Things To Do in Kilkenny
Looking for things to do in Kilkenny, well look no further as Kilkenny city and county has so much to offer. For example, the city has many beautiful walking trails and tours to take. Spend some time visiting historic Kilkenny Castle, see the wonderful parks and gardens, do some shopping in the newly opened MacDonagh Junction shopping centre or find the craic in one of Kilkenny's finest bars and restaurants.
For some, it’s a spa treatment in luxurious surroundings. For others it’s a day outdoors in an idyllic setting. Choose from 5 star spa hotels to world-renowned golf courses, from beautiful walking routes to horse-riding, for that special way to unwind and recharge, you will find it here in Kilkenny.
For a different day out, enjoy a flutter at the races or get the adrenaline pumping at the karting track.
Map of Nore Linear Park Walks: Map of Walks in Kilkenny (150kb PDF)
Current Brochure for Kilkenny Tourism: Kilkenny Tourism Brouchure 2012/2013 (13mb PDF)
Maps of Walking, Cycling, Food and Craft Trails around Kilkenny City & County: Trail Kilkenny Brochure - Summer 2013 (13mb PDF)
Trail Kilkenny - find walk, cycle, food and craft maps and guides: www.trailkilkenny.ie/
Trail Kilkenny QR Code for smartphones
Don't miss the Black Abbey, a Dominican Church founded in 1225 by William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke, this Domincan Church has been restored to its original splendour with a spectacular stained glass window.
Situated in the heart of Kilkenny's shopping area. Bollard's pub has been in the Bollard family since 1904. So while steeped in history and tradition, they offer a high standard of food, drink and service to suit all modern day requirements.
Brandon Hill loop starts in the town of Graiguenamanagh. Dist/Time is approx 12km/5hrs. Terrain of minor roadways, forestry tracks and hillside paths. Would suit experienced walkers. Part of Trail Kilkenny.
Butterslip is an independent boutique store in Kilkenny selling a quirky and colourful range of jewellery, bridal accessories, gorgeous gifts and colourful baby stuff. Baby gifts, bridal jewellery, beautiful bags and quirky finds sit side by side
This stunning woodland Estate opened to the public in 2007 and has already twice been awarded ‘One of the Top Three Best Family Attractions in Leinster’ (Primary Times 2012; 2013) and is ranked #3 out of 26 attractions in Kilkenny on Tripadvisor.
Don't miss an opportunity to play this fantastic 18 hole with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Just 15 minutes from Kilkenny city and hour from Dublin. The new layout has been well received by all players. Open seven days a week.
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.