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What better way to kick start the summer than making some exciting travel plans. If you are looking to experience culture with outdoor adventure then you have come to the right place . This season of easy-going, laid-back living is chock full of fun things to do in Kilkenny.

Here you will find friendly locals, breathtaking waterways, a medieval past and mouthwatering food served with the best of local produce with a traditional twist. For all the beauty of Ireland, Kilkenny is the place to be!

Looking like something out of a novel the cobbled narrow streets of the city with a vibrant culture and medieval archways will captivate you. The countryside towns are unspoilt with an abundance of hidden gems from Horse Riding in the 5*Mount Juliet to waterside bike hire in Graiguenamanagh to Hurling in Malzard Pub & Hurling experience, there is adventure around every corner. Discover Inistioge a beautiful, peaceful and unspoiled place to pass a few hours before deciding on your next explorations in Kilkenny.

If you are a great adventurer you will find everything from golf and park visits to boating trips, zip-lines and kayaking … get out and explore!

It’s All Here….in Kilkenny!



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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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Activity Centres

Laser Combat, Kilkenny offer a range of team building activities suitable for all the family, including Archery, Laser Clay Shooting & Laser Combat



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