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With longer, brighter evenings to look forward to, a host of new baby animals, and beautiful bursts of colour from flowers, it’s time to jump-start into spring! There’s real beauty in the wildlife-rich landscape of Kilkenny in spring, with its vivid colours and changing textures.

From kayaking and picnics in beautiful surrounds, to farm visits at Nore Valley Park or you can even watch a sheep-shearing demonstration at Jerpoint Park to activity centres there is plenty to entertain and delight.

Walk one of the many walking trails Kilkenny has to offer or take a cycling tour around the city or the beautiful countryside in Graiguenamanagh or Inistioge.

Enjoy a day out in one of our amazing parks and admire their floral collections of snowdrops and bluebells. From countryside gardens in Woodstock Gardens to the fabulous parklands at Kilkenny Castle. Or take in some culture with a visit to Rothe House & Gardens or Butler House and gardens in the city.

Head off the beaten track and explore the Hidden Gems in Kilkenny this Spring!

After all It’s All Here…in Kilkenny









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Walking & Hiking

The Walled Garden Loop walk is enclosed with in the walls of the old estate. The wood has 2 looped walks for both a short stroll or a longer walk.
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From the very moment you arrive at Kiltorcan Raceway, the team are on hand to make you feel welcome.
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Experience a real taste of Kilkenny through Kilkenny Tasting Tours with Anne Neary
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Ireland’s Medieval Mile runs from ‘Castle to Cathedral’ in the City and this discovery trail is an ideal way to enjoy the compactness of Kilkenny City
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Zwartable Ireland is a sheep farm in County Kilkenny run by Suzanna Crampton
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Walking & Hiking

From Walking & Cycling to Food; Craft and Activity Trails, what better way to get outdoors and explore your wonderful surroundings
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A great pub located in Stoneyford, Kilkenny that offers the best craic, hurling experience and great music.
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For all GAA lovers, immerse yourself in the history of Ireland's oldest sport at the Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience
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Situated on the outskirts of Kilkenny City, Warrington Top Flight Equestrian Centre caters for novice and experienced riders
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On the Kilkenny Road near the picturesque village of Freshford, this family run equestrian centre lies just seven miles from the historic city
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Activity Centres

Kilkenny Airsoft is the first fully automated airsoft indoor shooting range in the whole of Ireland.
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Meet some of the world’s rarest and most unusual animals at Ireland’s only Reptile Zoo



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