Sports and Activities in Kilkenny
Our Kilkenny Tourism website has a wealth of sports activities to do in Kilkenny. Choose from a wide selection of sports including:
Adventure activities, bowling, golf, swimming, fishing, walking and much, much more.
When it comes to sports activities Kilkenny has it all.
The Brandon Hill loop is a challenging 12 KM trail, you will follow minor roadways, forestry tracks and hillside patches to reach the peak. The Brandon Loop starts in the town of Graiguenamanagh, where you can drop into the 13th century Cistercian monastery of Duiske Abbey or stop in for a spot of lunch in the picturesque town full of traditional character and charm. For direct walking directions visit page 4 and 5 of the Trails Brochure.
Explore Castlecomer Discovery Park, set in a spectacular 80 acre woodland. The Discovery Park boasts an exciting range of recreational and educational activities. Nibble on delicious treats in the award winning café, visit the fascinating multi-media mining museum and splash about in our pedal boats while taking in the beautiful scenery and natural settings of the park. Find yourself vanishing into the world of creative arts and craft workshops and experience first-hand the detailed craftsmanship that goes into each and every piece, while fighting the temptation to purchase 1, 2 or 10 pieces!!
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 new developments of this course completed in 2003, the new layout has been uniquely designed and well received by all players.
This walk is one of a range of scenic walks developed by Trail Kilkenny and designed to allow you explore more of the great outdoors. Distance/Time is approx 7km/2 to 2.5 hrs. Terrain features forestry roads, grassy path and country roads.
The RED MILLS flagship retail store has just opened up in the heart of Kilkenny City. In this 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 from top brands like Dubarry, Musto, Ariat and Berghaus, to dog food and kennels. Our Cafe is open from 8am where we serve freshly brewed coffee from Cork based brewers Badger & Dodo, as well as a selection of homemade scones and treats
Nestled in the scenic farm country of County Kilkenny in South-East Ireland, Connolly's RED MILLS has been the home of the Connolly family business since 1908. Connolly’s RED MILLS is quite literally the feed of champions, and is trusted by leading racehorse owners and trainers worldwide.
Today, we are one of the most trusted global names within the areas of high performance horse feed, pet food and agri products.
Country Quads provides exciting and fun packed activities, all year round and for all ages from 8 upwards. Choose from a range of activities, including exciting Quad Bike Trails and Clay Pigeon Shooting.
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.
Danville House Farm is a family fun business set in an old Georgian Farm just a short walk from Kilkenny city. Set in 80 acres of lush green fields the Farm has everything for the Equestrian enthusiast. The Equestrian Centre is AIRE and BHS approved and all staff are fully qualified. For the more adventurous riders we have over 80 cross country jumps. After you ride out, enjoy a cup of tea and have a stroll to meet some of our beautiful mares and foals or why not stay make a holiday out of it and stay in our Self Catering Accommodation, providing you an all-round adventurous holiday in the country-side.
Passing through Gowran, Graiguenamanagh, Thomastown and Bennettsbridge. This route is a scenic cycling route linking the most historic and culturally significant towns in east Kilkenny. Distance is 64km featuring rolling country roads & laneways.
In a country famous for the quality of its angling, it is still rare for visitors to achieve the combination of delights found along the Nore at Mount Juliet. Angling tuition is also available at Mount Juliet, to learn the craft of fly fishing.