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Top things to do in County Kilkenny

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Jerpoint Park (Thomastown)
Ranked #1 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Welcome to Jerpoint Park, where we strive to immerse you in a unique experience of heritage and culture in a very special... more » Owner description: Welcome to Jerpoint Park, where we strive to immerse you in a unique experience of heritage and culture in a very special destination Thomastown in Kilkenny , south east of Ireland. Unearth the history of Jerpoint Park with a guided tour of the footprints of a deserted 12th century medieval town. When it was founded near a crossing point on the River Nore near the Cistercian Jerpoint Abbey. The site also contains the Tomb Effigy of St. Nicholas (Bishop of Myra) plus the Church of St. Nicholas. "One of Irelands's best examples of a deserted 12th century medieval town" a quote from The Heritage Council of Ireland.Savour the delicious homemade scones baked daily during the summer months in our Tea Rooms. Angling on the River Nore for wild salmon & wild brown trout from March - September (ghillie, rods & bait available for hire). Sheep dog demonstrations with geese or sheep is a wonderful event to see.Check website for details of opening hours and guided heritage tour times.Looking forward to welcoming you to Jerpoint.Joe & Maeve « less
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Ranked #2 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Kilkenny Castle (Kilkenny)
Ranked #3 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Landmarks

Kilkenny Castle has been the centrepiece of Kilkenny City for over 800 years.  Occupying a strategic vantage point along the River Nore, this imposing fortress first started out... more »

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Ranked #4 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
This subterranean system consists of a series of chambers formed over millions of years.
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Jerpoint Abbey (Thomastown)
Ranked #5 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #7 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower are an essential part of the structural heritage in the vibrant medieval city of... more » Owner description: St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower are an essential part of the structural heritage in the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny. This ecclesiastical site was founded in the 6th century and named after St Canice. Cill Channigh is the Gaelic for the Church of Canice, the church that originally stood on the site in the 6th century.The Round Tower is the oldest standing structure in Kilkenny City. Tourists can enjoy climbing the Round Tower capturing great views of the city (weather permitting). St Canice’s Round Tower is one of only two Round Towers that people can climb in Ireland. Opening times from 29/11/2011 to 23/11/2011. Monday to Saturday 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm. Sunday 2pm to 4pm. Round Tower Climb Time at 12 noon and 3pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday 3pm. Weather and staff permitting. Admission fee applies for visit into Cathedral and Round Tower. From 24/12/2011 to 02/01/2012 the Cathedral and Round Tower is closed for visiting. PLease check our website for services during the Christmas period. « less
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Ranked #8 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Zoos
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Black Abbey (Kilkenny)
Ranked #10 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #12 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: ; Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #14 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Horse Tracks
Owner description: Gowran Park is the only grade 1 racecourse in the South East of Ireland- with 16 top quality national hunt and flat meetings... more » Owner description: Gowran Park is the only grade 1 racecourse in the South East of Ireland- with 16 top quality national hunt and flat meetings all year round, Gowran Park provides modern hospitality facilities in the heart of racing country to enjoy the excitement and spectacle of a day at the races. « less
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Mount Juliet Estate (Thomastown)
Ranked #15 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Historic Sites; Golf Courses
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Rothe House (Kilkenny)
Ranked #16 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: A magnificent 17th century Irish merchant's townhouse & garden in the centre of Kilkenny city, open as a museum, garden,... more » Owner description: A magnificent 17th century Irish merchant's townhouse & garden in the centre of Kilkenny city, open as a museum, garden, genealogy centre, book and gift shop. We open throughout the year: seven days a week in summer, six in winter. « less
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Ranked #17 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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The Watershed (Kilkenny)
Ranked #18 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: DescriptionHealth, Fitness and Leisure Centre. Open to both private members and "Pay and Play" customers. Offering Child and... more » Owner description: DescriptionHealth, Fitness and Leisure Centre. Open to both private members and "Pay and Play" customers. Offering Child and Adult Swimming Lessons, Children's Multi-Activity and Swim Camp Programmes., the "Slim Belly" Programme, “Optimum Nutrition”, personalised Fitness Assessments and individually customised programmes and Fitness Classes to the people of Kilkenny and beyond. As well as a host of world class sports facilities to clubs, groups, schools and individuals.General information25m 6 Lane competition standard swimming pool with viewing gallery; 5m learner pool; Kiddie's fun pool with aquatic fun features; Health Suite with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room; 400m 6 Lane Running Track; 4 Astroturf pitches; Full size grass soccer pitch; 13,000 sq ft Multi-Sports Arena for indoor soccer, basketball, badminton etc with retractable seating; 3,200 sq ft state of the art Gymnasium; 1,600 sq ft Fitness Studio; Coffee Dock; Easy access, free parking; « less
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Butter Slip (Kilkenny)
Ranked #19 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Butler Gallery (Kilkenny)
Ranked #20 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Art Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #21 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Capuchin Friary (Kilkenny)
Ranked #22 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
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The Watergarden (Thomastown)
Ranked #24 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #25 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Historic Sites; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Tours
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Ranked #27 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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St John's Priory (Kilkenny)
Ranked #28 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Museums
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Grennan Castle (Thomastown)
Ranked #30 of 39 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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