The city of Kilkenny takes its name from this Cathedral, which was built during the early 13th century on the site of an earlier monastic settlement.
The story of Kilkenny is told inside in the graves of the people buried there, while outside the round tour is one of the few in Ireland that visitors can climb.Read More
One of the earliest and most important Norman castles in Ireland sits high on a hill overlooking the river Nore at the heart of the city that grew up around it.
There are impressive grounds and gardens surrounding it and many of the other buildings in the area were in one way or another linked to life in the castle over the centuries.Read More
Inistioge is a romantic village beautifully located on the banks of the River Nore in South Kilkenny which has been the location for several movies and TV shows.
High on a hill overlooking the town, Woodstock Estate has 1000 acres of walks and extensive gardens, though the house that once stood there is now in ruins.Read More
An annual fixture on the New Year calendar in which the denizens of ‘Comer take to streets in outrageous fancy dress, before entering a highly competitive race, shod in wellies.
It’s terrific fun and a great way to work off the New Year’s Eve excesses and at the same time raise a little money for charity.Read More
Horse riding on good quality well schooled horses and ponies across excellent natural fences. Warrington is particularly good for kids, with a very good selection of ponies for all abilities and regular camps, shows and other events.
It’s also a good place for groups of mixed ability to trek along the banks of the Nore – they have a knack for finding just the right mount for anybody.Read More
Hurling is a traditional Irish sport whose origins go back more than 700 years and which is still hugely popular today.
Its a fast paced and exciting game, played by amateurs but attracting huge crowds – up to 80,000 people attend the annual all-Ireland final.Read More
Known as the Marble City, Kilkenny is Ireland’s smallest city and was once its capital, albeit very briefly.
It’s medieval character is still evident to-day in a number of excellent and well preserved buildings, most notably the city centre castle which dates to the 12th century.Read More