Browse around Karen Morgan's contemporary pottery shop in Thomastown, before paying a visit to Jerpoint Glass to learn about the craft of glass blowing. Continue on to Jerpoint Abbey, built in 1180AD. From the Abbey, drive on the same road and you will see Goatsbridge Trout Farm, which is a must for all fish lovers. Continue on to Jerpoint Park you will enjoy the wonderful experiences of Jerpoint Park, Ireland's best surviving example of a deserted 12th Century Medieval Town. Finally, stop into the magnificent Mount Juliet Estate for well-deserved refreshments.
The award winning Lady Helen Restaurant enjoys panoramic views over the estate and River Nore. Awarded 1 Michelin Star and 3 AA Rosettes. Variety of international dishes are prepared using local produce and fresh herbs.
The Kilkenny School of Food, Thomastown is a unique rural development initiative, funded through LEADER, with support from Kilkenny County Council and others. Its mission is to be a chef training hub in Ireland, to provide the hospitality industry with professionally trained staff. It offers accredited courses in Culinary Skills and professional chef training as well as classes for the amateur.
Evening and weekend courses range from ‘Tuscan Pasta and Sauces’ to ‘Raw Foods’ and includes such topics as Indian Spices and Japanese cooking. Groups can be catered for – hen parties, company days out, team bonding.
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.
Knockanore Farm Self Catering is located in Thomastown, County Kilkenny. Two adjoining self catering 4* holiday homes set in idyllic countryside on a dairy farm in the Nore Valley, yet only 15 minutes from Kilkenny City. Scenic Walks, Fishing on farm, close to Jerpoint Abbey, Kells, Kilkenny Craft Trail and adjoining Mount Juliet. Knockanore, ideal Kilkenny self catering accommodation.
Steer your taste buds towards the irresistible little menu of our mouth watering homemade delights. Offering daily fresh scones made from old family recipe, baked in AGA cooker for the unique flavour & texture accompanied by homemade jams and cream
We aim to provide fun and educational family experience enjoying a scenic nature walk & get a true feel for the varied flora and fauna. Witness first hand the peace and tranquility of the unspoilt rural setting.
The Ultimate in pampering and rejuvenation. Mount Juliet Spa is complemented by a fully equipped Health Club including a 15 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gymnasium. Offers luxury beauty treatments in a discreet & luxurious environment.
Fishing in Jerpoint Park on the River Nore for wild salmon and brown trout, is situated downstream from Mount Juliet, and up stream from Thomastown.