theatre to the quaint Kilkenny countryside. The once-bustling slate quarry had lain abandoned and in disarray for many years, with most indifferent to its very existence. However, in the late 1990s, a team of dedicated volunteers recognised a unique potential which was brought to fruition through hard work and perseverance, and in the year 2000 the amphitheatre proudly played host to the first of many performances – the Irish Defence Forces band & the Dublin Male Welsh Voice Choir.

The Hub, Cillin Hill

The Hub at Cillin Hill is a premier multi-purpose venue in the South East. Located in a commanding roadside position on the outskirts of thriving Kilkenny City, The Hub is located within Cillin Hill (visit www.cillinhill.com). The Hub is the ideal venue for exhibitions, conferences, comedy gigs, product launches, car/machinery shows, gala dinners, concerts and much more..

Shankill Castle – Festivals & Events

Shankill Castle is a unique family home often described as a living museum. It was first built as a Butler towerhouse near the ruins of a pre-reformation church. In 1708 it was rebuilt and set in a formal landscape, vista to the front and canal to the rear, by Peter Aylward. In the 19th century it was enlarged and castellated, serpentine bays added to the canal and an unusual polyhedral sundial given pride of place on a sunken lawn. The stable yard and castellated entrance to the demesne are attributed to Daniel Robertson.

Nowadays visitors can take a guided tour of the castle and a walk around the gardens. Visit in spring for snowdrops, daffodils and tulips, summer for the meadows, art exhibitions and sunshine walks, autumn for the ScareFest, ghost tours and wand and quill making, winter for drawing classes and winter workshops.

Cartoon Saloon

Cartoon Saloon Kilkenny

The Maltings, Tilbury Place, James Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7764481

fionacoughlan@cartoonsaloon.ie

http://www.cartoonsaloon.ie/

Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon is an Academy Award®-nominated animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999. From award-winning short films such as From Darkness, Cúilín Dualach/Backwards Boy, Old Fangs, The Ledge End Of Phil, and Somewhere Down the Line, to TV series like Skunk FU! and now Puffin Rock (launched on RTEjr in Jan 2015 and to be broadcast worldwide later this year), Cartoon Saloon has carved a special place in the international animation industry.

Kilkenny Castle

 

Go back in time to a 12th Century castle, remodelled and restored and set in 1830's splendour and extensive parklands: includes art gallery and playground. Publications are also on sale.

Few buildings in Ireland can boast a longer history of continuous occupation than Kilkenny Castle. Founded soon after the Norman conquest of Ireland, the Castle has been rebuilt, extended and adapted to suit changing circumstances and uses over a period of 800 years.

Today, Kilkenny Castle is open to visitors all year round and is largely a Victorian remodelling of the thirteenth century defensive Castle. Each year, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to see this grand country house and walk through its fifty acres of rolling parkland with mature trees and an abundance of wildlife. Other features include a formal terraced rose garden, woodlands and a man-made lake, which were added in the nineteenth century. There is also a tearoom, playground and several orienteering trails for visitors to enjoy.

Please note that free admission on the first Wednesday of each month is not applicable at Kilkenny Castle.

Access for visitors with disabilities to ground floor and the gardens only.

Hole in the Wall

The Hole in the Wall, Kilkenny's renowned 16th century tavern. It is housed in the oldest surviving townhouse in Ireland - the 1582 Archer Inner House, 17 High St. Fully restored over the past 10 years the Elizabethan building with its tavern, snug and Archer room are now open to visitors for the first time in hundreds of years. Tours currently take place on the weekends and evenings that describe the story of the house against the backdrop of the complex history of political and religious change in Kilkenny over the past 400 years.

Kilfane Glen & Waterfall

3.2km north of Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7727105

susanmosse@nicholasmosse.com

kilfane.com

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall located in Thomastown, Kilkenny is a pristine example of a romantic era garden dating from the 1790s. Untouched for 200 years, it is a picturesque paradise with a waterfall tumbling its way to a rushing stream and woodland paths leading to a cottage orné. Tiny bridges sit among ancient trees, wild fox-gloves, ferns and other historically correct 18th century planting.

The garden is listed as an Irish Heritage garden and was awarded assistance in 1993 by the European Union Cultural Commission. As an amenity it covers about 15 acres of easily accessible natural landscape. Other nearby gardens of historic significance are Altamount, Haywood (Luyteens), Mount Juliet, Woodstock and Ballymaloe Kitchen Gardens.

Jerpoint Park

Jerpoint Park

Jerpoint, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 086 6061449

info@jerpointpark.com

jerpointpark.com

 

Visit the unique Heritage Site in Jerpoint Park and enjoy a guided tour of the footprints of a deserted 12th Century Medieval town dating back to 1200AD. Your local guide will delve into the history and importance of this once thriving town called Newtown Jerpoint. Take a step back in time and explore the standing remains of St. Nicholas's Church, the domestic tower and the stunning 14th Century Medieval Tomb. Jerpoint Park also offers Angling for wild Salmon and wild brown trout or why not try something completely unique and come watch our Sheep Dog demonstration, showcasing man and dog working together as one. www.jerpointpark.com

 

*Guided Heritage Tours

Unearth the footprints of a 12th Century Medieval Town called Newtown Jerpoint plus the Tomb Effigy of St. Nicholas with a Guided Heritage Tour.
Daily tours: 10.30am & 2.30pm from mid April to mid October.

 

*Sheep dog demonstrations

Sheep dog Demonstrations at Jerpoint Park shows Sheep Dog Demonstrations at Jerpoint Park show a strong bond of respect between man and dog.
Border collie dogs are the preferred dogs used here & is a wonderful event to see man and dog working together as one.

Daily sheep dog demo: 11.30am & 3.30pm from mid April to Mid October

 

*Fishing

Fishing for wild brown trout and wild salmon on the River Nore – rods and bait available for hire.
Fishing Daily: between mid April to end of September. 

If you have any queries about Jerpoint Park please ring Maeve on 086 6061449

Eden Hall Cookery School

Cooking Classes at Eden Hall has something to offer all food lovers: learn, taste, and enjoy with demonstrations for groups of eight or more. Whether a novice or more experienced cook, we will make your visit memorable. Located in a traditional old Irish house in the heartland of County Kilkenny.

Edward Hayden Cookery School

Edward will be doing cookery demonstrations over the weekend as well as giving hands-on tuition.

Boasting private dining facilities, he will also be doing children’s cookery workshops and corporate team building events.

The cookery school, with Brandon Hill in the background, boasts a large kitchen suitable for both demonstration and hands-on classes with an adjoining dining room and stylish utility room area.

Ryeland House Cookery School

Ryeland House Cookery School first open its doors in Kilkenny in 1991 to provide cooking classes and has been run ever since by the proprietor Mrs. Anne Neary. When it comes to food the ethos of Anne and the Ryeland House Cookery School has always been one of using locally sourced, great quality ingredients. Much of the food used at Ryeland House is grown on the home farm, our neighbours farms or is produced locally by skilled artisan food makers. All the eggs used in our cooking come from our own free range hens, which guests and students are encouraged to visit during their time at Ryeland.

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Since its foundation in 1974, Kilkenny Arts Festival has gathered many of the world’s finest musicians, performers, writers and artists in Ireland’s medieval city each August. For ten days, the city’s historic churches, castle, courtyards, townhouses and gardens offer a magical setting for unique collaborations and intimate encounters between audiences and artists.

Kilkenomics Festival

2018 will mark the 9th edition of Kilkenomics - Europe’s first economics festival - which brings together some of the world’s leading economists, financial analysts and media commentators with some of our funniest, sharpest standup comedians. We’ve been called “Davos with jokes” and we wouldn’t disagree with that assessment. Our informal, entertaining formats invite our audiences to engage and enjoy. As we like to say: it’s serious, but it’s fun too! Jump into Kilkenomics now and engage with as many shows as possible, equip yourself with the information and insight we hope can help us all make smart choices for our futures - inform and entertain yourselves. People who have taken part in previous years include David McWilliams (co-founder of the festival), Constantin Gurdgiev, Max Keiser, Gillian Tett, Rory Sutherland, Linda Yueh and Yanis Varoufakis.

Kilkenny Country Music festival

This truly unique festival is set in the idyllic grounds of Gowran Park with built in facilities, a giant dance floor, easy parking and 10 minutes from the motorway this venue has it all..Join us for a day of fun, music and dance with some of the best Country musicians in Ireland. There’s something for everyone with activities for the kids, state of the art facilities ,dancing, onsite bars and restaurants and entertained by some of the best country musicians in Ireland this is the place to be on July 1st 2018 GAA fans attending this year will be able to view the Munster & Leinster Finals on the many tv screens around the racecourse so come along and enjoy the music while keeping track of the games.

The Iverk Show

The Iverk show, The oldest show in Ireland, is a one day traditional yet modern. Now in its 188th year the Iverk show is a family / community based event hosting All Ireland championship finals and qualifiers for other finals. There are local classes for horses, sheep, crafts, cattle, flowers, poultry, dogs, fruit, cakes, vegetables, farm produce, arts, jams and honey. There are classes are for adults and children with special sections for primary and secondary schools. There is a competition for the ‘Most Appropriately Dressed Lady’ and a bonny baby competition as well as a fashion show. A display of vintage cars, tractors and machinery with working demonstrations is one of the highlights. The 100’s of trade stands from large outdoor exhibits to small indoor industries & artisan food stands attracts local and national food producers. A garden and entertainment section has been developed in the past couple of years. The show has a total prize fund of almost €30,000.

Smithwicks Kilkenny Roots Festival

Since 1998 the festival has attracted some of the finest names in the Americana/Roots canon, including Calexico, Giant Sand, Ryan Adams, Alejandro Escovedo, Guy Clark, Chuck Prophet, Ray LaMontagne, Richmond Fontaine, Rodney Crowell, Phosphorescent, Sturgill Simpson and Alabama Shakes. Audiences wind their way through the medieval streets sampling the huge range of music in the 30 plus venues, hosting over 40 Irish and international acts, with over 90 ticketed and free shows from early afternoon until late into the night. There’s a mixture of old and new acts on the free pub gig trail and all styles are catered for, from swing to bluegrass, rockabilly to cajun, folk, blues and beyond.

Subtitle European Film Festival

The festival brings together a selection of European films that invites you to see cinema in a whole new way. Many of the films in the 2017 festival have never been screened theatrically in Ireland and 15 of them are Irish premieres; highlights for this year include a special VIP preview of Aku Louhimies’s epic film UNKNOWN SOLDIER, which has already smashed box office records in Finland; Valery Todorovsky’s terrific drama, BOLSHOI (he will be in Kilkenny to present both screenings), Alexei Uchitel’s lavish new picture, MATILDA and Tonie Marshall’s outstanding new film, NUMBER ONE (she will be in Kilkenny too). For our 2017 edition, we are presenting 29 films. We have a terrific collection of thrillers, dramas and comedies from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, The Netherlands, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria. We are very excited about the mix of movies available and we are confident that there’s something on offer for all tastes. There will be over 200 guests in Kilkenny for the festival, including over 50 brilliant European actors and some of the finest casting directors on the planet.

Town of Books Graiguenamanagh

The Graiguenamanagh ‘Town of Books’ Festival, now in its 15th year, was ‘born’ in 2003. From its origins as a small weekend event promoted on an experimental basis for one year, it has now grown into a fully fledged festival that features art, music, food and crafts, and a whole host of fringe activities. Of course, at its core the Graiguenamanagh ‘Town of Books’ retains its original vision, to transform Graiguenamanagh, for one weekend only, into a book lovers' paradise where booksellers are matched up with a number of empty spaces in the town.

Tradfest

Burrell's Hall, St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny

Tel: 083 8722444

flannery.marian@gmail.com

www.kilkennytradfest.com

Kilkenny TradFest showcases the best of Irish traditional music, in a variety of unique venues across Kilkenny city. Held across St.Patrick’s Day weekend, the festival is accessible to everyone, with both free and ticketed events. Join Tradfest to see world-class acts, fantastic traditional Irish musicians and bands, as well as all of the St. Patrick’s Festivities including the Parade. There are events for all ages, with the TradTrail, music & dance workshops, family activities and more.

Savour Kilkenny Festival

The Savour Kilkenny Festival is the city’s premier food festival and is relatively new on the scene. There’s a vibrant food culture in Kilkenny so there’s no place better to celebrate this passion. This festival is usually held on the October Bank holiday each year and features exquisite dinners, food tasting, wine tasting, baking competitions, cooking demonstrations, a food trail, food markets, celebrity chef cookery classes and a gala dinner. Of course there will also be lots of music and street entertainment.

Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival

Kilkenny Cat Laughs is Ireland’s annual craic pilgrimage, and has been heralding the start of the summer season since 1995. Now in it’s 24th edition, the festival has played host over the years to international and domestic world class comedy and is renowned for treating both talent and audience to a warm, welcoming and convivial atmosphere in Kilkenny, at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Cat Laughs has a reputation for being the comedians’ comedy festival, and for creating an atmosphere where anything can happen. Over the years the festival has nurtured the fledgling careers of Irish acts like Dara Ó Briain, Aisling Bea, Graham Norton, Dylan Moran, Maeve Higgins, Ardal O’Hanlon, Joanne McNally, Deirdre O’Kane, David O’Doherty, Des Bishop and many, many more. We have also welcomed international luminaries like Bill Murray, Zach Galifianakis, Laura Kightlinger, Bill Burr, George Wendt, Ross Noble, Peter Kay, Bill Bailey, Tig Notaro, Emo Philips and Sarah Millican among others. In 2017, Matt Smyth and Dan Colley of Collapsing Horse Theatre took over the reins as Artistic Directors, bringing some of their own comedy influences onboard and and building on the fine legacy of the festival. They take the helm again in 2018 and look forward to combining the best in comedy standup with new names in the world of improv, sketch, podcasts and more. Roll on summer!

Waterside Restaurant & Guest House

Irish & Continental cuisine featuring game in season, local specialties such as smoked eel and an extensive international wine list. If you are feeling a bit peckish? The team in the kitchen at Waterside know their craft. Having honed their skills and developed their own style during fifteen years as a team their work has resulted in consistently favourable reports. The restaurant at Waterside, Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny, has earned a reputation for excellence over many years. The room itself, with its riverfront location, sets the scene for a wonderful intimate evening with great food and fine wines. The atmosphere in the dining room is relaxed and comfortable. The food is good, the wine list is delicious with over 40 wines from right around the globe.

Truffles Restaurant

Nestled in the heart of Kilkenny city, Truffles is an exciting new restaurant offering delightful European cuisine using the finest local ingredients, which is prepared using modern French cooking techniques with an Italian twist. A wonderful combination! They also provide an extended menu for Vegan and Vegetarian guests.

Truffles is a small and unique restaurant where guests will be spoiled from the moment they arrive. If you are looking for something special you will find it here.

Visit https://trufflesrestaurant.ie/

Zuni Restaurant & Hotel

26 Patrick Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7723999

paulbyrne@zuni.ie

http://zuni.ie/

Zuni Restaurant Bar & Boutique Hotel, situated on Patrick Street, in Kilkenny's City Centre. Serving great food for lunch or dinner seven days a week since 2000. Arrive early for a cocktail in our chic new cocktail bar. Zuni restaurant is highly regarded as one of Kilkennys top restaurants. From our award-winning kitchen you can enjoy breakfast daily from 8am,  Lunch from 12 noon with early bird and full a la carte evening service from 5.30pm.

 

Mocha’s Vintage Tea Rooms & Restaurant

Step into the past at Mocha’s Vintage Tea Room Restaurant, on Gas House Lane in Kilkenny City. Charming surroundings and French vintage décor offer a relaxing ambiance to enjoy a freshly made breakfast with Irish free range eggs, or a healthy lunch, or something more substantial.. Freshly prepared dishes offer a varied menu for all tastes and dietary needs. Come and absorb the elegant surroundings and friendly service.

The Wine Centre

15 John Street Lower, Collegepark, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7722907

shaun@okeeffesgroup.com

https://www.thewinecentre.ie

The Wine Centre is a specialist off licence based in the heart of Kilkenny city, in the South East of Ireland. We first opened our doors in 1965 and have been renowned for our dedication to customer service and excellence in product selection ever since. We provide personalised, specialist advice and expertise to customers, whatever the budget.

Kilkenny Cafe

Kilkenny Cafe located in Market Cross Shopping Centre

 

Kilkenny Café is at the heart of Market Cross Shopping Centre, for over 20 years it has been serving the very best food to the people of Kilkenny. We pride ourselves on serving wholesome good food in a relaxed environment. With 200 seats, it’s one of the largest café’s in Kilkenny, but with the friendly atmosphere and relaxing warm environment you would expect from this welcoming City.

It has a very wide menu, so there is something to suit everyone, from gourmet sandwiches to warming roast dinners with all the trimmings. The café is particularly family friendly, with a great children’s menu, colouring competitions, family meal deals and lots of room to relax. We are pleased to accommodate any fussy eaters you may have!

Paris Texas Bar & Restaurant

 

Looking for restaurants in Kilkenny, Paris Texas is located on the main shopping street in the heart of Kilkenny City. Winner of the ‘Pub of the Year’ in the Irish Pub Awards 2019, the newly refurbished  pub has transformed into one of the leading Gastro pubs in the South East and is home to an in-house wood smoking oven offering a fusion of traditional American South West favourites with the sophistication of New Orleans French Quarter.

Paris Texas delivers restaurant quality food at affordable prices ensuring its popularity with local and visitors alike. Regular offers and specials are available mid week with ladies night on Friday not to be missed. Inside this wonderfully adorned pub the bar extends right back from the High St with a large seated area for dining leading on to a bespoke designed covered smoking area and then on to a Gin Bar where Friday Nights come into their own.

Sullivans Brewing Company

The clean hop bitterness and subtle fruit flavours from our cask ale yeast, add balance, interest and enhanced drinkability to create a smooth, balanced classic ale.

Brewed by local experts, by hand, in small batches, with enormous heart and the finest locally sourced ingredients

Our first beer from the revived Sullivan’s Brewing Company is Maltings Red Ale (4% abv). It’s a refreshingly balanced, ruby tinted classic Irish ale with a depth of malt flavour giving rich biscuit and gentle caramel notes.

Traditionally brewed with only Kilkenny-grown ale malt, including three special darker malts and three varieties of hop. Fermented and matured with cask ale yeast and coupled with our no-rush brewing produces a smooth balanced classic ale.

Left Bank Bar

Left Bank popular Kilkenny bar for couples, friends, groups and parties

Left Bank has been transformed into one of Kilkenny's most popular bars and venues. A recently renovated Bank of Ireland Branch, this Kilkennt bar features a beautifully designed main bar with lively atmosphere, friendly staff and Louie's Backyard and outdoor area is a fully heated and covered smoking area featuring its own fireplace and both an indoor and outdoor bar.

Rive Gauche restaurant serves a beautiful Gourmet Lunch daily from 12pm – 4.30pm. Groups and parties of all needs are invited to this Kilkenny bar to soak up the atmosphere in our historic and impressive bar.

Sams Kilkenny is the latest addition to The Left Bank.  The brand new Sams Kilkenny offers gourmet food delivered to you, in the comfort of your own home or you have the option to call and collect. They deliver within an 2km radius of Kilkenny City to ensure the quality and standard of their food. Specialising in pizzas, pastas, house dips and house desserts that are prepared daily by their professional kitchen team. Order and prepay over the phone or website and organise delivery or collection. ​Opening hours Monday to Sunday 1pm to 10pm. Call: 056 7818022.

Lanigan’s Bar & Restaurant

Lanigans Kilkenny Bar

Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant is a family run Traditional Kilkenny Bar located in the heart of the medieval city. Live Music is on offer 7 nights a week and Irish Cuisine served until 9pm each evening. Famed for its Hooly nights Live Trad with Cu Chulainn with World renowned Irish Dancer Ger Hayes and dancers from Evelyn White school of dance every Mon, Tues, Wed & Thur 9 till late. It also boasts the largest LCD video wall in Ireland for all your sporting events.

Adjacent to this famous Kilkenny bar is a brand new 40 bed Tourist Hostel offering visitors accommodation on a budget. Voted the number one on things to do in Kilkenny on Trip Advisor, The Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience brings you down a unique sporting experience into the world's oldest & Fastest Field Game. Located close to top Kilkenny attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, the newly added addition of Kilkenny Ghost Tours is a must when visiting the Medieval capital of Ireland. A warm and Friendly welcome will always greet you at Lanigan's.

La Rivista

Located on Kilkenny’s historic Parliament Street, just a short walk from Kilkenny Castle and Smithwicks Experience, La Rivista offers fine contemporary, Italian & Irish fusion cooking to suit all tastes and budgets. Daily specials at this Kilkenny restaurant and set menus offering great value mean you can come in for a quick bite before the theatre (Kilkenny’s Watergate Theatre is a stonesthrow away) or sit back with us and enjoy our full A La Carte menu. This Kilkenny restaurant also caters for Vegetarian and Celiac dietary requirements. So whether it’s an intimate meal for two or a large family get together, your table is waiting at La Rivista

Kytelers Inn

A Kilkenny bar and venue dating back to 1324 with an intriguing background

Kyteler's Inn is a truly historic Kilkenny bar and venue dating back to 1324 with an intriguing background - but you will have to visit to hear the whole story of witches & poisoned husbands! The building houses four bars over three floors with a great tradition for Music and is an IRISH MUSIC BAR award winner.

The Menu in Kyteler's reflects local, Irish produce and fare served with local beers - Kilkenny, Smithwicks Ale & Pale Ale amongst others. Music is a huge part of Ireland's history and Traditional Irish music has a home right here in Kyteler's Inn. Enjoy a fun Trad session with a talented duo, every Monday to Thursday evening in the Main bar.

Visitors from all over the world join a local clientele for Bacon and Cabbage, Irish Stew, prime Steaks and our famous 'Vol au Vents' washed down with local Kilkenny and Smithwicks beers, Harp lager and Guinness. This Kilkenny bar has catered for many tour groups over the years and  would be very happy to look after any group in this great medieval building.  Kytelers Inn, Kilkenny offers the perfect surroundings for special occasions, communions, birthdays, Christmas parties, office parties & private parties.

Matt the Millers

Matt the Millers is arguably one of the most popular pubs in Kilkenny. The energetic bar features four floors with a bar on each and with an expanse of ground space to dance the night away under the sparkling disco ball and warm atmosphere. Customers are spoilt for choice with great food, a lively bar and music venue in a pub that has maintained its true Medieval Character. So come on down and soak up the atmosphere for yourself!

McDonalds Restaurant

High quality is one of our top priorities. From our meats to our cheeses, from our fresh produce to our eggs, we’re committed to serving you the very best.

Open 24 hours a week, 7 days a week with a Drive Thru also

Meubles Restaurant

Unit 12, Kilkenny Retail Park, Smithlands, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7797968

nadia@okeeffesgroup.com

http://www.meubles.ie

Located on the first floor of Meubles is our bustling restaurant. Meubles Restaurant is the perfect destination for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea in Kilkenny. We provide freshly made meals with locally sourced ingredients. Open daily from 9am, we are completely wheelchair, buggy and business meeting friendly and have free Wi-Fi for all customers. We offer a mixture of signature dishes and daily specials devised by our resident chefs. Notice boards in the restaurant outline what is available each day or simply ask our staff who will be more than delighted to advise you. We also offer an extensive gluten free menu.

The Pantry

The Pantry Country Kitchen is a busy Kilkenny City centre café offering an all-day, value for money casual dining experience. Famous for their Breakfast Special, The Pantry prepares freshly cooked food. An in-house bakery and confectionary ensures that freshly made breads, pastries and desserts are always available.

The Pantry now features a heated outdoor area on pedestrian friendly Kieran Street, where customers can sit with friends, relax and watch the world go by.

The in-house bakery makes cake,desserts, breads, scones & pastries to take home with you also.

Marble City Bar & Tea Rooms

Marble City Bar and Tea Rooms

Situated within walking distance from Langton House Hotel, The Marble City Bar & Tea Rooms is one the oldest public houses in the County it has still retained many of the original features and exsudes a warm & friendly atmosphere. MCB is a favourite with locals and residents alike, visitors will experience and savour an atmosphere made tangible by the aroma of International coffees, freshly baked breads and extensive menus boasting the very best in fresh local Irish produce and service.

Down stairs and situated on a buslting pedestriaised shopping street is the new addition to the Langton family Marble City Tea Rooms. An ideal meeting spot with both indoor and outdoor seating area's it is the perfect setting in which to experience a varied selection of coffees, teas, cakes, and pastries along with a full & comprehensive menu.

Ristorante Rinuccini

Ristorante Rinuccini is a family owned and run multi award-winning Italian restaurant located in the heart of Kilkenny City for over 25 years. Specialising in classic Italian cuisine, Ristorante Rinuccini boasts an extensive menu selection, catering for lunch, dinner, group bookings and private dining in our city-centre restaurant.

Pennefeather Cafe

Pennefeather Café is in the heart of Kilkenny City. It is located over the Book Centre on the High Street. It is a well-established daytime café a favourite with locals and tourists alike.

Petronella Restaurant

Butterslip Lane (Off High Street), Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7761899

FRANKCURRANONE@EIRCOM.NET

http://www.petronella.ie/

 

Petronella restaurant and café combines medieval Kilkenny with what is best in our city's dining and evening entertainment today. Petronella's unique location on the Butterslip , one of the busiest tourist routes in the city and its modern Irish and European cuisine, create an irresistible welcome that you are sure to return to time and again. A charming dining experience, whether over a brisk lunch, leisurely evening meal or time set aside for an all important coffee, will always be guaranteed by our friendly and attentive staff.

Petronella's welcome extends to the tourist in a very special way in its presentation of music and storytelling evenings while all the while honouring all that is uniquely Irish. We will always celebrate what is classic and best in Irish food and realise that we intertwine with our history every time we serve dishes like the humble baked potato but most of all when we chat about Petronella herself. Look forward to dipping into the archives with us on her remarkable history as the first woman to be burnt at the stake in Europe and take a stroll around the corner when you leave to stand where Petronella met her end on the site of Kilkenny's town hall.

Rafter Dempseys Bar

Rafter Dempsey’s is based in the heart of Kilkenny City, 2 minutes walk from Kilkenny Castle. Combining old world charm with a modern elegance, this award winning bar offers a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Rafter Dempsey’s offers great food with an extensive menu available 7 days a week. Boasting 16 ensuite bedrooms and a rooftop beer garden it can accommodate all your needs in Kilkenny. Live music is available on weekends and all major sporting occasions are shown on their 3 giant screens. Rafter Dempsey’s is renowned as a sports venue and is complimented by a pool table and darts board. Saturday nights are very lively at Rafter Dempsey's, as they always have one of the best bands in Kilkenny belting out their tunes! If you are looking for a great entertainment venue, with a terrific atmosphere, good company and an old world charm all mixed together to give the right blend for your night, look no further.

Woodstock Gardens

The beautiful Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum are located overlooking the River Nore Valley and the picturesque village of Inistioge. The gardens date to the 1740's with the main development taking place in the 1800's. A period of disrepair followed during the 1900's following the burning of Woodstock House, however in 1999, Kilkenny County Council undertook an ambitious programme of garden restoration which is now well advanced. Features include a walled garden, rose garden, rockery garden, a recreated Turner Conservatory, a collection of rare and exotic trees in the arboretum and much more including many tranquil woodland walks.

Kiltorcan Raceway Karting

Kiltorcan Raceway Karting Kilkenny

Kiltorcan, Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 2464872

info@kiltorcan.com

https://kiltorcan.com

Kiltorcan Raceway is one of Ireland's best go-kart circuit's and is known to be challenging, exhilarating and fun, while still being an extremely safe track.

So whether you are coming as an individual, group of friends, on a corporate team building day or that all important fun filled hen or stag party the team at Kiltorcan Raceway will make sure your time here is packed with excitement and fun while ensuring your safety at all times.

If you are new to go-kart racing or are an experienced driver our state of the art kart's paired with our outdoor super smooth 1000 metre, all weather, floodlit go-kart track will offer you the buzz of a lifetime.

Anocht@Kilkenny Design

Stylish fine dining in this Kilkenny Restaurant

Kilkenny Design Centre, Castle Yard, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7722118

info@kilkennydesign.com

https://anochtrestaurant.ie/

This Kilkenny Restaurant was established in 2012 after the enduring success of Kilkenny Design Centre’s day-time restaurant. Anocht offers a unique fine dining experience in one of Kilkenny’s most beautiful rooms.

Serving modern Irish & European cuisine with added style using the finest local ingredients, Anocht caters for dinner, group bookings and private dining. Also available to hire for private functions, weddings and events.

Built in the 1760s as grain stores for the Earl of Ormonde’s horses, the Kilkenny Design Centre was originally part of a large complex of buildings attached to the castle that housed a dairy, stables, coach houses and accommodation for grooms. Cartwheel windows overlook Kilkenny castle and courtyard while original overhead wooden beams with hanging, linen drops create a unique & sumptuous atmosphere.

Aroi Kilkenny

Delicious Asian street food at this Kilkenny Restaurant
Aroi is a casual dining Kilkenny restaurant that offers a single course dining experience and service with the minimum of fuss. Aroi (pronounced Aroy) is associated with the eating experience in Asia and means delicious or tasty. This Kilkenny restaurant's ethos is to serve market fresh, locally sourced ingredients. This healthy cuisine avoids the obscure chemicals and additives so common in today's food. View our Kilkenny menu today

Billy Byrnes Bar / Restaurant & Accommodation

Kilkenny Bar with good beer, good food and a warm welcome

Billy Byrnes is one of Kilkenny’s most famous public houses located in the heart of this medieval city. This Kilkenny bar is a popular meeting place for locals young and old with a reputation for good beer, good food and a warm welcome. In this relaxed and informal environment visitors can enjoy a bit of local colour, some top quality live music, or just a quiet corner to read the paper.

Billy Byrnes main bar is a big, bright, welcoming space where guests can eat breakfast and lunch, check e-mail, or just meet friends and linger over coffee during the day. At night, the bar fills up with a mixture of locals and visitors, hipsters and sports stars.  A wide selection of craft beers and spirits from Kilkenny and further afield is served. There is a dedicated live music room at the back of the bar not to mention a funky beer garden furnished with rescued sofas and home-made tables, like a beach bar in the middle of the city! There’s even an old double-decker bus, converted to a kitchen, serving tasty street food from around the world and a real wood-fired oven turning out fresh, authentic pizzas.

Situated above a renovated 19th Century townhouse bar and restaurant, popular with locals and visitors alike, Billy Byrnes is a comfortable family-run bed & breakfast just a five minute stroll from the heart of historic Kilkenny city. Visit Billy Byrne's today and experience what this great Kilkenny bar has to offer.

Bollards Bar & Bistro

This Kilkenny Bar welcomes guests to enjoy traditional and contemporary food and drink
Situated in the heart of Kilkenny's shopping area. Bollard's Bar and Bistro has been in the Bollard family since 1904. So while steeped in history and tradition, Bollard's offer a high standard of food, drink and service to suit all modern day requirements. Bollard's Bar & Bistro combines traditional ambiance and hospitality with the very best of modern-day customer service, welcoming visitors and locals alike to enjoy our winning combination of traditional and contemporary food and drink. Recommended by Best Food Guides. Superb food served all day. Terraced seating available on a pedestrianised street. Wireless Internet access available all day. Easy car parking. All major Credit Cards accepted.

Brewery Corner

Kilkenny’s first and finest Craft Beer Bar
Brewery Corner is the first and finest Craft Beer Kilkenny Bar. Located on Parliment street it is close to the popular Smithwicks Experience. It houses a selection of over 100 craft beers on draught and in bottles and a wide range of international craft beers and whiskeys, and specially selected wines. Delicious stone baked pizzas and mouth watering stacked beef burgers are also on offer with Brewery Corner's contemporary bar menu. Brewery Corner also hosts some of the best live acts in the country on a regular basis in our music venue as well as garden parties and beer samplings.

Cakeface Patisserie

This Kilkenny cafe is the perfect resting point for coffee lovers and foodies alike

Kilkenny's first patisserie located on the Medieval Mile in the shadow of St Canices Cathedral this Kilkenny cafe is the perfect resting point for coffee lovers and foodies alike. Cakeface Patisserie offers of handmade quirky and unusual cakes not to mention pastries and desserts that are works of art which would be hard to find in London or Paris

Locally produced artisan breads and sourdoughs are beautifully displayed and are available to take home but be quick they don't last long. For coffee enthusiate Cakeface offers a house coffee locally roasted in small batches for freshness plus a constantly changing guest coffee which they source from artisan producers.

Lunchtime at this Kilkenny cafe consists of gourmet, made to order sandwich filled with delicious local ingredients on sour dough and artisan breads. Homemade soups and salad are available seasonally and made on site.

The interior is in keeping with their desserts a little bit quirky and the atmosphere is relaxed. The staff are friendly and easy going and sure know how to make a great cup of coffee. Visit cakeface.ie

Christy’s Bar

This Kilkenny bar is located close to Kilkenny Castle and the National Design and Craft Centre
Situated in an area known as "the Village" is Christy’s Bar, a family run business. This Kilkenny bar offers customers the chance to enjoy the traditional Irish society along with all the trappings of modern technology. Located close to Kilkenny Castle and the National Design and Craft Gallery this is the perfect spot to enjoy a sunny afternoon while visiting Kilkenny. At Christy's Bar they provide for all major sporting and non sporting events, with a keen eye for horse racing. Christy’s Bar is the Kilkenny bar that boasts one of the largest Beer Gardens in the county complete barbeque facilities plus a customers car park.

Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny

Quaint and homely atmosphere at this Kilkenny cafe.

Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny....Sample a slice of serenity in medieval Kilkenny!

This Kilkenny cafe's quaint and homely atmosphere is in keeping with the feeling of serenity that runs throughout the building. It is the perfect place to escape from everything and relax. Have a cup of tea and a chat or to enjoy the homemade soups, sandwiches, hot lunches or desserts. Also on the menu at this Kilkenny cafe is an assortment of desserts, such as freshly-made scones, muffins, chocolate biscuit cake served with cream to name but a few. It is also the perfect base to plan your tour of our beautiful city.

 

 

Costellos Brewing Company

A bright, easy drinking red ale with notes of caramel sweetness and traditional bittering hops. Kilkenny Brewery

We are on a mission to ensure the craft of brewing thrives in Kilkenny. Our city needs our brewers as much as we need our butchers, bakers and candlestick makers.

At Costellos, we are all about the craft. We brew beers inspired by our local environment with a nod to Kilkenny’s rich brewing heritage. Costellos is a bright, easy drinking red ale with notes of caramel sweetness and traditional bittering hops. Brewed for a slightly dry finish to leave the taste buds asking for more. Also available is The Red, the same beer as Costellos, just in a bottle.

Located in the heart of Kilkenny, Costello’s are the new wave of Kilkenny brewers. We’re a family owned craft brewery, passionate about beer.

Fennellys of Callan

Fennellys of Callan is a Kilkenny cafe and cultural hub in the heart of Callan town

Fennellys of Callan is a Kilkenny cafe and cultural hub in the heart of Callan town.  All food is made from locally sourced ingredients and baked in-situ. This Kilkenny cafe believes in ethical and sustainable food and is sure that it is easy to taste the difference.

Fennellys also curate art happenings, residencies, markets, music gigs and more! They really want to celebrate the beautiful town of Callan and offer delicious food and exciting and interesting, enjoyable experiences for everyone, visitors and locals alike! Visit Fennellys of Callan for a taste of Kilkenny culture and coffee today!

New!! Online Farmer's Market

The NeighbourFood Callan, Callan’s new online farmers market offer an array of different, carefully curated products from brilliant producers. This is one of the best ways to shop, support your local community, while making sure that small producers are given a helping hand during this tough time. Click here to find out more

Crotty’s Coffee House

This Kilkenny cafe is a favourite with locals and residents alike

Located on the pedestrianised Kieran Street, within view of Kilkenny Castle, this family run Kilkenny cafe offers you the perfect place to relax and chill out over our mouthwatering coffees, savouries and delicious cakes.

Crotty's Coffee House is the love child of husband and wife duo Martin and Mary Crotty. Between them they share over 25 years in the hospitality industry, and are driven by their love and passion for delivering excellent customer service in a cup of coffee, accompanied by there love and respect from one another. Together they have created a haven that encompasses a stand out cafe. Their mission is to enrich the lives of those who enter the front door - whether it be for a quick coffee or a lengthy stay - with friendly genuine service and standout dishes.

Situated within walking distance from Kilkenny Castle and St. Canices Cathedral. Crottys Coffee House is situated on the oldest street in the County it has still retained many of the original features and exudes a traditional & friendly atmosphere. Crotty's Coffee House is a favourite with locals and residents alike, offering extensive menus boasting the very best in fresh local Irish produce and service. There is a strong support for all things local and this is very important for to everyone involved in the Crotty's Coffee house story. From the local musicians, staff uniforms and of course the quality produce used in the kitchen.

The Dylan Whiskey Bar

The Dylan is an old victorian style bar that specialises in fine whiskies. Our Whisky Library now contains nearly 200 of the worlds finest whiskies, 40 premium gins & is continually growing. With comfortable leather seating, private snugs, an open turf fire & walls adorned with whiskey mirrors, old advertising and Bob Dylan memorabilia; this bar provides a warm cosy atmosphere in which to chat with friends while enjoying your dram. If whiskey's not your thing, we also have a great selection of beers, wines cocktails and other choice spirits.

Kilkenny City Tours

Kilkenny Castle, College Park, Castle Road, Kilkenny, Ireland

Tel: 086 730 1500

kilkennycitytours@gmail.com

https://kilkennycitytours.com/

Kilkenny City Tours' tourist train was established in 2011, as a convenient way for visitors to see all the wonderful sights of Kilkenny city. Since its inception it has since grown to become one of the most sought after things to do in Kilkenny city. Rated as the number 1 Tour it has also been awarded the "Certificate of Excellence" by Tripadvisor.com, which is awarded based on consistently earning great reviews from travellers!

The Kilkenny City Tour is a wonderful way to see all the historical sites and points of interest in Kilkenny city. Departing from Kilkenny Castle you will be taken on a historical and fascinating tour with a full commentary of detailed insights, facts, and folklore of the medieval city.

Book your tickets today https://kilkennycitytours.com/

 

K Bowl Entertainment Centre

MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7788200

info@kbowlkk.ie

http://kbowlkk.ie/

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Ten Pin Bowling is a family activity that can be enjoyed by all ages from children as young as 3 years of age. At KBowl you can experience state of the art computerized scoring systems while relaxing on leather sofas enjoying a selection of refreshments. We now serve food. Why not have some pizza and chips with your bowling, kids meals and much more.

Always popular is the KZone area with air hockey and more. All lanes are fully accessible to wheelchair users and are fitted with side bumpers to ensure the best chance of a STRIKE every time!!

Don't forget we offer a 10% discount on 1 hour of bowling to visitors who show their hotel or b&b card/keycard/key

Kilkenny Golf Club

Kilkenny Golf Club

Kilkenny Golf Club 18 Hole Championship Parkland Course in Kilkenny. Playable all year round due to sand based greens. Close to city centre. Full catering facilities available.

The course, which is of championship standard, is set on 120 acres of parkland and measures 5,933 metres with a par of 71. The course is mostly flat terrain with an abundance of trees. Notable features are the difficult par threes, the long par four eleventh and the final four holes which have ruined many a fine card! See Gallery here. 

A feature at the 10th tee is a “Fulacht Fiadh”, or ancient Irish kitchen. This type of structure dates back to the Bronze Age when these ancient cooking places were horse shoe shaped mounds made up of small pieces of stone and situated close to a water source or in marshy ground.

After a game visitors will find the clubhouse, like the city - very friendly where they can relax in a convivial atmosphere and partake of the Bar and full catering facilities available throughout the day.

Mountain View Golf Course

Mountainview Golf

Perched high above the village of Ballyhale in Co. Kilkenny with amazing countryside views, lush greenery and beautiful trees - Mountain View is one of the most stylish places around! Ideally situated in the South East and only 20 minutes drive from Kilkenny. Tucked into the hillside, you'll find a beautiful venue perfect for weddings and events, a chic bar & eatery and a beautiful eighteen hole parkland golf course situated on over 120 acres of prime Kilkenny land! Pass through the grand entrance, drive up the tree lined avenue and you have arrived. This beautiful and unique golf course awaits you and so to does some of the best scenery in South East Ireland.

Golf at Mountain View
The Golf Course opened its gates in 1996 and boasts 18 holes of breathtaking golf – with sweeping fairways, imaginative bunkers, elegant water features, sensational views and superbly manicured Greens ensuring year round play. The brainchild of the O’Neill Family, Mountain View opened its gates in 1996 as one of very few privately owned golf courses in Ireland at the time. Spread over 120 acres of rolling countryside, the course consists of sweeping fairways, elegant water features, sensational views and superbly manicured sand-based tees & greens ensuring year round play. The course was designed to be an exciting challenge for golfers of all levels. As you move along, the course takes on a different personality and will test even the most accomplished players. The course is always well manicured and is regarded as having some of the best putting surfaces in the South East. For all golf membership enquiries, contact  info@mountainview.ie

The Greenhouse Bar & Eatery - Life’s greatest pleasure.
There are plenty of ways to dine at Mountain View. Choose from The Greenhouse Bar & Eatery or go for something a little different and enjoy feasting on the terrace, summer barbecues and private dining for parties – you will be spoilt for choice.

Private Events - Planning a party?
Once a family home to the O’Neill’s, it’s now refreshed and revitalised! They like to plan events where everything revolves around their guests. All the character and charm of ‘your own place in the country’, served up with heartfelt personal service and an easygoing at-home atmosphere.

Relaxed & Personal Weddings
Mountain View is a completely relaxed venue so use your imagination as much as possible! It’s the first day of the rest of your lives, and there can be few better places to spend it than at Mountain View. With space for up to 220 guests, the venue makes the perfect exclusive use Kilkenny wedding venue. Mountain View is exclusive to guests on their big day, just their nearest & dearest celebrating together (plus a couple of sheep, a few cows and plenty of ducks!)

 

Kilkenny Ghost Tours

This one of a kind ghost tour takes you through the medieval capital of Ireland. Kilkenny with its narrow cobbled lanes, remnants of its city walls and with its mystic charm, it should be no surprise that Kilkenny is bursting with tales of the paranormal. Its people have told stories for generations, handed down to become far more than hearsay. Kilkenny’s ghostly tales all have one very important thing in common they are all based around fact and arise from genuine historic tragedies.

UPMC Nowlan Park

Gaelic Games form part of the flavour of Kilkenny, from UPMC Nowlan Park in Kilkenny city to each of the 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 UPMC 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.

Kilkenny Road Train Tours

Outside Kilkenny Castle Park, The Parade, Kilkenny

Tel: 087 6778832

info@kilkennyroadtraintours.com

www.kilkennyroadtraintours.com

Join us on a fun filled tour of Kilkenny's finest sights. Sit back, relax in comfort and let us bring you to many spectacular buildings and places that Kilkenny has to offer. Hear all about the sights on our fully narrated tour and sing along to many favourite traditional songs and music played onboard. With tight and demanding time schedules on your holiday this is the best way to get your bearings in a place that you haven't seen before.

Starting from Kilkenny Castle we will take you on a 30 minute tour through the streets of Kilkenny, along the way you'll see many historical sights including St. Canices Cathedral, St. Francis Abbey Brewery, The Old Court Houss and many, many more. Meander along the picturesque lanes and streets of Kilkenny and let us take you on a nostalgic journey reminiscent of the gone steam train. View route map here.

Kilkenny Cycling Tours

Kilkenny cycling tours

Kilkenny Cycling Tours offers you the opportunity to visit historical and cultural sites around Kilkenny including Kilkenny Castle, The Kilkenny Design Centre, Shee Alms House, The Tholsel, St. Mary’s Church, Rothe House & Gardens, The Courthouse (Grace’s Castle), St. Francis’ Abbey, The Black Abbey and St. Canice’s Cathedral.

Experience Irish hospitality while having an enjoyable easy-paced cycling around the medieval capital of Ireland with photo opportunities and historical information provided at each destination.

Kilkenny Air Soft

Kilkenny Airsoft is the first fully automated airsoft indoor shooting range in the whole of Ireland. The facilities are there to cater for everyone, from experienced shooters to those who have never held a gun before. Special packages are on offer for families (all participants must be 8 or older), birthday parties and even hen and stag parties.Drinks and food are of course available, and the location in Wallslough Village is both convenient – just 3km from Kilkenny city centre – and beautiful. People are travelling there from all over the country to experience the range’s super-fun activities.

Nore Valley Park Open Farm

Nore Valley Park

Nore Valley Park, Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7727229

norevalleypark@eircom.net

http://www.norevalleypark.com/

Come explore and enjoy some fun at the farm or stay in our campsite full of mod cons at the delightfully idyllic Nore Valley. Take time out and stroll around the energetic farm while the children play in an interactive and relaxed setting. Bottle feed lambs or goats and feed the ducks and turkeys as well as learning a great deal of knowledge about your Irish heritage of farming. Relax with a cup of tea and home baked scones, biscuits and plenty of other delicious treats while the boys rip up the tracks on our Go-Karting race course. With endless things to do at Nore Valley, there is something for the whole family.

The Playstation Family Entertainment Centre

Unit 25, Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7712040

info@theplaystation.ie

http://theplaystation.ie/

The Playstation offers a fun, spacious, safe and clean children's entertainment play centre in Kilkenny. We have facilities for toddlers and children off all ages. Come and join us for plenty of fun - & coffee and treats for the adults!

Pure Adventure River Activities

Pure Adventure Kilkenny

Pure Adventure is based in the heart of the Barrow Valley in the Picturesque Village of Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. Pure Adventure is a family run business that is built on a passion for the outdoors and for water sports and our mission is to share our passion with our visitors, giving you a great experience and memories that will last a lifetime.

Pure Adventure offers a range of Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Hill Walking activities to suit all ages and abilities. All equipment is supplied and all guides are fully qualified and highly experienced.

The National Reptile Zoo

The National Reptile Zoo Kilkenny Battle-American Alligator

Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, R95 KF6V

Tel: 056 77 61783

info@nationalreptilezoo.ie

http://www.nationalreptilezoo.ie/

The National Reptile Zoo is Ireland’s only dedicated reptile zoo! They give you the unique opportunity to come face to face with some of the world’s most amazing animals – including giant pythons, monitor lizards, snapping turtles, tortoise, alligators, tarantulas and more!

They pride themselves on providing a hands-on, interactive experience for every visitor through their hourly Animal Encounters and Tropical Walk-Through Dome, it’s an experience not to be missed!

Smithwicks Experience

Smithwick’s Experience

Immerse yourself in the story of Smithwick’s, Ireland’s oldest and most popular ale. Discover how 300 years of history combine with extraordinary brewing innovations to create the Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny Brewing Tour – a journey like no other.

Smithwick’s has been brewed here in Ireland since 1710. Each tour is led by our local and passionate guides. Along the way you will discover how the craft of brewing began on this site in the 13th century and how John Smithwick first began brewing the ale we know and love today. Savour the sensations of the brewing process and try your hand at turning the mill and stirring the mash.

Your tour is topped off with a perfectly poured pint of Smithwick’s and an explanation of what makes each ale unique. Try a pint of the Red, Pale or Blonde ales or sample all three on a tasting paddle. Sit back and relax in our recently refurbished bar at the home of Smithwick’s.

Open daily

March – October, 10am – 6pm (last admission 5pm)

November – February, 11am – 5pm (last admission 4pm)

 

* Guided tours (approx. 1 hour)

* Audio guides in French, German, Spanish and Italian

* Complimentary pint of Smithwick’s (over 18s only) or soft drink

* Gift shop with exclusive range of Smithwick’s merchandise and glass engraving

The Watershed

For Fitness, for Leisure, for Family Fun - The Watershed is THE sports and leisure facility in Kilkenny and one of Ireland's finest.

Non-members are welcome to the enjoy the extensively equipped Pool and Fitness Gym facilities where you can take a dip in the 25m Fina Standard Swimming Pool and follow this with a visit to the Health Suite with Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi. Or perhaps work out for fitness or pleasure in our Gym where an experienced staff member will be on hand to offer instruction and advice.

Young children will love the Toddler Fun Pool with aqua play features and The Watershed also run a popular Multi-Activity Camp programme specially developed for children of primary school age, throughout the school holiday periods - the ideal way to keep your children active and entertained while you take part in some local retail therapy or sightseeing.

Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Kilkenny River Court Hotel

The Bridge, John Street, Kilkenny City. R95 Y104

Tel: 056 7723388

sales@rivercourthotel.com

https://www.rivercourthotel.com/

The Kilkenny River Court Hotel is a stylish 4 star Kilkenny hotel located right in the heart of this beautiful medieval city. It is located in a quiet secluded courtyard just off the main tourist area, yet only a stroll from all major attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and Smithwicks Experience. Each of the 102 guest rooms are stylishly decorated with splendid fine furnishings, crisp white linens and soft neutral tones, ensuring a restful night’s sleep every night. Most guest rooms overlook the River Nore with sensational views of Kilkenny Castle. FREE Wi-Fi is offered throughout this Kilkenny Hotel and complimentary car parking for hotel residents and patrons.

Guests can dine at the award winning Riverside Restaurant or Terrace Kitchen both offering stunning views of Kilkenny Castle, exceptional service and delicious food.  The Riverview Bar is comfortable and friendly with an extensive food menu that is served all day, every day! Guests also have the option of dining outdoors in the summer. The Kilkenny River Court Hotel are experts in Weddings, special occasions & family celebrations, conferences and meetings and everything in between! Book your stay in Kilkenny city today. Visit Rivercourthotel.com.

Gowran Park Race Company Ltd

For a great racing experience and a chance to see the best jockeys in the world in action go racing at Kilkenny’s Gowran Park . Just 12 km from Kilkenny City, Gowran Park hosts 17 race national hunt and flat race meetings throughout the year. With top class hospitality options and complimentary coaches to the track..what are you waiting for!

Pembroke Kilkenny Hotel

4 Star Boutique Hotel in the heart of Kilkenny

 

With spacious rooms and a peaceful charm, this 4 star boutique Kilkenny hotel, is a welcoming place that excels at stylish comfort. The Pembroke Hotel Kilkenny City hotel offers a wide range of rooms all with air-conditioning and the modern conveniences that you expect from a team that puts your comfort first. It is surrounded by Kilkenny’s most famous landmarks including Kilkenny Castle, Butler House and the Kilkenny Design Centre. Additionally, fashionable and funky boutiques are nearby and the hotel is just a walking distance to the city’s pubs and clubs. Consequently it is the ideal location for your getaway.

This Kilkenny Hotel offers 74 quiet, spacious and air conditioned rooms to choose from allowing for a great night's sleep in Kilkenny city centre. Our hotel also has free private parking for all guests and free WiFi throughout; ideal for group holidays, events and corporate meetings. Enjoy a laid back style and hospitality, great selection of wines and cocktails in Statham's Bar and Restaurant. Whether you’re popping in for a coffee and a homemade scone, brunch after a lazy morning, catching up with friends over lunch or a casual evening dining, celebrating a special occasion with a private dinner or party, or just looking for a great night out, Statham’s has just the spot for you.

Book your stay today in this trendy boutique style hotel Pembrokekilkenny.com

Springhill Court Hotel

Springhill Court Hotel, 4* Kilkenny Hotel, Family Friendly, Weddings, City Centre

A Kilkenny landmark for over 40 years, the Springhill Court Hotel is now fresh and vibrant following a two year renovation.  The newly refurbished and family friendly Kilkenny hotel is close to the booming centre of the Historic City of Kilkenny with its world-renowned culture, cuisine, history, shopping, and nightlife. It is located just a stone’s throw away from the city’s most popular tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice’s Cathedral and Tower and the Smithwicks Experience. Whether in search of a romantic escape or city break to Kilkenny, the Springhill Court Hotel offers spacious guest rooms and fine dining to suit everyone’s needs.

This Kilkenny Hotel comprises of 85 ensuite bedrooms, superb Leisure Club with Gym, 19m Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi and Hair Salon. The luxurious and spacious guest rooms offer every facility and comfort at the end of a long day of business or pleasure. Family-friendly rooms for clans of all sizes are available. To help keep the little ones entertained, the Springhill Court Hotel have a Children’s Playground and Lenny the Lions Kids Club which operates during the school holidays.

For over forty years, guests and locals alike have praised the refined dining experiences at the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny. Choose from daily carvery in the Paddock Bar, or casual dining at Kupp Coffee Dock. Enjoy lunch or dinner in Oscar’s Bistro, or perhaps afternoon tea, should guests be feeling indulgent! Whatever the occasion, the excellent service on offer makes it special.

From family holidays to fairy-tale weddings, book your stay today and find out why Springhill Court is amongst the most popular destinations in our stunning city.

Book your stay at www.springhillcourt.com

Lyrath Estate Kilkenny

Lyrath Estate - Manor House - Kilkenny 5 Luxury Hotel

Paulstown Road, Kilkenny, R95 F685

Tel: 056 7760088

sales@lyrath.com

https://www.lyrath.com

 

The luxury, sophistication and style of Lyrath Estate are unsurpassed among Kilkenny hotels. Lyrath Estate is a multi-award winning hotel, spa and luxury wedding venue offering some of the finest accommodation, dining, and conference facilities in Ireland. Located amidst 170 acres of mature parkland, the Estate is home to a host of native wildlife including ducks, rabbits, hares, and squirrels. Lyrath Estate is a family-friendly hotel, boasting a leisure centre with a 17m swimming pool, 22 seater private screening room, outdoor playground and Reilly’s Fun Club. Guests can also avail of activities such as archery, falconry, cycling, walks and fishing throughout the Estate.

Escape and unwind with romantic breaks at Lyrath Estate – enjoy fine dining at our Two AA Rosette winning Yew Restaurant, rejuvenate with an Oasis Spa signature treatment, such as the award-winning Neroli Blossom Ritual, enjoy afternoon tea in The Atrium and catch up over cocktails in Tupper’s Bar! Try a tomahawk steak or lobster in the casual chic Grill & Bar.

The historic setting, exceptional facilities and exquisite food, mean Lyrath Estate is the ultimate wedding venue in Kilkenny. The award-winning Oasis spa voted 'Irish Tatler Hotel Spa of the year' is a popular destination for spa days & pamper breaks in Ireland not to mention among Kilkenny hotels.  The Kilkenny Convention Centre, part of Lyrath Estate, is the largest convention/conference venue in Kilkenny, with state of the art facilities, natural daylight and ample free parking we can cater for up to 1500 delegates theatre style, or 850 for a gala dinner.

Book your stay today in this top class hotel www.lyrath.com

Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection

Stay

The elegant grandeur of a magnificent Georgian Manor House. The chic sophistication of Hunter’s Yard. Our two residences draw on centuries of local Irish history to weave a rich tapestry of vibrant stories and memorable moments for every guest who stays with us… All wrapped up in the very finest contemporary comforts, state-of-the-art facilities and breath-taking surroundings imaginable.

Whether it is our Jack Nicklaus signature-designed golf course that draws your eye, or our Michelin-starred restaurant, or the chance to soak up surroundings that have seduced and thrilled guests in countless years gone by: we’d love for you to add your own experiences to the Mount Juliet story. Become part of our history, today. Stay with us.

Experience

There is a legacy to the Mount Juliet experience that stretches far beyond the luxury of the bedrooms and the decadence of the dining options. Perhaps you feel the urge to thunder through open pastures and traipse across woodland trails on horseback. Maybe you want to feel the tug on your line and the splash from the River Nore as a salmon takes your bait. And have you ever felt the singular rush of an arrow flying forth from your bow or a falcon swooping down to land at your command?

We offer a unique range of activities on the estate, unparalleled in the way they combine deep-seated historical traditions with the best modern equipment and practices.

Dine

Just like the former Lady of the house after whom it is named, The Lady Helen restaurant is an iconic part of the Mount Juliet story and lives long in the memory of all who visit.  The Michelin-starred restaurant has become a true destination for diners, who long to experience the way that Head Chef John Kelly takes locally sourced produce to soaring new heights with every dish. Against a stunning backdrop of rolling pastoral views, Kelly and his team offer a culinary experience that is conjured from that very land, with many of the dishes using ingredients from the Mount Juliet estate and local suppliers just a stone’s throw beyond its walls. Across varied tasting menus and a carefully composed table d’hote, our dedicated team combine influences from around the world with the most evocative of Irish traditions.

Our Story

Like all the best stories, Mount Juliet Estate is, at heart, a love story. Built on a ridge overlooking the River Nore by the first Earl of Carrick, it is named after his beloved wife, Lady Julianna Butler. In the centuries that followed, the estate experienced the fullness of Irish history, a magnificent icon of Kilkenny that changed with the world around it and the distinctive characters that occupied it, yes, but never lost the qualities that guests can still enjoy to this day.

The story of Mount Juliet is an ongoing one, in which our family of staff and all of our guests play a part.

Manor House

The Manor House is the beating heart of the estate and has been ever since the first Earl of Carrick and his wife Juliet first made it their home in 1750. Step through its pillared entranceway and you enter a place out of time: lovingly preserved for the present-day; intimately updated in the most faithful manner.

A sense of romance – of people and place and time turned into something truly special – touches every inch of the Manor House, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the 32 unique bedrooms. While many of them share their captivating views of the River Nore and the paddocks of the Ballylinch Stud, each one is individually designed and named after a famous figure connected with the area or estate.

Hunters Yard

Hunter’s Yard takes the ideals and attention to detail that have made the Manor House so special for so long, and channels them into an entirely new type of residence. The 93 rooms that make up Hunter’s Yard offer a haven-like retreat from the everyday for the whole family; a luxurious habitat for winding down from time spent exploring the estate or playing on the golf course.

Every room offers the most inviting of modern amenities and furnishings, all wrapped up in a light and airy ambience.

Book your stay today Mount Juliet Estate Autograph Collection

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny's only city centre hotel with a swimming pool & spa.

The four star Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is certainly a dazzling jewel in this remarkable medieval city and is the only Kilkenny city centre hotel with pool and a full leisure club and spa, including a gym, 21metre pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Located right beside Kilkenny’s most popular tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, and the Medieval Mile - St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower with spectacular views,  the intriguing medieval merchant house Rothe House; and the Smithwicks Experience; a brewing tradition that is centuries old. Discover the city’s finest restaurants, cafes, theatres, shops and boutiques all on the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel’s doorstep.

Experience a hotel stay to remember with facilities to suit everyone from romantic spa weekends enjoying luxury treatments in the KOSpa to family breaks with the hotel’s kid club during school holidays. This 4 star Kilkenny Hotel is also the perfect choice for your celebration or corporate event with its tailored banqueting and conference facilities or simply as a hub to explore this fantastic city and its environs.

The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel has 118 contemporary styled hotel guestrooms including family hotel rooms and suites. The Hoban Bar and Brasserie offers stylish hospitality and serves great drinks and relaxed food in glamorous surroundings and in addition the Savour Restaurant is the perfect spot for breakfast and private dining.  With the numerous facilities and services this 4 star hotel offers it is the perfect choice for a visit to Kilkenny city. Visit KilkennyOrmonde.com and book your stay today!

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny - A luxurious and family friendly 4 star Kilkenny hotel steeped in centuries of heritage.

The luxurious 4 star Newpark Hotel has centuries of heritage steeped in its walls. It rests on the edge of medieval Kilkenny City, a cultural gem of festivals and historical sites. This family-friendly Kilkenny hotel is the ideal base for exploring the city and its surrounds. Local attractions include Kilkenny Castle, the Cathedral of St. Canice and Round Tower, Smithwicks Experience and the Medieval Mile to name but a few. However, there is no need to leave the property to enjoy a break away. It is located on over 40 acres of parkland and offers luxuriously appointed guest rooms. Also on offer are mouth-watering dining options, a fully equipped Health Club & luxurious Spa and magnificent gardens. A go karting track, animal petting farm, playground and more importantly a fairy trail are provided to make that family trip extra special.

The Flynn family have a renowned reputation for a warm welcome and true hospitality in this Kilkenny hotel.  A relaxed atmosphere has been created and an outstanding experience for all guests. The stylish guest rooms offer unparalleled luxury not to mention astounding views over the luscious, green gardens. The view extends as far as the Urban Fen walk, with acres of peaceful parkland as far as the eye can see.

Also available are elegant banqueting suites, suitable for a large or intimate Kilkenny wedding and spacious conference facilities. The dedicated team at the Newpark Hotel will ensure all your needs are met whether you are staying for business or pleasure.

Book Now and enjoy a stay at Newpark Hotel Kilkenny today!

Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

Kilkenny Tourist Hostel

In an 18th century Georgian Townhouse, Kilkenny Tourist Hostel is right in the centre of Kilkenny, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Ireland. There’s Free WiFi and free computer access. Our Kilkenny City Centre hostel also has a great Self Catering kitchen and a lovely Sitting Room with an open turf fire. Choose between Dorms, Private Family Rooms, Triples, Twins and Double rooms. Prices from as little as 14 Euro per night.

Our Notice Boards are famous for letting you know what’s on in Kilkenny town: gigs, plays, movie nights, traditional music sessions, hurling matches, tours and all the hidden gems we reckon you should enjoy. Plus every day we chalk up the best events of the night on our blackboard at the hostel reception.

Art It

Priory House, MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny

Tel: 086 3085270

artitkilkenny@gmail.com

http://dididobree-wilson.com/

From life drawing to action-packed paintballing on canvas, Art it offers something to suit everyone. Children can join art and craft classes on weekends, art camps in summer, and they can take advantage of the popular “drop in “ service where parents can leave children in a safe, creative environment to get crafty for an hour or two, painting, decorating and decopatching paper macce' pieces, glassware, pottery, T-Shirts and jewellery, while parents tour Kilkenny or shop. Art It is for all ages, so parents can have great fun here too spending family time together!

Castlecomer Golf Club

Castlecomer Golf

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 a the new layout uniquely designed and well received by all players.

Castlecomer Golf Club is situated just 15 minutes from Kilkenny City. The course is set in a 200 year old forest of elevated beauty, with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, framed by the canopy of the woodland. Castlecomer’s course provides a great test of golf combined with breath taking views of the local terrain. With the development of this course completed in 2003, it is clear to everyone at Castlecomer Golf Club that Pat Ruddy has designed a unique Golf Course.

Castlecomer Golf Club have a great programme of fixtures planned and apart from the serious business of competition they plan that the social side of golf will have plenty of space also.

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.

Countryside Activity Centre

Countryside Leisure Activity Centre Kilkenny

Countryside Leisure Activity Centre, Bonnettsrath (Less then 10 mins from city centre) Offers a range of activities including Clay Pigeon Shooting, Indoor Rifle Target Shooting and Archery. All equipment provided and full instructions given. Perfect for all Hen and Stag Parties. 

Archery is becoming an ever popular activity, its an competitive sport where your strength and accuracy are tested to the full by the experienced instructors who will teach you how to load, aim, shoot and score no matter what the weather !!!  Archery is available as a stand-alone activity or as part of our package deal of three activities. All equipment provided with safety briefing. 

Indoor Rifle Target Shooting can be a commanding and rewarding experience, you have to breath steady and look through your scope for the perfect shot. Just like the Clay Pigeon Shooting it demands calm and concentration which can be great fun for hen, stag or family parties etc. With little to no sound or recoil air rifles are great for all levels. The experienced staff will provide expert coaching and provide all the professional equipment such as ammunition, hearing and eye protection and score cards.

Countryside Leisure Activity Centre offers one of Ireland's finest Clay Pigeon shooting ranges with their purposely built shooting facilities and automated equipment. They are ideally suited for first timers and the more eagle eye shooters. The experienced instructors always have your safety first on their priorities as well as making sure you have a day to remember. All equipment is provided which includes shotguns, ammunition, clays, eyes and ear protection.  

Pococke Golf Centre

Pococke Golf Centre Footgolf RugbyGolf Kilkenny

Kilkenny Footgolf newest combines two of the worlds most popular sports football and golf. It is similar to golf in layout with 18 individual holes and the aim is to get the ball into the hole in as few shots as possible. Footgolf holes are shorter than golf which means a more enjoyable experience while playing. An ideal sport for kids, families, friends, etc. At Pococke Golf Centre we are delighted to welcome everyone to enjoy sport while maintaining social distancing. You don’t need to bring anything other than yourself, we are happy to provide footballs but please bring your own if you wish to and you will get an additional discount.

​We also offer a 18 hole Golf course which consists of 7 par 4s and 11 par 3s. A nice test of golf with some of the shortest holes the trickiest with bunkers and water around the greens. A nice and challenging course for all golfers. No membership is not required so please just ring to book. Golf clubs for rental available are also available.

Pococke Golf Centre is a located just on the edge of Kilkenny City and great location for everyone to have a great time while enjoying the outdoors whether playing Footgolf or Golf.

If you have any questions check out our website or want to book please ring us on 0567775644 or contact through email pocockegolf@gmail.com.

Newpark Golf Driving Range

Newpark Golf Driving Range

Enclosed bays, putting green and pitching area. Lessons available from golf pro. From age 10 to adult. 10 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Large basket €10 and small basket €5.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday 10.00am – 9.00pm

Saturday – Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm

 

 

Go with the Flow River Adventures

Looking to get the family active in outdoor activities – then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Go with The Flow brings you adventurous Canoeing trips in Kilkenny. Our unique experience offers you the chance to explore the beautiful countryside of Kilkenny by taking you into beautiful, unspoilt and exciting waterways. Our charismatic instructors will guide you along exclusive trails and show you how to shoot weirs and ride the rapids. We will pass through dramatic landscapes, mysteries wooded valleys and old navigations once used by the Guinness barges to deliver Ireland’s favourite tipple. Bring a picnic, visit the playground of The Incredible Mr Kavanagh and take a swim in tranquil sheltered waters of our favourite remote pools.

Hawkeye Falconry Ireland

Private Falconry Experience

Your Private Falconry Experience will begin with an introduction to the Hawk you are about to fly.

Our falconer will brief you on a 5000 year history of the ancient art of falconry.

You will set off on a walk as your hawk follows you, watching your every move.

Your falconer will teach you how to recall the hawk from the tree tops to your gloved hand and send him back to the trees again.

During the walk, your falconer will work with you to ensure you get some amazing photo and video opportunities as you call the hawk several times to your gloved hand.

To finish up your falconry experience you will be introduced to one or possibly two of our owls.

As you fly the owl, your falconer will teach you about the species and their habitat.

The owls are super cute, very photogenic and they do love an owl selfie!

Duration 60 minutes

1 person €80

2 people €60 each

3 people €50 each

4 to 10 people €45 each

all prices include vat.

Extend your Falconry Experience to 90 minutes for €25 per person

Extended experiences will involve simulated hunting, weather dependent.

Suitable footwear and long sleeved tops are advisable.

Children must be over 7 years of age to participate.

For Corporate events, large groups over 10 people or Wedding entertainment information email john@hawkeyefalconry.ie


 

The Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience

We provide a unique sporting experience giving you an insight into the world's Oldest (3000 yrs) and fastest field game in the true Home Of Hurling Champions - Kilkenny. Join us for two Hours of Hurling fun in the Home of the Famous Kilkenny Cats.

Fanad House

Fanad House is a delightful guest house in Kilkenny City. A warm welcome awaits you at Fanad House Guest House, home of the Wallace Family, your home from home. We take pride in caring of our guests as though they were members of our own family. Tastefully decorated, Fanad Guest House overlooking Kilkenny Castle Park is ideally located within 5 minutes walk of the city centre.Fanad House has eight guestrooms. Designed to provide maximum comfort, each has a bath and a shower. All rooms have multi-channel T.V., hairdryer and direct dial phone. We also have one room suitable for the disabled.

The Glendine Inn

Glendine Inn Kilkenny Guest House
A friendly welcome awaits you at the Glendine Inn, a charming guest house in Kilkenny City. Our Kilkenny city guest house is a licensed tavern for over 200 years, with residents' lounge and dining room. Ideally located for golf (200m) and city of Kilkenny.  

Rosquil House Guesthouse

Enjoy the creature comforts of home in an elegant 4 star Guest House accommodation in Kilkenny City, with Rosquil House. Our Kilkenny Guest House is located just a short walk from the centre of Kilkenny city and offers the ambience of a hotel with the best of Irish hospitality. With 7 luxury en suite bedrooms and a cosy guest lounge to enjoy a glass of wine - the real treat is its award-winning breakfast: a real culinary treat.

San Antonio Guesthouse

San Antonio Bedroom

Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7771834

sanantonio@eircom.net

San Antonio Guest House is situated in Kilkenny City and offers comfortable 2 star accommodation. Our Kilkenny guest house is a purpose built family run guest house in Kilkenny City opposite the Newpark Hotel. Convenient to Golf, Swimming, Horse riding and ideally situated for Touring the Southeast. The rooms at the San Antonio Bed and Breakfast are designed for luxury. Double and triple rooms are available. All rooms are en-suite. Each room comes equipped with television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Blanchville House Kilkenny

Blanchville House Kilkenny

Dunbell, Maddoxtown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, R95 D9NK

Tel: +353 (0) 5 6772 7197

mail@blanchville.ie

http://www.blanchville.ie

Built in 1800, Blanchville House has been lovingly restored by Tim and Monica Phelan and offers guests elegant Country House and Self Catering Accommodation in a charming setting.

The delightful Victorian coachyard in grounds of renovated Blanchville Country House is just 10 minutes from Kilkenny City. Two of Blanchville's self-catering holiday homes (Coach House 1 & 2), sleep 5/6 guests and the third (Gardener's Cottage) sleeps 3/4 guests. It is also possible to Rent the whole of Blanchville House and/or the Coach Yard exclusively, providing accommodation for family groups, groups of friends, etc. Finished and furnished to a very high standard. Blanchville has six beautifully appointed and spacious guest bedrooms, each with it’s own individual character and private bathroom. The emphasis is on providing Guests with comfort and relaxation, with large period style beds, crisp bedlinen and restful colours. It is an ideal tour base - golf, fishing, horse riding all within 15 minutes drive.

Kilkenny and the surrounding region offers guests a wealth of activities and interesting places to visit. With easy driving access to Ferry Terminals and Airports Blanchville offers the perfect choice of Self Catering Accommodation in the Kilkenny region and the south-east of Ireland. 

Croan Cottages Kilkenny

Croan Cottages Self Catering Kilkenny

Set on the ground of an eighteenth century Irish Manor House, Croan Cottages are 5 recently built, traditional style cottages offering self catering accommodation in Kilkenny. These are available to to guests for full week, weekend or midweek breaks throughout the year. Croan Cottages are fully furnished to an exceptionally high standard and include three bedroom and two bedroom spacious detached holiday cottages. Each holiday home has an open fire, a private furnished patio and barbeque area. The cottages are set around a charming courtyard, surrounded by beautifully mature Lime trees, with a duck pond, boules court and games area close by. Visitors will appreciate the extreme comfort, relaxing nature and high end facilities Croan Cottages has to offer. Relax and enjoy splendid surroundings with Castle Morres demesne just next door, an impressive forest park of almost 2,000 acres, walled gardens and Orchards providing plenty of fresh produce for guests to enjoy during their stay. All of the cottages are designated as 'No Smoking'. Smoking is permittted outside. Pets are permitted to stay with their owners in some of the cottages.

 

Croan Cottages Courses

Each year a small number of residential courses are run at Croan Cottages in Kilkenny.

These courses include:
• Residential Cookery Courses
• Foraging Courses
• Smallholding Courses
• Butchery Courses
• Beekeeping Courses
• Fly Fishing Courses

As well as delivering some of the courses themselves, they invite very special tutors to deliver the courses. Guest tutors have included:

• Steven Lamb from River Cottage
• Gill Mellor, Group Head Chef of River Cottage
• Tim Maddams, Wild Food expert & Former Head Chef at River Cottage
• John Wright, Natural History expert and River Cottage’s mushroom expert.

To find out more about Croan Cottage Courses Click Here

Killure Lodge Kilkenny

 

Welcome to the charmingly charismatic Killure Lodge, a four star, Fáilte Ireland approved self-catering holiday home, set in the rich countryside of Kilkenny. The unique farmhouse, made of Limestone is located in the heart of Ireland's "Sunny South East" and boasts rural beauty, country seclusion and ancient land. The family home and cottages cater for small groups looking to escape the busy city life for some fresh air and an active, exciting holiday. The lodge is fully self-contained with complete facilities, offering you comfort in a home away from home setting.

Mount Coggill Self-Catering

Griffenstown, Skeoughvosteen, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 087 1314994

mountcoggillr95@gmail.com

http://mountcoggill.com

Mount Coggill country house and Studio Apartment is built within the ruins of a traditional farmhouse on the Kilkenny, Carlow boarders in South East Ireland. The house was remodelled in 2000 using green oak. This Kilkenny self catering accommodation consists of a spacious house and will sleep 8 comfortably. The Studio Apartment will sleep 4. It is sitting on top of a hill over 400 feet above sea level. The panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Kilkenny plain are breath taking sight for guests staying in this Kilkenny self catering accommodation. It is set in 30 acres of farm land and forest – the garden is semi-wild with grassed areas. It is a very unusual house set in splendid isolation down a rough country boreen (small lane) which leads only to this house.


Please note: The house is not safe for children under 8 and the Apartment is not suitable for children under 6.

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel - Guest Room

 

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers guests a winning combination of comfort, location, value & style. This 4*Kilkenny hotel is a one off, a wonderful building where guests can feel relaxed and welcome. It is situated a short distance from popular Kilkenny attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St Canice's Cathedral and The Smithwick's Experience. Located in the heart of Kilkenny, a city bursting with life, all popular restaurants, shops and museums are within walking distance. With cobbled medieval streets and laneways of Kilkenny just around the corner from this boutique 4-star Kilkenny hotel there is plenty to see and do for visiting guests.

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel has earned the reputation of offering a uniquely designed property with the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional. From the strikingly historical exterior to the warm Irish welcome waiting inside, the emphasis throughout is on comfort, style & great service. Most importantly the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel takes pride in the history and character of this Kilkenny Hotel and have beautifully restored it to the highest standards. All 47 guest bedrooms have had a complete makeover providing luxurious, chic Kilkenny accommodation for all visiting.  In addition, Harper’s restaurant & cocktail bar serves contemporary food in a chic and urban setting. The beautifully designed rooms, superb location and mouth watering food make us one of the best Kilkenny hotels in Kilkenny City.

Book your stay today https://www.kilkennyhibernianhotel.com

 

 

Hotel Kilkenny

Hotel Kilkenny - Relax in one of the most stylish four star hotels in Kilkenny

 

This modern, chic hotel is Kilkenny’s largest 4* hotel and is decorated with Italian marble, French wallpaper and custom pieces of furniture throughout. Hotel Kilkenny will ensure you feel immersed in style and ready to relax. This 138 bedroom hotel is located just off the Ring Road with plenty of free car parking available & fast speed wifi throughout the hotel.

Relax in the 5* Leisure Centre with a 20 metre pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. The amazing kids club is available on weekends and throughout school holidays. Kids can enjoy fun filled activities, while adults dine in either Taste Restaurant or the funky Pure Bar.

The Pure Bar at Hotel Kilkenny offers an extensive drinks, wine and cocktail list including some specialist drinks carefully assembled by the Pure team. The food menu has been crafted to offer a great variety of dishes to suit all needs.

Renowned for weddings & the impeccable service, Hotel Kilkenny also offers a vast range of conference and meeting space.  Whether its a private party, large conference or small meeting room, we cater for all events.

Base yourself in Hotel Kilkenny and explore the wonderful medieval city that is part of Irelands Ancient East. Book your stay today www.Hotelkilkenny.ie

Kilford Arms Hotel

Kilford Arms Hotel - Located in the city centre

 

This 3* Kilkenny hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the vibrant bright lights of the city. The Kilford Arms Hotel is situated adjacent to all the major tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and Smithwicks Experience. Additionally it is just meters from the main bus and railway station and the new McDonagh shopping centre. This very comfortable family run hotel offers a personal service and a great range of facilities.

The Kilford Arms Hotel has built a reputation on providing comfortable Kilkenny City accommodation. This includes 70 bedrooms equipped to the highest standards. The hotel offers guests free Wi-Fi in all bedrooms and public spaces. In addition free on site private car parking is available. The White Oak Restaurant serves fresh local produce in comfortable surroundings not to mention a warm and traditional atmosphere. PV's traditional bar has entertainment nightly, with food served daily. O'Faolain's Bar is Kilkenny's most vibrant bar and has three levels of stunning architecture incorporating the ruins of a 16th century church. This charming hotel also offers  several options for hosting meetings and conferences in Kilkenny city.

When looking for accommodation in Kilkenny look no further than the Kilford Arms Hotel. Whether its business of pleasure, make the Kilford Arms Hotel your home away from home. Visit www.kilfordarms.ie and book your stay today!

Langton House Hotel

Langton House Hotel - John.St. Suite - Kilkenny Hotel

 

Langton House Hotel in Kilkenny City is renowned particularly for its impeccable customer service, good wholesome cuisine and genuine welcome. This Kilkenny hotel is designed to a modern and stylish four-star standard. It is considered in fact, one of the jewels in Kilkenny's Medieval City. The hotel is centrally located on the bustling John Street at the heart of Kilkenny City. It is an easy stroll to the High Street and surrounding shopping and tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and Tower as well as the Smithwicks Experience. Langton House Hotel is home to award winning bars specifically known for introducing show stopping performances and gigs. In fact it is known for Kilkenny's most trendy, modern and dynamic night club where you can dance the night away and most importantly catch your beauty sleep all under the same roof.

Langton House Hotel have designed the accommodation to give guests a relaxed yet memorable stay. The 34 bedrooms range in size from the intimate main house to the larger townhouse suites.  All are luxuriously appointed with bespoke furniture, large and sublimely comfortable beds. The Bar, Restaurant and Tearoom offer dining throughout the day serving Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Early Bird and Dinner. Langton’s executive chef has carefully designed considered seasonal menus for the many dining areas throughout the hotel. Weekly Entertainment includes Late Bar, Nightclub, Traditional Irish Music, Comedy, Theatre and Djs. As a proud member of the Kilkenny Whiskey Guild, the bars offer bespoke cocktail menus and consequently stock over 90 Irish whiskies. This Kilkenny hotel's facilities include free wifi, car park, air conditioning, penthouse and suites.

Langton House Hotel has