Things To Do in Kilkenny

Things to Do in Kilkenny

Kilkenny City, located on the South East of Ireland, has so much to offer any visitor from its rich Medieval history, to its bustling pubs and restaurants and its great selection of shops, whatever your reason for visiting you won’t be disappointed. The 4 star Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is located in the heart of Kilkenny City and with a great selection of Kilkenny Hotel Breaks, it is the ideal base when exploring Kilkenny City.

Our 4 Star Kilkenny Hotel has a great city centre location, only a short stroll to Kilkenny Castle or the many shops and restaurants in Kilkenny City Centre.

We offer a great selection of hotel deals throughout the year, view some of our latest offers  – Kilkenny Hotel Breaks.

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    Kilkenny Castle

    Just a two minute walk from the Ormonde Hotel, a visit to the Castle is a must. Information packs provided on a self-guided tour with trained guides to assist along the way.
    Tel: 056- 770 4100

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    Rothe House

    Is a unique example of an early 17th century merchant’s townhouse in Ireland. Built between 1594 and 1610, Rothe House is steeped in rich local and national history. Self-guided tours daily.
    Tel: 056- 772 2893.

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    Tynan Walking Tours

    Enjoy an hour’s walking tour through Kilkenny, accompanied by a humorous & informative guide. A popular way to get to know the medieval capital of Ireland & to spot the best shops to explore. Check website for schedule
    Tel: Pat Tynan 087-265-1745

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    Kytlers Traditional Irish Music & Bodhrán Session

    Mondays & Tuesday from 6.30pm teaches any visitor how to play the bodhrán (Ireland’s native drum) as well as interesting information about the history of the drum – might..  Free of charge. Live music every night.
    Tel: 056-772 1064

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    The Smithwicks Experience

    Situated a short walk away this is a must see.  With over 300 years brewing experience, let your senses come to life as you immerse yourself in the history of Irelands favourite ale.  A multi-sensory & interactive experience. Open Daily 10-6pm
    Tel: 056-7796498

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    Canice’s Cathedral and Tower

    A site for Christian worship led by St. Canice in the 6th century. One of two medieval round towers in Ireland that can be climbed, the 9th century tower offers the best views of the city.  To check for opening hours
    Tel: 056 7764971

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    Kilkenny Cycling Tours

    Enjoy an easy paced 2 hours, visiting historical & cultural sites around Kilkenny. Bikes for all ages, pre-booking advised but not essential.

    Tel: Jason: 086-8954961

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    The Kilkenny Hurling Experience

    Experience firsthand the ancient Celtic game of Hurling. Visit Legends Hurling Museum.  Introduction Video of the History of GAA, Tour of Nowlan Park. Bowl of fresh Irish Lamb Stew at Legends Hurling Bar
    Tel: +353 (0) 86-8171978

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    At Jerpoint Glass Studio

    You can really get close to the action! A small family fun glassblowing studio located in the picturesque valley of the Nore River.
    Tel: 056- 7724350

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    Nicholas Mosse Pottery

    Watch potters at work, browse in country shop and treat yourself to tea & scones.  Open Mon – Sat 10-6pm, Sun 1.30-5pm. Official tours run Tues, Wed, Thurs, advance booking is required.
    Tel: 056-7727505