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Fun Things To Do in Kilkenny

Local Kilkenny Attractions and What To Do in Kilkenny

Kilkenny City, located at the heart of Ireland's Ancient East in the South East of Ireland, has so many fun things to do and is a 'must visit' on the best destination bucket lists. From its rich Medieval history, to its bustling pubs and restaurants and its great selection of shops, craft sudios and galleries; 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 for exploring Kilkenny City.

Our 4 Star Kilkenny Hotel has a great city centre location, only a short 3 minute stroll to Kilkenny Castlewith its 50 acres of parkland and fabulous childrens' playground,  The Medieval Mile or the many boutiques and gift shops, craft studios and galleries as well as cute cafés and restaurants that are dotted around Kilkenny City Centre. This makes Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel the perfect hotel base if you want to try many of the fun things to do in Kilkenny during your stay in Kilkenny.

During the summer months, why not make the most of Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel’s great location and take a Family Picnic to the Castle Park. Picnic cost is €30 for 2 Adults and 2 Children Available during July and August. Please enquire at Reception.

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel offer a great selection of hotel deals throughout the year, view some of our latest offers  – Kilkenny Hotel Breaks like our Weekend Breaks that give you the best value for money during your stay on the most lively days in Kilkenny.

Wondering what to do in Kilkenny or looking for fun things to do in Kilkenny, visit www.visitkilkenny.ie and browse their amazing range of Kilkenny activities or browse our list of fun things to do in Kilkenny below.

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.
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Kilkenny Castle
Just a 3 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.
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Kytlers Traditional Irish Music Session
Kilkenny's Medieval Inn with an intriguing history and tales of a famous Kilkenny Witch. Live music every weekend on Fiday and Saturdays at 10pm and Sundays at 6pm and 9pm. Free of charge.
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The Smithwicks Experience
Re -Opening in June 2022 for daily tours. Experience this wonderful tour that takes you through over 300 years of Smithwicks brewing history.
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Nicholas Mosse Pottery
Watch potters at work, browse the country shop and treat yourself to tea & scones. Every piece is handmade in a 20 step process, using 18th Century techniques in this wonderful mill on the riverbank.
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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
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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.
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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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Kilkenny Tasting Tours
Take a tour with your guide; local foodie Anne Neary through Kilkenny’s medieval heritage, tasting along the way to meet the makers, movers and shakers on the Kilkenny food scene.
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