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8 Outdoor Wellness Activities to Rejuvenate Your Soul in Kilkenny

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County Kilkenny is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and a treasure trove of wellness opportunities amidst nature’s embrace. As the busy world continues to drag us into daily chaos, it’s important to step back and immerse yourself in the healing power of nature.  Kilkenny offers countless activities to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul as…

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Dare to Discover: Outdoor Swims in County Kilkenny

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Welcome to County Kilkenny, a place where nature’s beauty intertwines seamlessly with its rich history and vibrant culture. As the sun casts its warm embrace over the rolling green landscapes, the magic of Kilkenny beckons you to embark on an extraordinary adventure.   There’s something undeniably enchanting about swimming in natural settings. Kilkenny boasts multiple…

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5 Unmissable Trails in County Kilkenny: Exploring the Great Outdoors

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County Kilkenny has breathtaking landscapes filled with rolling hills, picturesque valleys, and enchanting woodlands to discover when you explore the trails. Whether you’re an avid hiker, a nature lover, or simply seeking a peaceful escape, County Kilkenny has something to offer.  This beautiful region is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a variety of trails…

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Kilkenny’s Top Picnic Locations

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Whether it’s on the grass, in a woodland, under the stars, or just a beautiful summer weekend at a nearby park, the ideal picnic is nothing more than choosing a great location, bringing something to sit on, and packing some delicious food and drinks…..

Top Water Activities to Enjoy This Summer

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Whether you are a seasoned canoeist, or you have never set foot on a boat, enjoying a few hours on the water with family or friends is the most satisfying experience you can imagine.

Outdoor Kilkenny Tempts Visitors to Explore its Many Trails this Summer

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Outdoor Kilkenny has launched a new video highlighting the many walking and cycling trails the county has to offer.  The new video is part of Outdoor Kilkenny’s summer promotional campaign, which focuses on the many outdoor activities and adventures the county has to offer tourists. Trail Kilkenny offers activity trails around the county that are…

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Summer Weekend Break in Kilkenny


You have arrived in Kilkenny, so whether you’re in town for a couple’s getaway, weekend with your pals or to explore the outdoors while the weather is still mild enough, we’ve got you covered. Kilkenny is anything you want to make of it and more. So prepare yourself for some of the best outdoor adventures,…

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7 Unmissable Outdoor Adventure Packages

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For those who love adventure, Kilkenny is a must-visit, its forests, its lakes, its countryside, it has the fishing, it has archery, it has falconry, it has friendly people, and so much more!

Top 3 Walks in Kilkenny

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Here at Outdoor Kilkenny we have picked some of the best wintry walks from around the county that combine family-friendly routes with breath taking views.

Top Tips on How to Stay Healthy

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This year, fill your resolution list with easy, ‘good-for-you’ goals with Outdoor Kilkenny! Here are our top tips to help you achieve a New Year, New You….

Top Outdoor Activities in Kilkenny

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Get out and about and enjoy some fresh air and adventure in Kilkenny this summer. To get you started with a little inspiration, we have listed some of the top outdoor activities to do in Kilkenny this summer. It’s All Here in Kilkenny this summer! Forest walks & parklands 1. kilkenny castle park Popular with walkers…

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Pure Adventure Multi Day Expedition

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Looking to escape the city and surround yourself in stunning scenery, tranquil rivers and breath-taking landscapes? Then Pure Adventure is the perfect option for you. This outdoor sports company delivers high quality stand up paddle board, Canoe, Kayak trips, tours and skills courses in Kilkenny. They aim to give everyone the best experience possible on their…

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The Brandon Hill Loop Walking Trail

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If you are looking for an exhilarating walk with spectacular views The Brandon Hill loop walk is the perfect choice. exhilarating walking trail This 19km route which is challenging in places starts in the picturesque town of Graiguenamanagh and is recommended for experienced walkers. The trailhead is located at the Barrow Valley Activities Hub on…

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Learn the Ancient Sport of Falconry

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Take part in the most noble of field sports in an up close and personal outdoor experience like no other. Meet the magnificent birds of prey at Hawkeye Falconry and try your hand at this ancient sport of Kings!  Sport of Kings Five thousand years ago our ancestors flew birds of prey from the Steppes…

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Saddle Up and Embrace Your Inner Equestrian

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Some people enjoy a good yoga session to open the lungs, stretch the limbs and free the mind.  Others find that walking through an undisturbed trail offers a great release. However, horse riding offers both of the above and more, adding in a wonderful animal to help you to connect with the earth, while stimulating…

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Nore Valley Park – The Perfect Family Day Trip

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Offering everything from exhilarating rides and adventure play, to meet and greets with farmyard friends, Nore Valley is a fun packed day for all the family, young and ‘not-so-young’ alike. At Nore Valley Park, you will find everything from pet farms, archery, mini golf, go karts and tractor rides across the lush greenlands of the…

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Kilkenny’s Top Six Walking Trails This Summer

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Outdoor Kilkenny are urging local people to stay active while social distancing by enjoying one of the many walking trails in the County. Kilkenny has a huge range of trail adventures for families and individuals to explore. Whether you are looking for a leisurely stroll, or something a little more challenging –  Here are Outdoor…

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