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Top Five Things to Do in Summer 2020

Some of the best things to do and see in Kilkenny this summer


Tour Kilkenny by Foot

There are few cities in Ireland that are as accessible on foot as Kilkenny city is. Being outdoors is a big part of being in Kilkenny. From thrill-seekers to those looking for a more leisurely day out, there's loads of things to do in Kilkenny to make the most of the great outdoors. Just some of the places to visit without the car include...

Ireland’s Medieval Mile, which runs from ‘Castle to Cathedral’ in the City, this discovery trail is an ideal way to enjoy the compactness of Kilkenny City on foot. 

Linking the the Anglo-Norman Kilkenny Castle and the13th Century St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower, the Medieval Mile takes in everything in between.  

Kilkenny Castle is one of Ireland's most iconic and historic sites, year-round tours are available, and the parkland of the castle has 50 acres to explore. Just a stone’s throw away is the Kilkenny Design Centre & Foodhall filled with beautiful Kilkenny crafts.

From the magnificent Castle to the enchanting Rothe Gardens to St. Canice’s Round Tower, which at 30m is one of only three climbable towers in Ireland and the Medieval Mile Museum which was formerly the 13th century St Mary’s Church.

The Smithwick's Experience just a five minute walk from Kilkenny Castle, have guided tours running at regular intervals throughout the day, bringing visitors on a journey from the medieval origins of brewing and include a glass of Ireland’s most popular ale!.  www.smithwicksexperience.com

Outdoor Activities for Families

Kilkenny was made for family fun, come rain or shine, we have some great things to do with kids in Kilkenny, from thrill seekers and adrenaline hunters to nature lovers, time travellers, arts and sports fanatics, Kilkenny has plenty to keep every member of your family entertained. 

For animal lovers, Nore Valley Park offers families an opportunity to bottle feed the baby kids and lambs, or handle a small rabbit.  For the more adventurous kids activties, Dunmore Caves is the perfect location to go cave exploring with the kids and is just a 10-minute drive outside the city or for an adrenalin filled day then Castlecomer Discovery Park is the ideal activity park to keep everyone busy. Visit: www.discoverypark.ie.    Alternatively, get on your bike and explore Kilkenny's No.1 Activity on TripAdvisor, that’s Kilkenny Cycling Tours! Visit: www.kilkennycyclingtours.com