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The Kilkenny Way (Kilkenny)
Ranked #1 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: We Provide a unique sporting experience giving you an insight into the worlds Oldest (3000 yrs) and fastest field game in the... more » Owner description: We Provide a unique sporting experience giving you an insight into the worlds Oldest (3000 yrs) and fastest field game in the true Home Of Hurling Champions - Kilkenny. Join us for 2 hours of Hurling fun in the Home of the Famous Kilkenny Cats. « less
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Jerpoint Park (Thomastown)
Ranked #2 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Historic Sites
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 #3 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Caverns/ Caves
This subterranean system consists of a series of chambers formed over millions of years.
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Kilkenny Castle (Kilkenny)
Ranked #4 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Historic Sites; Castles

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 #5 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #6 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Mount Juliet Estate (Thomastown)
Ranked #7 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Golf Courses; Historic Sites
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Ranked #8 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Historic Sites
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Jerpoint Abbey (Thomastown)
Ranked #9 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #10 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Religious Sites
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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Black Abbey (Kilkenny)
Ranked #11 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #12 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #13 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #14 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Waterfalls; Parks
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Ranked #15 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #16 of 46 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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Ranked #17 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
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Rothe House (Kilkenny)
Ranked #18 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Historic Sites
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 #19 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #20 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Tours; Scenic Railroads
Owner description: Take a trip on 'The Castle Express' for a unique and fun filled tour of Kilkenny. Sit back and relax on our custom built road... more » Owner description: Take a trip on 'The Castle Express' for a unique and fun filled tour of Kilkenny. Sit back and relax on our custom built road train and let us bring the sights of kilkenny to you. Starting from Kilkenny Castle we will take you on a 30 minute tour through the streets of Kilkenny, taking in many historical sights along the way including, St.Canices Cathedral, St. Francis Abbey Brewery, the old court house and many more. Sing along to your favourite Irish songs that you'll hear along the way and make your trip to Kilkenny one that you'll never forget. « less
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Butter Slip (Kilkenny)
Ranked #21 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Capuchin Friary (Kilkenny)
Ranked #22 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #23 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
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The Watershed (Kilkenny)
Ranked #24 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Sports Complexes
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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Ranked #25 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: History Museums; Historic Sites
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Jenkinstown Wood Loop (Jenkinstown)
Ranked #26 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
The Watergarden (Thomastown)
Ranked #27 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #28 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
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Carrigleade Golf Course (Graiguenamanagh)
Ranked #29 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Owner description: A scenic spacious 18 hole parkland par 58 course located in Co. Carlow, just next to the historic town of Graiguenamanagh.... more » Owner description: A scenic spacious 18 hole parkland par 58 course located in Co. Carlow, just next to the historic town of Graiguenamanagh. Carrigleade Golf Course is cradled between the Blackstairs mountains and Brandon Hill in County Kilkenny. The beautiful stone walls, vast scenery of the country side, and glimpses of the local wildlife are notable features of Carrigleade Golf Course. A trip to Carrigleade Golf Course is a once in a lifetime experience. See Ireland like never before and bask in it's natural beauty. We cater to individuals, groups, societies, classics and more! « less
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Ranked #30 of 46 attractions in County Kilkenny
Category: Golf Courses
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